Google PhD Fellowships directly support graduate students as they pursue their PhD, as well as connect them to a Google Research Mentor.
Nurturing and maintaining strong relations with the academic community is a top priority at Google. The Google PhD Fellowship Program was created to recognize outstanding graduate students doing exceptional work in computer science and related research areas. We currently offer Fellowships in Australia, China and East Asia, Europe, Africa, India, the United States and Canada.
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How to apply
The details of each Fellowship vary by region. Please see our FAQ for eligibility requirements and application instructions.
North America and Europe
In the United States, Canada, and Europe, accredited PhD granting institutions in Computer Science or related fields may nominate up to two eligible students during the application period. Learn about the PhD Fellowship program by reviewing our FAQ.
The Google North America and Europe PhD Fellowship program application window is now closed for this year. Applications for the 2020 program will open on November 1st, 2019.
Australia, China and East Asia
In Australia, China and East Asia students must be nominated by an eligible university. Nomination instructions are sent to eligible universities and submissions must be provided directly by an official representative of the university. Please see our FAQ for more information.
Invitations for the 2019 PhD Fellowship Program in China/Hong Kong/Japan/South Korea will be delivered in April 2019. And the application window will be closed on 11:59:59 PM CST May 31, 2019.
Invitations for the 2019 PhD Fellowship Program in Australia will be delivered in March 2019 and awardees will be notified by June 2019.
Africa and India
In India and Africa, students may apply directly during the application period, which opens each February in India and each November in Africa. Applications are open to students in Computer Science and related areas from any Indian or African university. Please see our FAQ for more information.
The Google India PhD Fellowship program application window for 2019 is closed as of 11:59:59 PM IST on Friday, April 19, 2019. Awardees will be notified via email by August 2019.
The Google Africa PhD Fellowship program application window for 2019 is closed as of 11:59:59 PM GMT on Monday, February 4, 2019.
The best and the brightest
Google PhD Fellowship students are a select group recognized by Google researchers and their institutions as some of the most promising young academics in the world. The Fellowships are awarded to students who represent the future of research in the following fields:
Algorithms, Optimizations and Markets
Machine Perception, Speech Technology and Computer Vision
Natural Language Processing (including Information Retrieval and Extraction)
Privacy and Security
Programming Languages and Software Engineering
Structured Data and Database Management
Systems and Networking
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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