• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
The Information Security program from Instituto Superior Técnico aims at training experts capable of carrying out autonomous research activities in the broad area of information security, mastering relevant subjects in Mathematics, Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, including computational complexity, cryptography, systems security and information theory.
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Objectives of the Information Security program from Instituto Superior Técnico 

  • Strong background in the subject matters relevant to research in information security.
  • Contact with the wave front of research and development in the field.
  • Research work leading to original and significant contributions.


Those successfully completing the Program will be capable of:

  • Performing research activity in national and international universities, research units and hightech companies.
  • Leading teams responsible for information security at industry and services.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Advanced Algorithms
  • Advanced Topics in Information Security 
  • Biometrics
  • Cryptography and Security Protocols
  • Distributed Systems Security Protocols
  • Functional Logic and Proof Theory
  • Intrusion Tolerance, Detection and Response
  • Outreach and Teaching Skills
  • Quantum Computation, Information and Logic

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Master's degree or equivalent in science and engineering. Approval in 2 qualifying exams. Completion of the curricular component of the Program with a final grade of at least 14 out of 20.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2750 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2750 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2750 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2750 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Lisbon

  • 630 - 1130 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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