The Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) hosts researchers of many levels of expertise working in quantum information science. If you are a researcher interested in visiting IQC, please complete the visitor program form.

If you are a student interested in visiting IQC or a researcher interested in a short-term visit to IQC, you are encouraged to first contact a faculty member within IQC with whom you wish to work.

If you have questions about IQC’s visitor program, please contact Matt Fries, Visitor Program Manager.

Information for future visitors


Please note that citizens of some countries may need a visa to enter Canada. If you need a visa, please register early. You may need the confirmation letter of acceptance to the conference for a visa application. Visit the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website for full details.

Please note that some visitors may encounter delays due to immigration regulations. Last-minute requests may not be possible to accommodate for this reason.

Future visitor program checklist

  1. Take this self-assessment to determine what type of visitor you would be.
  2. Complete IQC’s visitor program form.
  3. If you’re invited to be part of IQC’s visitor program, follow the steps listed on Waterloo’s visitors website.

Resources for visitors