The University of Sussex has received funding from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and the Office for Artificial Intelligence (OAI) to increase diversity in the AI and data science sector and to support UK students from underrepresented groups to access, participate and succeed in higher education.What you get
£10,000Type of award
Maintenance grantFunding type
To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, you must be a UK student who is classified as 'Home' for fees and have been offered and accepted a place on one of the following degrees, commencing in September 2023:
Scholarships will be prioritised for students who are black, female and/or disabled.
Special consideration will also be give to students from areas of the UK where young people are less likely to go on to higher education (POLAR quintiles 1 and 2); care experienced students; estranged students; Gypsy, Roma, Traveller students; refugees and children from military families, veterans and partners of military personnel.Number of scholarships available
1 August 2023 23:59How to apply
Eligible applicants will need to submit an academic statement as part of the application process. Your statement will be assessed on your past experience and future plans.
Applicants must be UK students classified as 'Home' for fees. Scholarships will be prioritised for students who are Black, female and/or disabled. We will check this information using your Masters application or will contact you directly for verification. This information will not be used as part of any academic assessment.Funding partners
The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and the Office for Artificial Intelligence (OAI) are providing funding for providers to develop postgraduate conversion courses to help address the shortage of AI and data specialists in the UK.
The other important aim for this programme of work is to increase the number of people from groups currently underrepresented in the AI and data science fields, and to encourage UK graduates from diverse backgrounds to consider a future in these occupations.Contact us
This scholarship is awarded as monthly cash payments. The timetable of payments will be confirmed at registration.Terms and conditions
This scholarship is eligible to be combined with other Sussex-funded scholarships, such as the Sussex Graduate Scholarship.