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Quantum Information Science

Master (2 years) of , 120 ECTS
Mathematics, natural- and computer science

Institution University of Copenhagen (UCPH)
Campus North Campus
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 7390 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR
Erasmus Yes
Do you want to be a part of a scientific field with growing job opportunities and large investments worldwide? Then you might take a look at the new two-year MSc programme in Quantum Information Science offered jointly between University of Copenhagen (UCPH) and the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). T
eaching will be both lectures, theoretical exercises, experimental lab work, and live programming of quantum computers.

Upon study start, you will be offered a mentor to guide you through the programme. Among other things the mentor can assist you, when you need to choose your courses and the field you want to specialise in.

Read about the study structure of the programme at the university's webpage

Career opportunities

There is a growing demand, both in Denmark and internationally, for the unique skills and competencies you have acquired. You may find work:
  • in the IT industry, developing new quantum algorithms to optimize complex calculations
  • in tech companies, developing systems and components for quantum information processing
  • as a consultant in companies and industries, for instance in connection with the development and implementation of quantum simulations
  • within the pharmaceutical industry e.g., to simulate experiments when developing medicines
  • in telecommunications and banking where you can contribute to secure encryption and communications
  • establishing start-up companies within quantum information technology
  • as a researcher within quantum information science at universities or companies.

About the Degree

The MSs in Science (MSc) in Quantum Information Science is offered jointly between the Faculty of Science (SCIENCE for short) at the University of Copenhagen (UCPH) and the Technical University of Denmark (DTU)


To be admitted to the MSc programme in Quantum Information Science, you must have a bachelor degree in a relevant subject and/or including relevant courses. Please see the specific admission requirements for the Actuarial Mathematics programme here.

In addition, documentation may be required verifying your proficiency in English at a specified level. Read about the language requirements of University of Copenhagen.

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact the Faculty of Science Student Services at the mail address:

Please apply using the online application portal with all relevant documentation. 
Read more about the application procedure for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens or non-EU/EEA citizens, respectively, at the University of Copenhagen webpage.

A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education   


There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students from outside the EU, EEA or Switzerland. Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.

Further information

Read more about the two-year MSc programme in Quantum Information Science and student life at Faculty of Science (SCIENCE), University of Copenhagen

You can also read about the programme at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU).

Non EU/EEA citizens

Application date
Jan 15
Start date
Sep 01

EU/EEA/Swiss citizens

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01

North Campus


North Campus

With the Copenhagen University Hospital (Rigshospitalet) as the next door neighbour, the Faculty of Science and Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences are very well placed in the North Campus. North Campus is an ideal setting for interdisciplinary reseach fields. Massive investments in research infrastructure, including the construction of the Niels Bohr Building and the Maersk Building,  are currently being made to develop the area around the North Campus into Copenhagen Science City. North Campus is very centrally located and transport links are excellent. Many students and teacher  also use their bike, and biking in Copenhagen is easy and convenient.
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