October 20, 2016

ETH Zurich Switzerland Excellence Scholarships for Swiss and International Masters Students

Excellence Scholarship & Opportunity Programme / Master Scholarship Programme

Course(s) Offered: All fields
Course Level: Graduate (masters)
Provider: ETH Zürich
Country to Study in: Switzerland

Scholarship Description
ETH Zurich supports outstanding students who wish to pursue Master's degree studies by offering two scholarship programmes: the Excellence Scholarship & Opportunity Programme (ESOP) AND the 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.

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.

Selection criteria:
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.

Eligible groups
Citizens of ALL countries (INCLUDING Swiss nationals)

Participating Institutions
ETH Zürich (In German: Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich), Switzerland
[also called, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETHZ)]

Fields of study
All Masters Degree Programmes offered by the University.

To learn more about this, see the ETH Zurich Masters Degree Programmes

Number of awards
The number of annual scholarships depends on the availability of funds

Sponsorship duration
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.

Scholarship benefits
The Excellence Scholarship & Opportunity Programme consists of a grant covering living and study expenses (CHF 11,000 per semester) as well as a tuition fee waiver.

The Master Scholarship Programme 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 MSP requires a financial contribution from the scholarship holder.

Method of Application
Applicants must submit an application form (the same for both programmes), a letter of motivation, a pre-proposal for your Master’s thesis (see guidelines on how to write a pre-proposal on the official website), and letters of recommendation from two professors.

All information provided in the application must be complete and correct.

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

Application period for the Excellence Scholarship & Opportunity Awards for academic year 2017/18 will start in November 2016 and end mid-December 2016 (date of postmark).

Please note that all applications sent by post must arrive at the Scholarship Office no later than two working days after the application deadline (i.e. on xx December 2016).

Late applications cannot be considered.

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.

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

ETH Zürich (In German: Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich) is an engineering, science, technology, mathematics and management university in the city of Zürich, Switzerland. Like its sister institution Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), it is an integral part of the Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology Domain (ETH Domain) that is directly subordinate to Switzerland's Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research.

ETH Zürich is consistently ranked by all major World University rankings among the top universities in the world. It is considered the best university in continental Europe by the Shanghai Ranking ARWU, the Times Higher Education World University Rankings Ranking and the QS World University Ranking.

In 2013, the school was ranked 8th best university in the world in engineering, science and technology and 2nd in Europe after the University of Cambridge. See the Times Higher Education World University Ranking".

Application Deadline: 15 December 2016
Open to International Applicants: Yes

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