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.
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.
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?
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?
If I attend OxML 2021 virtually, will this impact my chances of being accepted for future physical editions of the school?
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.
Are OxML summer schools organised by the University of Oxford?
No. OxML schools are organised by AI for Global Goals (an independent company).
Note that, CIFAR and Oxford University's Deep Medicine Program are the collaborators/partners in running this year's school, i.e., they contribute with their expertise in areas such as designing the program, contributing speakers, and so on.
What is the cancellation policy?
If, for any reason, you have to cancel your registration, you can be refunded up to 50 % of the registration fee if you cancel 30 days or more prior to the start of the School.