# Skoltech now offers an educational track in ‘quantum computer science’

Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) is a unique English-speaking international graduate only research university, located just outside of Moscow. Established in collaboration with M.I.T., Skoltech integrates the best Russian scientific traditions with twenty-first century entrepreneurship and innovation.

The MSc course is two years. Students will complete a thesis. All students accepted into this program will receive **(i)** a tuition waiver (covering the full price of tuition) as well as **(ii)** a basic starting stipend of 40k RUB (tax free) which goes to 55k RUB (tax free) after proven performance for six months.

Prior experience in quantum physics and quantum computing is not assumed.

**Track title.** Quantum Computer Science

**MSc program classification**. Data Science

**Awarded degree.** Master of Science in *Mathematics and Computer Science
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**Managing CREI.**CDISE

**Topical description.** The course aims to produce leaders in the area of quantum enhanced technology, able to program quantum processors being built by e.g. IBM, Google, Intel and D-Wave Systems Inc. Students will receive cutting edge training covering the theory and foundations of the topic of quantum computing, quantum communications and information science. This multidisciplinary program is self-contained, with an intake cohort including students with backgrounds across the mathematical and physical sciences.

**Related course offerings.**

- Complexity, Information Theory and the Computer – Jacob Biamonte with guest lectures
- Introduction to Quantum Information and Quantum Computation
- Quantum Software Master Class – Jacob Biamonte
- Special Topics in Quantum Computing – 2019. “Hamiltonian Complexity Theory” – various instructors
- Matrix and Tensor Factorizations and their Applications – Andrzej Cichocki (building on the course
*Numerical Linear Algebra*by Ivan Oseledets) - Machine Learning – Evgeny Burnaev (optional course
*Deep Learning*by Viktor Lempitsky)

**Application procedure.** The application process will consist of two stages. Students should send their full CV and a statement (not more than 300 words) outlining their interest to Jobs@DeepQuantum.AI – as part of initial screening, selected candidates will be contacted to submit a full application with a potential initial screening interview via Skype.

1. When will classes start ? When will application portal open ?

2. I already have masters degree in computational science . Can I apply for another masters degree ?

Classes start in fall. You can apply but you might also consider the PhD. Follow the given instructions carefully. The PhD calls will be posted soon.

Hello,

I am from Cameroon, I have completed a B.Sc. in Physics with minor in Computer Science and also recently completed a Masters Degree in Physics. I wish to know if I can apply for the MSc Fellowship in Quantum Computer Science though I don’t exactly have a background in Quantum Computer Science. I am highly motivated and love the field of Quantum computing.

Hi,

Yes, you can.

Apply by following the instructions.

Excuse me sir, I’d like to ask about the curriculum of the MSc fellowship. What are the courses?

The list of courses here covers the main quantum computer science topical segments: the list of all courses is available at the Skoltech homepage (see ‘data science’ program).

Dear Admin,

I have my masters in Physics almost 12 years back and I am working in semiconductor industry since 7 years as optical engineer in europe. I am in pursuit of career move to quantum technologies. Will it be possible to apply for PhD directly?

Positions are highly competitive. Email your materials as described. We will examine what you send in detail. Thank you.

it seems that i have no luck in this life , i have just to watch people studying what i love ! mh very sad 🙁