Google parent company Alphabet has donated scholarship funding for four Wits University students to complete their Masters degrees in the field of machine learning.
The scholarships which will be offered by Alphabet’s artificial intelligence research company DeepMind will fund students registering for MSc degrees in Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, or Robotics between 2022 and 2024.
The DeepMind scholarships include tuition fees, a stipend, plus conference and equipment funding.
The company will be funding two Masters students who aim to complete their degree through dissertation over two years, as well as two students who enrol in a Master’s programme through coursework and dissertation over two years.
Scholars get their Masters’ fees paid in full, in addition to guidance and support from a personal DeepMind mentor.
These will only be awarded to students who would not be able to take up their studies without financial assistance, with preference given to South African citizens from underrepresented groups, including black students and women.
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