A generous donation from DeepMind has established two new MSc scholarships for students from under-represented groups wishing to study courses in Life Sciences with applied artificial intelligence (AI).

The scholarships

Each scholarship will cover the full course costs, including living costs, and will provide additional support for equipment and attendance at academic conferences:

  • Tuition fees: £12,200 (fully covered)
  • Stipend: £16,140
  • Travel grant: £2,000
  • Equipment grant: £1,500
  • Total: £31,840

Students who are selected for the scholarships will also be assigned a DeepMind mentor and an opportunity to participate in academic and professional activities lead by DeepMind.

In addition, DeepMind Scholarships for studying AI in the Department of Computing are also available. Details can be found here.

Eligible courses

Eligible courses in the Department of Life Sciences:

Eligible candidates

The scholarships, which will be awarded in the 2021-22 academic year, are aimed at Home/UK students from Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds, who are typically under-represented in this area of study. 

Contact us

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Meet past scholars

We asked the past recipients of the DeepMind scholarships to tell us a little about themselves, and what the DeepMind scholarships have meant for their studies.

Past scholars

Sneha Naik

Sneha Naik

MSc in Artificial Intelligence

I completed my undergraduate degree in Natural Sciences (Physics) at the University of Cambridge in 2017.

After graduating, I worked in Investment Banking (Debt Capital Markets and Derivatives).  While I was working I was exposed to the rapidly growing FinTech sector and through this, became increasingly fascinated by the real-world applications of Machine Learning and Data Science.  I therefore decided to pursue a Masters in Artificial Intelligence at Imperial.

The MSc in Artificial Intelligence is making it possible for me to deepen my core computing skills through practical software engineering projects, while diving into specialised topics such as Reinforcement Learning and Natural Language processing and I am thoroughly enjoying every second of it!

I am extremely grateful to have received a DeepMind Scholarship.  Not only has the scholarship provided me with financial support, but also, through the invaluable mentorship scheme, the confidence to achieve my future career goals.

Hongshu Liu

Hongshu Liu

MSc in Computing

I completed my undergraduate and master degrees in Actuarial Science and Finance at London and Cambridge.  I’m currently studying the MSc in Computing at Imperial.

After graduating, I worked in actuarial consulting.  Towards the later stage of my last job, I was more involved in projects related to data analysis and modelling, and this experience showed me the path into the computer science.  I therefore decided to pursue a computer science degree and possibly a related research opportunity afterwards.

The DeepMind Scholarship gives me the support I need.  It has also brought me into contact with some of the best experts in the industry and inspires me to explore this new path.  This invaluable experience will help me to grow and achieve my goals and I feel really lucky to be given this opportunity.