WWDC19 Scholarships reward talented students and STEM organization members with the opportunity to attend this year’s conference. Developers selected for a scholarship will receive a WWDC19 ticket, lodging for the conference, and one year of membership in the Apple Developer Program free of charge.

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Your talent and enthusiasm could take you all the way to WWDC19. Build a Swift playground to showcase your ingenuity, answer a few questions with written responses, provide documentation, and submit.

To be eligible to apply, you must:

  • Be 13 years of age or older, or the equivalent minimum age in the relevant jurisdiction (for example, 16 years of age in the European Union);
  • Be registered for free with Apple as an Apple developer or be a member of a paid Apple Developer Program; and
  • Fulfill one of the following requirements:
    • Be enrolled in an accredited academic institution or official homeschool equivalent;
    • Have graduated from high school or equivalent within the past 6 months and be awaiting acceptance to an accredited academic institution; or
    • Be an active member of a STEM organization, which can be any organization with a membership program that teaches science, technology, engineering, or math outside of a regular school curriculum and is legally recognized as a nonprofit organization.

Building Your Swift Playground

Create an interactive scene in a Swift playground that can be experienced within three minutes using Swift Playgrounds 2.2 or Xcode 10.1. Be creative. If you need inspiration, use templates in Swift Playgrounds for a head start on more advanced creations. Make them your own by adding graphics, audio, and more.


  • Your submission must be a Swift playground created by you as an individual or a template modified by you as an individual. Group work or Xcode projects will not be considered. You may include third-party open source licensed code and/or public domain images and sounds, with credit and an explanation of why it was used.
  • Your Swift playground must be built with and run on Swift Playgrounds 2.2 or Xcode 10.1. If it runs on Swift Playgrounds 2.2, it must be optimized to display properly on all models of iPad Pro.
  • All content should be in English.
  • Your .zip file size should not be more than 25 MB.
  • Submissions will be judged offline. Your Swift playground should not rely on a network connection and any resources used in your Swift playground should be included locally in your .zip file.

You can ask questions about scholarships and connect with other applicants on the WWDC Scholarships forum.

Completing Your Submission

  1. Tell us about yourself.
    Sign in to the application form with the Apple ID associated with your developer account. If you're under 18 years old, you will also be asked to enter contact information for your parent or legal guardian.

  2. Provide school / membership information.
    If you’re a student, provide your most recent class schedule or other most recent proof of enrollment (PDF, PNG, or JPG) and the contact information for your educational supervisor. If you’re a member of a STEM organization, provide your membership information (PDF, PNG, or JPG) and your local leader’s contact information. Documentation is accepted in all languages.

  3. Upload and describe your Swift playground.
    Upload your Swift playground from your Mac. Tell us about the features and technologies that you used in your Swift playground, in 500 words or less.

  4. Provide optional information.

    Beyond WWDC. If you've shared or considered sharing your coding knowledge and enthusiasm for computer science with others, let us know in 500 words or less.

    Apps on the App Store. If you have one or more apps on the App Store created entirely by you as an individual, tell us about them in 500 words or less.

    Additional Assistance. A conference ticket and lodging for the week are provided for all scholarship recipients. If you have highly extenuating financial circumstances that would still prohibit you from attending, you may apply to be considered for provided air transportation. Please give an explanation of 500 words or less and upload a letter (PDF, PNG, or JPG) that confirms your need for additional financial assistance written by a teacher, supervisor, or other person of authority in your community. Make sure that it includes their role and contact information. This will not influence the scholarship judging process.

    Résumé / CV. If you’re 18 years of age or older and wish to share your résumé or CV with other groups at Apple, upload a PDF. This will not influence the scholarship judging process.


  • Submissions open on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. PDT.
  • Deadline for submissions is Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. PDT.
  • All applicants will be notified of their status by Monday, April 15, 2019.


Submissions must follow all requirements in the WWDC19 Scholarship Terms and Conditions. Applications will be judged on:

  • Technical accomplishment;
  • Creativity of ideas; and
  • Content of written responses.

For full details, see the WWDC19 Scholarship Terms and Conditions.