Frequently Asked Questions

Who can apply for OxML 2021?


  • Everyone is welcome to apply to OxML 2021 regardless of their origin, nationality, and country of residence.
  • Our primary target audience are (1) PhD students 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.




What information do I need to complete the application form?


You need to fill the online application form and submit your resume.




Can I still apply for the school after the applocation deadline date?


Applications will no longer be accepted after the set deadline. We encourage you to apply to next year’s Summer School.




What is the registration fee (and what does it cover)?


There is no application fee, however, successful participants will need to pay a registration fee.
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. 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).




My application was unsuccessful this year. Why have I not been accepted?


We want to ensure an engaging and diverse audience. OxML participants are selected using a scoring system. The scoring system favours applicants who are graduate students, whose research areas are closer to the scope of the Summer School, and would benefit more from the school.




Do you issue a certificate of completion?


Yes, participants will receive an electronic certificate of attendance at the end of the school including the subjects covered during OxML school and number of hours of lectures, workshops, unconference sessions, etc. This information can be used by each university to calculate the corresponding number of ECTS credits.




COVID-19 Update (This section will be updated regularly)


The news of COVID-19 pandemic has been devastating to follow — like you, we are also closely following the latest developments on this matter. Of course, our top priority will be the health and safety of the participants, and compliance with public health guidelines. Therefore, it has been decided to host OxML 2021 fully virtual this year.




I've attended the previous edition of the school (OxML 2020). Can I apply again?


For this virtual format of the school, we welcome also participants who attended previous editions.




If I attend OxML 2021 virtually, will this impact my chances of being accepted for future physical editions of the school?


No, attending the school virtually will not influence the selection in future physical editions.




Can the organisers waive the registration fee?


All successful applicatns are required to pay the registration fee in order to reduce the level of attrition, however, those 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.





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