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ETH Zurich Excellence Masters Scholarships in Switzerland

Applications for the 2023/24 ETH Zurich Excellence Masters Scholarships in Switzerland are now open. ETH Zurich is a public research university located in the city of Zürich, Switzerland. The university was founded by the Swiss Federal Government in 1854 after the model of the École Polytechnique in Paris with the aim of educating engineers and scientists. The school focuses primarily on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Like its sister institution EPFL, it is part of the Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology Domain, and also major part of the Swiss Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research.



It will interest you to that in the 2022 edition of QS World University Rankings, ETH Zurich was ranked 8th in the world. This places it as the fourth-best European university after the University of Oxford, the University of Cambridge and Imperial College London respectively. It ranked 4th in the world in the 2021 QS World University Rankings by subject, for engineering and technology (2nd in Europe and 1st for earth and marine science). ETH Zurich also ranked 11th in the world in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings of 2022-23. The record is endless. The university has a world-class reputation in academia and industry. ETH Zurich as of 2021 had over 24,500 students from over 120 countries.


With ETH Zurich Excellence Masters Scholarships, the university is looking forward to support excellence students for their masters degree programmes in Engineering and other Science related programmes.

Host Institution

ETH Zurich University in Switzerland.

Eligible Courses for ETH Zurich Excellence Masters Scholarships

Engineering and Science related Masters Degree courses offered at ETH Zurich University.

Eligible Countries

Both Swiss students and international students are eligible for the scholarships.

Number of Scholarships

The number of scholarships to be awarded is not specified as it depends on available funds.

Scholarship Benefits

ETH Zurich Excellence Masters Scholarships cover living and study expenses (CHF 12’000 per semester) and a tuition fee waiver.

Scholarship Duration

This scholarship is awarded for the regular duration of the Master’s programme (three or four semesters).

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Eligibility Requirements for ETH Zurich Excellence Masters Scholarships

For you to be eligible for this scholarship you must:

  • Have a very good result in Bachelor’s degree programme from any recognized university
  • Make sure to be reachable under the telephone number specified in your CV as the selection process might include a phone/VC interview in February 2023

Kindly note that any student who has been enrolled in a Master’s degree programme at ETH Zurich, or hold a Master degree from any university, are not eligible for this scholarship.

Application Instructions

Applications for ETH Zurich Excellence Masters Scholarships are supplied online via eApply. Applicants are advised to apply within the first application window.

Applicants are required to, in addition to the documents submitted for Masters Admission, upload a pre-proposal for Masters Thesis (see guidelines). You must develop this yourself and use established scientific citation practice. Note that plagiarism, negligent or intentional misinformation will lead to exclusion from the admission process or revocation of the admission and of any scholarship if discovered later. You are to name two professors as your reference persons.

Application Timeline

Applications for the 2023/24 edition start on 1st November, 2022 and end on 15th December, 2022.

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