Last updated October 30, 2022
Next in my series on How to Fully Fund Your PhD, I provide a list below of universities that offer full funding for PhD Programs 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 Ph.D. 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): They committed to providing your full tuition and stipend support for the coming academic year as long as you continue to make satisfactory progress in our program. Students who do not have external financial support will be funded via graduate assistantships, awarded for a nine-month period. Also, provide a dependency allowance.
Johns Hopkins University, Department of Computer Science
(Baltimore, MD): All Computer Science, PhD students at JHU are guaranteed full funding for tuition, stipend, and health insurance, through a mix of research and teaching assistantships. The Department of Computer Science’s core research areas includes theory and algorithms; security, privacy, and cryptography; computational biology and medicine; and machine learning and data-intensive computing.
University of Cambridge, PhD in Advanced Machine Learning
(Cambridge, UK & Tübingen, Germany): Available funding for up to two 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 Ph.D. studentships cover the cost of tuition at the appropriate rate and include a tax-free stipend of £26,000 per annum. Full funding is available to all students, regardless of nationality.
Stanford University, Department of Computer Science
(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.
Harvard University, PhD in Computer Science includes Machine Learning
(Cambridge, Massachusetts): The financial aid program features guaranteed funding for the first five years to all Ph.D. students and a variety of funding options and fellowships for other students. This includes tuition, fees, and a cost-of-living stipend.
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