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Year of establishment1855
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Q:   Is it difficult to get in ETH Zurich?


ETH Zurich is one of the most prestigious and most sought-after universities in the world. ETH Zurich is among the universities that do not officially publish data on the acceptance rate. However, as per some unofficial sources, ETH Zurich acceptance rate is 27%. Hence, it gets a little difficult for international students to get into ETH Zurich. Please note, the above data given on the acceptance rate is taken from an unofficial source, therefore, it is subject to vary. 


Q:   Does ETH Zurich have application fee?


Yes, ETH Zurich have an application fee for international students. International students are required to pay CHF 150/INR 14,047 per degree programme applied for at ETH Zurich. This application fee is non-refundable, meaning, once the application fee is paid it can not be refunded ever if the applicant withdraws their application. The ETH Zurich application fee for domestic and international students may vary. 

*CHF/INR = 93.65


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Q:   Can you get scholarship in ETH Zurich?


Generally, ETH Zurich expects international students and their families to finance their studies. However, if international students face challenges with tuition fees then they can apply for ETH Zurich scholarships. ETH Zurich offers scholarships to international students at bachelor's and master's level. ETH Zurich scholarships for master's are generally merit-based, meaning, international students will need to meet certain conditions and maintain them to get scholarships. Besides, the universtiy sponsored scholarships, international students can also apply for externally funded scholarships to study in Switzerland


Q:   How to apply for ESOP scholarships at ETH Zurich?


The Excellence Scholarship and Opportunity Porgramme (ESOP) scholarships at ETH Zurich is for master's students. ESOP scholarship supports excellent master's students with a scholarship, mentorship and a network of the ETH Foundation. The scholarship covers the full study and living costs during the Master’s degree course. Check below the minimum eligibility for ESOP scholarships at ETH Zurich:

  • Very good result in Bachelor’s degree programme (top 10% of Bachelor’s degree programme = grade A)
  • Please make sure to be reachable under the telephone number specified in your CV as the selection process might include a phone/VC interview in February

ETH Zurich Admissions Dates 2024

  • Application fees :CHF 150
  • Type of deadline :Regular
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SOPNeeded for few courses
LORNeeded for few courses
EssaysNot required
CVNeeded for few courses
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Fall30ᵗʰ Nov 2024
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Q:   What is the last date to apply at ETH Zurich?


ETH Zurich admission deadlines for international students vary from course to course. Therefore, international students should check the application deadlines for their course before applying. International students can apply till Nov 30, 2024 for master's programs at ETH Zurich. 


Q:   How can I apply in ETH Zurich?


International students can apply to ETH Zurich through the online application portal known as 'eApply'. It is universtiy's own application portal that allows international students to apply online for master's programs. International students should be ready with all the necessary documents at the time of filling ETH Zurich application form. 


ETH Zurich Fees, Duration & Entry Requirements 2024

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MS(7 courses)
Duration18 months-2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 7 & Above, TOEFL: 100 & Above, GRE
M.Arch(1 course)
Duration2 years
Exam AcceptedGRE, IELTS: 7 & Above, TOEFL: 100 & Above
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Q:   What are the requirements for ETH Zurich for international students?


ETH Zurich admission requirements for international students vary from course to course. The admission requirement for bachelor's programs at ETH Zurich depends on the country of origin of student. Check below ETH Zurich requirements for admissions:

ETH Zurich Undergraduate Admission Requirement

  • Upper secondary school-leaving certificate
  • Certificate of university admission by a recognised Indian university
  • Reduced Entrance Examination ETHZ
  • Proficiency in German language

ETH Zurich Graduate Admission Requirement

  • Official transcripts of records
  • Confirmation of matriculation/Enrolment confirmation
  • Degree certificate (Diploma)
  • Proof of proficiency in English/German language
  • Chronological CV
  • Copy of valid passport
  • Declaration of consent
  • GRE
  • Letter of recommendation

Q:   What is the tuition fee for ETH Zurich?


