ETH Zurich – the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology is among the world’s leading universities of science and technology, Offering excellent conditions for learning and research, state-of-the-art facilities and an attractive urban environment, ETH Zurich is academic home to 25000 students, researchers, faculty and staff members, including some of the brightest minds in the world.
Broad range of programmes
ETH Zurich offers degree programmes in the fields of construction sciences, engineering sciences, natural sciences and mathematics, system-oriented natural sciences, and management and social sciences.
The Bachelor’s programmes are taught in German, whereas the language of most Master’s and all doctoral programmes is English. Seventy percent of ETH professors and two-thirds of all doctoral students come from outside of Switzerland – this is 121 nationalities under one roof. The global perspective is characteristic of the academic experience at ETH Zurich.
Close links to research
Education at ETH Zurich is closely linked to research. Teaching takes place in small groups. Semester projects and the Master’s thesis introduce students to independent research work, offering the possibility to work in research teams. All programmes also require elective courses in the humanities, social or political sciences. This ensures that ETH graduates have the broad education required to master tomorrow’s challenges.
First-class facilities for a first-class education
Students at ETH Zurich benefit from first-class facilities, ranging from state-of-the-art laboratories and great library resources to leading-edge computing infrastructure. The university’s two locations provide an excellent learning and research environment: in the centre of Zurich, and on the Campus Höonggerberg – a natural setting a few minutes from downtown.
Follow in the footsteps of Einstein
For over 160 years, ETH Zurich has been a touchstone for science and engineering leaders. The university is consistently ranked among the top institutions worldwide for its research and education. Twenty-one Nobel laureates, from Wilhelm Konrad Röntgen and Albert Einstein to Kurt Wüthrich have been associated with ETH Zurich over the years.
The formal requirement for admission to a Master’s programme at ETH Zurich is a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university in a related subject. The prerequisites in terms of subjects, quality, depth and breadth of your previous studies are described in a requirement profile for each programme. ETH Zurich sets high academic standards. The Master’s programmes are intense and demanding, so in order to succeed you will need to be able to perform at a high level from the start.
Under the Excellence Scholarship and Opportunity Programme, ETH Zurich offers full scholarships for outstanding Master’s students. Some programmes also offer partial financial support.