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Master in Cyber Security
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Master in Cyber Security

Batches Starting from Oct 31, 2021

Key Benefits of the Program

  • INR20 Lakhs

    Cost savings compared to regular degree course in Germany

  • Upto18 Months

    Eligible for post-study work visa application after graduation

  • INR45 Lakhs

    Average salary in Germany after completion of the course

Program Structure and Fees

Master in Cyber Security is a 2 years course where in the first year you will be studying online with IIIT Bangalore. Tuition fees for year 1 of course is INR 3.40 Lakhs (inclusive of taxes). For 2nd year you will be going to Germany and study on-campus in IU Germany. Tuition fees for IU Germany is approximately 8,788 Euros, payable quarterly. You will also have to deposit 10,332 Euros in a German bank account as proof of funds for living and food expenses.
  1. IIIT Bangalore



    Course Name

    • Executive PG Programme in Software Development - Specialisation in Cyber Security


    • You need to have minimum three years Bachelor's degree like B.Tech./B.E./B.Sc./BCA or any other degree with adequate mathematics and computation components with minimum 50% marks in any stream.

    Tuition Fees

    INR 3,40,000

    Cost of Living


    Mode of Teaching



    1 year 1 month

  2. IU Germany



    Course Name

    • Master Degree in Cyber Security


    • The applicant should successfully complete the Executive PG Programme in Software Development - Specialisation in Cyber Security, from IIIT Bangalore with 2.4 or above CGPA

    Tuition Fees

    ~ EUR 8,788

    Cost of Living

    ~ EUR 10,332 Per annum

    Mode of Teaching



    1 year

Other Benefits

  • No IELTS required to study in Germany for upGrad learners
  • 94% of IU Graduate receive confirmed job offers within 6 months of graduation
  • IIIT Bangalore and IU, Germany Alumni Status
  • 7+ Case Studies and Projects
  • 6 Programming Languages and tools
  • Earn while you learn - Only 12 - 15 hours study time required per week
About IIIT Bangalore
Known for its practice oriented learning and entrepreneurial support, IIIT Bangalore is an independent institution and a deemed university. Till date, IIIT Bangalore has incubated more than 20 startups and published more than 1000 publications.IIITB’s outstanding faculty, curriculum and pedagogy ensures that their graduate programs are ranked among
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About IU Germany
Established in 1998 and with more than 17 campuses in Germany, IU International University of Applied Sciences (earlier known as IUBH) is an outstanding University in Germany. University prides itself on more than 3500 recruiting partners as well as on the fact that 94% of its graduates have received job offers within 6 months of graduation.With th
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About Germany
Germany is not only the 4th largest economy in the world by GDP but also Europe’s largest economy. With 109 Nobel laureates, the country is known for its high quality education across the world. With more jobs than skilled workers, Germany has the lowest unemployment rate of 5%. As per a news report, more than 100,000 IT jobs are vacant in Germany.
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Career Opportunities

Cyber Security

  • Security Engineer

    EUR 61511 Annually

  • Information Security Analyst

    EUR 52000 Annually

  • Cyber Security Analyst

    EUR 52000 Annually

  • Information Security Manager

    EUR 73000 Annually

  • Security Testing and Auditing

    EUR 65500 Annually

  • Security Risk Management

    EUR 65000 Annually

  • IT Security & Infrastructure

    EUR 60243 Annually


IIIT BangaloreExecutive PG Programme in Software Development - Specialisation in Cyber Security


IU GermanyMaster Degree in Cyber Security

  • 400+

    Hours of Recorded Content

  • 7+

    Case studies and Projects

  • 10+

    Live Sessions

  • 6+

    Tools and Software

Frequently Asked Questions


Is there a minimum qualification for this program?

You need to have minimum three years Bachelor's degree like B.Tech./B.E./B.Sc./BCA or any other degree with adequate mathematics and computation components with minimum 50% marks in any stream.

Can I still apply if I have an undergraduate degree other than B.Tech./B.E./B.Sc./BCA?

