11 December 2020
DeepMind, the leading British artificial intelligence company, has renewed and extended its commitment to supporting students at the University of Oxford following the success of its scholarship programme for under-represented groups.
Four more DeepMind graduate scholarships for students wishing to pursue a master’s degree in Computer Science in the Department of Computer Science will be made available for students commencing courses in 2021–22. These are open to individuals ordinarily resident in the UK who belong to one or more of the following groups:
- identifying as female and/or
- of Black or Minority Ethnic origin and/or
- from a low-participation area of the UK identified by post code at date of taking A Levels and/or
One of the scholarships will be open to students who are liable to pay Overseas fees. Overseas applications are open to female scholars and is ordinarily resident in a region deemed to be underrepresented in the field.
One new DPhil scholarship will also be funded, for a student undertaking either a DPhil in Engineering Science, a DPhil in Computer Science, or in the Autonomous Intelligent Machines and Systems EPSRC Centre of Doctoral Training (CDT). These scholarships are open to UK applicants as identified by the same criteria listed above. Overseas applications to the PhD are open to those from any of the categories listed (above) across the Masters, both overseas and home.
Professor Michael Wooldridge, Head of the Department of Computer Science, says: ‘We seek to deliver the best possible education to the best students, irrespective of their origin or background. This continuing support from DeepMind is a tremendous boost for us in this mission.’
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For more information please contact Kiri Walden, Senior Communications Officer,
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Image caption: 'Post Graduate class at the Department of Computer Science'; credit: Paul Tait / Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford
More information about how to apply for the scholarships can be found here: https://bit.ly/3gqhMJN
Read more about how the scholarships have benefitted existing students in this article: https://www.development.ox.ac.uk/report2019-20/closing-the-diversity-gap-in-computer-science
Watch this video featuring previous Department of Computer Science DeepMind scholarship recipient Benedetta: https://bit.ly/3qF8Jcl