Quantum Communications and Femtotechnologies International educational program ITMO University

Quantum Communications and Femtotechnologies

University of Rochester

Partner University: University of Rochester

Place of Study: Russia, the USA
Outcome (diploma or credits): Master of Science (ITMO University)
Duration: 2 years, 120 credits
Language: English
Application Deadline: 03 August 2020
Admission Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in the field of optics/photonics or equivalent, with excellent/good grades; upper-intermediate level of English*
Annual Tuition Fee: 253,000 rubles for Russian students; 273,000 rubles for international students


The program is aimed at training world-class specialists in the field of optical and quantum technologies.


The program’s relevance is associated with the demand for specialists able to develop and apply a new generation of safe and ultra-fast systems for data transmission, recording, and storage, as well as apply femtosecond radiation technologies with different spectral ranges in medicine, biology, and other fields.


This is the first educational program in Russia that allows students to obtain practical skills in quantum communications by working on conventional fiber lines-based multisite quantum networks. Femtotechnologies are studied in the laboratories of the International Institute of ”Photonics and Optical Information Technology”. The unique experience gained by students in different projects ensures that they are in high demand at innovative companies all over the world.

Graduates successfully work in the following fields:


This is a double degree program with the University of Rochester (Rochester, NY, USA). Extensive studying opportunities in other leading universities of the world are also provided.

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*The applicants are required to pass entrance examination successfully. Please be informed that the double-degree option will be available only to the most successful students on a competitive basis.

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