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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.

To join this highly selective program, review the admission requirements below.

APPLICATIONS ARE WELCOME

CLOSING DATE: February 28, 2019

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Admission Requirements

BASIC REQUIREMENTS

The minimum admission requirements are:

  • A bachelor’s degree in mathematics, computer science, electrical engineering or 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 should be issued in their original language and accompanied by English certified translations.

RECOMMENDATION LETTER

At least three letters of recommendation are required. Be sure to inform your recommenders of the admission deadline. 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. It should also paint a picture of your academic aspirations including post-masters. (500 words max)

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.

BACKGROUND SUMMARY

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

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

FAQs

When should I apply?

We recommend that you start your application as soon as possible. Some requirements like recommendation letters may take some time to finalize. Our application deadline is on 28th February 2019.

Is there an application fee?

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

What are the tuition costs?

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

When will a decision be made on my application?

All decisions will be sent by the end of the month of July 2019. If you have not received a response by then, please consider that your application was not accepted.

Can I select which campus I prefer to join if selected?

No, the selection committee, after decision, will assign students to either the campus in Rwanda or Ghana. Selected applications will be notified of this decision via admission letter.

What will the language of instruction be?

The AMMI program will be taught in English. While proficiency in English is important, English language courses will be available for all admitted students.

Did you get my application? I did not receive a confirmation email.

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 email messages, please contact admissions@aimsammi.org

I have submitted my application but the provided References were not contacted.

References will be contacted after applications review (after the deadline). You will be informed when your reference has submitted a recommendation letter.

Can I apply for the AMMI program without full transcripts?

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

When will my referee be contacted to provide a recommendation letter?

Following the admission review process, selected students will be retained and recommendation letters will be requested directly from respective referees.