Last updated February 20, 2020
Next in my series on How to Fully Fund Your PhD, I provide a list below of universities that offer full funding for a PhD in Machine Learning. Machine learning is a type of artificial intelligence that provides computers with the ability to learn without being explicitly programmed. A PhD in Machine Learning can provide pathways for careers in technology, research and academia.
“Full funding” is a financial aid package for full time students that includes full tuition and an annual stipend or salary for living expenses for the three to six-year duration of the student’s doctoral studies. Funding is typically offered in exchange for graduate teaching and research work that is complementary to your studies. Not all universities provide full funding to their doctoral students, which is why I recommend researching the financial aid offerings of all the potential PhD programs in your academic field, including small and lesser-known schools both in the U.S. and abroad.
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Carnegie Mellon University, School of Computer Science (Pittsburgh, PA): Admitted PhD students receive full tuition and stipend support for the academic year for a period of 5 years.
Machine Learning at John Hopkins University (cross-departmental studies) (Baltimore, MD): Most PhD students at JHU are fully funded for tuition, stipend, and health insurance, through a mix of research assistantships, teaching assistantships, training grants, and fellowships.
Cornell University, Department of Computer Science (Ithaca, NY): All students who are accepted will obtain a fully funded fellowship that covers tuition, 12 months salary and health insurance.
University of Cambridge, Cambridge – Tübingen PhD Fellowships in Machine Learning (Cambridge, UK & Tübingen, Germany): Available funding for up to four PhD Fellowships covering university tuition fees (at Cambridge EU rates) and a stipend of approximately 17,000 Euros.
University College London, Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit (London, United Kingdom): Students at the Gatsby Unit study toward a PhD in either machine learning or theoretical neuroscience. Gatsby PhD studentships cover the cost of tuition at the appropriate rate, and include a tax-free stipend of £23,500 per annum. Full funding is available to all students, regardless of nationality.
Stanford University, Department of Computer Science, School of Engineering (Stanford, CA): Most Computer Science PhD students are supported by a research or teaching assistantship in Computer Science or the School of Engineering (SOE), or by a fellowship, or by an approved assistantship through a collaborating research organization. The SOE’s PhD program is full-time and requires full tuition, most or all of which is normally covered by such support.
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