AIMS South Africa and Google DeepMind Collaborate on AI for Science Master's Program: Applications Now Open for 2024-2025 Academic Year

In a groundbreaking initiative, AIMS South Africa, in collaboration with Google DeepMind, has officially launched applications for the AI for Science Master's Program for the academic year 2024-2025. This innovative program, seamlessly integrated into AIMS South Africa's Master's degree in Mathematical Science, represents a pioneering intersection between Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Sciences.

Commencing its inaugural academic session in September 2023, the program provides an exceptional opportunity for students across Africa to delve into the dynamic and evolving field of AI. Prospective applicants are encouraged to be individuals who not only harbor a profound passion for mathematics but also view the world through the lens of curiosity, ready to harness their skills to expedite scientific discovery.

The comprehensive scholarship associated with this program covers a spectrum of necessities, including round-trip flights to and from South Africa, living expenses, medical insurance, and the expenses related to conducting AI experiments. Successful applicants will further benefit from direct interaction with researchers from Google DeepMind, receiving mentorship and support throughout their academic journey.

To be considered eligible for the program, applicants must be citizens of any African country and have completed either 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).

The deadline for applications for this transformative opportunity is March 29, 2024. Prospective students are strongly encouraged to seize this chance to make meaningful contributions to the realms of AI and scientific discovery.

For those aspiring to be part of this groundbreaking initiative, the application portal can be accessed at This represents a unique chance for individuals to be at the forefront of advancements in AI and its application in scientific exploration.


Article by Jed Mwangi