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Quantum Information Science & Technology 





2 year


Leiden / delft

This two-year joint degree Master’s programme between Leiden University and Delft University of Technology provides you with in-depth and combined knowledge from four disciplines (quantum) physics, mathematics, electrical engineering, and computer science in order to enable you to stay at the forefront of fundamental knowledge of quantum technology and develop practical applications in the field.


Quantum Computing and Simulations
Quantum Communication
Quantum Sensing and metrology


Job prospects for graduates of the QIST programme are very good. Graduates are expected to find work in both the private and the public sector, in such fields as R&D, consultancy, management, and education. Excellent students can also choose to pursue a PhD degree at TU Delft, Leiden University, or other leading universities in the Netherlands or abroad.

Best preparatory bachelor’s

A bachelor’s degree in physics, mathematics, electrical engineering, computer science or astronomy. Kindly check the website to see if your bachelor’s degree meets the (additional) admission requirements.

English proficiency**

IELTS: minimum 6.5 (minimum 6.0 per component)
TOEFL: internet-based 90 (minimum 20 per component)
University of Cambridge: Certificate of Proficiency in English (C2) or Certificate in Advanced English (C1)

Faculty of Science


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EU/EEA student tuition fee*


Non-EU/EEA student tuition fee

* This tuition fee is per year and only applies if this is your first master’s programme in The Netherlands
** English language proficiency requirements are subject to change. Please check our website for the updated English language proficiency requirements. You can find the exact language requirements and more detailed language requirements per programme under each programme description. Also check our website for detailed information on the types of English tests accepted and the equivalent scores for IELTS, TOEFL and Cambridge English tests.
*** For application via CIRCLE programme, limited spots are available
NOTE: Tuition fees are subject to change. Please check online our updated tuition fees.