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Apply Now: FREE Masters Degree in Artificial Intelligence for Africans

By Wayan Vota on March 16, 2020

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The artificial intelligence revolution offers a unique chance to improve lives without opening up and exacerbating global inequalities – if we widen who works on artificial intelligence innovations and where they are located.

Currently, the vast majority of experts are in North America, Europe and Asia. Africa is barely represented. Such lack of diversity can have three unfortunate consequences:

  • Research communities miss out on talented innovators who lack educational resources.
  • Unintended algorithmic biases become entrenched and further discrimination.
  • Fewer opportunities are realized to use AI to improve the lives of all Africans.

Enter the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), a Pan-African network of centers of excellence for post-graduate training, research and public engagement in mathematical sciences.

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They are launching a unique Masters Degree program to enable Africa’s brightest students to become innovators that propel scientific, educational and economic self-sufficiency.

African Master’s Degree in Artificial Intelligence

AMIS launched the African Master’s Degree in Machine Intelligence – a fully funded one-year intensive graduate program – to provide brilliant young Africans with state-of-the-art training in machine learning and its applications at campuses in Rwanda and Ghana.

The African Masters of Machine Intelligence will prepare well rounded machine learning researchers by focusing on basic research in artificial intelligence as well as the development of a vast array of applications that respond to both present and future needs of Africa and the world.

Apply Now: April 15 2020 is the Application Deadline

All students admitted for the AMMI program are automatically granted a full scholarship!

Talented and Diverse AI Masters Degree Students

The first and second cohorts of AMIS’s African Masters Degree in Machine Intelligence included 64 successful students from 15 countries in Africa with 40% of them women. They came from a computer science or math blended education background and were lectured in Rwanda by machine learning experts from all over the world.

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Students will graduate in June 2021 with a Masters of Mathematical Sciences with specialization in Machine Intelligence and join the best industrial and public R&D labs in Africa. AMIS expects them to strengthen the African artificial intelligence community and scientific community at large.

Masters Degree in AI Admission Requirements

While the African Masters of Machine Intelligence offers a full scholarship, applicants must have the following minimum admission requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree in mathematics, computer science, electrical engineering or 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 and demonstrated in courses 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.

Apply Now if you have these qualifications. The applications deadline is April 15, 2020.

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Wayan Vota co-founded ICTworks. He also co-founded Technology Salon, MERL Tech, ICTforAg, ICT4Djobs, ICT4Drinks, JadedAid, Kurante, OLPC News and a few other things. Opinions expressed here are his own and do not reflect the position of his employer, any of its entities, or any ICTWorks sponsor.
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32 Comments to “Apply Now: FREE Masters Degree in Artificial Intelligence for Africans”

  1. Tahir ahmat mahadjir says:

    Je suis tahir Ahmat licencier en Informatique option gestion des projets informatique

  2. Unyimeobong Udoeyop says:

    I need the artificial intelligence course. Can you please send this to my email so I fill up the application form?

  3. Rahma adam says:

    Its nice and i really like it i would like to volunteer in such opportunities

  4. Want to do a degree in artificial intelligence

  5. Sisay Mersha Mekonnen says:

    I am young and eager to learn new technology regarding Artificial Intelligence. I have Bsc degree in Computer Science from Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia.

  6. ismail kabir says:

    i have degree in bsc geography and I want to apply for quantity survey

  7. I would be grateful to take the artificial intelligence course. Please send me the application form. Thanks

  8. Meseret says:

    Can I apply?

    Biotechnology background plus 3 years plus of experience as an AI-driven Bioinformatics Scientist…

    Also, I’ve attended the 2nd Black in AI workshop along with NeurIPS 2018…

    Then, motivated to start AI MS,,, and found AIMS which is a perfect match except my BS is Biotechnology.

  9. Hello dear,my name is Tsion Asitatike from Ethiopia.i have Bsc degree in information system and i am really interested to study MSC degree program in artificial intelligence and i like it too much and this is my dream please help me! My phone number is +251923865845.
    I am waiting your notification.
    thank you!!!

