DeepMind to Establish Masters’ Scholarship in Artificial Intelligence at Makerere

DeepMind to Establish Masters’ Scholarship in Artificial Intelligence at Makerere

DeepMind will make a donation to Makerere University to fund the establishment of four scholarships in the field of Machine Learning beginning in the academic year 2021/2022.

 The scholarships will support students who wish to study MSc. Computer Science programme (Track: AI and Data Science) taught in the Department of Computer Science at Makerere University beginning in the academic year 2021/22.

The scholarships will be open to students from Uganda, other East African countries, or International students from a Sub-Saharan African country.

 The scholarship package will include full financial support for tuition, stipend, equipment, AI conference participation and mentorship.

International students will also be eligible for a relocation grant to move to Makerere to begin their studies.

Makerere University will join other leading universities in partnering with DeepMind to offer scholarships, including Stellenbosch University in South Africa and international partners, such as the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford, University College London and Imperial College in London.

DeepMind is a multidisciplinary team of scientists, engineers, machine learning experts and more, working together to research and build safe AI systems that learn how to solve problems and advance scientific discovery for all.

DeepMind was founded in London in 2010, and joined forces with Google in 2014 to accelerate its work. Since then, its community has expanded to include teams in Alberta, Montreal, Paris, and Mountain View in California. DeepMind scholarship

The scholarships will be open to students from Uganda, other East African countries, or International students from a Sub-Saharan African country.

 The scholarship package will include full financial support for tuition, stipend, equipment, AI conference participation and mentorship. International students will also be eligible for a relocation grant to move to Makerere to begin their studies.

Eligible students for the scholarships need to be admitted to the MSc Computer Science Programme.

Applicants for the Master of Science in Computer Science at Makerere University should look out for a call for graduate admissions for 2021/22 around the end of February 2021 (tentative) on the Directorate of Research and Graduate Training

For more information about the DeepMind scholarships please contact [email protected]

The scholarship announcement will be published in May 2021 on the Department and University websites.

For more information follow the link on Makerere University- DeepMind Scholarship press release.

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