ETH Zurich supports excellent Master’s students with two scholarship programs:
The Excellence Scholarship & Opportunity Program (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).
The Excellence Scholarship consists of a grant covering living and study expenses (CHF 12’000 per semester) as well as a tuition fee waiver. The scholarship starts with the Master’s degree program and is awarded for the regular duration of the Master’s program (three or four semesters).
The ETH-D Scholarship consists of a partial stipend for living and study expenses (CHF 7’500 per semester) as well as a tuition fee waiver. The department will additionally provide a scholarship of CHF 3’000 per semester or offer an assistantship (with a payment of CHF 500 – 600 per month). Details here (PDF, 75 KB).
The scholarship starts with the Master’s degree program and is awarded for the regular duration of the Master’s program (three or four semesters).
The scholarship programs 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 programs.
– very good result in Bachelor’s degree program (top 10% of Bachelor’s degree programme = grade A)
– Reachability under the specified telephone number (The selection process includes a (Skype) interview in February)
To apply for Fully/Partially Funded Excellence Scholarship & Opportunity Program/ETH-D Scholarship, applicants are required to submit:
- Application form (PDF, 270 KB)
- ESOP letter of motivation (1-2 pages)
- Pre-proposal for your Master’s thesis (see guidelines on how to write a pre-proposal (PDF, 70 KB))
- Curriculum Vitae
Two reference letters
Reference letters must be submitted with the Master application online
- ETH students continuing a consequtive Master program add the reference letters to their ESOP application.
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 program, please submit a separate application form for each degree program.