Students participating in hands on computer science activity

Learn the fundamentals of computer science and cybersecurity this summer at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering.

Cybersecurity is a fast-growing, high-demand professional field that requires specialized computer science skills. CS4CS is a three-week summer program designed to empower a new, diverse generation of engineers to take on the cybersecurity challenges of today and tomorrow.

Through classes taught by NYU faculty and graduate students, students will tackle a variety of topics including digital forensics, steganography, “white-hat” hacking, and cryptography. No background or experience in computer science or cybersecurity is required to participate.

CS4CS strives to educate students in an inclusive environment that breaks down barriers that have historically led to the underrepresentation of women and minorities in STEM. This program is offered tuition-free with support from The Depository Trust & Clearing Company (DTCC).

How to Apply

Eligible applicants will be students currently enrolled in the 8th, 9th, 10th, or 11th grade who live in New York City or neighboring cities, such as Jersey City, Newark, or Hempstead. To participate, students must be able to commit to the full 4-week program and be able to commute to our Downtown Brooklyn campus Monday-Friday.

To apply, submit the online application, which includes questions on your personal and academic history, and two short essay responses.

Program Dates
Orientation: June 28 (via Zoom 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET)
Program: July 15 - August 9

Full Scholarship


Application Deadline
April 14