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)

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: International

Course Level: Masters taught

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

Method of Application: 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,

Please note that your application must arrive at the Financial Aid Office two working days after the application deadline (i.e. Monday, December 19, 2016).

Visit Scholarship Webpage for details

Scholarship Application Deadline: 15th December 2017

Award Provider: ETH Zurich

Important Notes: The scholarship is awarded independently of the scholarship holder’s financial situation. The Master Scholarship Programme requires a financial contribution from the scholarship holder.