Master in Cloud and Network Infrastructures is a two year program, offered by the EIT Digital Master School. Graduates of the EIT Digital school receive 2 master of science degrees along with a EIT-labelled certificate. Student also participate in summer school, business challenge and undertake a work placement.


What are EIT Digital Master’s programs?

EIT Digital Master School is a joint initiative by the Europe’s top universities and business schools. EIT Digital Master’s programs are coordinated by the EIT Digital Master School Office in Stockholm, Sweden. The Office staff works in cooperation with university administrators, admission and general student counselling is also handled at Stockholm.

There are 18 universities in the EIT Digital Master School from France, Hungary, Finland, Italy, Sweden, Estonia, Spain, Germany and Netherlands.

Selected students enter at the university of their choice and also based upon their technical background. After the first year, students move on to the exit point university, located in a different European country. Majority of the curriculum (90 ECTS) is based on technical studies, including; Common base, Specialization and a Master’s thesis. A minor in Innovation & Entrepreneurship is also offered consisting of 30 ECTS. Two Master of science degrees are awarded to the graduates, issued by the entry and exit university.

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Master’s program Journey Map (CREDIT: EIT Digitial)

Master in Cloud and Network Infrastructures

EIT Digitial Master’s program in Cloud and Network Infrastructures is based on cloud computing and network computing. Students are involved with network operation, network management, cloud service, edge and fog computing, network design, deployment models, distributed ledger applications, blockchain, and application design.

Networks are reaching their limit due to traffic growth, increased number of devices, and amount of data exchanged online. Due to these problems a split between network computing and cloud computing occurred. Cloudification of networks has implications for autonomous driving, Industry 4.0, Industrial IoT, smart cities, and augmented VR. There are many potential benefits that will bring new business innovations and opportunities. e.g. smart traffic signal will enable traffic lights to work with connected vehicles, so drivers aren’t forced to seat at an empty intersection, waiting for the traffic light to turn green.

Networking and cloud computing specialist need to be able to make judgement regarding innovations in the field that will affect existing business models and create new opportunities. EIT Digital Master School offers students to study cloud computing and network Infrastructures, along with innovation and entrepreneurship. Along with technical skills in computer sciences the students have the opportunity to study business innovation and entrepreneurship to help them succeed as future leaders in cloud and network technologies.

Entry Year OptionsExit Year Options
University of Rennes 1, France
Aalto University, Finland
Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
University of Trento, Italy
Sorbonne University, France
Technical University Berlin, Germany
Sorbonne University, France
Aalto University, Finland
University of Trento, Italy
University of Rennes 1, France
Technical University Berlin, Germany
Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden


In the recent times, many companies are taking advantage of what cloud networking has to offer. The demand for cloud and network specialists is increasing. According to Deloitte (a survey was conducted in 2016 for the EU), 1.6 million jobs could be created and the formation of 303,000 new businesses, in particular SMEs, is expected.

Graduates from the program can pursue both technical and business careers under the following titles:

  • ICT Managers
  • Product manager
  • Cloud CTO
  • Business developer
  • Lead software Developer
  • Network planners
  • Consultants
  • Cloud Software Engineer
  • Cloud Alliance Manager
  • Cloud Service Broker
  • Cloud Infrastructure Architect
  • Network designers

Due to multidisciplinary training of graduates, they are well suited for careers where different technologies come together, e.g. organizations providing value-added products and services (E-commerce, Web development, Telecom, E-learning, and Cloud operators). Graduates of the program can pursue a career in research and academics through a PhD or start their own company as service providers. Services can include; development of technology, media content, products or consultancy.

Eligibility Criteria

A bachelor’s degree in Computer science, Information systems or Computer Engineering is required to apply for this program. Basic skills are required in; operating systems, theoretical computer sciences, mathematics, algorithms, data structures, database systems, computer networks and computer architecture.

For non native English speakers, a relevant English language proficiency certificate is required – TOEFL, IELTS, PTE or CAE. Information regarding waiver of English language proficiency test and university specific test scores is available here.

Candidate selection is based on their previous academic background, performance, motivation letter (featuring background or potential in innovation and entrepreneurship. Candidates with relevant work experience can compensate for a non-strictly matching bachelor degree. The work experience should be mentioned in the motivation letter or resume. Final selection will be made by selection committee to determine the relevant work experience and the bachelor degree for admission.

Tuition fee and Scholarships

EU/EEA and Swiss students pay 1,500 Euro/year (€750 per semester) and Non-EEA/Non-EU pay 12,000 Euro/year (€6000 per semester). Period one applicants are required to pay the fee before May 31, 2020. For period two applicants, tuition fee deadline is June 30, 2020. In case of scholarships, the tuition will be prorated for the received amount.

EIT Digital Master School scholarship program invests over €1.6 million per year per cohort to attract the best talent worldwide. Merit based scholarships are provided for 2 years and are offered to top applicants in each program/entry point. During the electronic application, candidates will be asked to confirm their choice for EIT Digital Master School scholarship.

Application

There are two application periods, open to EU/EEA and Non-EU citizens:

Period one: (Nov. 15, 2019 to Feb. 3 2020). For period one, Admission and scholarship letters will be delivered on April 1, 2020, the deadline to accept the study offer is April 8, 2020.

Periods two: (Feb. 17, 2020 to Apr. 17, 2020). For period two the letters of acceptance and scholarships will be handed out between June 1 to 3, 2020. The deadline to accept the study offer for is June 10, 2020.

For student visa applicants it is recommended that they apply in period one. Applicants in the period one can apply to a maximum of two programs. For applicants applying in period two only one program selection is available. Interested candidates can apply via the official website.

Further Information

Post-Master positions are available to EIT Digital School graduates which offers a 1 year contract. The graduates work in a EIT Digital co-location center in a multinational environment. These opportunities are available for motivated candidates, committed to digitization and eager to learn under high profile experts. Post-master positions are aimed at software developers, scientists, data analysts, technical architects, venture developers and other IT savvy young professionals.

More information regarding the career for students after graduating from EIT Digital school is available here. Information on EIT Digital school students is available here.

Applicants can contact the EIT Digital School via email (masterschool@eitdigital.eu) OR by filling a form at the official website.

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