The training program, conducted in collaboration with National Cybersecurity Authority (NCA), is designed to empower exceptionally talented students in the field of cybersecurity.

The primary objective is to kindle their passion for the field, fostering a deep-seated interest, and fortifying their knowledge base. The ultimate goal is to equip these students with the skills and insights necessary to excel in cybersecurity, thereby facilitating their success and impact in the professional landscape post-graduation.

14 Weeks (Split between courses)
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Students studying in cyber security and related fields at the local universities.

stack-2 Requirements

– Saudi Arabian Nationality

– Currently enrolled in Cybersecurity and related disciplines

*Compulsory Step

Prerequisite Course

To qualify for the Cybersecurity program, students are requested to complete the prerequisite courses found on Coursera. An email will be sent inviting accepted students to the online courses.

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Covered topics
in this course

  • Network Security
  • Secure Coding
  • Malicious Software (or Malware)
  • Cloud Computing Security
  • Incident Response
  • Cybersecurity Architecture

Skills you’ll gain

  • Security Policy Development
  • Penetration Testing
  • Forensic Analysis
  • Encryption Techniques
  • Security Awareness Training
  • Security Auditing

Student Journey

Registration: November

Kick off your cybersecurity journey by registering for our intensive training program spanning 18 weeks for top gifted students.


Stage 1: Prerequisite Course

Important Note: Registering for the program does not guarantee participation in subsequent stages. Students must demonstrate their knowledge and skills by excelling in the assessments to progress through the program. Certificates of Completion will be awarded at each stage to acknowledge participants’ achievements. Qualified students will be invited to the next stage.

Duration: One month       Completion Date: TBD       Method: Self-Paced, Online Courses

Description: The selected students are required to complete dedicated online courses to establish a solid foundation for their cybersecurity education.


Stage 2: Introduction to Cybersecurity

Duration: Five Days      Start Date: January 9, 2024      Method: Instructor Paced, In-Person Lectures

Description: 500 standout performers from the first stage will have the opportunity to participate in in-person lectures up to four key locations across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.


Stage 3: Advanced Cybersecurity

Duration: Four Days        Start Date: TBD      Method: Instructor Paced, In-Person Lectures

Description: The top 100 students, excelling in the second stage, will advance to a deeper exploration of the cybersecurity domain.


Stage 4: Cybersecurity Summer Program

Duration: Two months        Start Date: TBD      Method: Instructor Paced, In-Person Lectures

Top 50 students, distinguished from the third stage, will earn a coveted scholarship for a up to two-month program during the Summer of 2024. Among them, 40 will continue their studies locally, while 10 will be sent abroad to attend an international summer program in Cybersecurity.


Frequently Asked Questions

Is this course paid?

No, this course is fully funded

How do I qualify for the summer program?

By passing the first, second, and third stages’ assessments.

Top students will be selected to qualify for the next stage.

How do I start this program?

By signing up and completing the prerequisite (online) courses via Coursera.

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