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Why AMMI?

The African Masters of Machine Intelligence (AMMI) will prepare well rounded Machine Intelligence (MI) researchers by focusing on basic research in MI as well as the development of a vast array of applications that respond to both present and future needs of Africa and the world. AMMI graduates will go on to create and/or join the best industrial and public R&D labs in Africa and beyond therefore strengthening the African MI community and scientific community at large, achieving crucial breakthroughs for the global good.

Applications Now Open

CLOSING DATE: 30 November, 2021

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Basic Requirements

The minimum admission requirements are:

A bachelor’s degree in mathematics, computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering or a recognized equivalent from an accredited institution;

A satisfactory scholastic average, usually a minimum average of B (or 80%) or better is required;

Interest and/or background in artificial intelligence, machine learning etc. demonstrated in courses taken and projects undertaken;

Consent to mentor an undergraduate student at your previous institution while enrolled at AMMI; Consent to mentor an AMMI student after graduation;

Strong interest in solving national or continental problems using science and technology.

For more detailed information on acceptance documents, please contact the AMMI Admissions Office

Note: Your Original degrees, diplomas, academic certificates and transcripts should be in your possession upon arrival on Campus.

Academic History

Required transcripts records: Upload your official transcripts with your application. These include transcripts from every post-secondary institution attended, including summer sessions and extension programs. All academic records that are not originally in English or French should be issued in their original language and accompanied by English certified translations.

References

At least three references are required. Be sure to inform your recommenders that they will be reached to provide a recommendation letter on your behalf. Your recommenders are asked to give their personal impressions of your intellectual ability, your aptitude in research or professional skills, your character, and the quality of your previous work.

Personal Statement

The personal statement should tell us about yourself, your academic achievements, aspirations and other important accomplishments (ie: projects, online courses, awards, etc) related to AI and Machine Learning. It should also paint a picture of your academic aspirations including post-masters. (500 words max)

Background Summary

You may choose to instead submit a 90 second video. This does not need to be a professionally made video but we recommend that sound and lighting be clear.

Please submit a complete CV starting with most recent experience first.

Note: Prospective students applying for AIMS are welcome to apply for AMMI.

FAQs


We recommend that you start your application as soon as the applications for admission is available from our Admissions page (above).

There is no application fee. Applying for the AMMI program is free of charge.

All students admitted for the AMMI program are automatically granted a full scholarship.

All decisions will be sent by the Admission Office as soon as available. If you have not received a response, please consider that your application is under review.

No, all admitted students will be assigned to the campus in Senegal. Selected applications will be notified of this decision with an admission letter.

The AMMI program is an English-taught program.

If you submitted your application successfully, you should have received a confirmation email. If you have not received this email within 24 hours, and you have checked your spam messages, please contact admissions@aimsammi.org

Yes, you can apply for the AMMI program without your full transcripts. If you are pre-selected, the AMMI’s Admission Office will -at that time- request you to provide your full transcripts.