Yes. If your previous education involved adequate computation and mathematics experience, we encourage you to apply for the program and provide details of the same (For e.g., upload supporting documents like transcripts). You can also consult the Admissions Cell at [email protected] to get more information.

Is prior coding experience required?

No. If you have insufficient prior coding experience, we will require you to go through the pre-program Java crash course that we offer mandatory.

Can I still apply for the program if I have scored less than 50% in my undergraduate degree?

Candidates who scored lower than 50% marks in the UG degree but have higher than 50% marks in a PG qualification (e.g. Postgraduate Diploma, Master's Degree, etc.) will be eligible to apply.

Can I apply for the program if I am in my last year of an undergraduate degree?

Yes, you can apply for the program but you will join the batch which is just after completion of your bachelor's degree

What is the admission process?

The admissions process is completely online. Following are the key steps in the application process:
Step 1 - You must apply for the program on upGrad’s website. The application form will capture information related to your educational and professional experience.
Step 2 - Post application, the suitability of your profile will be evaluated by upGrad’s and IIIT Bangalore's Admission Counsellor Team. If approved, you will be shortlisted for the program.
Step 3 - Shortlisted candidates will receive a provisional admissions offer. Final admissions offer will be granted upon payment of the full program fee and successful submission of the required documents.

Will I be required to submit any documents for the admission?

Yes. You will be required to submit the following documents to IIIT Bangalore prior to the program start date, a self-attested copy of your undergraduate transcript/degree clearly mentioning your GPA/Grades.

Please note, you will only receive the final admissions offer upon submitting these documents.

Will I get conditional offer letter from IU Germany?

Once you provide us with all required documents, we will apply in IU Germany on your behalf and get you conditional offer letter to join University in the 2nd year post completion of IIITB Program.


What are the job opportunities in Germany?

Germany has the lowest unemployment rate across Europe of 5%. As per German industry bodies, there are more than 1 Lakh vacancies for IT jobs in Germany. As the average age of Germany is 44.5, they are looking for skilled immigrants to take up jobs in Germany.

What are the part time working rules in Germany?

As a student you can work 20 hours per week or 120 full days part time during the year. Typical wage in Germany is around 10 Euros per hour.

What are the living costs per year in Germany?

To prove you have sufficient financial resources to support yourself in Germany, you have to deposit 10332 Euro in a blocked German bank account before you apply for Visa. This amount can be withdrawn once you reach Germany to support your monthly expenses. Your actual expenses may vary depending on your lifestyle in Germany.

What are the post study work visa rules in Germany?

Germany allows for the application of up to 18 months of post study work visa after completing a degree from Germany.

About IU

Can you give more details on IU Germany?

IU Germany was established in 1998 and is a university of applied sciences. They have 17 campuses in Germany with 40 examination centers. International students can opt for either Berlin campus or Bad Honnef campus.

Why should I study in IU Germany?

IU Germany prides itself on small class sizes. Typical class size at IU Germany is of 30 students. IU also has a well established career center which helps students in getting jobs. 94% of IU graduates receive job offer within 6 months of completion of course.

Course Curriculum

What is the Master in Cyber Security with upGrad?

The Master's degree is an ideal degree for anyone looking for career in cyber security to build a professional network around the globe. The student as part of this program will receive certification from IIIT, Bangalore and Master in Cyber Security from IU, Germany

What should I expect from the Master in Cyber Security programme?

As you know that we are moving towards the phase of digitalisation, cyber-attacks on software and systems are increasing. To ensure the confidentiality of important data, about every company, organisation, and government agency alike requires competent cyber security professionals. There is now a huge and unmet demand for security experts with a keen eye to identify and defend against cyber-attacks. With the IU Master in Cyber Security programme you will acquire all the skills which required to protect data and ensure top security measures for systems used by companies worldwide.On completion of program, you will have option to apply for Post-Study-Work visa in Germany as well as get support from IU Career Services to search jobs in Germany

Which topics are going to be covered as part of the program?

