ETH Zurich (Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich) or Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich is a science and technology university founded in 1855. ETH is regularly ranked among the top universities in the world. 21 Nobel Laureates have studied, taught or conducted research at ETH Zurich. ETH Zurich has more than 15,000 students from approximately 80 countries. Around 400 professors teach and conduct research in the areas of engineering, architecture, mathematics, natural sciences, system-oriented sciences, and management and social sciences.
Scholarships for international students
International students resident 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.
International Bachelor students can apply for an ETH scholarship when they have passed their first-year exams.
International Master students, who acquired their Bachelor’s degree at another university, can apply for an ETH scholarship when they have successfully completed the second semester of the Master programme.
Scholarship applications should be made on the appropriate form and sent to the Scholarship Office. Order application form.
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).
HG F 22.1
Phone +41 44 632 20 40 or +41 44 632 20 88
Student exchange programmes
Exchange students do not have to pay tuition fees. The exchange office informs about possible exchange scholarships.
Student Exchange Office
HG F 23.1
Telephone +41 44 632 61 61
Fax +41 44 632 12 64