Master in Cyber Security 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)

EIT Master in Cyber Security

“There are over one million unfilled cyber security jobs in the world”


In the modern world, cyber security has become a necessity in protecting democratic values and rights. EIT Digital School provides a master’s degree in cyber security as per the need of our modern digital society. Cyber security program focuses on the development, design, and evaluation of secure computer systems, ensuring privacy for future ICT systems. Students are trained in necessary skills and knowledge, including concepts and technologies for achieving confidentiality, authenticity, integrity, and privacy protection for information processing over networks. Other relevant topics in the program include; cryptocurrencies, blockchain technologies, ethical hacking and quantum cryptography.

The key features of the EIT Master in Cyber Security program includes:

  • Cutting edge technical content within Cyber Security
  • Studying at 2 technical universities leading to a double degree
  • Business courses in Innovation and Entrepreneurship and a summer school
  • Thesis work in industrial security and privacy problems
Entry Year OptionsExit Year Options
University of Turku, Finland
Eötvös Lorand University, Hungary
University of Trento, Italy
University of Twente, Netherlands
University of Rennes 1, France
University of Trento, Italy
Stockholm University, Sweden
University of Turku, Finland
University of Twente
University of Rennes 1, France , Netherlands
Eötvös Lorand University, Hungary

Cyber Security graduates are eligible for both international and local level jobs in technical and business roles e.g. Security analysts, Information security architect, Security auditor, Cyber security consultant, Privacy-by-design consultant, Computer forensics expert, Cyber security specialist etc.

Cyber Security graduates can also pursue a career in the design and development of new products and services within companies that provide value-added products and services. Telecom, E-learning, Web development, Entertainment and video game sectors are mostly involved with hiring cyber security experts. Graduates can also start their own company and provide product, technology or consultancy services to the market.

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates with backgrounds in Computer Science, Mathematics, Electrical Engineering or Information systems are eligible to apply for this program. Knowledge of computing, information sciences and information technologies is essential.

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.


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 ( OR by filling a form at the official website.


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