Welcome to
The Kerckhoffs Institute
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Welcome to the Kerckhoffs Institute for Computer Security. The institute is a collaboration between the University of Twente, the Eindhoven University of Technology and the Radboud University Nijmegen, and offers a 2-year master track in computer security (as part of a computer science master programme).

The institute was founded in 2005, and offered a join Master degree since 2006.

New Cyber Security Master's Programs

The Kerckhoffs Master Program Computer Security has been a great success but major changes are ahead.

These changes are needed because more and more security courses are moving to the bachelor level. The Kerckhoffs Master Program Computer Security has forked into two new Master's programs:

Please follow these links if you are interested in doing a Master in cyber security. These are now separate programs, so a choice is required.

The last generation of students has been admitted to the joint Kerckhoffs degree programme in September 2014. As of September 2015 students with an interest in computer, information, and/or cyber security will be able to enroll into one of the two new programmes mentioned above.

Students currently enrolled in the Kerckhoffs specialisation will be able to complete their studies until September 2016. After this date students can continue their studies in one of the new specialisations. The home universities will make sure that the transition is as smooth as possible.


The research that Tim Cooijmans did for his Master thesis on "Analysis of secure key storage solutions on Android" has been accepted for publication at the 4th Annual ACM CCS Workshop on Security and Privacy in Smartphones and Mobile Devices (SPSM 2014) in Scottsdale, Arizona in the USA. Tim dis his Master thesis as intern at SNS bank.

What does the Kerckhoffs Master prepare you for?

To get an impression, meet some of the Kerckhoffs graduates!