ETH Zurich Scholarship Awards for International Applicants


ETH Zurich Scholarship Awards supports outstanding students who wish to pursue Master’s degree studies by offering two scholarship programs: the Excellence Scholarship & Opportunity Program (ESOP) AND the Master Scholarship Program (MSP).

Under the Excellence Scholarship & Opportunity Program (ESOP) students receive a special scholarship for the duration of their program as well as specific supervision. The scholarship covers the full study and living costs during their Master’s degree course.

Under the Master Scholarship Program (MSP) students receive a partial stipend during their Master’s degree course and the offer of an assistantship.

The ETH Zurich Scholarship Awards are open to excellent students both from the ETH and from other universities (national and international) wishing to pursue their Master’s degree at ETH Zurich.

The prerequisite is a very good result in their Bachelor’s. Students must belong to the best 10 percent of their Bachelor’s program.

The Excellence Scholarship & Opportunity Program consists of a grant covering living and study expenses (CHF 11,000 per semester) as well as a tuition fee waiver.

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

Applicants must submit an application form (the same for both programs), a letter of motivation, a pre-proposal for your Master’s thesis (see guidelines on how to write a pre-proposal on the official website), and letters of recommendation from two professors.

Please note that all applications sent by post must arrive at the Scholarship Office no later than two working days after 15 December 2016.

Additional information is available here

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