AI for Science Master’s Program at AIMS South Africa 2024-2025

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AI for Science Master’s Program at AIMS South Africa 2024-2025

Deadline: 29th March 2024

Summary: Applications are open for the AI for Science Master’s Program at AIMS South Africa 2025.  AI for Science program is a stream, is a one-year residential program. The first academic year of this exciting new program runs from September 2023 until July 2024; the next academic year will be from September 2024 until July 2025!

Details: The curriculum will look at how we can use AI to better understand the world around us and accelerate progress on some of today’s most fundamental and fascinating scientific challenges.

Eligibility:

To be eligible to apply for the AI for Science program, you have to:

  • 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 2024 (or December 2024 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.

Benefits:

  • The scholarship covers everything: flights to and from South Africa, tuition, accommodation, living expenses, medical insurance, and costs for running AI experiments and doing research. There are also opportunities to connect with DeepMind’s researchers and engineers for mentoring and support.

Application:

Register at apply.aims.ac.za and upload the following documents there before 11:59 PM on 29 March 2024:

  • 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 can’t be completed at the last minute, and we encourage prospective DeepMind Scholars at AIMS South Africa to start applying early!

Interviews:

The final round consists of short online interviews in April 2024.

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