Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Fully Funded ICTP Scholarships for Master in High Performance Computing in Italy 2018-2019

The Master in High-Performance Computing (MHPC) programme, coordinated by ICTP and the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) is inviting applications for scholarships for students of developing countries for the 2018-2019 academic year.

The Master’s Degree in High-Performance Computing is a cutting-edge program designed to prepare students for the rapidly growing field of high-performance computing.

The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) is an international research institute for physical and mathematical sciences that operates under a tripartite agreement between the Italian Government, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).


  • Applicants must be fluent in English.
  • The ideal student for the MHPC has a strong interest in information technology problems driven by scientific research or industrial needs.
  • An academic Master Degree is required, although equivalent work experience may also be considered. Work experience will be evaluated during the admissions interview.
  • No prior HPC knowledge is assumed, but candidates should have some experience in programming and a competence in one of the following languages: C, C++, Fortran.
  • A sound knowledge of Linux operating system is also needed.
  • A knowledge of Python language is assumed at the level of the first 39 exercises of the learn python the hard way.

How to Apply:
The mode of application is online.


  • Scholarships are awarded to pursue Master in High-Performance Computing (MHPC) Programme.
  • Should you wish to follow the master course without a sponsor, the fee for attending the full course is € 7.000. Details about payment methods and schedules will be communicated to the selected students. Please note that the tuition fee is not due until the beginning of the academic year.

April 20, 2018