AI for Science is a stream in AIMS South Africa’s Master’s degree in Mathematical Science, made possible through a partnership with Google DeepMind. The AI for Science Master’s program resides at the thrilling intersection of artificial intelligence and the sciences, offering a dynamic and innovative curriculum that empowers students to explore the cutting-edge advancements in both fields.
This exciting program started with its first intake of students in September 2023. 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.
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 2024 (or December 2024 for southern African).
Register at Here and upload the following documents there before 11:59 PM on 29 March 2024:
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! The final round consists of short online interviews in April 2024.