Laurea Magistrale | Master's Degree
HPC Engineering


APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN for students starting the master’s degree in 2024/25 and willing to participate in a European double degree programme within the context of the Laurea Magistrale in HPC Engineering. If you are interested, please get in contact with Federico Schiepatti for further indications:

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European double-degree programme

EUMaster4HPC is a partnership of European universities, research/supercomputing centres and industrial partners leading educational activities, funded by the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking, with the mission to co-design and implement the first pan-European master’s degree programme in High Performance Computing (HPC).

The programme is deployed as a master’s double-degree study path of 2 years and 120 credits:

  • first year at Politecnico di Milano (for 60 credits)
  • second year at one of the partner universities (for the remaining 60 credits, including the thesis, which can be co-supervised).

The project also includes a summer school in Europe, a cycle of workshops and international events related to HPC and Quantum Computing (such as the EuroHPC Summit), and an internship at a company or supercomputing centre where to carry out the thesis project.

Upon study completion, EUMaster4HPC graduates will receive two master’s degrees: the Laurea Magistrale in High Performance Computing Engineering awarded by Politecnico di Milano + a master’s degree awarded by the partner university (referred to their local master of science).

Politecnico di Milano currently has a double degree agreement with Università della Svizzera Italiana (USI) since 2023. Agreements with Université du Luxembourg and with Sorbonne Université are available from 2024.

Financial support

EUMaster4HPC offers financial support in terms of:

  • Total exemption from university fees for two years at both Universities
  • Scholarship (funded by EuroHPC) of € 5.000/year for two years (overall 10.000 €)


The number of seats available is limited. Admissions to the double degree are regulated by a selection process carried out at European level before starting the master’s. The current application period closes on March 31, 2024. There will be further application windows up to July 15, 2024 to assign the remaining positions.

Interested students should apply to the double degree programme through the EUMaster4HPC portal and select Politecnico di Milano as 1st choice-university.

IMPORTANT: in addition to the application on the EUMaster4HPC portal, you need to apply locally to Polimi for the Laurea Magistrale in HPC Engineering. For your local application to Polimi, consider the normal application deadlines and procedures as set by Polimi for admission to the Laurea Magistrale in HPC Engineering.

You should complete your bachelor’s degree (laurea triennale) by Autumn 2024 to be able to enrol at Politecnico di Milano in the first semester of academic year 2024/25.

If you need any support or more information on the programme, application process and available study paths, please get in contact in advance with the programme manager Federico Schiepatti:

EUMaster4HPC students with EuroHPC

This project has received funding from the European High-Performance Computing Joint Undertaking (JU) under grant agreement No 101051997

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