How to apply!

Would you like to become a specialist in HPC? We are here to answer to your doubts!

Applications are now closed (opening: March 2019), but you can have some information for the next year!

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Applications will be opened on March 2019:

  • APPLICATIONS FOR FULL ICTP SCHOLARSHIPS (only available for candidates from Developing Countries) will be closed on April 2019.

  • STANDARD APPLICATIONS will be closed on July 2019 (For standard applicants there are opportunities to have the fee waived  - and in some cases also a scholarship - by various supporters.).

The program of the sixth edition will start on September 2019 and it will end on June 2020.


  • The ideal student for the MHPC has a strong interest in information technology problems driven by scientific research or industrial needs. 
  • 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.


The official regulation can be found here.