Cyber-Defence (CYD) Master Thesis Fellowship 2021

Cyber-Defence (CYD) Master Thesis Fellowship 2021

Deadline: On Rolling basis

Applications for the Cyber-Defence (CYD) Master Thesis Fellowship 2021 are now open. To promote research and education in cyber-defence, the EPFL and the Cyber-Defence (CYD) Campus have jointly launched the “CYD Fellowships – A Talent Program for Cyber-Defence Research.”

The CYD Master Thesis Fellowships are open to researchers at master level who are willing to engage with issues cutting across the frontiers of cyber-security and data science, with a particular emphasis on:

  • Novel technologies for protecting the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of cyber and cyber-physical systems.
  • Privacy-enhancing technologies.
  • Data science and artificial intelligence methods for analysing cyber- and technology-relevant data.
  • Research on vulnerabilities and backdoors in digital systems.


Eligible costs include and are limited to:

  • Living allowance equal to CHF 2,000 per month for a maximum duration of 6 months.
  • Research costs: a maximum amount of CHF 1,500 can be granted  for research costs.


  • Citizens of any nationality may apply for the CYD Master Thesis Fellowships.
  • No age restrictions apply.
  • Applicants must be enrolled in a Master program at a higher education institution (university or school of applied sciences) in Switzerland and have the endorsement of a professor employed in this institution willing to supervise them.


All required documents must be submitted via the online submission platform. All documents must be submitted in English.

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For more information, visit CYD Master Thesis Fellowship.