ETH Zurich – Master Scholarships , Deadline – 15 December 2013

ETH Zurich supports excellent students wishing to pursue a Master’s degree at ETH with two scholarship programmes:

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

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

Host Institution(s):

ETH Zurich in Switzerland



Field(s) of study:


Any Masters Degree Programme offered by the University


Number of Scholarships:

The number of annual scholarships depends on the availability of funds.


Target group:

National and International Students



Scholarship value/inclusions:


The Excellence Scholarship consists of a grant covering living and study expenses (CHF 1,750 per month) 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 Programme consists of a partial stipend for living and study expenses (CHF 850 per month during the first semester and CHF 600 per month from the second semester onwards) as well as a tuition fee waiver. After the first semester there is the possibility of taking on an assistantship (with a payment of CHF 600 per month).



The scholarship programmes 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 programme.



Application instructions:


Applicants must submit an application form (the same for both programmes), a letter of motivation, a pre-proposal for your Master’s thesis, and letters of recommendation from two professors. Application deadline for the Excellence Scholarship for Master programmes starting in 2014 is 15 December 2013(date of postmark).

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) to access the application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.



Official Scholarship Website:

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