Summer Research Camp in Photonics, Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 14 days
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
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Are you passionate about discovering and developing new models, methods and theories? Are you curious about new results and achievements in science and technology? If you would like to be on the frontline of a scientific idea, this summer camp is definitely your choice! 


The camp incorporates a list of 10 research topics of your choice in the area of photonics from top level experts and an intensive Russian language course to get the taste of what it would feel like to live and study in the heart of magnificent St Petersburg.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: July
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Duration 14 days
  • Credits
    4 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

List of possible research topics:

  • Experimental ultrafast quantum key distribution for secure metropolitan area networks.

  • Long-distance (up to 300km) quantum communication systems.

  • Optimization of experimental subcarrier wave quantum cryptography setups for using different types of single photon detectors.

  • Operational software development for quantum communication devices.

  • Development/simulation of terahertz devices (filters, sensors, generators) with tunable characteristics on basis of graphene layers

  • Development of terahertz spectrometers/imaging devices.

  • Terahertz imaging of hidden text

  • Data acquisition optimization of TDS system

  • THz generation in laser-induced micro-plasma

  • THz generation in crossed-beam laser-induced plasma

  • Propagation of THz radiation in bio-tissues. Numerical simulation.

  • Spectral peculiarities and optical properties of bio-tissues and bio-cells in THz frequency range

  • etc.

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Take IELTS test
  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3
Recommended score: 3.8

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of 3.8 or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

Bachelor level students in respective fields (not less than 3rd year Bachelor), Master and PhD students. Upper-intermediate level of English is required.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 250 International


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