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AI and Data Science Masters Scholarships

£10,000 scholarships available for 2024 entry - over 100 available

The University of Birmingham is offering AI and Data Science Masters Scholarships in 2024-2025 for 9 Masters programmes to upskill students from under-represented backgrounds to progress into the AI and Data Science workforce.

This will include over 100 students from under-represented groups, particularly women, Black and disabled students and those from low-socioeconomic backgrounds, who will each be supported by a £10,000 scholarship.

Scholarship funding will be prioritised for women, Black students, disabled students and those from lower socioeconomic backgrounds, to ensure that AI reflects the makeup of our society. Funding is intended only for those under-represented students who meet the eligibility criteria outlined below.

Who can apply?

The award is part of £8.1 million funding from the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT) and Office for Artificial Intelligence to encourage more women, Black students, disabled students, and students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds to study artificial intelligence (AI) and data science postgraduate programmes (see Eligibility criteria below for full details).

  • Students must have a UK nationality or residence status.
  • Students must have already submitted a study application for a place on one of the above eligible courses at the University of Birmingham before applying for this scholarship. If you apply to the scholarship without submitting a study application for one of the above eligible courses, your scholarship application will be void.

MSc Bioinformatics, March 2024 intake

The deadline for applications to the scholarship for MSc Bioinformatics (Online) March 2024 intake is 19 January 2024.

All other programmes

For all other programmes, that commence from September 2024 onwards, the awards will be allocated in three rounds.

  • The deadline for round one applications is 23:59 (UK time) on Sunday 31 March 2024.
  • The deadline for round two applications is 23:59 (UK time) on Sunday 30 June 2024.
  • The deadline for round three applications is 23:59 (UK time) on Saturday 31 August 2024.

If you are unsuccessful in one round, your application will automatically be carried over to the next round: you do not need to re-apply.

You can fill in your application by either using the below button or by completing the embedded form.

Apply now for September 2024

Mathematics for Data Science Pre-Sessional Bootcamp

To accompany the support offered to the under-represented groups that this scholarship will benefit, the University of Birmingham is proud to be offering a Mathematics for Data Science Pre-sessional Bootcamp to successful awardees. This pre-sessional will enhance the accessibility of our courses by providing an alternative means of entry for those who may not meet the standard Maths entry requirement of the courses.

The pre-sessional will equip students with the necessary skills for success on one of our courses, especially for non-STEM students who may have less experience of data handling and mathematics.

Information on future pre-sessional bootcamps will be released during 2024.


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