Cybersecurity, M.Sc. | KU Leuven | Leuven, Belgium
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About

In our digitalized world, cybersecurity is key to protect our systems, services and data from ever-evolving cyberthreats. Join the Master of Cybersecurity programme at KU Leuven and immerse yourself in the underpinning technology, including cryptographic techniques, software and hardware security, systems security and privacy.

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Overview

KU Leuven organizes regular online info sessions. You can find more information on the KU Leuven website.

About the programme

The digital transformation has made our global society and economy highly reliant on online platforms, services and assets—­and thus liable to cybersecurity risks. Just think about notorious attacks such as the SolarWinds hack, the WannaCry ransomware attack, or data leaks on social networks. It takes trained cybersecurity experts to protect governments, organizations and individuals from threats such as hacking, malware, phishing, DDOS attacks, data theft, industrial espionage and more. The demand for cybersecurity experts is high and career possibilities abundant.

The Master of Cybersecurity programme at KU Leuven is structured around five areas: cryptography, privacy, hardware security, secure software, systems security. The first semester  introduces these themes, after which you select four of them to gain in-depth knowledge. In the second semester, you specialize in two themes, and explore the broader societal context of cybersecurity. Legal aspects are addressed in a compulsory course, bridging law and technology, while elective courses delve into cybersecurity management, governance, risk and business operations. The final part of the second semester focuses on research seminars and the completion of a master's thesis.

Career perspectives

When graduating as a Master of Cybersecurity, you are well prepared for a variety of technical jobs and roles within the cybersecurity field. You can pursue a career in industry, government or academia:

  • Engineering positions in the cybersecurity industry, focused on the design and implementation of advanced technical solutions.
  • Integrate cybersecurity controls to ensure that sufficient cyber defenses are in place, especially in telecommunications, finance, insurance, healthcare, and industry automation.
  • Management functions such as CISO (Chief Information Security Officer), CIO (Chief Information Officer) or CTO (Chief Technology Officer).
  • PhD positions in cybersecurity.  

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • CyberSecurity Basics
  • Legal Aspects of Cyber Security
  • Master's Thesis: Cyber Security Project
  • Seminar in CyberSecurity
  • CyberSecurity Management and Governance: Risk and Business
  • CyberSecurity Management and Governance: Operations
  • Cryptography and Network Security
  • Cryptographic Protocols

Audience

  • Students should have a genuine interest in cybersecurity areas, such as cryptography, software security, hardware security, system security, and privacy. 
  • Students will be trained to develop secure systems and services, and to integrate such controls to guarantee sufficient cyberdefenses. 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

For the most recent – and only official – information on application deadlines and start dates, please check our webpage. 

Language

English

Credits

60 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

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

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

  • For the most recent – and only official – information on the admission requirements, please check our webpage
  • Candidates should hold a master's degree in ICT related fields; an academic degree of at least 4-year is required.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    2278 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2278 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2278 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2278 EUR per year during 12 months.

For the most recent – and only official – information on tuition fees, please check our webpage.

Living costs for Leuven

810 - 1280 EUR /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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Scholarships Information

Below you will find Master's scholarship opportunities for Cybersecurity.

Available Scholarships

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Independent provider
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Various benefits
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DFL Scholarship Program
Need-based

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Daughters for Life Foundation
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Independent provider
Grant
10 EUR
Deadline
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Master Mind Scholarships
Merit-based

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Government of Flanders
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Independent provider
Grant
1400 EUR
Deadline
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Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters
Merit-based

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Government of Flanders
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Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
Scholarships for masters (ICP Connect)
Merit-based

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Government of Flanders
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Independent provider
Grant
1000000 INR
Deadline
Anytime
Education Future International Scholarship
Merit-based

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Education Future
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Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
ACES Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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ACES Education Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 EUR
Deadline
21 Sep 2024
Bursaries for conference interpreting students
Merit-based

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European Commission
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Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
ServiceScape Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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ServiceScape
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Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
The Smooth Movers Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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The Smooth Movers
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Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
14 Oct 2024
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Merit-based Need-based

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U.S. government
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Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
24 May 2024
Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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ACU (The Association of Commonweath Universities)
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Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
30 Jun 2024
Moving Mates Scholarship
Need-based

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Moving Mates
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Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
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Erasmus+ - Grants for study mobility
Merit-based

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OeAD, Austria's Agency for Education and Internationalisation
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Independent provider
Grant
25000 USD
Deadline
14 Jun 2024
Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest
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Ayn Rand Institute
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Independent provider
Grant
7000 USD
Deadline
24 Apr 2025
Go Global MBA Scholarship
Merit-based

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educations.com
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Independent provider
Grant
5000 USD
Deadline
25 Aug 2024
Women Scholarship for International Students
Merit-based

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educations.com
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Independent provider
Grant
5000 CAD
Deadline
31 Dec 2024
Pinsky Law New Venture Development Scholarship
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Pinsky Law
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Independent provider
Grant
90000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
World Universities Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship
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The Ramsay Centre
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Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2025
Scholarship for students with disabilities
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Anonymous Hope Fund
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Independent provider
Grant
12000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Merit-based Need-based

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The Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
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Independent provider
Grant
10000 USD
Deadline
31 Jul 2024
Global Innovation Challenge
Merit-based Need-based

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Social Shifters
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Independent provider
Grant
8000 EUR
Deadline
Not specified
Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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European Commission
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Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
The Bill Walsh Scholarship
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ACES: The Society for Editing
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Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
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AAPG Foundation Grants-in-Aid
Merit-based Need-based

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American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation
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Grant
2000 USD
Deadline
31 Jul 2024
The MyUS Community Scholarship
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MyUS
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Independent provider
Grant
2000 USD
Deadline
20 Aug 2024
Dermadry Hyperhidrosis Scholarship
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Dermadry
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Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
31 Aug 2024
$1,000 All Star Verified Scholarship
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Verified Scholarships
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Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
10 Dec 2024
PlagiarismSearch 2024 Essay Contest
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PlagiarismSearch
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Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
31 Oct 2024
$1,500 Annual Video Contest Scholarship
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1000 USD
Deadline
31 Aug 2024
Florida Rentals Annual Dream Vacation Scholarship
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Florida Rentals
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Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Jun 2024
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IvyPanda
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965 USD
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Dr. Martin Blank – SYB Scholarship
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Shield Your Body
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500 USD
Deadline
31 Oct 2024
CryptoRunner Scholarship
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CryptoRunner
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Grant
55 GBP
Deadline
19 Jun 2024
IELTS Morgan Terry Memorial IATEFL Scholarship
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IELTS from 6 to 9
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