Frequently Asked Questions

When can I apply for OxML 2020?


The application opens in January 2020 and closes on 30 April 2020. Please see the home page of the website for the important dates. Note that the application portal may close earlier than the deadline if the number of applications exceeds our capacity to review.




Who can apply for OxML 2020?


We encourage everyone with relevant backgrounds in ​computer science/ML to apply for the event. Our target audience are postgraduate students (PhD and MSc), academics (postdoc and faculty), and industry professionals.




What information do I need to complete the application form?


You need to fill the online application form, submit your CV and a short statement explaining how you would benefit from taking the course.




The deadline for OxML 2020 has passed. Can I still apply?


We received a significantly higher number of applications than the number of seats that the school can offer. Therefore, we hope to launch additional schools and webinars in the coming months, to make sure we can provide the community with additional learning and interaction opportunities with the fields top professors and thought leaders. If you have missed the deadline and are still interested in being considered for such opportunities in future, please feel free to fill this form; we will contact you in the coming weeks.




How do I pay my registration fees?


The payment instructions will be sent to you with your acceptance e-mail.

Registration fee for the successful candidates are:

  • £300 (PhD and MSc students)
  • £500 (Academics including postdocs)
  • £1000 (Industry professionals)




Who will pay for my travel and accommodation costs?


The registration fee does not cover the travel and accommodation fees. Applicants are responsible for paying their travel and accommodations expenses.




What does the registration fee cover?


The registration fee will cover the following items:

  • Access to all lecturers
  • Career fairs
  • Hackathon weekend
  • Lunches and coffee breaks
  • A number of formal/gala dinners in historical Oxford colleges




Am I guaranteed to receive scholarship?


A limited amount of scholarship is available, which is prioritised for students who might otherwise be unable to attend the school. We suggest attendees to utilise other funding channels they have available to cover the cost of attendance prior to applying for scholarship. This could come through your supervisor, research/professional development budget, etc.




Can I wait until after I get a visa before I register?


Yes, as long as you receive your visa application confirmation before the registration deadline. You can send your visa application prior to registering for the Summer School. If you are an international student and need a visa to travel to the United Kingdome, we strongly encourage you to submit your visa application as soon as possible. If you require additional sponsorship documentation for your visa application, please let us know as soon as possible.




I require an additional sponsorship support document for my visa application.


If you require additional support documentation, please contact us as soon as possible at contact@globalgoals.ai




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


OxML participants are selected using a scoring system. Decisions are made stochastically, and applicants with a higher score have a higher probability of being accepted. The scoring system favours applicants who are graduate students and whose research areas are closer to the scope of the Summer School.




What is the cancellation policy?


If, for any reason, you have to cancel your registration, you can be refunded up to 50 % of the Summer school fee if you cancel 45 days or more prior to the start of the Summer School programme.




Can the organisers waive the registration fee?


All participants are required to pay the registration fee. However, you might be eligible for additional financial support if you ask for scholarship.




I have a special dietary requirement, what do I do?


The successful candidates can share their dietary requirements after their application is accepted.




How can I find an accommodation for the duration of my stay in Oxford?


There are different accomodation options in Oxford (hotels, student accomodations, etc). We recommend you book a B&B student room in one of the Oxford University's colleges using Conference Oxford: https://conference-oxford.com/bb-self-catering




Do you issue a certificate of completion?


Yes, a certificate of completion can be issued upon request.




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, we are assessing various contingency plans (such as alternative dates, and going virtual), in case travel restrictions continue until mid August.
Nevertheless, at this point we will proceed as originally planned.
We will have more clarity re this by the time our selection process is complete (early June), and will keep you updated over the coming weeks.
We received a significantly higher number of applicants than the number of seats that the school can offer. Therefore, we hope to launch additional schools and webinars in the coming months, to make sure we can provide the community with additional learning and interaction opportunities with the field's top professors and thought leaders. If you have missed the deadline and are still interested in being considered for such opportunities in future, please feel free to fill this form; we will contact you in the coming weeks.