1 September 2023Criteria
The Office for Students has launched a scholarship program that aims to boost the number and diversity of graduates in Artificial Intelligence. The scholarship program aims to increase diversity and address digital skills gaps in the workforce, which supports the government’s priority to invest in AI to encourage innovation in every sector and region.
The School of Computing has been awarded 16 scholarships of £10,000 each, for eligible students for the 2023 start of our conversion MSc in Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence) program.
Our programme offers Scholarships of £10,000 that are available for underrepresented students listed in the following eligibility criteria:
Black students (Defined in line with the HESA student ethnicity codes)
One of the goals of the scholarship scheme is to increase the supply of digitally skilled workers by converting graduates who did not study a STEM undergraduate degree. Therefore, this scholarship is not available for students with a core-STEM undergraduate degree. These include subjects such as computer science, physics, engineering, mathematics, statistics, IT.
Students in “far-STEM” subjects, (e.g. biology, geology, psychology, medicine) or non-STEM subjects, are eligible.
The primary goal of these scholarships is to respond to the shortage of data science and AI specialists in the UK, by increasing the UK AI and Data Science workforce. Therefore, to be eligible for scholarship funding students must meet the nationality or residency status criteria to qualify for the postgraduate masters’ loan: https: // www. gov.uk/masters-loan/eligibility
This OfS Scholarship cannot be combined with other Scholarships the University may offer.How to apply
In order to apply for this scholarship you must have made an application for a programme of study at IPP login screen (kent.ac.uk). Providing you meet the above eligibility criteria, you will then be able to apply for this scholarship via your applicant portal. We will be using a rolling application process where we will make decisions on the applications received each month. When the 16 Scholarships have been allocated, we will then close the Scholarship application process. Please direct any enquiries to [email protected].