To ensure the fast professional development after PhD either in academic sector or in high-tech companies related to Quantum Technologies (QT), 4-year QT-Future PhD program provides the early start of research training in the most advanced laboratories in the field in various countries.

Research topics belong to modern quantum physics: quantum many-body physics and its connections with quantum information theory; physics of quantum computing in specific devices (superconducting qubits, photonics, cold atoms and ions); quantum analogue simulators;  physics of quantum nanostructures, new quantum materials (topological superconductors and insulators, Weyl materials, electronic crystals, etc),  nano-electronics (single-electron and single-photon detectors, nano-SQUIDS, etc), fast superconducting devices.

The program is supported by University of Ljubljana, Josef Stefan Institute and Nanocenter jointly with Public Scolarship, Development, Disability and Maintenance Fund of the Republic of Slovenia (Ad Futura).

Deadline for application : May 15, 2024   (earlier applications are encouraged)

The key element of the enrollment procedure is the online interview that includes solving of some problems in Physics. You are accepted immediately when pass the interview and get the consent of supervisor to work with you.

Practical informations

  • PhD Starting date: October 1, 2024
  • Scholarship is supported by AdFutura Foundation
  • Tuition fee is supported by Slovenian Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Innovation
  • Program duration: 48 months
  • Non-EU citizens: to get residence permit, the procedure should be started immediately after enrollment
  • Accepted candidates register for PhD program in the University of Ljubljana and to AdFutura Foundation 
  • Students supervised by scientists outside Slovenia will spend at least half a year or longer period in the partner labs.