The program will be delivered on a new technology platform to create a superior learning experience for participants who want to be on the cutting edge of the Cyber Security. With this program, IIITB & IU,Germany together seeks to develop the next generation of leaders.The topics that are going to be covered

Corporate Governance of IT, Compliance and Law, Advanced Mathematics, Cyber Security and Data Protection, Advanced Research Methods, Cryptology, Cyber Risk Assessment and Management, IT Systems: Software and Hardware, Cyber Systems and Network Forensics, Secure Networking, Theoretical Computer Science for IT Security

Once student reaches Germany, they will be studying 2 semesters of the cyber security course with IU

How many projects and mentorship sessions are present in the 1st year?

The course consists of 7+ Case Studies and Projects.

Is any certification granted at the end of the program?

Post successful completion of the program, a Executive PG Programme in Software Development - Specialisation in Cyber Security would be granted from IIIT Bangalore and a Master in Cyber Security is granted from IU, Germany

Time Commitment

What is the time commitment expected for the program?

At least 12-15 hours per week of time commitment is expected to be able to graduate from the online program. On-campus program in Germany is full time and will have appropriate work load.

How will my doubts/questions be addressed in an online program?

Our dedicated Student Support Team is available 7 days a week from 09 AM to 09 PM IST to resolve your non-academic queries.

Email us on [email protected] to receive a response within 24 hours. For any urgent queries, please use the Call Back option on the learning platform and get a response within 2 working hours.

Additionally, an upGrad buddy will enhance the learners’ experience by engaging with them to ensure they are on track with upcoming deadlines, submissions, offer guidance, and resolve their non-academic queries.

Peer-to-peer discussion forum where you can post your queries and your peers/faculty/teaching assistants answer your queries within a day. Regular Q&A sessions with faculty to get clarification on conceptual doubts.

Program USP

How is the program different from other online courses available in the market?

This extensive and rigorous 13-month program certified by IIIT-B and 12 month on-campus program at IU, Germany is unlike any other online program. The curriculum and learning experience developed in this program through interaction with top IIIT-B faculty and leading professional experts is exactly what the industry wants today.

1. Extensive hands On expertise - This program provides you with 7+ projects which are sourced from the industry. By the time you graduate from the program, you will have worked on several industry-relevant projects, which are a key pillar to help you transition to the Cyber Security industry

2. Knowledge on Latest tools and technologies - This program provides you with hands-on experience and knowledge in the latest Cyber Security tools and technologies

3. End-to-end knowledge as opposed to knowledge of a few areas in Cyber Security - This program gives you a chance to learn concepts and tools/technologies relevant for computer networks and network security, application security and much more. Hence, you graduate as a professional with in-depth knowledge of Cyber Security.

4. Core conceptual clarity - In addition to hands-on knowledge of the latest tools and technologies, this program provides you with an understanding of core concepts in network and application security. While tools and technologies keep evolving at a fast pace, knowledge of network and application security concepts will keep you relevant in the industry.

5. Study abroad modules - You will be prepared by upGrad on topics such as academic writing, critical thinking, research and report writing in addition to how to find a job in Germany successfully.

6. On-campus at IU, Germany - During your stay in Germany, you will learn from the top faculty of the world and complete your thesis on industry relevant topics.

7. 18 months post study work visa - You will be eligible to apply for a visa to stay in Germany and find job. 94% of IU students find job within 6 months of graduation.

Beyond that, the upGrad Experience ensures that you develop a wide network of peers, connections with industry faculty, extensive career support - overall, an immersive and holistic online and offline learning experience!

No other course in the market creates Cyber Security Engineers who have end-to-end skills - A thorough understanding of fundamental concepts, and thinking beyond tools! In a world of rapidly evolving tools and technologies, this course will equip you to work on technologies that do not even exist today!

Refund Policy/Financials

Is there any deferral or refund policy for this program?

