ETH Zurich International Masters Scholarships 2020

Applications are currently been accepted for the ETH Zurich International Masters Scholarships 2020, eligible persons are by this notice invited to apply for this program.

ETH Zurich supports excellent students wishing to pursue a Master’s degree at ETH 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 Master Scholarship Program (MSP) contains a partial stipend as well as additional offers by the Department (assistantship or additional scholarship).

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ETH Zurich is known for its excellent education it provides. Its pioneering fundamental research and for the way its new findings are transferred directly into practical applications.

The Master’s programs at ETH Zurich provide in-depth and/or specialist knowledge that qualifies students for a profession. Research is an integral part of the course.

At Master’s level, ETH Zurich provides a stimulating and international environment for its students that prepares them perfectly for their future employment or for a doctorate. Many courses offer students the opportunity to spend several months on work placement outside ETH Zurich in addition to lectures and practical.

What You Need To Know About This ETH Zurich International Masters Scholarship

Like any form of education, studying at ETH Zurich costs money. In addition to tuition fees and semester fees amounting to CHF 649, most importantly there are living costs to consider too. It is estimated that students spend CHF 16,000 to CHF 26,000 on study and living costs each year.

It is primarily the responsibility of students and their families to finance studies. Nonetheless, there are scholarship opportunities for students to benefit from.

LEVEL / FIELD OF STUDY:

The scholarship available for  Masters taught Degree Programmes offered by the University.

If you are already enrolled in a Master’s degree program at ETH Zurich, you are not eligible to apply for this scholarship.

HOST NATIONALITY:

The scholarship is to be taken in Switzerland. Read also if you wish to study outside your home country Simple and Detailed Answers about Applying and Winning a Scholarship.

ELIGIBLE NATIONALITY:

The scholarship is open to both National and International students that want to pursue their master’s study in Switzerland.

 Scholarship Benefits: 

  • The Excellence Scholarship consists of a grant covering living and study expenses (CHF 11,000 per semester) as well as a tuition fee waiver. The scholarship begins when the student commences his or her Master’s degree and is awarded for the regular duration of the Master’s program (three or four semesters). It is awarded independently of the scholarship holder’s financial situation.
  • The Master Scholarship consists of a partial stipend for living and study expenses (CHF 6,000 per semester) as well as a tuition fee waiver. The department can additionally provide a scholarship of CHF 1,500 – 3,000 per semester or offer an assistantship from the second semester onwards (with a payment of CHF 600 per month).

ETH Zurich International Masters Scholarships Eligibility:

A very good result in their Bachelor’s. Students must belong to the best 10 percent of their Bachelor’s programme.

The scholarship programmes are open to excellent students (national and international) wishing to pursue their Master’s degree at ETH Zurich. The prerequisite is a very good result in their Bachelor’ (top 10% of Bachelor’s programme = grade A).

How to Apply: 

You can only apply for an Excellence Scholarship & Opportunity Programme or a Master Scholarship Programme if you, at the same time, apply for a Master’s degree programme at ETH Zurich (or if you, as an ETH Bachelor student, continue with a consecutive Master’s degree programme).

If you are already enrolled in a Master’s degree program at ETH Zurich, you are not eligible to apply for this scholarship anymore.

 Application documents

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  • Application form (not available anymore)
  • Letter of motivation
  • Pre-proposal for your Master’s thesis (see guidelines on how to write a pre-proposal (PDF, 70 KB))
  • Two letters of recommendation from professors 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 using 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.

The scholarship begins when the student commences his or her Master’s degree and is awarded for the regular duration of the Master’s program (three or four semesters).

The Master Scholarship Program requires a financial contribution from the scholarship holder.

Selection

The applications are evaluated by the Admissions Committees of the respective Master’s program.

The final decision for awarding scholarships in the Excellence Scholarship & Opportunity Programme and in the Master Scholarship Programme rests with the Rector of the ETH.

The number of annual scholarships depends on the availability of funds. The decisions are communicated approx. mid of March.

Application Deadline: The application lasts from Nov 15 –  Dec 15 annually.  

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Important Notes: The scholarship is awarded independently of the scholarship holder’s financial situation. The Master Scholarship Programme requires a financial contribution from the scholarship holder.

FAQs On ETH Zurich International Masters Scholarships

How can I get scholarship in ETH Zurich?

Applications for the academic year 2021/22 will open on 15 November 2020. To stand a chance for the scholarship, you must apply for a Master’s degree program at ETH Zurich. The scholarship application form and supporting documents must be submitted before 15 December 2020.

Is ETH Zurich a renowned university?

With the latest QS ranking that places ETH Zurich as the second best European University, I can fully say ETH Zurich is a renowned university.

Is ETH Zurich good for international students?

International students profit from astonishingly low tuition fees. Furthermore, they receive support with immigration formalities, access to low-cost housing, academic-level language courses, and help with their integration into the academic environment.

Are masters program in ETH Zurich taught in English?

Yes, most master’s programs and doctoral studies are in English.

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