Applicants FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Blossom Academy is focused on empowering motivated and ambitious people to launch into a meaningful career in data science. All backgrounds are welcome however, we have a strong preference for applicants with quantitative backgrounds, engineering backgrounds, or related disciplines for our Fellowship Programs.

Yes. Our training programs are blended however, we also offer 100% real-time virtual classes on a case-by-case basis. Although we are headquartered in Ghana, we have alumni from Nigeria, Kenya, Cameroon, and South Africa.

Blossom Academy focuses on teaching you relevant hard and leadership skills needed to thrive in any 21st century career. Some of the hard skills include analytics and storytelling, descriptive and inferential statistics, Python, and Intermediate SQL. Leadership skills include persuasive communication, giving and receiving feedback, time management, critical problem solving and team dynamics. In addition, you’ll complete Blossom Academy with deep training in your specialization.

Our program requires your participation as a full-time student. Your instructors will be industry experts and leading practitioners.
1 80% of time on team-based projects.
2 20% of time in classes and independent projects.
3 Weekly guest lectures, workshops, and leadership skills development.
4 Team-based project sprints with classmates on real company challenges.
5 Social gatherings organized to have fun and build lifelong relationships.

No, but this should have no effect on your Blossom Academy experience. Our admissions process allows us to assess your prior learnings.

The best way to get the most out of your Blossom Academy experience is to fully commit to the program and to your personal development. The more you put into it, the more you’ll reap the rewards. Do the assigned pre-work, participate actively in class discussions, and contribute to group projects. Most important of all, trust the process.

No, we do not provide nor require specific housing and meal plans while attending Blossom Academy. This is done intentionally so Fellows are not burdened by financial commitments they are unable to meet. We leave it to our Fellows to manage the costs of their own housing and meals, just as they will once they start their careers. We also encourage you to eat healthy. Strong nutrition leads to strong minds.

Blossom Academy partners with non-profits, social enterprises, startups, and multinationals operating across Africa and abroad. As you prepare to join the ever evolving workforce, you will also be playing an integral role in shaping Africa for the Fourth Industrial revolution. Our partner companies advise us on our curriculum and gain early access to our top graduates.

Yes, Blossom Academy is open to anyone. You should apply if you are

1 an unemployed youth or underemployed working professional who wants to accelerate your career and change your life trajectory

2 passionate, curious problem-solver looking to tackle the biggest challenges in your community, country and continent and

3 excited to grow as a person and professional while developing a network of mentors, employers, and leaders.

Our training program spans 5 days/week for 12 weeks. Students are expected to join classes at 9am GMT and wrap up their day at 4pm GMT. The schedule for the internship phase of the training is dependent on the hiring partner.

Yes. Applicants are welcome to reapply to Blossom Academy if they are not admitted during a previous application period. We believe that talent and skills can improve over time, so repeat applicants are treated the same as first-time applicants.

Upon notification of acceptance, all students have two weeks to confirm their spot. This is done by signing your enrollment agreement and employment agreement form.

70% of our Fellowship Programs is taught online however, we have in-person office hour sessions for students who are interested in additional face-to-face support.

No, we are not an accredited university as this would limit our abilities to create a dynamic curriculum that evolves just as fast as the needs of the industries in which we’re training Fellows for. The rules of traditional accreditation focus more on seat time than actual career preparation, and we believe the most important credential we can deliver is not mainly certification, but rather gaining real-world experience.

We maintain a cohort ranging anywhere from 20 to 25 Fellows. We've found that keeping the cohorts small helps our instructors provide personalized support to our Fellows.

At Blossom Academy, we train you for fulfilling, limitless careers. We offer several specializations under Data Science, which positions our graduates to work as Data Analysts, Business Intelligence Developers, Machine Learning Engineers, and many more.

Yes, Blossom Academy is designed to help smart, motivated and ambitious people to launch a meaningful career in a data science.