Fellowship in France: let’s go for season four!

Here we go: application to join the fourth edition of the #TF4Women Fellowship is open! 

Are you a woman with refugee status or subsidiary protection, residing in France, and willing to enter the French tech & digital job market? Our Fellowship programme is designed for you!

A free 6-month programme 

Every year since 2018, we have supported a cohort of a dozen women in France in their plan to retrain for a career in web development, data analysis, UX-UI design, cybersecurity, digital marketing and more..!

Over a  6-month period, we meet every week on Tuesday evenings for a 2-hour session, online or offline.

As well as group meetings, the programme provides  access to online training content, to be completed at your own pace. These certified courses allow you to  work on the technical skills you need to carry out your professional development plan.

To support you in getting the most out of the programme, we also take into account some of the logistics behind the training, such as family responsibilities or connectivity . Participating Fellows can access IT material on a loan and Techfugees can also cover babysitting and transportation fees.

The programme is 100% free for its Fellows!

Joining the #TF4Women community

Being selected to enter the next Fellowship programme in France means joining an amazing community of peers across Europe! You enter a safe space to regain self-confidence and draw energy from, thanks to a powerful sorority spirit ✨

Each Fellow also gets  support from a trio of professionals selected within the Techfugees’ network, in accordance with her professional plan. Personal mentors join weekly sessions  to guide you through the French job market’s rules. Trainers focus on supporting the building of technical skills.

Additionally,  a third volunteer  is available to meet you for practical conversations in French, to help you feel more at ease in casual discussions in a professional context. Intensive classes and online French training are provided for those who need more support to access B2 level by the end of the programme.

Last but not least, in addition to this ‘official’ curriculum, the Techfugees Community Coordinator will be inviting you to regular activities, to get more familiar with French Culture and its way of life!

A springboard to qualified & sustainable job 🚀

Techfugees’ #TF4Women programmes aim at accelerating the professional inclusion of refugee women in digital and tech jobs. So, networking events, conferences, and workshops attendance, as well as visits and shadowing within corporate companies and startups, are also at the heart of the experience as a Fellow.

We endeavour to foster at least one serious and relevant employment lead with a potential employer for each of you. It could be an apprenticeship or permanent full-time contract, but it will for sure be an open door to a new empowered life in France.

Who can apply and how? 

Here are the requirements to fit to apply as a participating Fellow:

  • being 18 years old at least;
  • identify with the female gender;
  • having refugee status in France (asylum seekers can’t apply to this programme);
  • have at least B1 French language fluency;
  •  Confident using basic  digital tools (emails, shared documents, agenda, video conference softwares etc.)
  • showing interest and motivation for a career move in web development, data analysis, UX-UI design, cybersecurity, digital marketing and project management;
  • being available, ready and authorized to work in France at the end of the 6-month programme.

Wanna jump in?

Please fill in THIS APPLICATION FORM now!


Candidates who submit relevant online applications in time and who meet programme requirements will be contacted by the Techfugees team for a first interview (online). This is followed by a brief skills test (also online), to help us assess programme fit.

The 20-25 candidates finally selected to be part of the fourth cohort of Fellows in France will be onboarded on September 2021 for 6 months 📆

You’re not eligible to apply or want to apply with friends? Feel free to share widely this call to applications across your communities!

Can’t wait to meet you all 🤗

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