This fund is meant to increase diversity in the AI and data science sector and to support students from underrepresented groups to access, participate and succeed in higher education.
The university of sussex is a leading research-intensive university near Brighton.
It have both an international and local outlook, with staff and students from more than 100 countries and frequent engagement in community activities and services.
The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and the Office for Artificial Intelligence (OAI) are providing funding for providers to develop postgraduate conversion courses to help address the shortage of AI and data specialists in the UK.
The other important aim for this programme of work is to increase the number of people from groups currently underrepresented in the AI and data science fields, and to encourage graduates from diverse backgrounds to consider a future in these occupations.
To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, you must have been offered and accepted a place on one of the following degrees, commencing in September 2021:
Scholarships will be prioritised for black students, female students and students with disabilities.
Special consideration will also be give to students from areas of the UK where young people are less likely to go on to higher education (POLAR quintiles 1 and 2), care experienced students, estranged students, Gypsy, Roma, Traveller students, refugees and children from military families, veterans and partners of military personnel.
We will accept overseas applications, however, priority will be given to UK applicants.
Scholarship Duration and Reward
- Type of award – Cash award
- Amount – £10,000
Number of scholarships available – 14
Method of Application
Eligible applicants will need to submit an academic statement as part of the application process. Your statement will be assessed on the following:
- Any relevant extra-curricular or work experience
- Your motivation for choosing the course
- In what ways this scholarship will help you achieve your ambitions
Scholarships will be prioritised for black, female and disabled students from the UK. We will check this information using your Masters application or will contact you directly for verification. This information will not be used as part of any academic assessment.
Please complete the application form by clicking the button below: