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DeepMind Scholarships awarded


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 have been awarded to students commencing courses in 2021–22. These were 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 equivalent.  
  • One of the scholarships was open to students who are liable to pay Overseas fees. 

Introducing our Google DeepMind scholars:   

Maëlys Solal (Somerville)   ‘I am a post-graduate student at the University of Oxford, studying in the MSc in Advanced Computer Science. I come from France, where I studied both Mathematics and Computer Science during my undergraduate degree. This Google DeepMind scholarship opened the doors of this prestigious university to me and provides a mentorship program which will help me in the future.’

Lili  Janzer (St John's )  ‘I am from Hungary, I have a BA in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge, and currently, I am studying towards an MSc in Advanced Computer Science. Receiving the DeepMind scholarship allowed me to pursue a master’s degree immediately after graduation without having to worry about finances. It is also a huge honour and I am looking forward to the events and mentoring that accompany this scholarship.’

Hashan Punchihewa  (St Catz)  ‘I grew up in Essex, and I recently completed my undergraduate degree in Computing at Imperial College London. During this time, I benefitted from internships in industry and research. I also worked as an undergraduate teaching assistant. I’m grateful to have received a DeepMind scholarship, which has allowed me to pursue the MSc in Advanced Computer Science at Oxford. This is an incredible opportunity for me to develop advanced knowledge and versatile skills, that will be invaluable in my career and help me achieve my future aspirations.”

Maria Stoica (St Edmunds Hall) ‘I am the daughter of Romanian emigrants to the USA. I grew up in Kansas and I graduated from Harvard with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science in 2017. Since then I have been working in finance in New York City and London at Goldman Sachs and NatWest Markets. Having the support of DeepMind has not only increased my confidence in taking up my course at Oxford but will allow me to fully focus on my studies without the burden of supporting myself financially.’