TU Graz/ Studying and Teaching/ Studying at TU Graz/ Prospective Students/ Financial Matters/

Cybersecurity Scholarships

Within the framework of the TU Graz 100 scholarship programme, sholarships are awarded to talented and motivated students.

Focus on Cybersecurity

TU Graz is an internationally leading university in the field of cybersecurity and committed to the highest quality in education. It is a core part of our passion for cybersecurity at TU Graz to create a great study environment for the information security experts and researchers of tomorrow.

The Cybersecurity Scholarships for international students aim at supporting excellent students that have completed their bachelor's degree at another university and come to TU Graz in order to specialize in information security. It is part of a broad initiative for supporting excellent students in cybersecurity that also includes other awards as well as options to work as a part-time researchers at TU Graz already during the Master's degree programme. For a full list of initiatives, visit the website on taking off with cybersecurity at TU Graz.

Application deadline: 15 March 2024

Apply now

Quick Facts

  • New international students who are planning to do a Major in Information Security in the Master's programme Computer Science, Information and Computer Engineering or Software Engineering and Management and meet all the further requirements can receive one of these fundings:
    • Full Scholarship: A full scholarship means that the student receives € 4,000 per semester over a period of two years upon proof of success.
    • Relocation Bonus: A relocation bonus is a one-time payment of € 2,000 for new international students at TU Graz with a focus on cybersecurity
  • Every student that is applying for a Cybersecurity Scholarship and that fulfills the criteria will be considered for both types of financial support. There is no need for a separate application. Note that it is only possible to either receive a full scholarship or a relocation bonus.
  • Additional benefits: Individual consultation and advice from mentoring academic staff members at TU Graz.


Major in Information Security

At TU Graz it is possible to specialize in information security in the context of the three Master’s degree programmes Computer Science, Information and Computer Engineering or Software Engineering and Management.

More information on doing a Major in Information Security


The Cybersecurity Scholarship is powered by generous sponsors in collaboration with TU Graz.

NXP Semiconductors - Gold Sponsor 

NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) brings together bright minds to create breakthrough technologies that make the connected world better, safer and more secure. As a world leader in secure connectivity solutions for embedded applications, NXP is pushing boundaries in the  automotive, industrial, IoT, mobile, and communication infrastructure markets while delivering solutions that advance a more sustainable future. The company, which can build on more than 60 years of experience and expertise, employs around 34,500 people in more than 30 countries.

NXP Austria is a competence center for cryptography and security and develops solutions that make life easier, better and more secure. NXP Austria develops hardware and software solutions as well as services for the IoT, automotive, Industry 4.0 and mobile sectors. NXP Austria employs more than 800 employees from around 50 countries and strieves for innovation in resereach, design, development, mangement and marketing of the NXP products.  


Secure Information & Communication Technologies - Silver Sponsor 

Secure Information and Communication Technologies (SIC) encourages independent scientific research, development, as well as teaching and knowledge transfer in the fields of applied information processing, communication, and information security. An important pillar in achieving these mission goals has always been the support of promising students at TU Graz. Accordingly, Stiftung SIC has a long tradition of funding student awards and contributes regularly to scholarship programs such as TU Graz 100. Besides its non-profit activities, Stiftung SIC develops and markets cryptographic software products, which are used worldwide in numerous security-critical application scenarios. Revenues from these software products enable Stiftung SIC to achieve its non-profit mission goals. Also, this year, Stiftung SIC proudly continues its support for excellent students in cybersecurity.

Statements from previous scholarship holders

I have always been fascinated by IT security and wanted to pursue this passion after my bachelor's degree. The scholarship has helped me to come to Graz and the wide range of courses to choose from boosted my academic growth during my Master's degree. I have also interned at Stiftung SIC and still support them in implementing cryptographic algorithms.


The financial support through the scholarship allows me to focus on my studies. However, it is not only about the financial support. As a holder of a scholarship, I was also offered an internship at the Institute of Applied Information Processing and Communications. This internship allowed me to dive deeper into current research challenges and directly work together on a project with the faculty members at TU Graz.