How to apply!

Would you like to become a specialist in HPC? 

Applications are now open!

Send your application for the academic year 2019/2020!

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Applications for full ICTP scholarship (only available for candidates from Developing Countries) now closed!

ICTP offers fellowships to candidates coming from Developing Countries: it covers the MHPC tuition fees as well as the cost-of-living expenses and a return ticket from the origin country. The scholarships are provided by ICTP (not by MHPC), and winners are automatically admitted to MHPC.

     DEADLINE: May 26th, 2019 


Standard application are now open for the academic year 2019/2020!

Other research institutes (including SISSA, OGS, CNR/IOM, and others) as well as private companies and industries may offer scholarships to cover the fee of the master and/or partial/full living expenses. These are independent with respect to the MHPC application and deadline, and the scholarships will not imply application/admission to MHPC, which must be actuated separately.

    Send your application form:

    DEADLINE: July 5th, 2019 at 11:59 am


The official regulation can be found here.


  • The ideal student for the MHPC has a strong interest in information technology problems driven by scientific research or industrial needs. 
  • English is the official language of the Master.
  • An academic Master Degree is required, although equivalent work experience may also be considered. Work experience will be evaluated during the admissions interview.
  • No prior HPC knowledge is assumed, but candidates should have some experience in programming and a competence in one of the following languages: C, C++, Fortran.
  • A sound knowledge of Linux operating system is also needed.
  • A knowledge of Python language is assumed at the level of the first 39 exercises of the learn python the hard way


Should you wish to follow the master course without a sponsor, the fee for attending the full course is € 7.000. Details about payment methods and schedules will be communicated to the selected students.

Please note that the tuition fee is not due until the beginning of the academic year.