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Scholarships

Students enrolled in the quantum information graduate program will be eligible for the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) scholarships.

IQC Scholarships

IQC Entrance Award

Several awards valued at $5,000 are available each term. These awards are supported by a variety of sources, including the Bell Family Fund and Industry Canada. The awards are made to graduate students entering studies in quantum information at the University of Waterloo and IQC, based on academic excellence and potential for research.

IQC Achievement Award

Several awards valued at $5,000 are available each term. These awards are supported by a variety of sources, including the Bell Family Fund and Industry Canada. The awards are made to Waterloo graduate students working on quantum information at IQC, based on exceptional achievement in research. Applications should include published papers or pre-prints of relevant work done while an IQC student, explain their contributions to the results, and describe the significance and potential impact of the work.

Mike and Ophelia Lazaridis Fellowships

Graduate fellowships are available to be awarded to international graduate students up to a maximum of $24,400 per year for PhD students and $20,000 per year for Masters students. Recipients will be chosen based on academic excellence and potential for research in quantum information and will also receive a University of Waterloo award equivalent to tuition. The fellowship can be a multi-year award provided the recipient maintains a satisfactory academic standing in a graduate program.

The IQC David Johnston Award for Scientific Outreach

This award was created to celebrate David Johnston’s pivotal contributions to IQC at University of Waterloo, his passion for leadership and his enthusiasm for continuous learning, innovation and achievement. David Johnston was President at the University of Waterloo from 1999 to 2010.

Applications

New students

Students applying for the quantum information collaborative program or for IQC membership are automatically considered for additional funding. For full scholarship consideration, please apply to an appropriate home unit by January 15. Students applying to the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science should apply by December 15.

Current students

Existing IQC graduate student members must be nominated by their supervisor.

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Educational programs

QKD - Quantum Key Distribution Summer School

USEQIP - Undergraduate School on Experimental Quantum Information Processing

QCSYS - Quantum Cryptography School for Young Students

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