Germany: PhD scholarship program in the areas of IT Security

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The Center for Advanced Security Research Darmstadt (CASED) at the Technische Universität Darmstadt has

21 openings for its PhD scholarship program in the areas of IT Security

(Id-Nr.: abc)

starting immediately.

is an IT Security research center currently being established at
Technische Universität Darmstadt in cooperation with the Fraunhofer
Institute for Secure Information Technology (SIT) and the University of
Applied Sciences Darmstadt (h_da). CASED will constitute a research infrastructure for forefront IT Security research.

hosts a 3 year doctoral program for outstanding students holding a
Master’s degree (or German Diploma or equivalent) in Computer Science,
Mathematics, Physics, Electrical Engineering or related disciplines.

This prestigious program offers scholarships to exceptional students
who have the potential to make outstanding contributions to science in
the following areas of IT Security: security of data (cryptography,
including post quantum cryptography), security of services (SOA etc.),
security of things (embedded systems etc.).
A total of 21 scholarships (each 1,468 Euro per month) are available.

You can find more information about CASED, research topics, thesis advisors, and formalities concerning your application on our website

CASED will have a significantly higher proportion of female scientists
compared to the average German research institutions and encourages
applications of female postgraduate students. Five openings (sponsored
by Horst Görtz Stiftung) are reserved for women only.

Applicants are kindly requested to send their applications by E-Mail to

Applications must include

  • a letter of application,
  • the names of two references (who will provide letters of recommendation),
  • a CV,
  • a statement of motivation,
  • and academic transcripts.

Applications that lack one or more of these might not be taken into consideration.
Candidates will be considered until all positions are filled.

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