S2DS offers a significant opportunity for students and recent alumni to apply their knowledge, interest and expertise in data analytics and data science within a commercial setting. A dedicated Oxford University scholarship is available for the programme.
Read Oxford University alumnus Jasper Hajonides van der Meulen's perspective on his experience on the S2DS programme and how this relatively short programme provided a steppingstone from an academic path into a commercial data science role.
The S2DS bootcamp provides five weeks of intensive, project-based training and application of data science within a client-based project. S2DS runs three times each year, in spring, summer and autumn, and it is suitable for MSc and PhD graduates and students in the final year of their studies who can commit to a full-time programme. Candidates need to have at least intermediate programming experience in Python or R to be suitable for the course.
Applications are open for S2DS Spring 2024 until Sunday 10 December 2023.
Scholarships and Fees
Oxford University applicants can chose between two possible routes for S2DS scholarships, but candidates may only apply to one of these options.
Successful candidates who do not secure a scholarship will need to pay a registration fee of £950 and there are no additional costs.
S2DS Oxford Scholarship Applications
A dedicated Oxford University scholarship is available for one candidate on each S2DS programme and it covers the entire £950 registration fee. If successful, the scholarship recipient will pay 50% of the registration fee during registration which will be refunded to them upon completion of the S2DS Bootcamp.
The Oxford Scholarship is only open to current students or alumni of Oxford University and it has its own dedicated application process through the S2DS Oxford Scholarship application form.
S2DS Oxford Scholarship application
S2DS Partial Scholarship Applications
For every edition of the S2DS programme there are a limited number of partial scholarships open to any applicant, and awarded on a needs and merit basis. To be eligible for this partial scholarship, candidates must apply using the standard S2DS application form and complete the appropriate additional section on that application.