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If you’re reading this right now, then it’s possible that you’re already excited about the Data Science Fellowship!

We’ve compiled everything you need to know about completing your application and becoming an official Data Science Fellowship student. In this blog post we take the key points above and go into more detail for each one. Let’s start!

What are the steps in the admissions process?

  • Step 1: Online Application
  • Step 2: Assessment
  • Step 3: Fit Interview
  • Step 4: Tuition Payment

    Step 1: Online Application

    The admissions process begins with you simply signing up here on the Data Science Fellowship landing page. Signing up online is your official entry and message to the Eskwelabs Admissions team that you are interested in becoming one of our program students.

    Clicking “Apply Now” on this landing page gives you different options for your signup to our Data Science Fellowship. You may sign up using your email or your Google account.

  • After signing up, there are two things to take note of:

    • You are enrolled into our Learning Management System and have access to the Fellowship's free self-paced course called Aral-Aral for Data Science.
    • This contains:
      • Educational material on Python and Statistics fundamentals
      • The assessment you are required to complete to move onto the next step in the admissions process.

    Step 2: Assessment

    You are free to look at the material inside Aral-Aral for Data Science at any time, but the Eskwelabs Admissions team urges you to complete the assessment as soon as possible. Depending on the Cohort you are applying for, we advise you to be mindful of the assessment exam deadlines.

    Note: A complete assessment means you finished the multiple-choice exam.

    Step 3: Fit Interview

    Once you have completed and passed the assessment, a representative from the Admissions team will contact you via email to schedule a 30 minute interview to get to know you and your reasons for joining the bootcamp a little bit more.

    Whether or not you pass the interview, you will hear back from our admissions team about the status of your application.

    Pro tip: Be mindful of new messages in your email inbox! Just to be extra safe, you can always check your SPAM folders, too.

    Step 4: Tuition Payment

    Once you pass the interview, you will be asked to select your tuition option or financing plan, and complete pre-bootcamp requirements such as signing the contract and filling out the acceptance form.

    With all of these final tasks completed, you will now be officially enrolled into our Data Science Fellowship! This marks the end of the Admissions process and the beginning of the Onboarding process—which is a separate journey altogether and is reserved as a conversation between official Eskwelabs students and the Eskwelabs Programs team.

    What are the tuition payment plans?

    Eskwelabs offers its students the best opportunities to learn data skills, which is why we offer a variety of payment plans that suit our students’ different preferences and financial needs.

    If you want to apply for the Data Science Fellowship but are unsure about how to finance it, read on to see the range of tuition payment plans that we offer:

    • Option A: Early Bird payment
    • Option B: Upfront one-time payment
    • Option C: Installment payment
    • Option D: Financing through Bukas or InvestEd
    • Scholarship

    Let’s talk about the tuition payment plans for those who can already pay the early bird rate, the upfront payment, or on an installment basis:

    Option A: Early Bird payment

    Mode of payment:
    • Method 1 - Bank (bank transfer/deposit/Gcash) with 12% VAT
      • Php 63,840
    • Method 2 - Stripe (Credit card/debit card payment) with 3.5% transaction fee
      • Php 57,000
      • Total including transaction fee: Php 58,995

    Option B: Upfront one-time payment

    Mode of payment:
    • Method 1 - Bank (bank transfer/deposit/Gcash) with 12% VAT
      • Php 65,184
    • Method 2 - Stripe (Credit card/debit card payment) with 3.5% transaction fee
      • Php 58,200
      • Total including transaction fee: Php 60,237

    Option C: Installment payment

    Mode of payment:
    • Method 1 - Bank (bank transfer/deposit/Gcash) with 12% VAT
      • Php 22,400/month for 3 months
      • Total: Php 67,200
    • Method 2 - Stripe (Credit card/debit card payment) with 3.5% transaction fee
      • Php 20,000/month for 3 months
      • Total including transaction fee: Php 62,100

    Let’s talk about the tuition payment plans for those who would like to get financing assistance from our loan providers:

    Option D: Study Now, Pay Later (Financing through Bukas or InvestEd)

    For students who are interested in financing the cost of their tuition with the added support of a loan provider, we’ve partnered with the country’s leading educational loan providers that offer affordable rates to Data Science Fellowship students.

    For the Data Science Fellowship, our loan provider (aka our financing partner) is Bukas. Read the full post on our Data Science Fellowship Study Now, Pay Later feature with Bukas here.

    Let’s talk about the tuition payment plans for those who want to apply for a full-ride scholarship:

    Scholarship

    Specifically in the Data Science Fellowship, we offer two kinds of scholarships. Read the full post on our Data Science Fellowship scholarships: Aral-Aral Scholarship and Data for Good Scholarship here.

    Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with any questions! There are actually several ways to reach out. Feel free to choose the one that is most convenient for you. We are here to help you in your admissions journey.


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    RECOMMENDED NEXT STEPS

    Updated for Data Science Fellowship Cohort 10 | Classes for Cohort 10 start on September 12, 2022.

    • If you’re ready to dive in
      • Enroll in the Data Science Fellowship via the sign up link here and take the assessment exam.
        • Note: The assessment exam is a key part of your application. The deadline for the assessment is on August 21, 2022.
      • Join a Data Science Assessment Review Session before taking the exam.
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