VECTOR SCHOLARSHIPS IN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (VSAI)
2019-20 Competition now open!
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.
In order to be considered for a scholarship, students planning to enroll in an AI master’s program in the 2019-20 academic year must meet eligibility criteria including the submission of all necessary documentation to the administrator of the master’s program to which they have applied by the date set by the program. Contact the program’s graduate administrator to confirm the date by which documents must be received.
University programs submit nominations to the Vector Institute. The Vector Institute does not accept applications directly from prospective students.
Information for Students
Note: 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 to confirm the date by which documents must be received.
The Vector Institute will award up to 115 scholarships to meritorious students who pursue a full-time AI-related master’s degree in the Province of Ontario in the 2019-20 academic year. Scholarships are valued at $17,500 CAD for one full year of study.
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.
Submission deadlines vary by university and by program; candidates should confirm deadlines with the graduate administrator of the program to which they have applied. Programs must submit nominations to the Vector Institute by April 5, 2019; 250-word student statement and the two referee reports must therefore be submitted to the program well in advance of this date and by the deadline provided by the program of study.
Scholarship decisions will be announced on April 26, 2019
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