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DeepMind offers six scholarships at Oxford University for under-represented students


DeepMind, the leading British artificial intelligence company, has renewed its commitment to supporting students at the University of Oxford following the success of its scholarship programme for under-represented groups in AI.

Five more DeepMind graduate scholarships for students wishing to pursue a master’s degree in Advanced Computer Science in the Department of Computer Science will be made available for students commencing courses in 2023–24. Three of these scholarships 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, Bangladeshi or Pakistani (and relevant Mixed) ethnicity and/or
• from more disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds

Two scholarships will be open to students not ordinarily resident in the UK. These scholarships are open to female students and/or those ordinarily resident in an under-represented region of the world*.

A DPhil scholarship will also be funded, for a student undertaking either a DPhil in Engineering Science, a DPhil in Computer Science, a DPhil in Statistics or in the Autonomous Intelligent Machines and Systems EPSRC Centre of Doctoral Training (CDT). This scholarship is open to female students and/or those not ordinarily resident in the UK*, or for UK residents meeting the same criteria listed above for the Masters scholarships.

Professor Leslie Ann Goldberg, Head of the Department of Computer Science, says: ‘We are very grateful to DeepMind for supporting these scholarships. Our goal is to provide an outstanding education to the best students, irrespective of their origin or background. There are still many under-represented groups in Computer Science and we are grateful to DeepMind for helping students from these groups to reach their potential.’

Watch a video featuring previous Department of Computer Science DeepMind scholarship recipient Benedetta:

There is no separate scholarship application process for these DeepMind Scholarships. All eligible candidates will be automatically considered for a scholarship when applying to one of the relevant courses ahead of their respective deadlines. More information about the courses can be found in the following links with the relevant application deadline highlighted in brackets:

Read more about how the scholarships have benefitted existing students and view the ‘AI for everyone needs AI by you’ film.


*particularly those from the continents of Africa or South America and/or from countries defined by the World Bank as Low and Lower Middle Income economies.