Google DeepMind Scholars Program For African Students 2024

30 January 2024 by
Google DeepMind Scholars Program For African Students 2024
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We invite students from across Africa to apply to be part of the September 2024 cohort and become one of our 40 Google DeepMind Scholars for the 2024-25 academic year!

AI for Science is a stream in AIMS South Africa's Master’s degree in Mathematical Science, made possible through a partnership with Google DeepMind. The program sits at the exciting intersection of AI and the Sciences. This exciting program started with its first intake of students in September 2023. It is a fully residential one-year taught masters with a research component. 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.

Benefits of Google DeepMind scholars Program

The scholarships aim to ensure that scholars receive full financial support (tuition, stipend or living costs, and a grant for necessary equipment and attendance at an academic conference). Scholars are generally supported financially for the duration of their study, from the year they join their course. In a few cases, where graduate funding is already available through the university or department, DeepMind scholarships serve to enhance the existing funding, support the educational experience, and give the scholar the opportunity to focus more fully on their studies.

Requirements for Google DeepMind scholars Program

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

  • Be a resident in Africa at time of application,
  • Be a citizen of any country in Africa,
  • Have completed a four-year undergraduate degree or a three-year undergraduate degree with an honors year by August 2024 (or December 2024 for southern African applicants; see FAQ),
  • Not have held a previous scholarship to study at an AIMS centre.

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 honors year is a requirement for enrolling as a Master’s degree student in South Africa.

Selection Process

The final round consists of short online interviews in April 2024.

Forty students will be selected for the 2024 intake, and each will be supported at AIMS with a full Google DeepMind scholarship

Application Documents

  • Your curriculum vitae
  • A motivation letter of around 500 words
  • Academic transcripts
  • Written mathematics questions (to be found on the application site)
  • Coding problem (to be found on the application site)

Application Deadline

March 29, 2024

How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Google on to apply

Register at

The online application includes a dozen short mathematics questions and one coding problem. It’s not an exam, but the questions give the selection panel some insight into how you approach problems. A full application can’t be completed at the last minute, and we encourage prospective DeepMind Scholars at AIMS South Africa to start applying early!

For more details, visit AIMS website

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