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Changemaker Scholarship

Learn coding and data science in Tokyo to solve social problems. Applications are open for 2022 bootcamps.

What is the Tech4Good Changemaker Scholarship?

Tech4Good Changemaker Scholarship is sponsored by Socious Inc., a community app for social change. It is designed to solve the shortage of IT talent in the social impact sector and aims to help train and support people to become social entrepreneurs or boost their career in the tech4good field.

The scholarship covers up to 30% of the tuition fee for full-time and part-time Le Wagon Tokyo web development and data science bootcamps. 

The scholarship is for people who are passionate about:

  • Solving social issues and achieving the SDGs.
  • Learning coding and data science skills for social good.

A maximum of one applicant will be awarded the scholarship for each Le Wagon batch.


Why choose Le Wagon Tokyo?

Le Wagon is the most acclaimed coding bootcamp worldwide, based in 25 countries across 45 cities. Through immersive Bootcamps in Web Development and Data Science, we teach you the technical skills and entrepreneurial mindset you need to thrive, now and in the future. Our cutting-edge curriculum and world-class teachers give students all the skills and tools needed to kick-start their tech career, land a promising job, or launch their own businesses 🚀We have taught over 13,000+ people to code globally, and our alumni have launched 175+ startups.

Web Development

Our intensive Full-Time programming bootcamp in Web Development is an immersive experience that takes you from a beginner to Junior Software Developer. At the end of the course, you will know how to build a robust and user-friendly software that answers your users' needs.

Here is an overview of our curriculum:

🏠 Foundations: Learn the core concepts of programming, software architecture, and relational databases.

💻 Web Development: Learn UI Design, front-end development (HTML, CSS & JavaScript) and code your web applications with Ruby on Rails.

📣 Final projects: Invent, design, code, deploy, and pitch personal projects in teams.

💼 Career Week: From CV designing, simulations of technical interviews, and face-to-face interviews with recruiters.

Next dates:
Full-Time: January 9
- March 10, 2023
Part-Time: March 25 - Sep 1, 2023

Data Science

Our Data Science course gives you the skills you need to launch your career in data. From Pandas to Deep Learning, you will learn how to explore, clean, and transform data into actionable insights and how to implement Machine Learning models in a production environment.

Here is an overview of our program:

🏠 Foundations: Learn the core concepts of Python, SQL, mathematical concepts, visualization, and more.

💻 Machine Learning, Data Engineering: Get into the art and science of modeling and regression, and learn how to use Google Cloud. We'll also cover concepts like Deep Learning and Natural Language Processing.

📣 Final Projects:  Get into the shoes of a Data Scientist by building a data product or service in team. We encourage you to be ambitious and creative!

💼 Career Week: From CV designing, simulations of technical interviews, and face-to-face interviews with recruiters.

Program Requirements: you'll need some prerequisites in Maths & Python. In terms of Python, you must be comfortable with data types & variables, conditions, loops, functions and the two data structures list & dict. On the Maths, you'll need you to be comfortable with functions, their derivatives & systems of linear equations.

Next dates:
Full-Time: January 9 - March 10, 2023
Part-Time: March 25 - Sep 1, 2023

How to apply?

Scholarship Eligibility Criteria
  • Planning to establish or work for a social impact organization after graduation.

  • Being accepted to one of Le Wagon Tokyo’s web development or data science bootcamps. 

  • Having a financial need that makes it difficult to pay full tuition.

Le Wagon’s web development and data science bootcamps are remote friendly and open for participants from anywhere in the world.

Scholarship Application Steps

This Scholarship is applicable to the Tokyo Full-Time and Part-Time Web Development and Data Science Bootcamps

  1. Submit your application using the form on this page.

  2. Schedule in your Zoom interview with Le Wagon Tokyo. (Our admissions team will be in touch, usually within 24hrs after you submit your application).

  3. If your initial Le Wagon application is successful after your interview, you will have a document screening with the Socious team. On the Socious app, follow the organization “Socious” and send a direct message with your CV and cover letter links.
  4. After that, you may be invited to a Zoom interview with the Socious team.

    What are we looking for in the Scholarship application?

    → Key reasons why you wish to apply for the Scholarship
    → Your future plans or intentions for your Tech4Good Career

  5. You can start preparing for your Bootcamp!
When will I find out if my application has been successful?
You will be notified about results after each assessment step. 

Deadlines to apply

*Scholarship applications for 2023 are open.

Web development Part-time - 24 weeks
DateMarch 25 - September 1, 2023 Deadline to applyFebruary 25, 2022
Web development Full-time - 9 weeks
DateJanuary 9 - March 10, 2023 Deadline to applyDecember 9, 2022
Data science Part-time - 24 weeks
DateMarch 25 - September 1, 2023 Deadline to applyFebruary 25, 2023
Data science Full-time - 9 weeks
DateJanuary 9 - March 10, 2023 Deadline to applyDecember 9, 2022

Additional information and FAQs

Can I be considered for the scholarship, if I have already applied to a Le Wagon Bootcamp?

Yes, if you have already applied to any Le Wagon Bootcamp, you can be considered. You will need to follow the scholarship application process and send an email to tokyo@lewagon.org with the subject "Tech4Good Changemakers Scholarship Application".

Current students are not considered for the Scholarship. 

What happens if I have already paid my deposit for the Bootcamp?

If you have already paid your deposit, then you can still be considered for one of the scholarships. You need to follow the application process and if you are successful in receiving the scholarship, your balance due will be adjusted accordingly.

Can I combine the Scholarship with the Specialized Practice Education and Training Benefits Program?

Applicants eligible for the Specialized Practice Education and Training Benefits Program can combine it with Tech4Good Changemaker Scholarship and get up to 70% of the remaining tuition fee reimbursed*. If all funding options combined, the tuition fee could be as low as 165,900 yen for Web Development bootcamps (full-time and part-time) and 178,500 yen for Data Science bootcamps (full-time).

* Further conditions apply. Please inquire at your local HelloWork.

Can I still enter the bootcamp if I'm not successful with the Scholarship?

Yes, you are welcome to proceed with your application regardless of your Scholarship status. You can also take a look at the Specialized Practice Education and Training Benefits Program that reimburses up to 70% of the  tuition fee. 

I can only attend the course remotely, can I still apply for the scholarship?

We have been running a hybrid learning format for all of our Bootcamps, where you can choose if you want to learn on campus, remotely or a mixture of the two formats.

Apply for the Tech4Good Changemaker Scholarship