Fundamental and Applied Photonics in Quantum and Femtotechnologies

University of Eastern Finland

Partner University: University of Eastern Finland, Tampere University

Place of Study: Russia, Finland
Outcome (diploma or credits): Master of Science (ITMO University), Master of Science in Technology (Tampere University), Master of Science (University of Eastern Finland)*
Duration: 2 years, including two semesters at Tampere University or the University of Eastern Finland, 120 credits
Language: English
Application Deadline: 01 July 2022
Admission Requirements: Bachelor's degree in optics/photonics or equivalent fields, with excellent/good grades; CV & motivation letter; upper-intermediate level of English. For admission to the partner university, IELTS or TOEFL certificates may be required**
Tuition Fee: 350,000 rubles/year for international students

Career options

Graduates of the program can pursue their careers in the following areas of photonics and optical information technologies:

Graduates can work as scientists, as well as research, design, communication engineers, etc.

Program description

The program is aimed at prospective students who would like to become experts in optical and quantum technologies for data transfer, processing, and recording, as well as femtotechnology. 

During their studies, students will acquire in-depth knowledge and practical skills in both core subjects, such as photonics and optoinformatics, and specialized disciplines, such as optical communication systems and quantum communications, optical systems for recording, storing, and displaying of information, and femtosecond optics and femtotechnologies.

They will also learn more about advanced high-tech areas of scientific and technical activities related to the use of information technologies based on optical and quantum principles, as well as electromagnetic radiation of the optical range for the diagnosis and therapy of socially significant diseases.

With the acquired competencies, students will be able to conduct research and engineering activities that involve the development and operation of optical and quantum devices and systems for data transfer, processing, and recording;  the creation and operation of lasers and laser systems for various purposes; the development and application of holographic technologies; and the software development for photonics and optoinformatics systems. Students have the chance to gain a high level of theoretical and practical expertise by participating in the innovative projects of ITMO’s International Institute of Photonics and Optoinformatics and its laboratories.


Students will learn:

Program сontent

* Double-degree option is to be confirmed.

** Fundamental and Applied Photonics in Quantum and Femtotechnologies is a double-degree program, which offers students an opportunity to earn two diplomas within two years of studying. Students can choose to study at ITMO for two years straight regardless of their specialization. Please note that admission to ITMO University does not guarantee admission to a partner university. The decision is taken by the partner university based on the student’s application.

The indicated fee is for the first year at ITMO, the fee for the second year will be set by the Partner University.

List of entrance examination questions (2021)

How to apply?

To apply, please fill in the application form and follow our step-by-step application guide for more details.

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