Enabling the next generation of AI researchers and engineers

The scholarship programme

Increasing representation in AI offers a huge opportunity to bring diverse values, hopes, and concerns into conversations about the design and deployment of AI – and this is critical if AI is going to be a technology that benefits everyone. We also believe this is key to the potential for AI being one of the most important technologies ever invented.

Support for all

We established the scholarship programme in an effort to help build a stronger and more inclusive AI community, who can bring a wider range of experiences to the fields of AI and computer science. The scholarships provide financial support to students from underrepresented groups seeking to study graduate courses relating to AI and adjacent fields. Scholars are also offered support from a DeepMind mentor, and have opportunities to attend leading AI academic conferences and DeepMind events.

Future generations of AI researchers and engineers must bring different perspectives to the development of AI, and as such they must be representative of the world around us."

Obum Ekeke

University relations and educational partnership lead

Benedetta's story

Expanding the reach of our scholarships

For the academic year 2020-21, the programme has expanded internationally, with many more universities participating.

Africa

Shaquille's story

Thoughts from our scholars

Hear more about the scholarship programme through the perspective of three DeepMind scholars.

Sanae L.

New York University

Gloriose H.

Queen Mary University of London

Raymond D.

University College London

Our latest cohort

We welcomed more than 50 scholars to our 2020 cohort.

Some are pictured here - we can’t wait to see what they achieve in their studies and beyond!

Common questions

Still have questions about the programme? We’ve collected the most common questions about the DeepMind scholarships below.

How can you apply for a scholarship?

Scholarships are offered by participating universities directly to applicants for specific AI-related courses. Universities make information about upcoming DeepMind scholarships available when these opportunities are open.