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To ensure that high quality students major in information security, HAIC has set up a scholarship program for top incoming MSc students choosing to specialize in information security at Aalto University and University of Helsinki.

The following Master’s programmes offer scholarships for top applicants:

Aalto University:

Master’s Programme in Computer, Communication and Information Sciences – Major  Security and Cloud Computing: Aalto University scholarships for CCIS applicants majoring in Security and Cloud Computing may cover 50% or 100% of the tuition fee (if applicable, more information here.)

SECCLO – Master’s Programme in Security and Cloud Computing: SECCLO provides generous Erasmus Mundus scholarships covering the participation cost, living allowance, and mobility costs. In 2019, we expect to award about 20 SECCLO scholarships.

University of Helsinki:

Master’s Programme in Computer Science –  “Networking and Services” subprogramme: University of Helsinki scholarships for Master’s programme in Computer Science, “Networking and Services” study line may cover full or part of the tuition fee (exact percentage to be confirmed).

HAIC scholarships

In addition to above mentioned scholarship schemes, we offer HAIC scholarships to the best applicants specializing in information security. HAIC scholars are funded by donations from HAIC donors and supporters as well as financial aid from the universities. The total number and type of HAIC scholarships awarded yearly depends on the magnitude of donations received that year. 

Aalto University:

Helsinki-Aalto Center for Information Security (HAIC) will select several HAIC scholars from top applicants admitted to the Security and Cloud Computing major within the Master’s Programme in Computer, Communication and Information Sciences (CCIS) or to the SECCLO – Master’s programme in Security and Cloud Computing (Erasmus Mundus). A HAIC scholar will receive generous financial aid in the form of living cost scholarships or honours student positions (part-time research-related employment during the semesters). All students applying to CCIS major Security and Cloud Computing will be considered for HAIC scholar positions.

Applicants to SECCLO may apply for HAIC scholar positions in the SECCLO application form (tick in the application form “I want to apply for other possible SECCLO scholarships, if available). For SECCLO, HAIC offers also participation costs scholarships for EU/EEA students.

University of Helsinki:

Recipients of the scholarships will be selected as part of the university-wide process. All applicants for the Master’s Programme in Computer Science will be considered for the HAIC scholar positions.

HAIC Mobility Scholarships

To support the international mobility of computer science students at Aalto University School of Science and especially studies in information security field, Helsinki-Aalto Center for Information Security (HAIC), offers an additional 500€ mobility scholarship on top of Aalto exchange scholarship for one semester exchange studies. The HAIC mobility scholarship can be applied in student exchange application rounds in September 2019, November 2019 and in January 2020. More information at: