Important Dates








Target Audience

Everyone is welcome to apply to OxML 2021 regardless of their origin, nationality, and country of residence.

  • Our primary target audience are (1) postgraduate students (PhD and MSc) with good technical background whose research topics are related to ML, plus (2) researchers and engineers in both academia and industry with similar/advanced levels of technical knowledge. 

  • All applicants are subject to a selection process; we aim to select strongly motivated participants, who are interested in broadening their knowledge of the advanced topics in the field of ML/DL and their applications.


  • The application deadline is April 30, 2021; those interested can apply through the application page.

  • The application portal may close earlier than the deadline if the number of applications exceeds our capacity to review (last year we had more than 10x more applicants than we planned to accept).

  • There is no application fee.

  • Accepted participants will have access to all lectures, plus the event’s community portal (e.g., Q&A and chat environment for participants and speakers/TAs, ML programming workshops, recordings of the lectures [for a limited time], the unconference track, networking, and more). 


The school’s world-renowned speakers are from top ML research groups (e.g., Oxford, Cambridge, CIFAR, Amazon, DeepMind, Microsoft Research, and more). The speakers’ bios and more details on their talks will be announced in the coming weeks

Registration fee (for successful applicants)*: 

      Full-time students: £60

      Full-time academics: £120

      Others: £300


* Successful applicants who are employed by/studying in organisations that are based in low-middle-income countries (i.e., any country outside the list shown as "high income" in this map will be entitled to a 50% discount for the registration fee.

Selection Process

We want to ensure an engaging and diverse audience. OxML participants are selected using a scoring system. The scoring system favours applicants who have more relevant technical knowledge, and whose research areas are closer to the scope of the Summer School. Our key objective is to contribute to more democratic development in AI (across geographies, industries and underrepresented [in tech] segments of the society); this will lead to additional selection criteria in addition to skills and personal statement in the application form.


A certificate of successful participation in the School will be delivered indicating the number of hours of lectures/workshops.

Questions and further information: 

Please see the FAQs page for more information.​

17 February 2021

Applications Open

30 April 2021

Applications Close

31 May 2021

Acceptance Notification

9-20 August 2021

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