Ph.D. On Campus

Cyber Security

Sabanci University

48 months
17300 USD/year
7697 USD/year
Tuition fee
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With its Cyber Security program, Sabanci University aims to address these most pressing concerns by training and educating cyber-security researchers, professionals and experts


Key Features

As cyber attacks and threats have been escalating their negative impact on IT infrastructures, cybersecurity, being on the confluence of computer science, electrical engineering and mathematics, emerges as an important, independent discipline, which provides the theory, the tools and the techniques to predict, prevent and mitigate cyber attacks. 

However, the paucity of cyber security professionals, experts, and academics still remain the major obstacle to sustain meaningful strategies and deploy effective countermeasures to overcome cybersecurity threats.

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 of the Cyber Security program at Sabanci University 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.

Programme Structure

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


279 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
153 (quantitative)

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online Application Form 
    • Official Transcript - An official document issued by the registrar of the candidate's previous institution showing all courses taken and grades received by the candidate. It should be uploaded under “Documents” in the online application system.
    • Statement of Purpose - A summary of the candidate's reason for applying to the program, their program and career objectives, motives and expectations.
    • Curriculum (CV)
    • Two Letters of Recomendation
    • Graduate Program Entrance Exam Result

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17300 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17300 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    7697 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7697 USD per year during 48 months.

National 55.175 TL

Living costs for Istanbul

2000 - 3240 TRY /month
Living costs

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


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