WACQT, with extra support from the Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation through the EDU-WACQT programme, is offering two scholarships to strengthen the Swedish undergraduate education in Quantum Technology. The EDU-WACQT scholarship in Quantum Technology is available for non-EU/EEA students who are applying for Master’s Programmes in Nanoscience or Photonics at the Faculty of Engineering at Lund University.
Background and objectives
The world is on the verge of a quantum technology revolution, with extremely powerful computers, intercept-proof communications and hyper-sensitive measuring instruments in sight. Wallenberg Centre for Quantum Technology (WACQT) is a 12-year SEK 1 billion research effort that aims to take Sweden to the forefront of this very rapidly expanding area of technology. Through an extensive research programme, WACQT aims at developing and securing Swedish expertise within the main areas of quantum technology: quantum computing and simulation, quantum communications and quantum sensing. Our main project is to develop a quantum computer that can solve problems far beyond the reach of the best conventional supercomputers.
Requirements and how to apply
Each scholarship is SEK 161 500 per year for two academic years, starting in the fall of 2024. The amount covers 95% of the tuition fee and will be paid directly to Lund University.
The scholarship recipients must be from outside the EU/EEA and are required to follow the curriculum of the Master’s Programme they are admitted to (Photonics or Nanoscience). In addition to the mandatory courses in each programme, the recipients will follow a Quantum technology track of at least 15 credits.
The selection of the scholarship recipients will be based on the applicant’s academic grades and a personal motivation letter. It must be stated in the motivation letter that the applicant is aiming for the EDU-WACQT scholarship and is committed to following a Quantum technology track.
The next application period will open in February 2024. Applications must be submitted via the LU Global Scholarship application form. You will find a link with further application instructions on this page when the application period is open: