Universities

ETH Zürich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology

Zürich, Basel, Singapore

ETH Zürich – 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 Zürich is academic home to 26,000 students, researchers, faculty and staff members, including some of the brightest minds in the world.

 

Broad range of programmes

ETH Zürich offers degree programmes in the fields of construction sciences, engineering sciences, natural sciences and mathematics, system-oriented natural sciences, and management and social sciences.

All Bachelor’s programmes are taught in German, whereas the language of most Master’s and all doctoral programmes is English. Two out of three ETH professors and doctoral students come from outside of Switzerland – this is 126 nationalities under one roof. The global perspective is characteristic of the academic experience at ETH Zürich.

 

Close links to research

Education at ETH Zürich is closely linked to research. Master’s courses are taught in small groups. Semester projects and the six-month thesis introduce students to independent research work, integrated in a research group. 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 Zürich benefit from first-class facilities: world-class laboratories, great library resources and state-of-the-art computing infrastructure. The university’s two locations provide an excellent learning and research environment: in the centre of Zürich, and on the Campus Hönggerberg – a natural setting a few minutes from downtown.

 

Follow in the footsteps of Einstein

For over 160 years, ETH Zürich 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 Zürich over the years.

 

Admission requirements

The formal requirement for admission to a Master’s programme at ETH Zürich is a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university in a qualifying 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 Zürich 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 Zürich offers full scholarships for outstanding Master’s students. Many degree programmes also offer partial financial support.

 

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RESEARCH + TEACHING AREAS

  • Computer Science
  • Economics, Political Science
  • Engineering and Architecture, Agricultural and Forest Sciences
  • Mathematics and Natural Sciences
  • Medicine, Pharmacy and Health
  • Sports and Physical Education

DEGREE PROGRAMMES

  • Number of Bachelor programmes: 23
  • Number of Master programmes: 47
  • Number of PhD programmes: 29
  • Number of programmes in continuing education: 60 (MAS, DAS, CAS)

At a glance

FOUNDED IN 1855

22000 STUDENTS

40% INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

799 CHF TUITION FEES/SEMESTER FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS (2020/21)

QS WORLD UNIVERSITY RANKING (2021): RANK 6

21 NOBEL LAUREATES

2 FIELDS MEDALISTS

2 PRITZKER PRIZE WINNERS

199 EUROPEAN RESEARCH COUNCIL (ERC) GRANTS (SINCE 2007)

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