ETH Excellence Scholarship & Opportunity Programme

Excellence Scholarship & Opportunity Programme

Under the Excellence Scholarship & Opportunity Programme ETH Zurich awards merit-based scholarships to excellent students wishing to pursue a Master’s degree. Students receive a special scholarship for the duration of their programme as well as specific assistance.

The scholarship covers the full study and living costs during the Master degree course.

Who can apply?

Application for an Excellence Scholarship is open both to ETH students and students from other universities (national and international) wishing to pursue their Master’s degree at ETH Zurich. The scholarship can be awarded to students who belong to the best 10 percent of their Bachelor programme.

The application consists of

  • an application form, including
  • a letter of Motivation
  • a Pre-proposal for your Master’s thesis
  • letters of recommendation from two professors

For more information see the Application form.

If you are applying for more than one Master programme, please submit a separate application form for each degree programme for which you wish to be considered for an Excellence Scholarship and Opportunity Award.

Students who have already been admitted to a Master programme can no longer apply for the Excellence Scholarship & Opportunity Programme.

Scholarship amount and duration

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 is awarded for the regular duration of study of the student’s Master programme (three or four semesters). It can be prolonged for one additional semester in justified cases.

The Excellence Scholarship is awarded independently of the scholarship holders’ financial situation.


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