Excellence Master Scholarship Programme at ETH Zurich, Switzerland

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Deadline: The application period for the academic year 2018/19 will start on 1 November 2017.  
Open to: The scholarship programmes are open to excellent students (national and international) wishing to pursue their Master’s degree at ETH Zurich.
Scholarship: Scholarship consists of a grant covering living and study expenses (CHF 11,000 per semester) as well as a tuition fee waiver.

Description

ETH Zurich supports excellent master students with two scholarship programmes:
The Excellence Scholarship & Opportunity Programme (ESOP)supports students with a scholarship, mentorship and a network of the ETH Foundation. The scholarship covers the full study and living costs during the Master’s degree course.
The Master Scholarship Programme (MSP) contains a partial stipend as well as additional offers by the Department (assistantship or additional scholarship).

Eligibility 

The scholarship programmes are open to excellent students (national and international) wishing to pursue their Master’s degree at ETH Zurich. The prerequisite is a very good result in their Bachelor’ (top 10% of Bachelor’s programme = grade A).

Application documents for ESOP and MSP

  1. Application form ESOP/MSP (from 1st of Nov here)
  2. Letter of motivation
  3. Pre-proposal for your Master’s thesis (see the separate guidelines on how to write a pre-proposal (PDF, 70 KB))
  4. Two letters of recommendation from professors

All information provided in the application must be complete and correct. The pre-proposal for the Master’s thesis must be developed by yourself and use established scientific citation practice.

Plagiarism, negligent or intentional misinformation will lead to exclusion from the admission process or – if discovered later – to the revocation of the admission and of any scholarship.

If you are applying for more than one Master’s programme, please submit a separate application form for each degree programme.

Important
Also apply for a Master’s degree programme at ETH Zurich (or if you, as an ETH Bachelor student, continue with a consecutive Master’s degree programme).

Scholarship amount and duration

The Excellence Scholarship consists of a grant covering living and study expenses (CHF 11,000 per semester) as well as a tuition fee waiver. The scholarship begins when the student commences his or her Master’s degree and is awarded for the regular duration of the Master’s programme (three or four semesters). It is awarded independently of the scholarship holder’s financial situation.

The Master Scholarship 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 scholarship begins when the student commences his or her Master’s degree and is awarded for the regular duration of the Master’s programme (three or four semesters). The Master Scholarship Programme requires a financial contribution from the scholarship holder.

For further information about scholarships in ETH Zurich please visit the official web-page


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