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ETH Zurich Excellence Scholarship for International Masters Students



Application Deadline: 15th December 2018

ETH Zurich Excellence Scholarship: Applications are currently ongoing for the ETH Zurich Excellence Scholarship for International Masters Students. Interested students can see the details and apply if eligible.

Study in Switzerland: 2018 Excellence Scholarship for International Students at ETH Zurich

ETH Zurich Excellence Scholarship Details and FAQs

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

  • Excellence Scholarship & Opportunity Programme (ESOP)
  • Master Scholarship Programme (MSP)

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.

When is the application deadline?

15th December 2018

Is the scholarship/opportunity offered annually?

Yes

Which countries are eligible for the scholarship?

International

In which host country will the awardees be studying?

ETH Zurich, Switzerland

What is the category of this opportunity?

Masters taught

How do I know if I’m eligible for the scholarship?

A very good result in their Bachelor’s. Students must belong to the best 10 percent of their Bachelor’s programme.

How are selections made?

The applications are evaluated by the Admissions Committees of the respective Master’s programmes. The final decision for awarding scholarships in the Excellence Scholarship & Opportunity Programme and in the Master Scholarship Programme rests with the Rector of the ETH. The number of annual scholarships depends on the availability of funds.

What are the benefits of the scholarship?

  • 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).

What is the duration of the scholarship?

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).

How to Apply for the ETH Zurich Excellence Scholarship

You can only apply for an Excellence Scholarship & Opportunity Programme or a Master Scholarship Programme if you, at the same time, 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). If you are already enrolled in a Master’s degree programme at ETH Zurich, you are not eligible to apply for this scholarship anymore.

The application consists of

  • Application form ESOP/MSP (PDF, 270 KB)
  • Letter of motivation
  • a pre-proposal for your Master’s thesis (see guidelines on how to write a pre-proposal (in link below)
  • letters of recommendation from two professors

Please complete, print, sign and return this form together with the required documents no later than 15 December 2016 to:

ETH Zürich
Studienfinanzierung Financial Aid Office
Rämistrasse 101, HG F 22.2
8092 Zürich,
Switzerland

Please note that your application must arrive at the Financial Aid Office two working days after the application deadline (i.e. Monday, December 17, 2018).

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