AI for Science is a new stream in AIMS South Africa’s Master’s degree in Mathematical Science, made possible through a partnership with DeepMind. The program sits at the exciting intersection of AI and the Sciences. 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.
The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) is a pan-African network of centres of excellence enabling talented students to become innovators driving the continent’s scientific, educational and economic self-sufficiency.The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) initiated AIMS Structured Master’s Program, 2021 runs over three semesters. The requisite skills phase of the AIMS course builds a standard core set of problem-solving skills: estimation, computation, approximation, modelling, data analysis and statistics. The elective review phase allows st... read more
The funding covers full scholarships, equipment and computation costs for students.
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 honours year by August 2023.
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 honours year is a requirement for enrolling as a Master’s degree student in South Africa.
Register at apply.aims.ac.za and upload the following documents there before 11:59 PM on 8 April:
Your curriculum vitae
A motivation letter of around 500 words
Written mathematics questions (to be found on the application site)
Coding problem (to be found on the application site)
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.