ETH Zurich is a public university, therefore, the tuition fees for domestic and international students may vary. Also, the tuition fees for international students at ETH Zurich depends on the type of course and level of study. Check below ETH Zurich course fees in Indian rupees:

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Students Ratings & Reviews

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  • Academically oriented
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  • 0% students never faced discrimination in this university
Part time work4
Post study jobs3
Quality of faculty5
Student Life4
Value for money5
Public transportation5
Indian Food3.3
Permanent Immigration2.7
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Master in Robotics, Systems and Control - Batch of 2024
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ETH is an excellent university
Tips: This university is quite academically rigorous, and one should not join if they are only interested in application and not much in theory. Studying here, I have developed my theoretical as well as practical skills quite a lot. The courses are quite up-to-date and not easy. Overall the quality of education is very high.
Likes (Safety): There is no concern of safety in the city at any time/place. One can go and travel anywhere anytime without worrying. Public transport works quite well which adds to the sense of security. I would travel at midnight with integrity without any concern for safety.
Dislikes (Permanent Immigration): Limited visas and preference of EU/EFTA nationals over non-EU. Jobs are available but they need to show that it's not easy to find a suitable person so that they can justify hiring a non-EU person. Other than that, it's also less friendly to English-speaking people but you can learn the language over time, it's not urgent.
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Master in Computer Science - Batch of 2023
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ETH Zurich: The best university in continental Europe
Tips: Academically demanding. And stringent grading. Scholarship opportunities like ESOP/ETHD exist. Great public transportation in Zurich. TA-ship available as well. Great weather. Hiking spots are available in the city. Amazing options at ASVZ for exercising, yoga, etc.. Expensive city.
Likes (Value for money): The tuition fee is justified. The education provided is rigorous, with an exceptional faculty renowned for their expertise. The quality of teaching is generally good. The university ranks among the top 10 universities worldwide, attracting exceptional students as well.
Dislikes (Student Life): Student life here is mostly studying. Can be quite hectic. All holidays throughout the year are spent preparing for exams. Student club information is given once reached; most are handled by bachelors students, but master's students are also welcome. Not very aware of the events although I know ETH does organize them.
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Msc in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology - Batch of 2021
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Best University in subcontinental Europe
Tips: I think job opportunities are an important factor students should keep in mind. Switzerland is a nice place to study, especially if you like hiking. There are a bunch of scholarships but they are hard to obtain. You do get plenty of research or teaching assistant roles and they can easily find your studies. The courses are tough but they are also one of the best.
Likes (Public transportation): The campus is scattered but the public transport is punctual and one of the best in the world. There are trams, buses and trains which connect most of the city and thus the door to door time does not exceed 50 minds. Additionally, the transports are quite regular. The transport is quite affordable compared to the rest of the country. Additional discounts are provided to people under 25 years old.
Dislikes (Post study jobs): It is difficult for non-EU students since the rules regulate that jobs be given to Swiss citizens, then EU citizens. Thereby it is generally hard for employers to get you employed even if they want. Having an ETH degree makes the process a bit easier and obviously, it depends on the job market situation.
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ETH Zurich Rankings 2024

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Q:   Is ETH Zurich prestigious?


ETH Zurich is one of the most prestigious universities in the world. It has been home to some of the famous and prominent scientists in the world. ETH Zurich is consistently ranked among the top universities in the world. Check below the ETH Zurich ranking in the world as published by major ranking bodies:

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Q:   Is ETH Zurich good for MS?


According to some of the unofficial sources, ETH Zurich is a good choice for students interested in pursuing degrees in MS. As per a ETH Zurich rankings for 2023, QS has ranked the MS course at 7 under the Engineering and Technology category. This ranking, in 2022, stood at 6.


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Q:   Between EPFL and ETH Zurich, which university should I choose?


Both EPFL and ETH Zurich are public research universities based in Switzerland. Both the universities are known for offering top-rated academic programs across a wide range of subjects. There are various factors that a student should consider before choosing a university such as tuition fees, accommodation cost and meals. Check below the ranking of both the universities for comparison:

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Eth Zurich, also known as Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, offers admission for Bachelor of Science and Master of Science programs in the fields of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Engineering Sciences, Natural Sciences and Mathematics and System-oriented Natural Sciences. For undergraduate



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Answered 2 months ago

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, also known as ETH Zurich offers admission for both Autumn and Fall intake for undergraduate admission. However, but admissions for international students at Federal Institute of Technology or ETH Zurich are open for autumn intake only. Admissions at ETH Zurich



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Check below the ETH Zurich requirements for international students:

*Higher secondry certificate for bachelor's degree

*Bachelor's degree for graduate admission

*GPA (no minimum requirements)

*English language proficiency scores

*Additional test score of any GMAT/GRE (if required)

*Letters of reference




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Requirements for undergraduate admission at ETH Zurich :

International students must meet certain requirements in order to enrol in bachelor's degree programmes at ETH Zurich, including proficiency in their first language, their second language, mathematics, the natural sciences (biology, chemistry,



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Both the University of Geneva and ETH Zurich are prestigious institutions with their own unique strengths. The University of Geneva is known for its excellence in social sciences, humanities, law, and international relations. It is located in a vibrant and cosmopolitan city, offering a diverse cult



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