Summer School on Post-Quantum Cryptography 2017
Eindhoven, the Netherlands, June 19–23, 2017


The PQCRYPTO project organizes a one-week school on all aspects of post-quantum cryptography. The school will run from Monday morning till early afternoon on Friday. Each day will feature lectures and exercise sessions. Please make sure to bring a laptop.

The lectures should be accessible to any person with knowledge equivalent to having a bachelor in mathematics, computer science, or the IT side of electrical engineering. Please be prepared to engage during the exercise sessions. This is a classical summer school with exercise sessions.

In parallel to the last two days of this school there will be an Executive School on Post-Quantum Cryptography (organized by ECRYPT-CSA) which will run June 22–23, 2017. That school will cover all the basics of post-quantum cryptography as well but does not offer exercises or more advanced lectures.

In the following week PQCrypto 2017 will take place in Utrecht June 26–28, 2017.



The school will run from the morning of June 19 till erly afternoon on June 23. We will have an excursion in the afternoon of June 21 followed by a dinner; both are included in the registration fee.

For full details and times see here.


Registration is now open. Please register here.

The early registration fee was 200 EUR, the late registration fee is 250 EUR. The fee covers all talks and coffee breaks, lunches on June 19-23, an excursion on June 21, and a dinner on June 21. There is no extra discount for students.
Payment of the registration fee is by bank transfer.

The bank transfer details appear on the registration site and on the confirmation email. For completeness, here are all details. Please use 323120-1003774-$your-last-name as the subject/purpose of the transfer. Else we cannot trace the transfer. The IBAN is NL42Rabo0158249658 and the BIC is RaboNL2U

Please contact us if you encounter technical problems paying the registration fee.


We will offer some stipends. These will cover a registration fee waiver and 6 nights in a shared double room. We do not plan to support travel.
If you plan to attend the PQCrypto conference as well please highlight this in your application letter; we might be able to also cover the night from Saturday to Sunday.
To apply for a stipend please send a motivation letter to using subject line "Stipend PQCRYPTO school" before May 22. Please ask your supervisor (or somebody who knows you well and supports you) to email a short support letter to the same address. We will notify you before the early registration deadline ends.


The summer school will take place at the Technische Universiteit Eindhoven in the city of Eindhoven, North Brabant.

Talks will be given at the Technische Universiteit Eindhoven in the Blauwe Zaal.

Information of how to reach TU/e is available here. The Blauwe Zaal is at the center of the Auditorium building, building 1 (in quadrant B4) on the campus map.


The university is very close to the train station and the city center, any central hotel will be suitable. You can find more information at the Tourist Office of Eindhoven.

Travel and Visas

If you need a visa please email Tanja Lange with the required details, including a reference to your homepage or contact information of your supervisor. Check out the official government page first to see whether you need a visa (search for the "Do I need a visa?" section and check out the pdf file).

Eindhoven has direct train connections to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Airport, Rotterdam, and Den Haag to the north/west and to Venlo and Maastricht to the east/south. The closest airports are Eindhoven airport, Rotterdam airport and Schiphol (Amsterdam airport); these can be reached by public transportation. Weeze is reachable by car.

Some years ago all public transportation got unified to accept a form of electronic payment, the OV Chipcard. While the card is quite famous in crypto and security as a subject of research, it can also be used for public transportation. The card costs 7.50 EUR but saves you 1 EUR on every train ride (fee for the paper card) and around 1.50 EUR for short bus rides. You need to check in at the start of your journey and out at the end of it. Fees are based on distance.

Amsterdam airport to Eindhoven

Eindhoven is about 1.5 hours by train from Schiphol (Amsterdam airport), the biggest airport in the Netherlands with good connections to everywhere in the world. The airport has a train station (called Schiphol) and direct trains serve Eindhoven twice per hour during daytime; there are also two rides per hour involving a change in Utrecht.
Train tickets are available from the yellow ticket machines in the main hall of the train station. There are also some in the luggage hall, so you can make use of the time waiting for your luggage. There is also a ticket office in the central hall of the station, but they charge extra for serving you.
Single-ride tickets cost 1 EUR extra and they charge an extra fee for using credit cards. You can take trains using the OV chip card. Cards are available at the station as well. A card costs 7.50 EUR + fare; you need to have at least 20 EUR on them in order to take trains. This only pays off if you intend to take many train rides or use busses.
The Dutch train company sells online tickets but require a Dutch bank account to purchase the ticket. You are not bound to the timeslot that you selected but to the date and the routing.
The Belgian train company sells online tickets for the Dutch trains. The price is slightly higher than on the Dutch site but includes credit card fees and is cheaper than the one-time ticket+credit card fee (and saves you the wait if the machines are crowded).

Eindhoven airport

Eindhoven also has its own airport which is served by some low-cost airlines. From the arrival hall at Eindhoven airport you can walk to the bus stop. With bus no 400, starting at Eindhoven Airport, Eindhoven Central station is accessible in 21 minutes (24 min for bus 401). You can buy a ticket in the bus or use an OV chip card.

International trains to Eindhoven

You can purchase international train tickets at Sometimes offers better prices (or credit card fees).

Local transportation

Details on public transportation can be found at Note that you can search for connections between street addresses. TU/e is very close to the train station and city center, so likely you won't need to take any bus in Eindhoven.


The summer school on post-quantum cryptography is organized by the H2020-RIA PQCRYPTO. The main organizers are Daniel J. Bernstein, Andreas Hülsing, and Tanja Lange.


For general inquires please contact:
Daniel J. BernsteinAnita KloosterTanja Lange
f1d8b4c926c6 at at tue.nltanja at

All at
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
P.O. Box 513
5600MB Eindhoven
The Netherlands

Last modified: 2017.06.14