Author: Sophie Margue

Apply to the European Master for High Performance Computing

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Overview

EUMaster4HPC trains students, in an online and on-site format, on cutting-edge knowledge in HPC and HPC-related technologies taught by the best European specialists in HPC education.

What EUMaster4HPC provides our students with?

  • A quality-controlled and innovative educational master programme for HPC and industrial applications in HPC of pan-European reach
  • Expected and needed expertise that will enhance and develop student’s technical and transversal skills  to successfully become a leader in the HPC field
  • A sustainable network of different stakeholder involving universities, research centres, supercomputing centres (SCCs), private organisations,  industry experts, centres of excellences (CoEs) and HPC-related entities
  • A broader range of valuable competencies sought by employers at the European and international level

What EUMaster4HPC program empowers our students with?

Knowledge:

  • Declarative and methodological knowledge in mathematical modelling and algorithms.
  • Specialised, up-to-date procedural, declarative and methodological knowledge in statistics, parallel programming and parallel architecture.
  • Advanced research topics and applications in high performance computing for science and engineering.

Skills:

  • Applied and research skills in artificial intelligence, high performance data analytics, computational – linear algebra, statistics & optimisation and scientific computing.
  • Skills in parallel programming, distributed systems, middleware technologies, software engineering, compilers and parallel programming design.
  • Advanced skills in processors & HPC architecture design, memory hierarchy, pipelined and superscalar processors, I/O, storage, networking, and cloud design and deployment.
  • Transversal/soft skills and competencies in order to facilitate the integration into the job market; develop research topics & writing proposals and critically evaluate the problem & analysis skills.

Competences:

  • Create new ideas and procedures and manage complex, unpredictable solutions in the field of HPC.
  • Adapt rapidly to a multicultural working environment and understand the functionality of public and private entities.
  • Provide independent working method with self-direction and time mana

Entry requirements

Interest in solving engineering and scientific problems using computers and High Performance Computing.
  • Bachelor’s degree (CE/INF preferred)
    Or equivalent qualification in computer science, a relevant scientific or technical field, or mathematics.
  • Knowledge of programming
    Or more than 2 university courses in computer science from data structures, algorithms, programming or theoretical or technical computer science.
  • Comprehensive training in technical mathematics: algebra, linear algebra and probability and statistics,  functional analysis, numerics, optimisation, simulation / scientific computing
    Please list all appropriate courses in your application. (min. 4 lectures / courses).
  • Proficiency in  English
    (English proficiency of at least CEFR B2 / TOEFL 85/ IELTS 5 or higher, not older than 3 years; or a certificate proving that you have followed bachelor/master program of higher education in English).
  • Obligation to relocate for the second year of the master to another awarding university
    EUMaster4HPC programme is designed to promote mobility of students for the specialisation part during the second year of the study programme.s
Applications are only completed by using the online application form:

* Students coming from EuroHPC Member and participant states and who comply with the programme requisites.

How to Apply

Checklist of documents needed to complete the application

  • School-leaving certifcate
  • Transscript of records (If the transscript of records is not in a language of the EURO4HPC member states, please add an officially certified translation.)
  • University certificate (Or, if the studies are not completed yet: Certifcate, indicating the intended date of completion. If the certificate is not in a language of the EURO4HPC member states, please add officially certified translation.)
  • Curriculum vitae (Resume)
  • Letter of motivation
  • Certification of of proficiency in English (Please refer to entry requirements)
  • Copy of passport/ID card
  • Copy of residence permit for foreign nationals already domiciled in Switzerland

Please remember to read carefully relevant information about entry requirements.

Application procedure

The call for application opens from December 2022 and is ongoing in consecutive application periods.

Applications are only completed by using the online application form:

Applicants will be informed about the selection result via e-mail latest 2 weeks after the end of the current application period. If the jury considers it necessary, a personal interview (online) follows.

Scholarships and funding

Eligible students* will be awarded a “Mobility Scholarship”  form the EUMaster4HPC program to support expenses inherent to the programme (travel and accommodation).

Non-EU/Non-EuroHPC member country may be eligible for other scholarships, grants and financial aid. However students have to apply independently.

Tuition fees per awarding university

In order to achieve an inclusive and equal programme, the EUMaster4HPC will waive University fees for the eligible students*.

UniversityTution fees
UPC€ 3,557
USICHF 8,000
(For students whose official residence was in Switzerland or Liechtenstein at the time of the final high school exam (Maturità) the fees are CHF 2'000.-. The semester's fees of CHF 2'000.- are also applied to students whose official residence is Campione d'Italia under certain conditions.)

€ 8,143
SU€ 402
UniSofia€ 3,375
Polimi€ 4,000
LUX€ 400
KTH€ 180
FAU€ 117.50

During the mobility in year two, tuition fees of the second university will be waived.

Local scholarship programs

There is the possibility to receive local scholarships. 

Study Programme

Innovative pan-European master program

Mobility between two awarding universities

Year 1

Entry university

Fundamental courses

  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Software Engineering
  • Parallel Programming
  • Computer Architecture
Workshops
Summer
school

Year 2

Chosen university for mobility

Specialisations for High Performance Computing

  • Numerical and Data Analyst
  • Performance analyst and Advisor
  • System Development and Support
  • Computer Architect
Workshops
Dual degree
from
2 awarding
universities

Innovative pan-European
Master program

Mobility between
two awarding universities

Dual degree
from
2 awarding
universities

Year 2

Chosen university for mobility

Specialisations for High Performance Computing

  • Numerical and Data Analyst
  • Performance analyst and Advisor
  • System Development and Support
  • Computer Architect
Workshops

Summer school

Year 1

Entry university

Fundamental courses

  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Software Engineering
  • Parallel Programming
  • Computer Architecture
Workshops