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The AI for Science Master’s program at AIMS South Africa in partnership with Google DeepMind

The AI for Science Master’s program at AIMS South Africa in partnership with Google DeepMind

AI for Science is a stream in AIMS South Africa’s Master’s degree in Mathematical Science, made possible through a partnership with Google DeepMind.

The program sits at the exciting intersection of AI and the Sciences. This exciting program started with its first intake of students in September 2023.

It is a fully residential one-year taught masters with a research component. Applications are open to students from across Africa who are passionate about mathematics, artificial intelligence and machine learning. We are looking for students who gaze at the stars and the world around them in wonder, and who want to use their talents to accelerate scientific discovery.

It is our hope that many more students in Africa can be involved in pioneering research and contribute to the scientific discoveries that are yet to come.

Ready to take the next step?

We invite students from across Africa to apply to be part of the September 2024 cohort and become one of our 40 Google DeepMind Scholars for the 2024-25 academic year!

Applications open on 16 January 2024.

The deadline for the first round of the application process is 11:59 PM SAST on 29 March 2024.


To be eligible to apply for the AI for Science program, you have to:

  • be a resident in Africa at time of application,
  • be a citizen of any country in Africa,
  • have completed a four-year undergraduate degree or a three-year undergraduate degree with an honours year by August 2024 (or December 2024 for southern African applicants; see FAQ),
  • not have held a previous scholarship to study at an AIMS centre.

Your undergraduate degree could be in physics, mathematics, statistics, computer science, engineering or any other discipline with a strong computational and mathematical component

Apply now