Information for Refugees
Are you interested in studying at ETH Zurich? International Student Support can tell you how to proceed. Please telephone us (Mon., Tue., Fri.) or arrange an appointment by email.
Application for a Bachelor's or Master's degree programme
Applicants who fulfil the prerequisites for admission to a Bachelor's or Master's degree programme must undergo the normal application procedure. For a rough orientation, please see the Fact Sheet for Refugees (PDF, 29 KB).
Detailed information on admission prerequisites and the application procedure can be found on the websites of the Admissions Office.
Have you already started or finished studies in a technical or scientific field in your home country? Would you like to discover what studying at ETH Zurich is like?
Being an attendee allows you to attend lectures and get to know the requirements and content of an ETH Zurich course of studies. Participation is for one semester and is free of charge.
The Discovery semester is organised by the VSETH (Association of Students at the ETH) and supported by ETH Zurich.
- Study background in a technical / scientific field
- Sufficient language skills in German and/or English (level B1/B2 is recommended)
- Residence in or near Zurich
- Residence permit B, F or N
(applicants with B or F permit are given priority)
As an attendee:
- You are not allowed to take examinations.
- You are not allowed to acquire an ETH degree or diploma.
- You have no student status.
- You cannot obtain a confirmation of participation.
How to apply for the Discovery semester
If you would like to participate, please fill in the online application form. The application deadline is 25 July 2017.
If you are not sure about your German or English level, you can do an online test and get the result immediately:
ESL German online test
ESL English online test
After we have received and processed your application we will inform you whether we can invite you for an interview to discuss some details and inform you about the next steps. Lectures start on 19 September 2017.
Thank you for your application. You will hear back from us by the end of August. Then, we will let you know whether or not we can invite you for an interview to discuss the next steps.