Nanodegree Programme

Welcome to the Nanodegree Phase of the Emirati Training Academy programme, which will enable you to embark on a 3-4 month self-paced and tutor-guided learning journey alongside qualified peers. During this phase, you will immerse yourself in specialized advanced content and conquer real-world projects in Mobile App Development to graduate with expertise. Your path to success begins here!

Nanodegrees Offered

Android Kotlin Nanodegree

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iOS Developer Nanodegree

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React Developer Nanodegree

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Learn From Experts

Acquire sought-after tech skills from industry experts, apply them to real-world scenarios, and enjoy flexible, self-paced learning.

Self-paced Learning

Customise your learning experience with part-time, online courses that allow you to progress at your own pace.

Cutting-edge Content

Stay ahead with the latest and most cutting-edge content, ensuring your readiness for the dynamic field of technology.

Real-world Projects

Develop job-ready practical skills and create a portfolio of applications through real-world projects crafted by industry experts.

Interactive Sessions

Weekly guided learning with experts to help you stay on track and overcome technical challenges.

Fully Funded

Participation in both phases of the Emirati Training Academy Programme is entirely cost-free, with no enrolment fees required.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Exclusive to Emirati Nationals
  • Open to all ages
  • Keen to upskill on mobile app development


Android Kotlin Nanodegree

The Android Kotlin Developer Nanodegree programme is a comprehensive, intermediate-level course designed for mastering Kotlin Android development. With a well-rounded curriculum, it covers basics to advanced development in Kotlin, featuring real-world projects in Android Studio and emphasising skills such as Android custom views, Firebase, and Android notifications. Taught by industry experts like Chet Hasse and Dan Galpin from Google, our programme provides relevant, immediately applicable learning to transform you into a proficient Android app developer with the latest skills in mobile technology.

iOS Developer Nanodegree

Refine your proficiency in Swift, the programming language for iOS development, as you embark on a transformative journey. Through the creation of five portfolio-worthy iOS applications, you will master the intricacies of Swift and showcase your burgeoning skills as an adept iOS Developer. This hands-on experience will not only deepen your understanding of Swift, but also equip you with a tangible portfolio that reflects your expertise and creativity in the dynamic world of iOS app development.

React Developer Nanodegree

Explore the revolutionary changes in Front-End Development with React. Master this potent UI library with Udacity and acquire career-ready skills. Discover the art of constructing declarative user interfaces for the web using React, as well as for iOS and Android through React Native. Gain proficiency in maintaining state predictably in your applications with Redux.


The Emirati Training Academy programme is an upskilling programme within the Create Apps in Dubai initiative sponsored by Dubai Chamber of Digital Economy. It offers the most cutting-edge mobile app development skills, with a purpose of fueling the UAE’s digital economy by empowering thousands of Emirati youth.

The Nanodegree Programme Phase is free of charge and consists of a 3-4 months, self-guided learning journey with other qualified peers. To graduate from this phase, learners will study specialized and advanced content and complete real-world projects in Mobile App Development.

In the Nanodegree Programme Phase, learners will have the opportunity to work on real-world projects designed by industry experts to build their portfolio of skills, and learn one of three core digital advanced skills sets to become future Mobile App Developers.

The programme is free, There are no fees for enrollment in this phase of the Emirati Training Academy Programme.

Applicants for the Nanodegree Programme Phase must meet the following criteria listed below:

  • Learners must be UAE citizens (Emirati nationals of all ages and living across all Emirates)
  • Learners must pass the Nanodegree application and score the highest among their peers applying

Learners will only be eligible for one attempt at the Nanodegree application, per Nanodegree track during the period when the Nanodegree applications are live. This is your way of competing for the Nanodegree Programme Phase.

This phase of the programme is fully online/virtual. The Nanodegree Programme Phase has a live-virtual component (weekly sessions) led by expert tutors.

There is 1 cohort in this phase of the programme . This cohort is expected to launch in June 2024. Where accepted learners will be invited to join a live webinar “Kickoff” event to cover the details of the program and join a cohort of learners to start their Nanodegree that day. You can find the dates of the upcoming cohorts in your classroom.

You will receive an email from the Udacity team confirming that you have been qualified for the Nanodegree Programme Phase following your Nanodegree application.

Learners who have been selected for the Nanodegree Programme Phase will receive an email with all the details prior to the Kickoff event and start of each cohort in this Phase.

We will contact you via email. Please make sure to check your e-mail frequently and you will need to use one email for everything during the two phases of the programme.
Note: make sure to check your spam folder to see if you received emails from our side.

You should maintain the same email address you used to apply for the Emirati Training Academy programme for the duration of your entire enrollment in order to maintain eligibility for this programme.

For the Nanodegree Programme Phase, learners are recommended to allocate 10-15 hours a week learning

There are no withdrawal or postponing options after you are enrolled in any of the phases. You should only join this programme if you are committed to learning and graduating within the defined timeline of the programme.

Our team is ready and glad to help direct you to your tutor. You may fill out this form to receive further guidance from the concerned team via this link or email us at