Application for the Vector Scholarship in Canada will open soon. The Vector Scholarships In Artificial Intelligence are merit-based awards that recognize top candidates pursuing AI-related studies in master’s programs recognized by the Vector Institute or who are following an individualized study path that is demonstrably AI-focused in Ontario, Canada. Scholarships will be awarded to students in both core technical programs and complementary fields such as business or health care.
- Host Institution: Universities or institutions in the province of Ontario that are recognized by the Vector Institute; or are in an AI-related discipline that offers individualized study paths that are demonstrably AI-focused.
- Field of Study: AI-related master’s program.
- Number of awards: Around 115.
- Duration: One year.
- Target group: Open to all.
Vector Scholarship in Canada Benefits
The Vector Scholarship In Artificial Intelligence is valued at $17,500 CAD for one full year of study.
Vector Scholarship in Canada Eligibility
To be considered for a scholarship, students must hold a GPA equivalent to a first class standing (A-) and take the following actions:
- Apply and be accepted for full-time study in an AI-related master’s program for the 2019-20 academic year in the province of Ontario that is: A) recognized by the Vector Institute; or B) in an AI-related discipline that offers individualized study paths that are demonstrably AI-focused
- Submit a 250-word (maximum) statement outlining the reason for pursuing a master’s in AI, relevant AI-related experience, and career aspirations. Statements must be submitted directly to the program to which the student has applied and which has offered the student admission.
- Acquire references from two referees, one of whom must be an academic. Reference forms must be submitted directly by the referee to the administrator of the program to which the student has applied and which has offered the student admission. Students must complete the top part of the form BEFORE emailing it to their referees.
Students cannot directly apply for the scholarship. Interested students should contact the graduate administrator of the AI-related master’s program to which they have applied to indicate their interest in being considered for nomination and Confirm the date by which documents must be received.
Submission deadlines vary by university and by program; candidates should confirm deadlines with the graduate administrator of the program to which they have applied. Scholarship applications must be submitted through the program(s) the prospective student has applied to and include the following components:
- copies of all official transcripts;
- two references (at least one of two references must be academic). Note that the referee forms are not the same forms submitted when you applied to your program. Referee forms will become available on the Vector website on January 6, 2020;
- an up-to-date one to two-page CV; and
- a 250-word statement outlining your reason for pursuing a master’s in AI, relevant AI-related experience, and career aspirations.
Programs must submit nominations to the Vector Institute. Nominations will be opened from January 6 to April 3, 2020. For more detail on the Vector Scholarship in Canada for Artificial Intelligence related studies, do not forget to check the official page.