Fully Funded Google DeepMind Scholarship at the University of Birmingham

The University of Birmingham in partnership with Google DeepMind has announced scholarship opportunities for domestic and international students who wish to enroll in postgraduate taught masters in Computer Science.

The School of Computer Science, University of Birmingham is thrilled to announce two 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 at our UK Edgbaston campus 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.

Google DeepMind, an Alphabet subsidiary, focuses on artificial intelligence, machine learning, and neuroscience research. Since its inception in 2010, the company has developed AI systems capable of identifying eye diseases more quickly and playing complex games such as chess, Go, and Shogi.

The University of Birmingham has been challenging and developing great minds for more than a century. Founded in 1900 as the UK’s first civic university, today it is a truly global institution and a vibrant international community, employing 8,500 staff, teaching more than 38,000 students, and with over 35,000 alumni.

Ranked in the top 100 universities globally, Birmingham is a founder member of the Universitas 21 global network of research universities. It ranks highly among employers seeking to recruit graduates and is an enviably diverse community, with staff and students from Birmingham and the West Midlands, across the UK and around the world.

Having recently opened a major new campus in Dubai, it is using valued partnerships in China, India, Brazil, the US and Australia to develop innovative research solutions to address key global challenges. The original ‘redbrick’, the University has recently evolved to increase its cohort of leading academic colleagues and undertake a transformational £1 billion reimagination of its renowned campus estate.

Study Programme: Postgraduate taught masters in Computer Science

Eligible Countries: All Nationalities

Country Host: England, UK.

Scholarship Reward: Fully Funded, stipend

Eligibility Criteria for the Scholarship

Applicants wishing to apply for the scholarship should meet the following criteria:

  • Identify as female
  • Be able to demonstrate (if required) that they would not be able to take up the offer of admission without financial assistance

Applicants must also:

  • 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).

Benefits of the Scholarship

There are currently two scholarships available, one UK and one international.

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

  • UK tuition fees – £11,340
  • A maintenance grant of £18,985 (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
  • £1,700 towards the purchase of essential equipment (suitable laptop etc.)

The International scholarship is valued at £56,525. The value of the scholarship is applied against:

  • International tuition fees – £31,410
  • 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
  • £1,700 towards purchase of essential equipment (suitable laptop etc.).
  • £1,870 to assist with relocation expenses

Application Process

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

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 when applications are about to open.) 

Applications will be shortlisted and suitable candidates contacted for interview at the end of July 2024.  Further information will be shared directly with offer holders regarding the process.

For further information, please CLICK HERE to visit the official website

Application Deadline

July 21, 2024

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