The University of Birmingham is delighted to declare three DeepMind International Scholarships, generously funded by DeepMind, that are open to candidates currently holding either a conditional offer or unconditional offer for MSc in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.
The University of Birmingham, with aid from DeepMind, is dedicated to increasing access to and improving the diversity of underrepresented groups in computer science.
The University of Birmingham is a public research university situated in Edgbaston, Birmingham, United Kingdom. The university acquired its royal charter in 1900 as a successor to Queen’s College, Birmingham (established in 1825 as the Birmingham School of Medicine and Surgery), and Mason Science College (established in 1875 by Sir Josiah Mason), making it the first English civic or ‘red brick university to receive its royal charter.
The university is a founding member of both the Russell Group of British research universities and the international network of research universities, Universitas 21.
The University of Birmingham’s student population includes 23,155 undergraduate and 12,605 postgraduate students, which is the 7th largest in the UK (out of 169).
Its annual income for 2020–21 was £774.1 million of which £168.3 million was from research grants and contracts, with an expenditure of £738.5 million.
In addition, the university is home to the Barber Institute of Fine Arts, housing works by Van Gogh, Picasso, and Monet; the Shakespeare Institute; the Cadbury Research Library, home to the Mingana Collection of Middle Eastern manuscripts; the Lapworth Museum of Geology; and the 100-meter Joseph Chamberlain Memorial Clock Tower, which is a famous landmark visible from many parts of the city.
Academics and alumni of the university include former British Prime Ministers Neville Chamberlain and Stanley Baldwin, the British composer Sir Edward Elgar and eleven Nobel laureates.
However, the 2022 U.S. News & World Report rates the University of Birmingham 91st in the world. In 2019, the university is rated 137th among the universities around the world by SCImago Institutions Rankings.
In 2021 the Times Higher Education rated the university 12th in the UK. Birmingham was crowned the following year ‘University of the Year 2014’ in the Times Higher Education awards.
However, the 2013 QS World University Rankings rate Birmingham University at 10th in the UK and 62nd internationally. Birmingham was also rated 12th in the UK in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise with 16 percent of the university’s research regarded as world-leading and a further 41 percent as internationally excellent, with certain strengths in the fields of music, physics, biosciences, computer science, mechanical engineering, political science, international relations, and law.
DeepMind International Scholarships currently have three scholarships available; 2 UK scholarships and 1 international scholarship.
There are two Home scholarships available, valued at £29,860 each. The value of the DeepMind International Scholarships is applied against:
• UK tuition fees – £10,620
• A maintenance grant of £15,840 (to use for living costs), paid in installments throughout the course
• Funding of up to £2,000 to attend an international conference in the field of AI and/or Machine Learning during the course as well as £1,500 towards the purchase of basic equipment (suitable laptop etc.).
There is one International scholarship available, valued at £47,680. The value of the scholarship is applied against:
International tuition fees – £26,640
• A maintenance grant of £15,840 (to use for living costs), paid in instalments for the course
• Funding of up to £2,000 to attend an international conference in the field of AI and/or Machine Learning during the course as well as £1,500 towards the purchase of essential equipment (suitable laptop etc.).
• £1700 to assist with relocation expenses
Requirements for DeepMind International Scholarships
Candidates wishing to apply for the DeepMind International Scholarships should meet one OR both of the following criteria:
- Identify as female OR Identify as Black African, Black Caribbean, or another Black ethnicity.
Applicants must also:
- Be able to display 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 in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning at the University of Birmingham; and
- Be ordinarily resident in the UK and would be categorized as the UK for fee paying goals.
How to Apply for DeepMind International Scholarships
Interested and eligible for DeepMind International Scholarships? Go to the University of Birmingham on forms.office.com to apply. Applications are now being accepted through the scholarship online form. Please only make an application once you have received a conditional/unconditional offer, as we cannot entertain you until you hold one.
The deadline for applying for the scholarship is 30 June 2022.
Applications will be considered by a selection panel at the School of Computer Science throughout August 2022 based on the following criteria:
- Already holding a conditional or unconditional offer for the MSc in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.
- Meeting the eligibility categories.
- Providing extra supporting documentation and proof (if needed).
Successful recipients will be selected based on:
- Content of application.
- Validation of eligibility (as specified in criteria and supported by any mandated proof).