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Are you interested in becoming a developer? Looking for the fast and flexible route into software engineering? We’re excited to be awarding four fully-funded scholarships to Zakat-eligible Muslims to study with Makers worth £8500 each in partnership with National Zakat Foundation (NZF).

Learn to code with Makers at their full-time coding Bootcamp remotely from anywhere in the UK.

About Makers:

Makers was Europe’s first coding bootcamp. Makers is creating a new generation of tech talent who are skilled and ready for the changing world of work. Makers believe in alternative ways of learning code, equipping you with practical skills for work and how to be of value to an organisation. Makers combines tech education with employment possibilities that transform lives. At Makers it’s not all about tech, you are taught emotional intelligence as part of your training to help you build resilience and confidence in the workplace.

As part of the Makers course you will have the freedom to build your final project in a new technology of your choice, you’ll leave the Makers course with a packed portfolio and plenty of points on Stack Overflow. Together with job support from Maker’s career coaches and connections to leading tech companies, they’ll help you find a job you love. 

Earn £30k-£35k in your first role. With Maker’s accelerated learning trajectory, you could earn up to £45k a year later.

Learn more about Makers or check out their FAQs for more information: .


Who can apply for the scholarship?

To be eligible to apply for the scholarship:

Application Process

Stage 1

Fill in the initial application form on the Makers website.

Stage 2

Once you fill in the Makers form, you will be invited to complete an online screening process of coding exercises by Makers


Stage 3

If you pass the coding exercise on time, the first 20 people to complete the task will go through the NZF Zakat eligibility means-tested process. (This will be a process to check that you can’t afford the course). You will also be interviewed by the Muslamic Makers panel.

Stage 4

Once confirmed that you are Zakat eligible for this course, you will move to the technical interview stage with Makers. From candidates who pass the technical interview, we will  award 4 scholarships on a rolling basis until all 4 spaces are taken


The explanation from the National Zakat Foundation website states that Zakat is the third pillar of Islam. It requires Muslims to give 2.5% of their qualifying wealth each year to help Muslims who need it across a range of categories. Zakat is both a spiritual duty and a vital part of the Islamic social welfare system.

Zakat is more than just a payment or a random act of charity. It’s a unique form of religious social welfare which benefits the whole community.

The NZF Zakat Eligibility Test essentially considers your assets (cash, gold, savings etc) and deducts any debts and the cost of the course (£8500). If the result is below the nisab (£350) then you’re likely eligible. This can be complicated to work out so if you do pass the makers coding exercises the NZF team will work this out for you. You will need to share sensitive information like bank accounts and statements with the NZF team.

Please note if you are not eligible we will not be able to consider your application for the scholarship but you will be welcome to continue the process with Makers if you can find alternative funding. 

The remote course is taught fully online so you can get the same Makers experience from the comfort of your own home. This is a great option if you live outside of London, have commitments at home or simply still feel safer in an online environment. Workshops are taught live, there’s no prerecorded content and you’ll work with a dedicated coaching team who work exclusively with remote students, so there’s no need to worry that onsite students will be prioritised. 

For those students based in London, there might a possibility for a hybrid version, with sessions in-person depending on course dates. 

Once you apply, you will receive details from Makers which includes completing the codecademy Ruby course and hitting 100 honor points on codewars. Makers recommend you to spend at least 2h a day of work doing the following challenges as it does take some time to go through it and you do have a deadline of 15 days. 

 All students are sent a macbook to use for the duration of the course

To be eligible to apply for the scholarship you need to be able to commit to starting the course to one of these dates below.

November Cohort

  • Pre-course start date: 7th November. 
  • Full-time course start 5th December to 10th March 2023


December Cohort 

  • Pre-course start date: 5th December (Winter break 19th December 2022-2nd January 2023) 
  • Full-time course start date: 16th January 2023 to 7th April 2023




"I did the Makers coding bootcamp back in 2015. I studied computer science at university and after graduating went into help desk support. I wanted to start a career as a developer but my degree wasn't relevant to what was needed in the technology world. So after investing £8000 in the Makers' course which was financially tight for me. The risk paid off and after 12 weeks and a few months of job hunting where makers helped find us jobs and prepare us for interviews, I secured a junior developer position in the Civil Service. Since then I've now been promoted to a developer. The Bootcamp helped start my career as a developer and great there are now scholarships for Muslims because these courses are expensive but worthwhile.
Mahmud Hussain
Developer at Government Digital Services
"I was always interested in tech but thought the opportunity to work in tech was gone for me since I had gotten degrees in finance and economics. The value proposition was very attractive because it promised a relatively fast path to job readiness without having to do a multiple year degree. As the course turnaround was 3 months, there was no danger of course material becoming outdated by time it ended (as is the danger with 3-4 year degrees). They also promised to help with finding graduates their first developer job. In all their promises, I found that they more than delivered. I was new to London and did not have any professional network of my own. To build a network like the one Maker’s already had would’ve taken months, if not years, of work on top of learning to code. Overall, my journey through Maker’s was life changing and the initial cost of time and money has paid itself over several times."
Zeeshan Rasool
Web Engineer at Permutive

About National Zakat Foundation

Since it was founded, NZF’s mission has been to collect and distribute Zakat within the UK. Whilst the amount of Zakat collected and number of individuals benefiting from NZF’s Zakat distribution continues to increase exponentially, NZF is now ensuring its vision fully reflects a society where the transformative power of Zakat is maximised.

NZF distributes the majority of Zakat to individuals in need of hardship relief as well as to individuals in need of support with empowerment. These people include some of the most vulnerable members of the community such as: the homeless, refugees, asylum seekers and the elderly. NZF distributes a smaller but critical portion to develop the Muslim community – through advocacy, Islamic scholarship, and educational/strategic initiatives which is what this initiative is part off. 

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