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: Fit Interview
  • Step 3: Secure Financing

    Step 1: Online Application

    The admissions process begins with you simply signing up here. 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—this is your application.

    There are 2 ways to sign up online:
    • Using your existing Facebook or Google account - You may opt to use “social sign-in” for a simpler sign up process.
    • Using your own email address - You may also sign in through your email address.
    After signing up, you will receive an email invitation from Eskwelabs to activate your Canvas account.
    Kindly activate your Canvas account so that you can be enrolled into our Learning Management System or LMS. Once activated and confirmed, there are two things to take note of:
    • You are enrolled into our Learning Management System and have access to our Data Science Fellowship Prep Course. This prep course is also known as “Aral-Aral for Data Science.”
    • This Prep Course 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.

    Is completing the prep course required for you to take the assessment? No, it is not required. When you get access to the prep course, you can choose to take the assessment right away or if you want to go through the education material first before attempting the assessment, that’s fine, too.

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

    Again, you are free to look at the material inside the Prep Course 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.

    Step 2: Fit Interview

    Once you have completed and passed the assessment, a representative from the Admissions team will contact you via email to schedule a 45 minute interview to get to know you and your reasons for joining the fellowship a little bit more.

    Whether or not you pass the interview, you will hear back from our admissions team in 2-3 days after your scheduled interview.

    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 3: Secure Financing

    After hearing back from the Admissions team via email that you have passed the interview and are accepted into the program, you will be asked to do the following in this order:
    • Select from the range of tuition payment plans that we offer
    • Accomplish our Acceptance form
    • Sign a contract for the Fellowship Agreement, media consent, and our job guarantee (sent via HelloSign)
    • Settle your payment (or complete the tuition payment plan requirements)

    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:
    • Payment (Upfront Payment plan and Installments Payment plan)
    • Study Now, Pay Later
    • Scholarships

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

    Upfront Payment

    Receive a 5% discount off of the total tuition when you choose to pay upfront. The final price of the fellowship will be Php 57,000.

    Mode of payment:
    • Pay via Cash Deposit & Transfer to any of our accounts (UnionBank, GCash, Coins,ph)
    • Pay via Credit or Debit Card via Stripe (Visa, Mastercard, Amex are accepted)


    We also provide students with the option to spread out the total tuition payment of Php 60,000 (USD1,200) over 3 months, paying only Php 20,000 (USD400) per month with 0% interest. Study now and complete your full payment as you learn!

    Mode of payment:
    • Pay via Cash Deposit & Transfer to any of our accounts (UnionBank, GCash, Coins,ph)
    • Pay via Credit or Debit Card via Stripe (Visa, Mastercard, Amex are accepted)

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

    Study Now, Pay Later

    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:


    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.



    • If this is your first time reading about the Data Science Fellowship, we recommend checking out the program in more detail here.
    • Ready to apply? Get started by signing up here. Cohort 9 of the Data Science Fellowship starts on May 16, 2022; the admissions process is currently ongoing!<