EQAI 2023 – FAQs

Who is eligible to apply?

Young researchers and Ph.D. students, but also quantum enthusiasts coming from the industry and outside of academia … Everyone who is passionate about quantum technologies, quantum computing, quantum machine learning, and quantum artificial intelligence is eligible to apply!

What is the application process?

At the moment there is no selection process: everyone who applies will be able to join.
On-site applications are limited by the capacity of the host venue.
To register for the summer school, please follow the instructions at:

What are the deadlines for applications?

Deadline for on-site application is April 29, 2023.
Deadline for online application is May 15, 2023.

Is there a fee to attend the summer school?

Yes, find out more at:

I registered but the link for payment does not work. What should I do?

You probably need to wait for a bit: the registration needs to be manually checked by the CISM secretariat. After that you will receive a new confirmation email informing you that the payment links are active.
We know that this can create a moment of confusion, because you can access the payment button before payments are enabled.

Sorry for the inconvenience, we are working to make the process better!

If you do not receive a new email enabling the payment options after 24 working hours, please write to info@cism.it and info.eqai@gmail.com (reporting your confirmation number) to solve the issue!

Are scholarships or financial aid available?

Unfortunately, there are no scholarships or financial aid available for this year.

Are the lectures and the invited talks recorded? Will they be shared with us?

Yes, all lectures will be streamed on Microsoft Teams and we plan to record and share them (with all on-site and online participants) after the summer school has ended. The slides will be shared with all participants.

Will participants receive a certificate of attendance?

Every participant who attends at least 90% of the lectures will receive a certificate of attendance.

Can participants receive academic credit for attending the summer school?

Every participant who attends at least 90% of the lectures and passes a final test will receive a certificate of completion.
The final test is not mandatory and it is mainly organized for Ph.D. students who require to pass a test in order to receive academic credit.

What is the expected workload for participants during the summer school?

The lectures and tutorials will take about 6 hours per day. No additional coursework is required.

Will there be networking opportunities, social events, or cultural activities organized for participants?

Plenty of opportunities are available for all the participants: there will be frequent coffee breaks between the lectures, and an extended lunch break every day.
Additionally, we plan to organize a tour of the center of Udine and a social dinner.

What accommodation options are available for participants?

Upon request a limited number of on-site participants can be accommodated at CISM Guest House at the price of 35 Euro per person/night (mail to: foresteria@cism.it).
Otherwise, the venue is easy to reach from the train station and along the way there are many hotels and BnBs.

What COVID-19 protocols will be in place to ensure the safety of participants?

Currently, there are no strict rules enforced on the national territory.
Anyway, we will promptly inform the registered participants if any safety measures become necessary.

Who should I contact if I have further questions about the summer school?

If you have any additional information or question, please send an email to both info.eqai@gmail.com and info@cism.it
Please always cc both email addresses to get a faster and complete response for your questions about general information, registration, accomodation and location.