The Excellence Scholarship & Opportunity Programme (ESOP) supports students with a scholarship, mentorship and a network of the ETH Foundation. The scholarship covers the full study and living costs during the Master’s degree course.
The ETH-D Scholarship contains a partial stipend as well as additional offers by the Department (assistantship or additional scholarship).
Benefits of Zurich Excellence & Master Scholarships for International Students in Switzerland
The Zurich Master & Excellence Scholarships is providing the following benefits.
- The Zurich Excellence Scholarships offering study and living expenses CHF 11,000 per semester and a tuition fee waiver.
- The Zurich Master Scholarships offering a partial stipend of living and study CHF 6,000 per semester and a tuition fee waiver.
- The Zurich can additionally provide a scholarship of CHF 1,500 to 3,000 per semester
Who is eligible?
The scholarship programmes are open to excellent students (national and international) wishing to pursue their Master’s degree at ETH Zurich.
There is only one application process for both Master scholarship programmes.
Courses Offered: Masters Degree Program offered by the University
Biomedical Engineering Master
Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Master
Computer Science Master
Data Science Master
Electrical Engineering and Information Technology Master
Energy Science and Technology Master
Materials Science Master
Mechanical Engineering Master
Micro and Nanosystems Master
Neural Systems and Computation Master
Nuclear Engineering Master
Process Engineering Master
Robotics, Systems and Control Master
Architecture and Civil Engineering
Civil Engineering Master
Environmental Engineering Master
Geomatic Engineering Master
Integrated Building Systems Master
Spatial Development and Infrastructure Systems Master
Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Chemical and Bioengineering Master
Computational Science and Engineering Master
High Energy Physics Master
Interdisciplinary Sciences Master
Mathematics/Applied Mathematics Master
Pharmaceutical Sciences Master
Quantitative Finance Master
System-oriented Natural Sciences
Agricultural Sciences Master
Applied Geophysics Master
Atmospheric and Climate Science Master
Earth Sciences Master
Environmental Sciences Master
Food Science Master
Health Sciences and Technology Master
Management and Social Sciences
Comparative and International Studies Master
History and Philosophy of Knowledge Master
Management, Technology and Economics Master
Mathematics Didactics Master
Science Didactics Master
Science, Technology and Policy Master
How to Apply:
Application: Deadline 15 December. All information provided in the application must be complete, correct and handled in by time (15 December). The following should be provided while making the application:
- Letter of motivation
- Pre-proposal for your Master’s thesis (see guidelines on how to write a pre-proposal)
- Two reference letters from professors (Reference letters must be submitted with the Master application online).
- ETH-Bachelor only: Transcript of records
ETH students continuing a consequtive Master programme must also apply via eApply.
All information provided in the application must be complete, correct and handled in by time (15 December). The pre-proposal for the Master’s thesis must be developed by yourself and use established scientific citation practice.
Plagiarism, negligent or intentional misinformation will lead to exclusion from the admission process or – if discovered later – to the revocation of the admission and of any scholarship.
If you are applying for more than one Master’s programme, please submit a separate application form for each degree programme.
External applicants must also apply for a Master’s degree programme at ETH Zurich.
If you are already enrolled in a Master’s degree programme at ETH Zurich, you are not eligible to apply for this scholarship.