Master in Cryptography

Novosibirsk State University

Program Description

Master in Cryptography

Novosibirsk State University

We welcome you to the first Master's degree program «Master in Cryptography» in Russia!

You have the unique opportunity to study the state-of-art of cryptography and cryptanalysis at Novosibirsk State University that is located in the world-famous scientific center in the heart of Siberia — Akademgorodok.

Do not miss the chance

  • to get a high-level education,
  • to listen to world-renowned professionals in the field of cryptography, information theory and discrete mathematics,
  • to immerse yourself in the amazing atmosphere of Akademgorodok, where the real science and wonderful nature are so close to each other!

Master in Cryptography from NSU
is an innovative program designed to involve young researchers in the field of modern cryptography and bring them onto a high professional level in this area.

The program covers all basic aspects of cryptography and cryptanalysis and provides deep theoretical and practical background in this field.

«It is my pleasure to invite you to the first in our country English-taught Master program in Cryptography! Having no doubt it will be an important event in the cryptographic life of Russia. Great specialists in cryptography and discrete mathematics from different parts of the world are ready to come to Novosibirsk and provide training for you.

Studying with us you can combine lectures with scientific and practical work in cryptography even if earlier you had no such experience. Moreover, we guarantee impressive cultural and sports events, excursions and friendly atmosphere during the whole period of your studies. Join us!»

Natalia Tokareva Chief of the Program, Ph.D., senior researcher at Sobolev Institute of Mathematics, associate professor at Novosibirsk State University and of NSU Specialized Educational Scientific Center.

Research interests are:
symmetric cryptography, Boolean functions, and discrete mathematics. Natalia Tokareva is the author of several monographs and tutorials in cryptography, a supervisor for MS & Ph.D. students, a general chair of the International Students’ Olympiad in Cryptography NSUCRYPTO.

Professionals in cryptography will be invited to deliver lectures.

Program details

The educational program is well-organized in order for students to get deep knowledge of cryptography and cryptanalysis. All courses are carefully thought out and linked with each other.

Courses included in the program are the following:

  • Algebra and finite fields: special aspects
  • Discrete mathematics
  • Information theory and cryptography
  • Introduction Foundations of symmetric cryptography
  • Cryptographic Boolean functions
  • Cipher design
  • Cryptanalysis of symmetric systems
  • Asymmetric cryptography and cryptanalysis
  • Blockchain: mathematical problems and applications
  • Quantum and post-quantum cryptography
  • Practical applications of cryptography
  • Historical and legal aspects of cryptography

NSU provides modern, internationally competitive, classical fundamental education. We pay special attention to the comprehensive development of each student.

NSU Education
will teach you how to think more broadly, to find creative solutions and to achieve success in any field. Education at NSU DMM offers a wide range of possible professional careers. A career in science is the most evident and relevant result after completing one's studies.

Many graduates choose such a career path and achieve considerable success occupying leading positions in research centers and universities all over the world. Students live in new comfortable dormitories located in a couple-of-minutes walk from NSU. Every single room is equipped with a desk, a bed, a wardrobe, a private bathroom.

Students are given the opportunity to run at the stadium, swim in the 25-meter swimming pool, play tennis and other sports games, ski along a forest path as well as many other activities.

Note that there is a possibility to continue your study in the post-graduate course and to defend a Ph.D. thesis in mathematical problems of cryptography at NSU.

Tuition fees do not include the cost of living which does not exceed $20 per month.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated November 12, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 1, 2019
2 years
Full time
3,800 USD
per year.
June 15, 2019
Russia - Novosibirsk, Novosibirsk Oblast
Start date : Sept. 1, 2019
Application deadline June 15, 2019
End date June 30, 2021
Sept. 1, 2019
Russia - Novosibirsk, Novosibirsk Oblast
Application deadline June 15, 2019
End date June 30, 2021