Frequently Asked Questions
How long is the Asigmo Data Science Training Program?
Asigmo Data Science Training Program (the “Asigmo Program”) is 7 weeks long and is 8 hours a day, Monday to Friday. You are expected to attend for the full duration of the program.
When will the next session of the Asigmo Program be offered?
The next Asigmo Program will take place in the Fall 2020. Exact start date can be found on our website.
What are the requirements for applying to the Asigmo Program?
The only requirement for applying is to have a master's or PhD degree in (preferably) computer science or STEM disciplines, as well as programming knowledge (preferably R/Python) and working proficiency in the English language.
Can I submit an application for the Asigmo Program for more than one session?
In case we announce more than one session, you are eligible to apply for more than one. However, you need to specify your preferred session while applying for the program.
Can I update my submitted application?
Currently there is no possibility to edit submitted applications, but in case a required document is missing, we will ask you to provide it via firstname.lastname@example.org.
If my application is rejected for a session, can I re-apply for a future session?
If you are not accepted to a session, it does not mean that you will be banned from applying for future sessions.
After submitting my application, when can I expect to hear back about it?
Although currently we are receiving many applications, we review them carefully. Therefore, we do our best to respond to you within two weeks from your application submission.
What is the chance of being accepted to the Asigmo Program?
If you send us all necessary documents and meet our minimum requirements such as educational background and English proficiency, you will be invited to an interview with our talent manager. If you successfully pass the interview, you will be granted admission to our program. However our Program is limited to 20 fellows and we therefore encourage you to apply as early as possible.
What is the interview about?
The interview with Asigmo takes only 30 minutes and covers general and basic technical questions. There will not be any tests at the moment.
Do you keep a waiting list for future sessions of Asigmo Program?
In case we receive many highly qualified applications which are beyond the capacity of our session, we may organize an additional session.
Am I qualified to participate if I do not have a PhD or master’s degree?
Unfortunately, we can only accept applications from individuals holding a master’s or PhD degree computer science or STEM.
Is there an age limit to participate in the Asigmo Program?
Yes, you must be aged 18 or over.
Do you accept international fellows?
At the moment, all nationals and residents of EU member states are welcome to apply. Please note that we do not sponsor visas for nationals of third countries (non-EU states).
Do you have an online program?
At the moment we do offer online and in-person program, but this might change for spring 2021 program. Stay tuned for more info!
Do you guarantee that I will get hired after the program?
We cannot guarantee that you will get a job right after completing the Asigmo Program. However, we will do our best to help you begin your new career as a Data Scientist with one of our partner companies.
What if I cannot be present everyday?
Due to the intensive nature of our Program, your full participation is required. However we know that life happens, and you might miss a few hours of your class. If you miss more than 3 days of the entire Asigmo Program, you will not be able to continue as a fellow at our Program.
How much is the tuition fee?
The tuition of the Asigmo Program is EUR 7,800. You can pay the tuition in 3 installments before, during and after the Program. If you are placed with one of our hiring partners after your training, we will refund 50% of your tuition.
Do you offer scholarships?
Yes! A limited number of full and partial tuition scholarships are available to highly-qualified, exceptional candidates. We encourage you to put your best foot forward during your application for a chance to earn one of these coveted scholarships.
What are your conditions for granting scholarships?
If you receive one of our tuition scholarships, you are agreeing to:
Make a commitment to participate full-time: scholarship recipients are required to participate full-time in the Asigmo Program, as well as its networking events.
Leave any current positions of employment: you will interview with our hiring partners during and/or after the Asigmo Program. Fellows must be ready to start work immediately after completing the Asigmo Program.
Decline to work with external recruiters while in Asigmo Program: we require that scholarship recipients' job search efforts are exclusive to our hiring partners during the program and for 3 months after completion.
Do you also offer housing or travelling expenses?
Fellows are responsible for their own travelling expenses, room and board during the Asigmo Program.