DeepLearning.AI Study Group FAQ



Q: When and where is the Study Group?

A: The study group will take place at Beykoz Kundura in Istanbul, Turkey, starting on December 1 and ending on April 13. We will hold the sessions every Saturday between these dates.

Q: Who leads the discussion group? Will there be lecturers every week?

A: This year, we are trying out something new; something more community driven. We asked past study group participants to volunteer for 16 weeks. Additionally, we will invite AI researchers and pre-eminent academics to enrich the experience and the curriculum of the study group.

Q: How much will the study group cost for the participants?

A: The study group is free of charge. Transportation and meals are provided by BEV.Foundation. Your active participation and hard work are expected.

Q: How can I access the curriculum?

A: You can find the curriculum here.

Q: Is the course on Coursera free?

A: Yes, it is completely free. While you will be notified of payment options, you can always keep using the free version. When you are notified of the 7-day free trial, press “Audit the course”.

Q: Can I join even if I am not a university or master student?

A: The study group is open to undergraduate students or those with further experience.

Q: What level of background knowledge does the study group require?

A: The course is taught in Python.Have a Python environment ie Anaconda ready on your computer before the programme. You will find instructions here.  

We assume you have basic programming skills (understanding of loops, if/else statements, data structures such as lists and dictionaries).

Recommended skills are basic linear algebra in mathematics (matrix-vector operations and notation) and a basic understanding of machine learning (how we represent data, what a machine learning model does).

If you still have questions in mind, please e-mail us via

All participants have to abide by OUR CODE OF CONDUCT.