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DeepMind New AI for Science Master’s Scholarship Program at AIMS South Africa 2023

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Students from all around Africa who have a passion for mathematics, AI, and machine learning are welcome to apply for the New AI for Science Master’s Scholarship Program Aim at South Africa.

A partnership with DeepMind has allowed AIMS South Africa to add a new stream to its Master of Mathematical Science program called AI for Science. The course is located in the fascinating nexus of AI and the sciences. It is a one-year taught masters program that is entirely residential and includes research.

Scholarship Sponsor(s): DeepMind Scholars

Host Institution(s): AIMS Muizenberg, South Africa

Scholarship Worth: Funded

Number of Awards: 40

Study Level: Masters

Nationality: International Students

Details of the New AI for Science Master’s Scholarship Program

40 scholars will get yearly funding from DeepMind over the following four years. The money pays for full scholarships, student computing expenses, and equipment. As DeepMind scholars, our students will get the chance to collaborate with the company’s scientists and engineers for mentoring and support.

Beyond scholarships, DeepMind’s industry-leading expertise in AI for Science will be utilized by the program.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for New AI for Science Master’s Scholarship Program, applicants are expected to meet the following conditions:

  • Applicants must be a resident in Africa at time of application,
  • Be a citizen of any country in Africa,
  • Have completed a four-year undergraduate degree or a three-year undergraduate degree with an honours year by August 2023 (or December 2023 for southern African applicants; see FAQ).
  • Your undergraduate degree could be in physics, mathematics, statistics, computer science, engineering or any other discipline with a strong computational and mathematical component.
  • The requirement of having completed either a four-year undergraduate degree or a three-year undergraduate degree with an additional honours year is a requirement for enrolling as a Master’s degree student in South Africa.

Application Procedures

How-to-Apply: Interested applicants for New AI for Science Master’s Scholarship Program should please Register at and upload the following documents:

  • Your curriculum vitae
  • A motivation letter of around 500 words
  • Academic transcripts
  • Written mathematics questions (to be found on the application site)
  • Coding problem (to be found on the application site)

The online application includes a dozen short mathematics questions and one coding problem. It’s not an exam, but the questions give the selection panel some insight into how you approach problems. A full application cannot be completed at the last minute, and we encourage prospective DeepMind Scholars at AIMS South Africa to start applying early.

A shortlisted selection of candidates will be invited to participate in the second round. The round is an online quiz that contains a short selection of mathematics and coding problems, similar to what applicants submitted in the first round. The quiz only covers the mathematical tools that are required to start an advanced AI degree.

Application Deadline: April 08, 2023


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