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£10,000 OfS Conversion MSc Scholarships

Teesside University is offering 19 scholarships, each worth £10,000, to eligible students to study a conversion MSc in Applied Artificial Intelligence or Applied Data Science. These courses are designed for students with no background in these or related subject areas.

These conversion courses are part of the Government's response to the shortage of data science and AI specialists in the UK. The Government's digital strategy predicted that within 20 years, 90% of all jobs will require some element of digital skills.

The Government aims to increase the number of people from groups currently underrepresented in the AI and data science fields, and to encourage graduates from diverse backgrounds to consider a future in these occupations.

Scholarship eligibility criteria

You must belong to at least one of the following underrepresented groups: female, black, disabled, students from POLAR quintiles 1 and 2, refugees, children from military families, veterans and partners of military personnel.

OfS Scholarships are available for full-time study starting in September 2022 on:


The deadline for receipt of scholarship applications is 7 August 2022.The course offer you receive from Teesside University will provide you with your Student ID for you to quote in your OfS scholarship application.

You can apply for your OfS scholarship any time up to the deadline, but please do NOT submit your OfS scholarship application until after you have ACCEPTED a 'CONDITIONAL' or 'UNCONDITIONAL' offer of a place on an eligible MSc course. OfS scholarship applications received without a valid student ID which is generated after an offer is made will not be considered.

Strict deadlines apply. It is very important that you allow plenty of time for your course application to be processed so that you receive an offer of a place on an eligible course well before the scholarship application deadline.

Selection process

The Scholarship Panel will convene soon after the scholarship application deadline, to consider eligible scholarship applicantions. Your OfS scholarship application will be considered if you meet all the following conditions by the scholarship application deadline:

  • Received and accepted an 'UNCONDITIONAL' offer of a place on an eligible course
  • Submitted a valid OfS scholarship application and evidence requested in support of your application
  • (International students only) passed all financial checks and been granted a valid study VISA.

Priority in allocating OfS scholarships will be given to UK female, black and disabled candidates.

The Scholarships Panel's decisions are final and the panel shall not be obliged to provide reasons for its decisions.

Notification of success

If you are successful in your OfS scholarship application, you will receive a formal offer of a scholarship on or soon after 31 August 2022. You will be given a deadline by which to respond to the offer of a scholarship to let us know if you will be accepting it.

We do not normally write to candidates who have not been successful.

Scholarship disbursement

  • One-year full time course - four quarterly payments of £2,500 in October, January, April and July.
  • Two-year full-time course (including Advanced Practice) - as above, in the first year of your course.

Disbursement is normally made at the end of the month shown to your nominated UK bank account. If a scholarship student should withdraw, suspend, transfer to an ineligible course or another institution, fail their programme of study or leave the University, the scholarship will be negated from that point. The University also reserves the right to withdraw the scholarship and cease further scholarship payments if a student is deemed not to be fully engaged with their learning on their course. Non-engagement includes poor attendance and/or failure to complete course assessments.

OfS scholarship application form

Applications for this scholarships are now closed.

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