Switzerland: Scholarship in Swiss Federal Institute of Technology

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Consistently ranked the top university in continental Europe, ETH
Zurich, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, is a leading player
in research and education in Switzerland and worldwide.

ETH Zurich’s 16 departments offer Bachelor, Master and Doctoral programmes in engineering and natural sciences. The language of instruction in the Bachelor programmes is German, whereas English is the lingua franca on the graduate level. All degree
programmes provide a solid scientific foundation combined with
outstanding all-round skills, equipping ETH graduates with the
abilities and flexibility needed for a career in industry, business or
the public sector, as entrepreneur or scientist.

The international outlook 60% of the professors have been recruited
from abroad and the excellent teaching and research infrastructure make
ETH Zurich the ideal place for creative personalities. The links with
business and industry are very close, Zurich being the economic center
of Switzerland and home to numerous international companies. And beyond
world-class education, Zurich also offers many other quality-of-life
highlights. Zurich has a metropolitan flair, excellent sports
facilities, an extensive range of cultural and recreational offerings
and a very vibrant nightlife.

Main claims to international academic or non-academic excellence

For over 150 years, ETH Zurich has been a leader in science and
engineering education and research. Twenty-one Nobel laureates, from
Wilhelm Konrad Rontgen (1901) and Albert Einstein (1921) to Kurt
Wthrich (2002) have been associated with ETH Zurich over the years.
Range of Fees

Tuition and student fees: 644 Swiss francs (approx 400 euro) per semester. Fee applies for both Swiss and international students.

Basic TOEFL/IELTS requirements
The language of instruction of all Bachelor programmes is German.
Accommodation

  • Dormitory accommodation managed by the Student Housing Association Zurich.
  • University Housing Office acts as broker for private accommodation.
    Accommodation Range

390 – 600 Swiss francs (240-370 euro) per month for a room in shared accommodation.

Finance and Scholarships
Education at ETH Zurich is government funded. All students Swiss and
foreign pay the same modest tuition fees. For tuition and living costs
including accommodation, food, health insurance, local transport
students need to budget a minimum of 1750 Swiss francs (1080 euro) per
month.
ETH Zurich does not offer scholarships for international Bachelor students.
Entry Requirements

Requirement for admission to the Bachelor programmes a Swiss matriculation (upper secondary school) certificate or an equivalent qualification.
See www.admission.ethz.ch.

Language Support
Language courses offered by the Language Centre of ETH and the University of Zurich.
Non-English Language Requirements

German skills corresponding to level C1 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for languages. Accepted tests:

  • Goethe-Institut: ZOP Zentrale Oberstufenprfung, KDS Kleines Deutsches Sprachdiplom, GDS Grosses Deutsches Sprachdiplom
  • KMK II (Level II of the Language Certificate/Diploma of the German “Kultusministerkonferenz”
  • TestDaF Level 5

This institution offers programs in the following:
Subjects

    * Agriculture
    * Architecture
    * Biological Sciences
    * Built Environment
    * Business/Management
    * Chemical Engineering
    * Civil/Structural Engineering
    * Computing/Information Technology
    * Earth Sciences
    * Education/Training
    * Electronic/Electrical Engineering
    * Environmental Studies
    * Finance/Accounting
    * General Engineering/Other Engineering
    * International Relations/Studies/Affairs
    * Manufacturing/Production Engineering
    * Mathematics
    * Mechanical Engineering
    * Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences
    * Physical Sciences
    * Sports/Leisure
    * Urban Planning


Excellence Scholarship and Opportunity Programme. 20 available @ EUR 19,400

Under the Excellence Scholarship & Opportunity Programme, ETH
Zurich awards merit-based scholarships to excellent students wishing to
pursue a Masters degree. The scholarship covers the full study and
living costs during the Master degree course. In addition, the
programme offers students the opportunity to carry out a research or
development project on a topic of their choice.

Specialisation
All disciplines represented at ETH Zurich

Application Process

Application for an Excellence Scholarship is open to students wishing
to pursue their Masters degree at ETH Zurich. The scholarship can be
awarded to students with very good performance in their bachelor study
who belong to the best of their class.
The application consists of

  • an application form, including
  • a proposal for a research or development project
  • two letters of recommendation from professors


Application URL

http://www.rektorat.ethz.ch/students/finance/scholarship/excellence/index_EN

Deadline : 15th March 2009
Scholarships of the Swiss Confederation (ESKAS). 30 available @ EUR 10,600

Scholarships provided by the Swiss federal government for Master or doctoral level programmes.

Specialisation
All disciplines represented at ETH Zurich

Application Process
Application forms can be obtained from the ministry of education or
institution in charge of scholarships in the country of origin of the
candidate or from the Swiss diplomatic representation.

Application URL
http://www.mobilitaet.ethz.ch/incomings/anmeldung/andere/bundesstipendium_EN

Deadline 31st October 2008
Scholarships of the Swiss Confederation for Students from Central and East European Countries. 25 available @ EUR 10,600

Scholarships for postgraduate (doctoral) students from Albania,
Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Moldavia,
Montenegro, Serbia, Ukraine

Specialisation
All disciplines represented at ETH Zurich

Application Process
Application forms can be obtained from the ministry of education or
institution in charge of scholarships in the country of origin of the
candidate or from the Swiss diplomatic representation.

Application URL

http://www.sbf.admin.ch/htm/dienstleistung/formulare/stipendien/merkblatt-zo-2008-09-e.pdf

Deadline: 15th December 2008

Contact:
Country:Switzerland
Address:R mistrasse 101 Zurich 8092
Website:www.ethz.ch
Switchboard:+41 44 632 1111
Fax:+41 44 632 1010
Email:info@ethz.ch

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