Scholarships in Africa

Stellenbosch University DeepMind Postgraduate Scholarships 2023 for African Students

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Ifeoma Chuks

The first DeepMind Postgraduate Scholarships in Africa is coming to Stellenbosch University.

Application Deadline: 31st August 2022

About the Award: Artificial intelligence and machine learning expertise on the African continent is set to get a major boost, thanks to prestigious scholarships to be awarded for postgraduate studies in the fields of applied mathematics, statistics, electrical and electronic engineering and computer science at Stellenbosch University (SU).

SU is the first African university to be awarded these scholarships by DeepMind, a London-based world leader in artificial intelligence research and its application in the real world. DeepMind was established in London in 2010 and its DeepMind Scholarships are part of a wider initiative by the company to broaden participation in science and support the wider research ecosystem, including in Africa.

The MSc in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence is a one-year structured master’s programme at Stellenbosch University, designed for students with a strong mathematical and computational background. It will equip you with the fundamentals of ML and AI, plus a suite of sophisticated techniques and concepts at the research forefront of these fields.

These scholarships will be available to students from all over sub-Saharan Africa who wish to pursue research related to machine learning, with recipients selected by the University to commence their courses in 2022. The DeepMind Scholarship programme gives talented students from groups currently underrepresented in machine learning, including women, the support that they need to study at leading universities. Fees are paid in full and recipients are provided with guidance and support from DeepMind mentors.

Type: Masters, PhD (research-based)

Eligibility:

  • Scholarships are open to anyone from Africa. Preference will be given to applicants from groups across the continent that are underrepresented in the global machine learning landscape. Shortlisted applicants may be invited for online interviews.
  • Awarded scholarships will be conditioned on formal acceptance into full-time postgraduate studies at Stellenbosch University, with a research topic focusing on machine learning to be approved by the scholarship committee.

Eligible Countries: sub-Saharan African countries

To be Taken at (Country): South Africa

Number of Awards: 5

Value of Award: The scholarships cover university fees, health insurance, accommodation, living expenses, and opportunities for international conference attendance. Recipients will also benefit from mentorship by DeepMind researchers.

How to Apply: Yes! We have a small number of full scholarships available for students from Africa. If you complete an application for the programme before 31 August, you will also be considered for a scholarship. Successful applicants will be notified in September.

  • It is important to go through all application requirements in the Award Webpage (see Link below) before applying.
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