African Masters of Machine Intelligence (AMMI) SCHOLARSHIP
DEADLINE: 30 NOVEMBER 2021
The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) is a Pan-African network of centers of excellence for post-graduate training, research and public engagement in mathematical sciences.
The African Masters of Machine Intelligence (AMMI) is part of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) ecosystem of advancement of the Machine Learning in the service of global society. All students admitted for the AMMI program are automatically granted a full scholarship.
The African Masters of Machine Intelligence (AMMI) will prepare well rounded Machine Intelligence (MI) researchers by focusing on basic research in MI as well as the development of a vast array of applications that respond to both present and future needs of Africa and the world. AMMI graduates will go on to create and/or join the best industrial and public R&D labs in Africa and beyond therefore strengthening the African MI community and scientific community at large, achieving crucial breakthroughs for the global good.
The minimum admission requirements are:
A bachelor’s degree in mathematics, computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering or a recognized equivalent from an accredited institution;
A satisfactory scholastic average, usually a minimum average of B (or 80%) or better is required;
Interest and/or background in artificial intelligence, machine learning etc. demonstrated in courses taken and projects undertaken;
Consent to mentor an undergraduate student at your previous institution while enrolled at AMMI; Consent to mentor an AMMI student after graduation;
Strong interest in solving national or continental problems using science and technology.
Required transcripts records: Upload your official transcripts with your application. These include transcripts from every post-secondary institution attended, including summer sessions and extension programs. All academic records that are not originally in English or French should be issued in their original language and accompanied by English certified translations.
At least three references are required. Be sure to inform your recommenders that they will be reached to provide a recommendation letter on your behalf. Your recommenders are asked to give their personal impressions of your intellectual ability, your aptitude in research or professional skills, your character, and the quality of your previous work.
The personal statement should tell us about yourself, your academic achievements, aspirations and other important accomplishments (ie: projects, online courses, awards, etc) related to AI and Machine Learning. It should also paint a picture of your academic aspirations including post-masters. (500 words max)
You may choose to instead submit a 90 second video. This does not need to be a professionally made video but we recommend that sound and lighting be clear.
Please submit a complete CV starting with most recent experience first.
Note: Prospective students applying for AIMS are welcome to apply for AMMI.
There is no application fee. Applying for the AMMI program is free of charge.