University of Birmingham DeepMind Scholarships 2023/2024

Deadline: 4th of June, 2023

The University of Birmingham’s School of Computer Science is delighted to announce six scholarships kindly supported by DeepMind, which are accessible to students who have either a conditional or unconditional offer for the MSc Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.

The University of Birmingham is committed to boosting access to the diversity of underrepresented groups in computer science, with funding from DeepMind. The MSc Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning is an excellent chance for students who are passionate about AI to pursue a fulfilling career. AI systems are becoming increasingly integrated into our lives, and ensuring diversity of knowledge is critical to ensuring they are fair to our whole society.

These scholarships will enable bright individuals to


Applicants wishing to apply for the scholarship should meet one OR both of the following criteria:

  • Identify as female OR Identify as Black African, Black Caribbean or other Black ethnicity.

Applicants must also:

  • Be able to demonstrate (if required) that they would not be able to take up the offer of admission without financial assistance
  • Have already received a conditional/unconditional offer to study the MSc Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning at the University of Birmingham
  • Be ordinarily resident in the UK and would be classified as UK for fee paying purposes, OR be classed as an international student for fee paying purposes

Applications will be considered by a selection panel at the School of Computer Science and shortlisted based on the above eligibility categories, and providing any additional supporting documentation and evidence (if required).

The DeepMind scholarship offer may be ‘conditional’ until academic offer conditions are met in full (provision of academic results, outstanding offer conditions, etc.).


The three International scholarships available are valued at £52,565. The value of the scholarship is applied against:

  • International tuition fees – £27,540
  • A maintenance grant of £19,345 (to use for living costs), paid in instalments over the duration of the course
  • Funding of up to £2,200 to attend an international conference in the field of AI and/or Machine Learning during the course as well as £1,700 towards purchase of essential equipment (suitable laptop etc.).


Applications can only be accepted from offer holders of the MSc Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.

International applicant process and deadline:

Once you have received an offer from our central Admissions Office, you will be sent an email with a direct application link, in order to apply for the DeepMind scholarship. (If you already hold an offer, you will also receive this email.) Please note, that the MSc Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning is part of a gathered field admissions process for international applications, with three official Stages of consideration.

The final scholarship application deadline will be 4th June 2023.

Applications will be shortlisted and suitable candidates contacted for interview in the first two weeks of June 2023. Further information will be shared directly with offer holders regarding the process.

Click here to apply 

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