APPLY NOW | DeepMind New AI for Science Postgraduate Scholarship Program at AIMS South Africa – 2023

Students from all around Africa are welcome to apply to the New AI for Science Masters Scholarship Program Aiming at South Africa if they have a passion for mathematics, artificial intelligence, or machine learning.

AI for Science is a new stream in AIMS South Africa‘s Master’s degree in Mathematical Science, made possible through a partnership with DeepMind. The program sits at the exciting intersection of AI and the Sciences. It is a fully residential one-year taught masters with a research component.

About New AI for Science Masters Scholarship Program

DeepMind donation will fund 40 scholars per year for the next four years. The funding covers full scholarships, equipment and computation costs for students. Our scholars will be DeepMind scholars, and have opportunities to connect with DeepMind’s researchers and engineers for mentoring and support.

Beyond scholarships, the program will draw on DeepMind’s world-leading expertise in AI for Science. 

Brief Description

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

Application Deadline: April 08, 2023

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for New AI for Science Masters 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.

How to Apply for New AI for Science Masters Scholarship Program

Interested applicants for New AI for Science Masters 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.













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