The ETH Zürich (Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich) or Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich is a science and technology university founded in 1855. It is known as one of the best places in Europe to study engineering.  The quality of life in the Swiss city is very high and the  ETH is regularly ranked among the top universities in the world. 21 Nobel Laureates have studied, taught or conducted research at ETH Zurich.

Technology and More

The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology is acclaimed for more than just its programs about technology. It also offers coursed in architecture, mathematics, natural sciences, management and social sciences. All of its courses are taught by professors who research as well as teach, making the professors as valuable as the information in the courses.

By accepting students from all over the world with different interests, the Institute “makes an important contribution to the sustainable development of science, economics and society,” says its web page.

Application Deadline

International students residing in Switzerland (Type B residence permit) should primarily exhaust all avenues for possible funding in their country of origin. ETH funding is intended to complement other funding sources, i.e., any funding granted from ETH will only cover a quarter of your study and living costs in Zurich. Hence, it is important for you to secure a scholarship from another source that covers the remaining amount of the costs incurred.

From 1 March to 30 June for the academic year commencing in the following autumn. The application must be submitted annually.
Newly-enrolled Bachelor and Master students should submit their application by the end of the second week of the semester (autumn and spring semester).

ETH Zurich
Student Exchange Office
Rämistrasse 101
HG F 23.1
8092 Zurich
Telephone +41 44 632 61 61
Fax +41 44 632 12 64