  10. Bsc.in electrical &computer engineering from Jimma university Ethiopia

  11. Michael Lahde says:


    I have a strong will to learn AI but my background is of business, can you help so that I be become an AI expert, I have my first degree management. There’s nothing impossible.

  12. Mastewal yehualshet says:

    Hey please help me find this I know I can help my self and my country

  13. TCHATO says:

    Bonjour, je suis un étudiant camerounais ayant obtenu mon master 1 en maths appliqué avec mention AB et j’aimerais si possible faire un master en intelligence artificielle et si possible un doctorat .
    Je suis très intéressé

  14. yirga kebede says:

    my name is yirga kebede i graduated by electrical and computer engineering i have CGPA 3.75 , focus on control stream. thank you.

  15. Habtamu zeleke says:

    I am habtamu zeleke from Addis ababa university BSC degree by fields of electrical engineering and am looking for free Scholarship

  16. Murtala Yusuf Hamza says:

    I’m truly interested and would like to be part of this. Kindly send me the form.

  17. samuel olusegun says:

    i am so glad to see this, I will like to be one of candidate.as a mathematician I will love to do this course. thank u

  18. LEMOU says:

    Svp, je suis togolais titulaire d une licence en mathématiques statistiques et applications socioéconomiques et j ai la volonté de faire un master chez vous.

  19. Ephrem says:

    I need it, I am from Ethiopia

  20. jibril says:

    Very interesting, I have a Bsc in Mathematics I would love to join you for this course

  21. Balogun Idowu says:

    I have and NCE and presently on my MBBS programme. I’ll love to connect all these to IT with a masters. Thanks

  22. Yono Abundance says:

    Thank you so much for this wonder full opportunity. I saw it seconds ago!
    I have a very strong passion, for mathematics, technology and innovations. And would like to be one study and promote the use of artificial intelligence to enhance the growth and development the Afrcan continent.
    I have a Bachelor of Technology degree from the The Federall University of Technology(FUTMIN), Minna, Nigeria.
    Pls send me the application form.

    • Falade Olufemi Ayodele says:

      Thank you so much for this wonder full opportunity. I got this page link 5mins ago,
      I strong passionate for technology and innovations. And would like to study and promote the use of artificial intelligence to enhance the growth and development the Afrcan continent.
      I have a Bachelor of Technology degree in computer engineering from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) , Ogbomoso Oyo state , Nigeria.
      Pls send me the application form.

  23. Mahira says:

    This post provides good information. I’m gonna share it with all my classmates. I am searching for fully funded scholarship and I am looking for more opportunities. Can anyone help me? thanks

  24. I’m in my third year at a recognized university in Zambia studying computer science with a education.
    Can I stand a chance if I applied?


  25. I’m in my third year at a recognized university in Zambia studying computer science with education.
    Can I stand a chance if I applied?

    • Wayan Vota says:

      Yes, you could get the free Master Degree in Artificial Intelligence. You will need to follow links the article above and apply directly to the program.

  26. Hello, I am Tsion from ethiopia and Thank you so much for this wonder full opportunity. I have BSC degree in Information System and i am very interested to study AI Masters program for free scholarship

  27. Hassan HILAL says:

    Thank you for offering this program. I’d like to study the use of artificial intelligence to enhance the growth and development the African continent. I have a Bachelor & Master of Technology degree in sciences computer engineering as I’m interesting on the PhD degree. Thanks to clarify me the needed action from me and as well the next steps.
    Br Hassan

    • Wayan Vota says:

      Hassan, congratulations on your advanced degrees in computer engineering. You will need to apply directly to Google for this PhD stipend and scholarship program. Good luck in your application!

  28. Eric Obeng Agyekum says:

    Hello, am Eric Obeng Agyekum from Ghana, I have Bachelor Degree in Chemistry. I have interest in Data Entry and want to take part in Al master program. Can you please send me the application form…..thank you.