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Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (AI) Scholarship 20/21

In response to the UK government’s initiative to train new data science and AI specialists in the UK, the University of Suffolk has applied for and won support from the Office for Students to offer a generous scholarship scheme in tandem with the degree. Fifty scholarships will be available over the first three years of the MSc Data Science and Artificial Intelligence programme. This scholarship is intended to support and will be prioritised for students from under-represented groups in the computing workforce (e.g. female students, black students, and registered disabled students). In the event of over-subscription to the scholarship scheme, priority will be given to University of Suffolk alumni or alumni who have completed an undergraduate or postgraduate degree prior to 2007 at one of our legacy institutions in Suffolk.

Successful applicants will receive a £10,000 bursary (full-time) or pro-rata (part-time).

To be eligible for the Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (AI) Bursary you must meet all the following criteria:

  • Be a member of an under-represented group in computing (e.g. female, black or registered disabled)
  • Have been offered and accepted a place on the MSc Data Science and Artificial Science conversion degree
  • Be paying full postgraduate tuition fees
  • Have cleared any previous outstanding debt with the University
  • Be in continued attendance for the duration of the MSc Data Science and Artificial Science conversion course
  • If a student withdraws and a refund is due under the terms of the University of Suffolk Tuition Fee Policy, the scheme criteria will not have been met and the award will be automatically forfeited.
  • International and EU students are eligible for this bursary, however UK students will be given priority
  • This award cannot be deferred and must be taken in the academic year for which they are awarded
  • This award cannot be backdated if the application was not completed in the academic year related
  • Students that are funded by an employer contract with the University or are sponsored by their employer are not eligible for this scheme

Further Information

If applications for the bursary exceed the number of allocations, awards will be subject to additional academic criteria.

Students can apply for other University of Suffolk bursary schemes providing they meet the eligibility of those schemes. However, only one of all successful bursary applications will be paid to the student. The International Scholarship is exempt from the above exclusion.

On approval of an award, the relevant amount will be deducted from a student’s course fee. Student invoice will be updated, and a statement will be sent if necessary. The bursary will be paid in three instalments during the academic year. The start of the academic year varies and are in line with the course start month.

The closing date for this application is 31st January 2021.

If you have any queries, please contact

How to apply

Access the online application form.