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Earn a PhD @ CQT

The CQT Scholarship Programme serves to attract highly talented students to undertake PhD studies at CQT, under the umbrella of the National University of Singapore, by offering top-class education in a vibrant environment, supported by a generous scholarship. Research and training at CQT are multidisciplinary, with each student having a focus in Science, Computing, or Engineering.

For further enquiries, please write to CQTPhD@nus.edu.sg

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What We Offer

World class education in quantum information science with

  • Research projects on
    • Experimental and theoretical quantum physics
    • Information theory, both from the mathematical physics perpective and the computer science view
    • Quantum cryptography and quantum computation
    • Single-photon, single-atom physics
    • Ultracold gases and ions
  • Lecture courses on physics, mathematics and computer science
  • International internships and collaborations
  • Generous financial support

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Who Is Eligible

  • Open worldwide
  • Graduates with a passion for research in quantum information
  • Graduates with at least good 2nd Upper Honours, or equivalent qualifications

Our Students

We have now about 50 students at CQT taking their graduate studies.

Former PhD students are listed among the Centre's alumni. You can also find their theses collected here.


Students can approach any of the center's Principal Investigators to ask about opportunities to work with them. We encourage potential applicants to explore the group's research pages.

Available projects:

A multi-ion optical clock

Supervisor: Murray Barrett

The development of an optical clock based on a small Coulomb crystal of Lutetium ions.

Ultracold Rydberg gases

Supervisor: Wenhui Li

PhD research project to study quantum dynamics of ultracold Rydberg gases via high-resolution imaging.

quantum physics and quantum simulations

Supervisor: Dimitris G. Angelakis

The group's research interests span most aspects of theoretical quantum physics and its applications in implementing quantum computation and quantum simulations.

Single-molecule quantum control

Supervisor: Huanqian Loh

The scientific goal of this project is to establish quantum state engineering at the single-molecule level. To get into this regime, we will explore new methods to cool and control atoms and molecules.

Quantum logic with strontium in optical lattices

Supervisor: Travis Nicholson

Our scientific goal is to use Rydberg states of strontium in optical lattices to perform quantum computations that can be scaled to many qubits.