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Master in High Performance Computing

The Master in High Performance Computing (HPC) at the University of Luxembourg is a 2-year innovative Master's programme that trains the next generation of HPC experts in Luxembourg and Europe. Students will acquire a solid education in mathematical modelling and algorithms, software engineering, parallel programming and parallel architecture. They gain a cutting-edge knowledge in high performance computing, high performance data analytics and artificial intelligence as well as soft skills. Given that HPC is a flagship of the Luxembourg economy, this Master’s programme is strongly supported by labour market players. Master in HPC is a future-proof profession that companies all over Europe need! 







  • Degree: Master in High Performance Computing
  • Duration: 2 year full-time programme / 4 semesters (120 ECTS)
  • Languages: English


  • A quality-controlled and innovative educational Master programme for HPC and industrial applications in HPC of pan-European reach
  • Expected and needed expertise that will enhance and develop student’s technical and transversal skills to successfully become a leader in the HPC field
  • A sustainable network of different stakeholder involving universities, research centres, supercomputing centres (SCCs), private organisations, industry experts, centres of excellences (CoEs) and HPC-related entities
  • A broader range of valuable competencies sought by employers at the European and international level
  • Summer schools and HPC related workshops
  • Internships at academic institutes, innovative HPC companies, and Supercomputer Centers in Europe
  • Students could have access to the latest cutting-edge HPC infrastructure for the practical sessions
  • Scholarships for eligible students
  • International and multi-cultural environment: both students and faculty come from many different cultural backgrounds, which makes studying computer science in Luxembourg so much more exciting
  • Quality of life in Luxembourg: in a recent survey by Mercer Consultancy, Luxembourg was ranked the safest city among 215 capitals and 17th in terms of quality of living
  • At the heart of Europe: Luxembourg is a short train ride away from cities such as Paris, Brussels, Frankfurt
  • Low cost: there is only a 200€ fee per semester for registering for the master's programme
  • The salary in Luxembourg is much higher than in other EU countries


  • Graduates of the programme will be able to work in the following fields: numerical and data analyst, performance analyst and advisor, HPC architecture, aystem development and support
  • Doctoral Programme in High Performance Computing in Luxembourg (University of Luxembourg, LIST, LIH)


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification in computer science, a relevant scientific or technical field, or mathematics
  • Knowledge of programming or more than 2 university courses in computer science from data structures, algorithms, programming or theoretical or technical computer science
  • Comprehensive training in technical mathematics:  algebra, linear algebra and probability and statistics, functional analysis, numerical analysis, optimisation, engineering simulation and scientific computing
  • Language: level B2 in English



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Programme at a glance

  • Duration: 2 year full-time programme / 4 semesters (120 ECTS)
  • Registration fees: 200€ per semester
  • Language: English
  • Campus: Belval
  • Available places: 40
  • Application period:
    • EU: February-July
    • Non-EU: February-April 
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