AIMS South Africa Masters Scholarship Program 2024

AIMS South Africa/DeepMind AI for Science Masters Scholarship Program (Fully Funded)

AIMS South Africa Masters Scholarship Program is now open for application from eligible applicants. The program sponsored by African Institute of Mathematical Sciences, is championed to ensure that many more students in Africa can be involved in pioneering research and contribute to the scientific discoveries that are yet to come.

About AIMS Scholarship Program

AI for Science is a new stream in AIMS South Africa‘s Master’s degree in Mathematical Science, made possible through a partnership with DeepMind. The program sits at the exciting intersection of AI and the Sciences.
It is a fully residential one-year taught masters with a research component. The initial focus areas of the program will be AI and machine learning in cosmology, epidemiology and ecology.

Who Can Apply?

Applications are open to students from across Africa who are passionate about mathematics, artificial intelligence and machine learning. We are looking for students who gaze at the stars and the world around them in wonder, and who want to use their talents to accelerate scientific discovery.

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Benefits AIMS South Africa Masters Scholarship Program

  1. A DeepMind donation will fund 40 scholars per year for the next four years.
  2. The funding covers full scholarships, equipment and computation costs for students.
  3. The scholars will be DeepMind scholars, and have opportunities to connect with DeepMind’s researchers and engineers for mentoring and support.
  4. Beyond scholarships, the program will draw on DeepMind’s world-leading expertise in AI for Science.
  5. You do not require a South Africa Student Loan as the program is fully funded.

How To Apply For AIMS Masters Scholarship Program

AIMS South Africa invite students from across Africa to apply to be part of the August 2024 cohort and become one of their 40 DeepMind Scholars for the 2024-25 academic year!

Visit the official webpage to apply for the AI for Science program


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

  1. be a resident in Africa at time of application,
  2. be a citizen of any country in Africa,
  3. 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
  4. 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.

Application Deadline

The deadline for the first round of the application process is 11:59 PM SAST on 8 April.

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