24 months
17000 EUR/year
2314 EUR/year
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Our society relies on ICT to an ever-larger degree, making cyber security a topic of growing importance. Over the last decade, Radboud University has made an international name for itself in this field. At this Master’s specialisation in Cyber Security at Radboud University you will learn how to assess the security of existing ICT solutions, and how to develop secure solutions for the future.

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Programme outline

The Master’s specialisation in Cyber Security at Radboud University is focused on assessing the security of existing ICT solutions, and how to develop more secure solutions for the future.  Students in this programme will explore topics such as cryptographic codes, operating systems and protocol verification. As a student, you will be taught by the best cyber security experts in the Netherlands who are leading in the research fields of real-word cryptography, side-channel analyses, software security, and privacy.

This programme is designed for multidisciplinary flexibility. Students can choose from a wide range of different courses offered from both universities.

This programme is a collaboration with the Eindhoven University of Technology and is closely affiliated with the Privacy & Identity Lab. Students can also conduct research alongside experts at The Radboud Digital Security Group and The Security Group of TU/e.

Would you like to know if you are eligible to be admitted to this programme? Take our E-Check and instantly get an insight in your eligibility: echeck.ru.nl

What will you learn

  • Gain a theoretical background in software design and security as well as organisational and network security

  • Learn about the philosophical and ethical issues within cyber security

  • Choose from a range of elective courses to understand topics such as law, hardware, cryptography or cyber defense

  • Get valuable experience designing, conducting and presenting your own research

Career prospects

Cyber security experts are in high demand, graduates should find no problem finding a job as consultant, manager or researcher after graduating. Graduates could find work in a variety of roles:

  • Companies that specialise in cyber security, such as security evaluation labs
  • IT security divisions of more general consultancy firms
  • Firms that produce security technologies
  • Organisations that heavily rely on ICT security, both in the private and public sector. The most common being an organisation in the financial sector.
  • Academic research (PhD)
  • Industrial research

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Compulsory courses
  • Specialisation electives
  • Seminar course
  • Free electives
  • Master electives
  • Research internship
  • Master’s thesis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s diploma or equivalent
  • An official transcript of your Bachelor's degree or equivalent
  • Sworn translations of diploma and transcript
  • Course description for unfinished courses
  • Personal statement/motivation letter (depending on programme)
  • Reference letter(s)
  • Overview of education/experience
  • English language certificate

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17000 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2314 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2314 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Nijmegen

800 - 1000 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


  • We have a number of scholarships available only for international Master’s students. You can find the full list, including details about eligibility requirements and how to apply, on the university's website.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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