Booking.com supports five Delft Global Scholarships for women in technology

News - 23 October 2017

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) has announced plans to award five Delft Global Scholarships to outstanding female students from sub-Saharan Africa in 2018. The scholarships have been made possible by a donation to the Delft University Fund by Booking.com. Each scholarship will cover the full cost of a two-year Master of Science programme, including living expenses.

Exceptional talents

Evelyne Esveld, Director of the Delft University Fund, is proud of this unique initiative. “Talented students from developing countries often find it impossible to attend a world-class technical university. That’s why TU Delft and the Delft University Fund have launched a new initiative, the Delft Global Scholarships. These enable exceptionally talented and motivated students to obtain an engineering or technical degree at TU Delft.”

Access to quality higher education

Professor Tim van der Hagen, President of the TU Delft Executive Board: “We are very pleased Booking.com and TU Delft are working together to improve access to quality technological higher education. Booking.com is the first corporate partner to join the Delft Global Scholarships scheme, which helps build scientific capacity in developing countries and foster future leadership with a focus on sustainable development. After all, the UN Sustainable Development Goals are a guiding principle for TU Delft. We are proud that Booking.com shares our belief that building up the digital economy requires the global circulation of knowledge.”

Master’s degree programmes

The Delft Global Scholarships are available for the following international Master of Science programmes:

  • Computer Science;
  • Embedded Systems;
  • Systems and Control;
  • Computer Engineering; and,
  • Applied Mathematics

More information

For more information about scholarships at TU Delft, click here

As well as the Delft Global Scholarships, Booking.com also supports a similar scheme at Oxford University. For more details, see the Booking.com press release

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