Apply for Google Summer of Code Program 2021. Google Summer of Code is a global program focused on bringing more student developers into open source software development. Students work with an open source organization on a 10 week programming project during their break from school.
Spend your summer break writing code and learning about open source development while earning a stipend! Accepted students work with a mentor and become a part of the open source community. Many become lifetime open source developers!
Google Summer of Code is open to students, age 18 and older enrolled in a post secondary academic program in most countries. Watch this video to learn why you should apply:
How It Works
Interested students propose a project to work on.
Accepted students spend the summer coding with guidance from a mentor.
Submit your code for the world to see!
Students contact the mentor organizations they want to work with and write up a project proposal for the summer. If accepted, students spend a few weeks integrating with their organizations prior to the start of coding. Students then have 10 weeks to code, meeting the deadlines agreed upon with their mentors.
Open source projects apply to be mentor organizations. Once accepted, organizations discuss possible ideas with students and then decide on the proposals they wish to mentor for the summer. They provide mentors to help guide each student through the program.
Existing contributors with the organizations can choose to mentor a student project. Mentors and students work together to determine appropriate milestones and requirements for the summer. Mentor interaction is a vital part of the program.
• Organization Eligibility
° Mentor organizations must run an active open source or free software project.
° Have produced and released software under an OSI approved license.
° Must not be based in a country currently embargoed by the United States.
• Student Eligibility
° Must be at least 18 years old at time of registration.
° Must be enrolled in or accepted into a post secondary academic program including (but not necessarily limited to) colleges, universities, masters programs, PhD programs, undergraduate programs, licensed coding schools as of the GSoC Student Acceptance Date (May 17, 2021). Or graduation from a post secondary program between December 1, 2020 and May 17, 2021.
° Must be eligible to work in their country of residence during duration of program.
° Must be a resident of a country not currently embargoed by the United States.
• Organization Applications Open
January 29, 2021. Open source organizations that would like to participate as a mentor organization in this year’s program can apply.
• Organization Application Deadline
February 19, 2021. All organizations wishing to be a part of GSoC 2021 must complete their application by February 19, 2021 20:00 (West Africa Standard Time).
• Organisations Announced
March 9, 2021. Interested students can now begin discussing project ideas with accepted mentor organizations.
• Student Application Period
March 29, 2021 – April 13, 2021. Students can register and submit their applications to mentor organizations. All proposals must be submitted by April 13, 2021 19:00 (West Africa Standard Time).
• Application Review Period
April 13, 2021 – May 17, 2021. Organizations review and select student proposals.
• Student Projects Announced
May 17, 2021. Accepted students are paired with a mentor and start planning their projects and milestones.
• Community Bonding
May 17, 2021 – June 7, 2021. Students spend a month learning more about their organization’s community.
June 7, 2021 – August 16, 2021. Students work on their Google Summer of Code projects.
July 12 – 16, 2021. Mentors and students submit their evaluations of one another.
• Students Submit Code and Final Evaluations
August 16 – 23, 2021. Students submit their code, project summaries, and final evaluations of their mentors.
• Mentors Submit Final Evaluations
August 23 – 30, 2021. Mentors review student code samples and determine if the students have successfully completed their Google Summer of Code 2021 project.
• Results Announced
August 31, 2021Students are notified of the pass/fail status of their Google Summer of Code 2021 projects.
For more information visit Google Summer Of Code Program 2021.