Skip to main content

Vector Scholarship in Artificial Intelligence

The Vector Institute will drive excellence and leadership in Canada’s knowledge, creation and use of artificial intelligence (AI) to foster economic growth and improve the lives of Canadians. Vector strives to attract the best global talent focused on research excellence in deep learning and machine learning.

  • Value and duration

    $17,500 for one year

  • Quota

    Open competition: No quota

    Open to students entering any master’s program at Ontario Tech University who are pursuing studies in an AI field (Vector endorsement of the program is not required). While there is no quota for the open competition, the university will determine the number of candidates submitted to the Vector Institute based on total number and quality of applications received. 

  • Deadline
    Internal deadline: February 28, 2024
  • Eligibility

    To be considered for a scholarship, you must:

    • Entering a full-time master’s program in an AI-related field at an Ontario university for the 2023-24 academic year. The program must be Vector-recognized or you must be pursuing an individualized study plan that is demonstrably AI-focused.
    • Hold first-class standing (minimum of A- or equivalent) in the last two years of full-time equivalent study from a recognized university (typically 20 half-courses). Students’ transcripts should reflect preparedness for the proposed master’s program.
    • Consideration will be given to nominees with upper second class standing (B+) and relevant work experience, only if rationale for consideration is included in the nomination package.
  • How to apply

    Review scholarship information on the Vector website.

    A complete application package including the following components must be submitted to: 

    All applications must clearly indicate the Ontario Tech University student ID. 

    Referee Report forms must be submitted directly to by February 28 by those completing the forms. Please note this is a hard deadline. Referee reports must be submitted by February 28 and may not be submitted by students. It is the responsibility of the applicant to follow up with their respective referees to ensure referee report forms are submitted in time. Incomplete applications will be removed from the competition.

  • Next steps
    All application files will be accepted, reviewed and processed by SGPS. Eligible applications are reviewed by the Departmental Selection Committee prior to nomination to the Vector Institute.