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Fundamental and Applied Photonics in Quantum and Femtotechnologies

ITMO University

24 months
3834 EUR/year
3590 EUR/year
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The Quantum Communications and Femtotechnologies program at ITMO University  is designed for prospective Master's students who wish to specialize in the field of optical and quantum technologies for the transfer, recording and processing of information, and in the field of femtotechnologies. 


Students acquire profound knowledge and practical skills both in general professional disciplines of the “Photonics and optical information technologies” subject area, and in such specialized professional disciplines as “Optical communication lines and quantum communications”, “Optical systems for recording, storing and displaying of information”, “Femtosecond optics and femtotechnologies”.

It is important to note that the students spend more than 50% of the time working at the scientific laboratories and centers of the International Institute of Photonics and Optical Information Technologies, and such innovative industrial companies as Quantum Communications LLC, gaining practical skills of implementing projects commissioned by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science of the Russian Federation and the industry.

Career options:

Graduates from Quantum Communications and Femtotechnologies program at ITMO University are in demand in the following areas of photonics and optical information technologies:

  • development and operation of optical and quantum devices and systems for the transmission, processing and recording of information;

  • development and operation of lasers and laser systems for various purposes, including using femtosecond technologies;

  • development and operation of fiber-quantum communications and networks;

  • software development for photonics and optical information technologies systems creation.

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Foreign Language in Professional Activity
  • Applied Artificial Intelligence
  • Mathematical Methods of Computer Technology in Scientific Research
  • Femtosecond Optics and Femtotechnology
  • Fiber and Integrated Optics
  • Biophotonics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in the field of Optics/Photonics or equivalent, with excellent/good grades; CV & motivation letter; the upper-intermediate level of English. For admission to the partner university IELTS or TOEFL may be required

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3834 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3834 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • National

    3590 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3590 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • 297,000 rubles for Russian students 
  • 317000 rubles for international students

Living costs for Saint Petersburg

34733 - 58700 RUB /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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