Aston University has secured funding from the UK Office For Students to offer scholarships of £10,000 each to students studying the MSc Applied Artificial Intelligence and the MSc Applied Artificial Intelligence (including professional practice).
About the award
These scholarships are for under-represented groups in the field of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence and to be eligible you need to be a member of at least one of the under-represented groups mentioned below.
Course: You must have applied or have an offer to study on either the MSc Applied Artificial Intelligence and the MSc Applied Artificial Intelligence (including professional practice) courses. With regret, students with offers of study for other programmes cannot be considered for this scholarship.
Deadline: For students applying for the October 2021 intake, you should submit your application before July 16th 2021
To be eligible you need to be a member of at least one of the under-represented groups mentioned below. All applications will be assessed, and priority will be given to those in groups a, b and c. Preference will also be given to students resident in the UK, but not exclusively so. If we have more eligible applicants than scholarships, funding decisions will be made based on your written personal statement provided in your scholarship application as well as on academic merit.
a. Female student
b. Black student
c. Registered disabled students
d. Students from POLAR Q1 and Q2 (UK students only) 
e Care experienced student (UK students only) 
f. Estranged student (UK students only) 
g. Gypsy, Roma, Traveller student (resident in the UK)
h. Refugees (resident in the UK)
i. Children from UK military families, veterans and partners of UK military personnel.
 POLAR is an acronym for Participation Of Local Areas, which is used in the UK Higher Education (HE) sector as a measure of disadvantage? It is founded on postcode. The UK Government compiles statistics on how many young people in different postcode regions typically go into HE. The 20% of areas with the lowest participation rates are designated as “Quintile 1” (Q1), the top 20% are “Quintile 5” (Q5), and so on. To find out whether your home address is within a Q1 or Q2 area check out: https://www.officeforstudents.org.uk/data-and-analysis/young-participation-by-area/.
 A "Care Experience Student" is a student who has been, or is currently, in care, or from a looked-after background, at any stage in their life, no matter how short, including adopted children who were previously looked-after. This care may have been provided in a one of many different settings such as in residential care, foster care, kinship care, or through being looked-after at home with a supervision requirement.
 The UK Office for Students defines "estranged students" as students between the age of 18 to 24 who are not communicating with either of their parents. Consequently, these students lack the support of a wider family. They may be estranged before entering higher education but can also be at risk of estrangement or becoming estranged during their studies.
How do I apply
MSc Applied Artificial Intelligence or the MSc Applied Artificial Intelligence (including professional practice) course. Please download the application form below.
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