The Quantum Cryptography School for Young Students will run virtually in 2021. Have questions? You will find the answers below.
If you have further questions, please email Kimberly Kuntz, Manager, Outreach & Events.
What is the deadline for applying?
Applications are due Monday, May 31, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. ET.
I found out about QCSYS 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.
Can I still apply if I am currently in Grade 12?
Can international students attend QCSYS?
Yes. QCSYS is open to international students.
How many students are accepted into the program?
The program has space for approximately 150 students.
When will I hear if I have been accepted?
We will email the results by 5:00 p.m. ET on
June 28, 2021. We will contact all applicants to let them know if their application was successful or not.
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 Monday, May 31, 2021 at 5:00 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.
Is there a cost to attend QCSYS?
Not this year! Since QCSYS will be offered virtually in 2021, there is no registration fee for participants.
I have a scheduling conflict. Can I miss a day of QCSYS?
All QCSYS sessions will be recorded and posted to a private playlist for registered students to catch up on days they may miss. However, the best chance to ask questions is during the live sessions. Live attendance will be tracked for those requiring a certificate of attendance.