FAQ

Who can apply to the school? Is the school open to everyone?

Yes. We encourage everyone to apply, regardless of their location. We strive to create a diverse machine learning community where everyone can participate.

I am working in industry, can I still apply?

Yes, definitely!

What is the required level of Machine Learning to apply?

We expect participants to have taken at least one basic machine learning/artificial intelligence/statistics course at an undergraduate level. They should be familiar with e.g., linear regression and have a basic knowledge of calculus, linear algebra and probability. Participants should also have experience in programming (preferably in Python) so they are able to complete the practical sessions.

If you are unsure whether you have the required background we suggest you have a look at chapters 2 and 3 of the "Dive Into Deep Learning" book available at https://d2l.ai/index.html.

How much does registration cost?

The regular rate for participation at the summer school is 200 USD. This fee applies to students, postdocs, faculty and covers all expenses including accommodation and food for the whole week. If accommodation is not needed the rate is 100 USD (or possibly lower if you apply for scholarship).

The fee for industrial participants is 1000 USD. We have special rates if you don't need accommodation and/or if you are a startup or non-profit organization; please contact us.

Can I apply for scholarship/financial assistance?

Yes, we do have very limited positions for scholarships. If you want to apply for a scholarship, please do mention so in your application letter and tell us the reasons why you need such scholarship. Note that the selection criteria for scholarship is independent of the acceptance to the school.

Will I receive a proof of attendance?

Yes, every participant in the school will receive a certificate confirming their participation.

Will I need a visa to come to Turkey?

Information about visa can be found at the webpage: http://www.mfa.gov.tr/visa-information-for-foreigners.en.mfa

If you have any question that is not on the list, feel free to ask us at contact@nassma-ml.org