Deferral Policy: (Pre- Online Program Commencement)

If a student, due to unavoidable circumstances is unable to commence with the cohort and requests for a deferral before the cohort starts, we provide the opportunity for the student to defer to another batch.
However, the student will be required to pay 50% of the total course fee amount (inclusive of taxes) before the deferral can be approved. Till this is completed, the student will be assumed to be continuing in the same cohort.
A student can request for deferral only once and to either of the scheduled cohorts to start in the next 1 year from the batch start date of initial batch the student enrolled for. The student has time till the current cohort launch date to make the payment of the 50% program fee, post which the deferral request will expire. Once the deferral window expires and the student now asks for a refund, the above-mentioned applicable refund policy will apply. The fee applicable to the deferred student will be as per prevailing fee for the batch student as opted to defer to (No additional deferral fee is required to be paid).

Deferral Policy: (Post Online Program Commencement)

If a student is facing severe issues in dedicating time to the course, we provide the opportunity for the student to defer to another batch. A student can request for deferral only once and to either of the scheduled cohorts to start in the next 1 year from the batch start date of initial batch the student enrolled for. The student will be required to pay a deferral fees of 10% of the total course amount fee + Taxes if any along with the differential program fees between the two cohorts The deferral request will be approved once the deferral fee is paid.
Till this is completed, the student will be assumed to be continuing in the same cohort. The student has 7 days (including holidays and weekends) from the date of deferral request to make the payment of the deferral fee post which the deferral request will expire, and the student will continue as part of the current cohort.
If the student completes the deferral payment, the student’s login will be disabled, the student will leave the deferred cohort and the student will start learning on the new cohort from the point of the last assignment that was graded in the deferred cohort. All grades and progress till that point will be carried forward as it is to the new cohort. For clarification, the grades of the graded assignments will be carried forward, whether the student had submitted these grading during the initial stage. The deferral can only be requested during the batch for which the student has enrolled is ongoing. Once the batch has completed, deferral requests shall not be entertained. For clarification, the batch completion here shall mean the “last grace deadline” as communicated by upGrad.

Which banks allow using 0% Credit card EMI or Credit card EMI?

No cost EMI is available on credit cards from all major banks (American Express, Bank of Baroda, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, IndusInd Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, RBL Bank, Standard Chartered, Axis Bank, Yes Bank)

Will I have to pay any extra amount for the EMI transaction?

If you are availing 0% credit card EMI, upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions. Your bank may levy GST or other taxes on the interest component of the EMI.

Are there any fees or down payment?

Certain banks charge nominal processing fees between INR 99 - 500 on 0% Credit Card EMI transaction. If charged will be billed in the first repayment installment.

Can I use my International credit card for 0% credit EMI or Credit Card EMI?

Only the Indian bank Credit cards can be used. But you can pay the amount using the Credit card option in one shot / part payments and later you can convert into EMI from your respective bank. The tenures and interest charged will depend on your bank. upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions, this will be purely between you and your bank.

How can I opt for Credit card EMI if my bank is not listed in the 0% Credit card EMI or Credit card EMI?

You can pay the amount using the Credit card option in one shot / part payments and later you can convert into EMI from your respective bank. The tenures and interest charged will depend on your bank. upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions.

Why is the entire amount blocked on my credit card?

Initially your bank will block the entire amount from your available purchase limit and from your next billing cycle, you will be charged the EMI amount. As you start paying your EMI, your credit limit will be released accordingly. For example, if you have made a payment of ₹100000 on 6-months EMI and your credit limit is ₹200,000 then initially your bank will block your credit limit by ₹100000. After payment of your first month EMI of Rs.15000, the blocked amount will come down to ₹85000.

Why is interest getting charged on No Cost EMI?

Your bank will charge you interest. However this interest charge has been provided to you as an upfront discount at the time of your payment, effectively giving you the benefit of a No cost EMI.The total amount paid during the entire EMI tenure to the bank will be equal to the amount to be paid to upGrad.

Eg. Amount payable to upGrad: INR 405000

Lets say Amount deducted at the time of transaction: INR 379850 (Principal amount)

Bank charges interest of 12-15% per annum on INR 379850

[Note: Interest factor is reducing rate and not Flat rate] EMI AMOUNT = INR ​33750 x 12 = INR 405000 effectively , you have taken loan on 379,850 instead of 405,000