Level of study
Postgraduate taught masters
Subject area
Computer Science
Nationality
EU, Overseas (Non-EU), UK
Type of Award
External, University
Deadline for applying
To be confirmed

Award Description

The School of Computer Science, University of Birmingham is thrilled to announce six scholarships generously funded by DeepMind, that are open to applicants currently holding either a conditional offer or unconditional offer for the MSc Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to apply for.

The University of Birmingham, with support from DeepMind, is committed to increasing accessibility to and enhancing diversity of underrepresented groups in computer science. Our MSc Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning is a fantastic opportunity for students with a passion and interest in AI to pursue an exciting and rewarding career. AI systems are becoming ever-more embedded in our lives, and ensuring diversity in expertise is essential to make sure they are fair for our entire society.

These scholarships will enable talented students to take the next step towards fulfilling their ambitions of a career in some of the most innovative and sought-after areas of industry and research.

Please see the How to Apply section for confirmed deadlines. International and UK applicants have different deadlines and interview timelines.

Value of Award

We currently have six scholarships available, three UK and three international.

The three UK scholarships available are valued at £34,225 each. The value of the scholarship is applied against:

  • UK tuition fees – £10,980
  • A maintenance grant of £19,345 (to use for living costs), paid in instalments over the duration of the course
  • Funding of up to £2,200 to attend an international conference in the field of AI and/or Machine Learning during the course as well as £1,700 towards the purchase of essential equipment (suitable laptop etc.).

The three International scholarships available are valued at £52,565. The value of the scholarship is applied against:

  • International tuition fees – £27,540
  • A maintenance grant of £19,345 (to use for living costs), paid in instalments over the duration of the course
  • Funding of up to £2,200 to attend an international conference in the field of AI and/or Machine Learning during the course as well as £1,700 towards purchase of essential equipment (suitable laptop etc.).
  • £1,870 to assist with relocation expenses

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants wishing to apply for the scholarship should meet one OR both of the following criteria:

  • Identify as female OR Identify as Black African, Black Caribbean or other Black ethnicity.

Applicants must also:

  • Be able to demonstrate (if required) that they would not be able to take up the offer of admission without financial assistance
  • Have already received a conditional/unconditional offer to study the MSc Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning at the University of Birmingham
  • Be ordinarily resident in the UK and would be classified as UK for fee paying purposes, OR be classed as an international student for fee paying purposes

Applications will be considered by a selection panel at the School of Computer Science and shortlisted based on the above eligibility categories, and providing any additional supporting documentation and evidence (if required).

The DeepMind scholarship offer may be ‘conditional’ until academic offer conditions are met in full (provision of academic results, outstanding offer conditions, etc.). Please note, there may be a corresponding deadline by which academic conditions must be met.

How to Apply

Applications can only be accepted from offer holders of the MSc Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.

International applicant process and deadline:

Once you have received an offer from our central Admissions Office, you will be sent an email with a direct application link, in order to apply for the DeepMind scholarship. (If you already hold an offer, you will also receive this email.) Please note, that the MSc Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning is part of a gathered field admissions process for international applications, with three official Stages of consideration.

The final scholarship application deadline will be 4th June 2023.

Applications will be shortlisted and suitable candidates contacted for interview in the first two weeks of June 2023. Further information will be shared directly with offer holders regarding the process.

UK applicant process and deadline:

Once you have received an offer from our central Admissions Office, you will be sent an email with a direct application link, in order to apply for the DeepMind scholarship. (If you already hold an offer, you will also receive this email).

The final scholarship application deadline will be 23rd July 2023.

Applications will be shortlisted and suitable candidates contacted for interview by the end of July 2023. Further information will be shared directly with offer holders regarding the process.

Contact

Computer Science Student Recruitment Team
eps-apply@contacts.bham.ac.uk

Website
https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/taught/computer-science/artificial-intelligence.aspx