Office for Students Funded Scholarship for MSc in Applied Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics (Sept 21 Intake)
Scholarships are available under the Challenge Grant programme launched by the Office for Students (OfS), the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), and the Office for Artificial Intelligence to develop innovative postgraduate conversion courses specialising in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Data Science (DS). Scholarship funding is only intended for those underrepresented students listed in the eligibility criteria below.
MSc in Applied Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics - September starters only
Please note, you must have either a conditional or unconditional offer on the MSc in Applied Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics of a place BEFORE to applying for this scholarship. Please do not submit an application unless you have an offer letter on the above-mentioned programme.
Furthermore, candidates should read the guidance notes fully before completing the online Scholarship application form.
In addition to having either an unconditional or conditional offer for a place on the University's MSc in Applied Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics course (with placement), starting in September 2021, applicants will need to demonstrate that they are categorised under at least one of the 9 underrepresented groups as identified by the OfS. Please study this list carefully. Home students may apply against any of the 9 criteria; however, international students may only apply against criteria: 1, 2, 3, 8, 9
(1) Black students
(2) Disabled students
(3) Female students
(4) Care leavers
(5) Polar Q1 and Q2 students
(6) Refugees given the sanctuary status of the university
(7) Estranged students
(8) Gypsy, Roma, Traveller students
(9) Children from military families, veterans and partners of military personnel.
Prioritising criteria in case of oversubscription
Students with 2 or more underrepresented group characteristics.
Care leavers based on the rationale that they are the most underrepresented group within University of Bradford and underrepresented in highly skilled employment.
Black students based on the rationale that they are the 2nd most underrepresented group within University of Bradford and underrepresented in highly skilled employment.
Disabled students based on the rationale that they are the 3rd most underrepresented group within University of Bradford and underrepresented in highly skilled employment.
Female students based on the rationale that they are underrepresented in the digital sector although not underrepresented within the student body at University of Bradford.
Antigua & Barbuda
Azerbaijani Republic, The
Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba
Bosnia And Herzegovina
British Antarctic Territories
British Indian Ocean Territory
British Virgin Islands
Burkina Faso; Also Upper Volta
Cape Verde Islands
Central African Republic
Channel Islands, not elsewhere specified
Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Congo (Peoples Republic)
Congo, Democratic Republic
Cyprus (European Union)
Cyprus (Non-European Union)
Timor Leste (East Timor)
Egypt, United Arab Republic of
Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
Gambia, The Republic of The
Ireland, the Republic of
Isle of Man (The)
Cote D'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
Kiribati (The Gilbert Islands)
Korea (North), Democratic Peoples Republic of
Korea (South), Republic of
Laos People's Democratic Republic
Macao (Special Administrative Region of China)
Mayotte (French Territorial Collectivity)
Moldova, Republic of
New Caledonia, also French Overseas Territori
Northern Mariana Islands
Palestine; West Bank; Gaza Strip inc E Jerusa
Papua New Guinea
Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oenno Islands
Samoa, Independent State of
Sao Tome & Principe
Sint Maarten (Dutch part)
St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
St Pierre and Miquelon
St.Kitts and Nevis
St.Vincent and the Grenadines
Svalbard and Jan Mayen
Syrian Arab Republic
Tanzania, United Republic of
Trinidad & Tobago
Turks & Caicos Islands
United Arab Emirates
United States of America
United States Virgin Islands
Vatican City, Holy See Vatican City State
Wallis and Futuna
Windward Islands (not otherwise specified)
Yemen, Republic of
Payment amount & frequency
Successful applicants will receive £10,000 over the course of the academic year. Payment dates to be confirmed.
How to apply
All applications are electronic - applications for the scholarship will open on the 1 May 2021.
Please note that this is a competitive process and not all applications will be successful. There is no appeals process if you are not successful as the panel’s decision is final; also, please note that we will not be able to offer feedback. You are welcome to reapply next intake if you are unsuccessful.
Following initial assessment, the University will contact you within 2 weeks past the deadline for Scholarship applications let you know whether or not your scholarship application will progress to the next stage of the selection process.
If your application is taken forward, you may be invited to an interview by an academic member of staff to discuss the information you have provided in your application.
For students awarded OfS Scholarships, the 3-month paid industry placement is compulsory.
Please note that, you can only be awarded one scholarship per year. If you're eligible for more than one scholarship, you will be awarded the scholarship that attracts the highest value.
Please note that, if it is deemed that your're not sufficiently engaged with the programme, that the scholarship may be removed.