DLI Programs for Educators

Enhance your AI, data science, and accelerated computing  curriculum with access to GPUs, course materials, and hands-on training.

Demand for graduates with AI skills is booming, and the NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute (DLI) provides resources to help you give your students hands-on experience in areas like deep learning, accelerated computing, and robotics.

Free Workshops for Academic

NVIDIA DLI is now offering free, virtual workshops for students, researchers and faculty from academia to provide hands-on experience in the areas of deep learning, accelerated computing, and accelerated data science.

Academic workshop registration is subject to approval and each workshop is limited to specific regions. DLI plans to extend these academic workshops to other global regions soon.

  • Brazil
  • EMEA
  • India
  • Latin America
  • North America


Select a title below to see what’s covered in each workshop. These courses are conducted in English for educators in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Only verifiable educators with a valid email address from a college or university in these regions are eligible to attend these workshops.

Register for a NVIDIA DLI Higher Education Workshop in India here.


NVIDIA DLI is now offering free, virtual faculty development workshops to provide teachers with hands-on experience and tips in the areas of deep learning, accelerated computing, and accelerated data science. Achieving a certificate in these workshops is also one of the biggest steps towards DLI instructor certification should you choose to take the next step.

Faculty development workshop registration is subject to approval and each workshop is limited to specific regions. DLI plans to extend these faculty development workshops to other global regions soon. Note: For 2-day workshops, please make sure you can attend both days.

Educator Resources

Teaching Kits

DLI Teaching Kits are available to qualified university educators interested in course solutions across data science, deep learning, accelerated computing, and robotics. Comprehensive and modular,  you can integrate lecture materials, hands-on exercises, GPU cloud resources, and more into your curriculum.

University Ambassador Program

Qualified university educators are eligible for instructor certification through the DLI Ambassador Program, enabling delivery of free DLI workshops to university students, researchers, and faculty. You’re encouraged to download the DLI Teaching Kits and then consider applying for the Ambassador Program for additional benefits.

Jetson AI Ambassador Certification

If you’re an educator or trainer teaching robotics and AI using NVIDIA® Jetson™, this certification recognizes competency in teaching AI on Jetson. It’s earned after a project-based assessment and an interview with NVIDIA experts.

The ‘Fundamentals of Deep Learning’ course offered through NVIDIA’s Deep Learning Institute provided faculty from different KENET member universities a great opportunity to get up-to-date training on this important topic. The instructor-led training was rigorous but concise, comprehensive, insightful, and a practical introduction to deep learning. I am looking forward to new research areas and applications that will emerge from this training.

- Dr. Meoli Kashorda, Executive Director of KENET, the National Research & Education Network of Kenya

Hundreds of universities have certified DLI University Ambassadors, including:

Arizona state university
Columbia university singapore
University of florida
Hong kong university science technology
National university singapore
University of oxford

Featured Resources

Bringing AI to the Classroom: NVIDIA’s Deep Learning Teaching Kit

NVIDIA’s higher-education leadership and Pawel Morkisz, assistant professor of mathematics at AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow, discuss the Deep Learning Teaching Kit, co-developed with Professor Yann LeCun and his team at New York University.

How to Become an Ambassador for Deep Learning

Learn about the NVIDIA DLI and University Ambassador Program and hear real examples of how leading academics are involved with the Ambassador Program.

Accelerated Computing Teaching Kit for University Educators: Introduction and Use Cases

Learn about the latest version of the Accelerated Computing Teaching Kit, a comprehensive set of academic labs, university teaching material, and e-book for use in introductory and advanced parallel programming courses. 

Bringing GPU-accelerated Computing and AI to the Classroom

In addition to DLI training, DLI also offers educators in academia access to two special programs. The DLI University Ambassador Program certifies qualified instructors to teach DLI workshops, at no cost, across campuses and academic conferences to faculty, students, and researchers. DLI Teaching Kits offers full-term course materials that lower the barrier of incorporating AI and GPU computing in the classroom.

Do the Robot: Free Online Training, AI Certifications Make It Easy to Learn and Teach Robotics

Educational resources target a new generation of students and teachers exploring autonomous machines.

Learn and Accelerate with GPU Mentors by Your Side

The GPU Hackathon and Bootcamp program pairs computational and domain scientists with experienced GPU mentors to teach them the parallel computing skills they need to accelerate their work.