CCSE Graduate scholarship

Awarded By: Centre for Cyber Safety and education
Updated on Dec 22, 2023
University Research Analyst
Course: Masters
Deadline: Dec 6, 2023
Amount: USD 5,000
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Scholarship Overview

The Center for Cyber Safety and Education (CCSE) is a nonprofit organization advancing cybersecurity awareness, education, and research. Formerly known as the (ISC)² Foundation, CCSE is dedicated to making the online world a safer and more secure place by providing educational resources, scholarships, and projects that encourage cybersecurity knowledge and skills.

Applicable course, university, and country

This scholarship is applicable for Masters Degree, PhD. The scholarship is applicable to the following field of study-

    • Cybersecurity
    • Information assurance

Scholarship amount details

    • Max scholarship per student: USD 5,000 => Rs 4,08,150
    • Conversion rate used: 1 USD = Rs. 83.26
    • Scholarship amount will be given: One Time

Additional Information:

  • Each scholarship award will be between $1,000 to $5,000
  • The award will be sent to the school with instructions that it be applied to tuition, fees and books

Scholarship amount can be used for:

Type of Expense Indicates if the scholarship can be used for this type of expense
Application × Not covered in scholarship
Tuition & Fees Scholarship amount can be used for this
Living Expense × Not covered in scholarship
Accommodation × Not covered in scholarship
Air Fare/Travel Expenses × Not covered in scholarship
Spouse/Child Care × Not covered in scholarship
Health Cover × Not covered in scholarship
Others × Not covered in scholarship

Eligible student nationality

India, United States of America, United Kingdom, Australia, Singapore, New Zealand, Canada, Germany, Malaysia, Sweden, France, Switzerland, Netherlands, Denmark, Spain, Russia, United Arab Emirates,Ireland,Italy, Poland, Portugal, Norway, Japan, Thailand, Belgium, Armenia, Fiji, China, South Korea, Greece, Mauritius, Estonia, Luxembourg, Ukraine, South Africa, Hungary, Austria, Slovenia, Philippines, Cyprus, Bangladesh, Lithuania, Monaco, Nepal, Georgia, Hong Kong, Turkey, Malta, Bahrain, Barbados, Guyana, Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Andorra, Angola, Anguilla, Antarctica, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, BritishIndian Ocean Territory, British VirginIslands, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, CaymanIslands, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, ChristmasIsland, CocosIslands, Colombia, Comoros, CookIslands, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Curacao, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, FalklandIslands, FaroeIslands, Finland, French Polynesia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greenland, Grenada, Guam, Guatemala, Guernsey, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Honduras,Iceland,Indonesia,Iran,Iraq,Isle of Man,Israel,Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Jersey, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Macao, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, MarshallIslands, Mauritania, Mayotte, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Netherlands Antilles, New Caledonia, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, North Korea, Northern MarianaIslands, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Pitcairn, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Republic of the Congo, Reunion, Romania, Rwanda, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Helena, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Sint Maarten, Slovakia, SolomonIslands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Swaziland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Tokelau, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Turks and CaicosIslands, Tuvalu, U.S. VirginIslands, Uganda, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vatican, Venezuela, Vietnam, Wallis and Futuna, Western Sahara, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Appication Process for this scholarship

Essay questions to be filled out in application:

    • Tell us why you should be chosen to receive this (ISC)² Cybersecurity Scholarship and what makes you stand out from your peers?
    • Describe why you need the scholarship
    • Describe your personal and educational backgrounds
    • Describe why you chose your major and your goals for your academic career. What makes you a candidate for success in information security and what are your goals for your professional career
    • Describe any contributions to the cybersecurity field i.e., volunteer work, articles, etc., and any other hobbies or extracurricular activities and what they mean to you. (Do not include links to articles)
  • Please tell us anything else you would like us to know about you

One Letter of Recommendation outlining the following:

    • How long have you known the applicant and in what capacity?
    • What skills or abilities does the applicant have that will support him/her in completing a degree?
    • What other information about the applicant should be taken into consideration?
  • NOTE: Academic references are preferred; however, you may submit a professional letter of reference addressing the points above
    • Resume/CV – No more than 3 pages maximum. Do not include links to publications
    • Unofficial transcripts from the current (or most recent) educational institution. If awarded; no funds will be disbursed until official transcripts have been received

Application Link:
Not available

Additional Information:
This scholarship needs a separate external application.

Application Documents:

      • Essay
      • One Letter of Recommendation
      • Resume/CV
      • Unofficial transcripts from the current (or most recent) educational institution

Important Dates & FAQ info:

Info Date
Scholarship Deadline Not Available


Scholarship Eligibility


    • Must be pursuing, or plan to pursue, a degree with a focus on cybersecurity or information assurance
    • Must be pursuing a Master’s Degree program or doctoral studies
    • GPA must be at least 35 on a 40 scale (or an analogous rank based on a comparable scale)
    • May be attending on campus or online and full time or part-time and in the US or Internationally
    • Do not currently need to be enrolled, however, no awards will be disbursed until the recipient is enrolled in a college or university
    • Preference will be given to following candidates:
    • Applicants will be scored by members of (ISC)² and scholarship sponsors (if applicable). Scoring will be based upon three categories:
      • Passion
      • Merit
      • Financial Need

Scholarship Restriction:
No Special Restriction applicable

Exams Details:

Exam name Indicates if exam is required and cutoff (if any)
12th Required
UG Required (minimum score 3.5 GPA)


Additional Information:
Application will open early to mid January for the next session

iSchoolConnect Rating

The rating is done considering various factors

Frequently Asked Questions

The frequently asked questions about the scholarship are:

Who can apply for the Scholarship?
The scholarship is applicable to students from all countries.

What is the minimum Qualification Required?
The students must have completed their bachelor’s or equivalent degree from a recognized institution.

What is the procedure for applying?
This scholarship needs a separate external application.

What are the documents required for filling the forms?
Essay, One Letter of Recommendation, Resume/CV and Unofficial transcripts from the current (or most recent) educational institution.

What is the duration of the Scholarship?
Not available.