ETH Zurich ranks as one of the top international universities in the technical and scientific disciplines. Depending on your educational background, there are different requirements for your application to our Master’s degree programmes.
Admission to its Master’s degree programmes is highly selective. We are looking for applications from excellent Bachelor graduates from universities comparable to ETH Zurich that meet the degree-specific requirement profiles.
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Why is the admission process highly selective?
Switzerland’s education system is very selective, commencing in high school. ETH Zurich’s undergraduate programmes are highly competitive and only the very best students pass the rigorous exams in the first years of the Bachelor’s degree programmes. The level of basic education is thus very high and the Master’s degree programmes build on this foundation.
Hence, we expect no less from candidates that are admitted to our graduate programmes and, in general, only strong students from internationally reputed universities are accepted.
What are “reputed universuties” or “comparable degrees”?
The international university landscape is highly diverse and offers countless options. The chances of being admitted to one of the Master’s degree programmes at ETH Zurich are better for applicants who have been educated in a relevant subject area at a comparable level and have achieved excellent academic results.
When evaluating international applications, we orientate ourselves to the established university rankings (THE, QS, etc.) as well as to previous admission experiences. We also look favourably at candidates from nationally top ranked universities.
Applications must be submitted within the correspondent timeframes via eApply.
Complete applications will be formally proved by the Admissions Office and thereafter forwarded to the Admissions Committees for the content related assessment and evaluation.
Their decisions are normally available within 2-3 months after the submission deadline. A written admission decision will eventually be ready for download in eApply: for applications of the first round until the end of March and for applications of the second round until the end of June.