Frequently asked questions

The Quantum School for Young Students (QSYS), previously known as the Quantum Cryptography School for Young Students (QCSYS), will run on-campus in 2023. Have questions? You will find the answers below.

If you have further questions, please email iqc.qsys@uwaterloo.ca

Application

WHAT IS THE DEADLINE FOR APPLYING?

Applications are due Friday, March 31, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

I FOUND OUT ABOUT QSYS AFTER THE DEADLINE, CAN I STILL APPLY?

Unfortunately no. Applications are required to be on time in order to be considered.

CAN I LOG IN AND CHANGE INFORMATION ON MY APPLICATION?

No. Once your application is submitted you cannot change it. Please be sure to review your application before you submit.

Admissions

CAN I STILL APPLY IF I AM CURRENTLY IN GRADE 12?

Yes. If you are currently in Grade 12 and you are attending university or college in the fall 2023 you are still eligible to attend the Quantum School for Young Students (QSYS).

CAN INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ATTEND QSYS?

Yes. QSYS is open to international students.

HOW MANY STUDENTS ARE ACCEPTED INTO THE PROGRAM?

The program has space for approximately 45 students on-campus.

WHEN WILL I HEAR IF I HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED?

We will email the results by Monday, May 15, 2023. We will contact all applicants to let them know if their application was successful or not.

References

WHAT WILL MY REFERENCE BE ASKED?

Referees are asked to rank the applicant in a few areas and provide a written assessment.

DOES MY REFERENCE HAVE THE SAME DEADLINE AS MY APPLICATION?

Yes. Your reference and application are due by Friday, March 31, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Please note that your reference will not be contacted until you submit your application.

CAN I HAVE MORE THAN ONE REFERENCE?

No. Only one reference will be reviewed per application.

Financial

IS THERE A COST TO ATTEND QSYS?

There is no cost to attend QSYS 2023. Participants are responsible for their travel costs. Students can apply for a travel bursary on their QSYS application.

Scheduling conflict

I HAVE A SCHEDULING CONFLICT. CAN I MISS A DAY OF QSYS?

No. You must be able to attend the full program.