MSc in Cyber Security

General

Program Description

With a curriculum carefully designed to address contemporary cyber-security needs, its academic staff doing research in relevant areas, and its experience and progressive approach in education, Sabancı University provides students with a unique opportunity to have a graduate degree in Cyber Security. Prospective students will receive an in-depth education and participate in original research projects in the following areas: cryptography, mathematics of cryptography (especially number theory and abstract algebra), cryptographic engineering (secure and efficient realization of cryptographic algorithms), system-level knowledge (operating systems, computer architectures), computer networks and security, wireless networks and security, software security, digital forensics, penetration testing, cybersecurity intelligence, data privacy and biometrics.

The following is a list of ongoing activities and research areas in cybersecurity in Sabancı University:

  • Computer and Network Security
  • Biometrics
  • Blockchain
  • Cryptography
  • Cryptographic Engineering
  • Software and Hardware Realization of Cryptographic Systems
  • Wireless System Security
  • Data Security and Privacy
  • Software Security

Admission Requirements

Applications for graduate programs are evaluated by the respective Admission Jury along with individual program entries. Admission is finalized by the approval of the related Graduate School Board upon the recommendation of the Jury and announced to the applicants.

Applicants may be called for written exams and interviews. All written exams and interviews are held in English.

Your registration will be done upon the approval of the Turkish Higher Education Council regarding the equivalence of the last graduated higher institution and the course of study.

Required Documents

  • Online Application Form: Candidates can apply for more than one program via the online application form. Separate forms are to be filled for each applied program. Print-out of Completed Application Form should be added to the Application Package. Applicants can either submit the application package including the required documents in person or can send via post to Student Resources. A separate application package is to be submitted for each applied program. All the application documents become the property of Sabancı University. It is suggested to keep the original reports of TOEFL, GRE and ALES scores for you, and apply with the copies of those exams.
  • Official Transcript: Sealed and taken from Student Resources/Affairs of the applicant's university indicating the courses and grades taken.
  • Two Letters of Recommendation: These should be either submitted online or posted in a sealed envelope. After you complete your online application, an email will be sent automatically to your recommenders which you enter to the Recommenders part. Recommenders can click the link to write the recommendation letters or give letters in a closed envelope signed and stamped.
  • One Photograph: If you have already added one photograph to your online application, you do not need to send it.
  • Result for Graduate Program Entrance Exam: Any of the following science test results baring the min. scores and which are within the validity period: ALES: Numerical ALES min. score 65; GRE : 153 (Scores on the Current Scale); GAT: Accumulative Percentile : %60 (for international student). Photocopies are acceptable for application, but original copies should be submitted during admission. Graduate Program Entrance Exam Results must have been taken no more than ALES 3 years, GRE 5 years and GAT 2 years.
  • English Proficiency Exam Result: As the language of instruction at Sabancı University is English, any of the following English Proficiency Exam results baring the min. scores and which are within the validity period: TOEFL: Min. score 80 in an Internet-based test; KPDS: Min. score 67; ÜDS: Min. score 67; YDS: Min. score 67; e-YDS: Min. score 67. PTE: Min. Score 69; CAE: Min. B; CPE: Min. C. Photocopies are acceptable for application, but original copies should be submitted during admission. After the test date, TOEFL, PTE scores are valid for 2 years, CAE and CPE scores are valid for 3 years and e-YDS, YDS scores are valid for 5 years.* Please visit https://www.sabanciuniv.edu/en/graduate-school-engineering-and-natural-sciences-application-requirements-msc-thesis-programs for more information.
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Degree Requirements: An undergraduate degree is required in order to apply for all graduate (master's and Ph.D.) degree programs. It is possible to apply for Ph.D. programs with only undergraduate or undergraduate + master's degrees. Holders of all major degrees are eligible to apply. An applicant should have an undergraduate or graduate diploma in order to be admitted to a graduate program and a graduate diploma for a doctorate program. Applicants must complete their previous degree programs by the admission period at the latest.
Last updated October 2019

About the School

Sabanci University is a leading university in Turkey which provides a fully English education backed by a world class faculty. One of the top research universities in the region, SU is the place to be ... Read More

Sabanci University is a leading university in Turkey which provides a fully English education backed by a world class faculty. One of the top research universities in the region, SU is the place to be with its strong scholarships, extensive exchange opportunities across the world, and innovative model of education that gives students full freedom in choosing their area of study after enrollment. Read less