iAspire Data Science Fellowship Program

Submission Deadline was 05 October 2019

About the iAspire Fellowship

The iAspire Fellowship Program is iDAF full data science education and empowerment program that provides a world-class opportunity to advance your career through rare skill development as a solid Data Scientist with a cloud certification at no upfront fees. It is a 2-year program: 6 months of training and 18 months of full-time consulting work.  Yes, it is for free! Once completed, iDAF empowers graduated students with job placement in partnership with Data Wrangling to work on world-class challenging projects. This is a Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) new model of learning and work experience.

Why iAspire Program

comprehensive curriculum

The only data science program in Africa that offers the most comprehensive curriculum and a guaranteed Cloud Certification

Designed for the industry

Curriculum designed & being constantly updated to cater to industry needs by experienced data science practitioners and professors

Capstone project

Create a portfolio of 10 mini projects and a capstone project across industries of your choice to showcase your skills and knowledge

Hands-on learning

You will learn the theory of current data science technologies and leave with a hands-on experience

gain deep knowledge

We get you up to speed as quickly and deeply in just six months of current topics

Top faculty at no cost

Faculty is a mix of Top Data Scientists working for Fortune 50 companies who are passionate in teaching.

Application Process

Submit your application

Visit the Apply Now page and submit your application to the fellowship program before the deadline of September 30, 2019

Online Assessment

Perform an online assessment after your submission to help us understand your readiness for the program. This would also help use determine area of improve before and during the program.

In-person interview

Our team would like to meet you to discuss more about the program and its expectation and determine if you are a good fit for the program.

Admission to the fellowship program

If the admission team determines you are qualified for the program, you will receive an admission letter. Then, get ready to start the program

Start your comprehensive data science journey

Start the program, learn and work hard to become a Data Scientist. Get certified in AWS, Azure and Google Cloud Platform data certification. Work for our partner, DATA WRANGLING as a consultant

Eligibility Requirement

  • Degree graduate holders or its equivalents or technically gifted self-starters.
  • Age 18 years old and above
  • Willing to commit to an intensive training program of 6 months
  • Must have good effective communication skills
  • Must have completed NYSC at the end of the 6 months training


Prof. Ndubuisi Ekekwe

Prof. Ndubuisi Ekekwe

Founder & Chairman, Fasmicro Group

Prof Ndubuisi Ekekwe invented and patented a robotic system used in minimal invasive medical robots. The United States Government acquired assignee rights to the technology in 2017.

Matthew Kirk

Matthew Kirk

Data scientist, software engineer, and author & instructor for O'Reilly Media

Helping 19,392 people utilize data science for business success

With today's technology, there's no reason to run your business on a hunch.

Theophilus Medeiros

Theophilus Medeiros

Founder, iDAF

Information and Data Analytics Foundation was founded to create Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) empowered communities. It aims to help position Africa as a leader in the A.I. space

Prof. Bitange ndemo

Prof. Bitange ndemo

Professor of Entrepreneurship, University of Nairobi’s Business School, Kenya

Prof. Ndemo is the Chairman of the Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence Taskforce to develop Kenya’s Digital Transformation roadmap


iAspire Data Science Fellowship Program embraces cloud computing technology in its curriculum to help Fellows stay ahead of the curve. The latest hands-on Linux & cloud training is accessible in the program. Partnership with Linux Academy, a Texas State based online training school makes this a reality with 701 hours of hands-on labs and courses. Though service-oriented architecture advocates “everything as a service” -XaaS, this training helps Fellows model and support cloud-computing providers who offer their “services” according to different models, Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS)

Fellows are expected to be certified on either GCP, AWS or Azure cloud technologies before the end of the 6-month program