Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the application link?

The application for ImpactLabs Workshop 2017 has closed. The application for next year's program holding at Baze University, Abuja, will be open in May 2018. Follow our Facebook page to get updates.

I missed the deadline for the application or did not finish my application and would really really really like to be a part of the program. What can I do?

We are afraid there is nothing that can be done. The most common reason for incomplete applications is internet access. We are very much aware how real the struggle for a decent connection can be in Nigeria, but our selection process needs to be fair, so we will not be able to make any special accommodations at this time, whatever the reason.

What do we need to bring when coming for the program?

We will send an email to the selected students about this and other logistics. But to prepare your mind: you will need to bring personal items for your stay at a school hostel - bedsheets, towels, (buy a) bucket, clothes, etc. You will also need to bring your laptop if you have one. You are expected to arrive at the University of Benin, Benin City, on Sunday August 13th and leave after the final showcase event on Friday August 25th or the following day.

Is it really free?

Yes. Our sponsors are covering most of the costs. We however expect the student to cover cost of coming to the University of Benin campus and the return trip home.

Will we get a certificate?

We hope to select students to whom certificates do not matter. The experience of learning from your colleagues and instructors and working on problems you are passionate about should far outweigh considerations of a polished CV or another paper certification.

We may issue certificates but reserve the right not to.

Will I need to do anything to prepare for the program if selected?

Yes. We will be sending out emails on prescribed readings from ~3weeks before the program starts.