Prospective Master's degree students
ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities for technology and the natural sciences.
It is known for the excellent education it provides, its pioneering fundamental research and for the way its new findings are transferred directly into practical applications.
The Master’s programmes at ETH Zurich provide more in-depth and/or specialist knowledge and lead to a degree that qualifies students for a profession. Research is an integral part of the course.
At Master’s level, ETH Zurich provides a stimulating and international environment for its students that prepares them perfectly for their future employment or for a doctorate. Many courses offer students the opportunity to spend several months on work placement outside ETH Zurich in addition to lectures and practical.
A Master’s degree programme offers the opportunity for in-depth study in an area selected by students individually. After attending lectures and practicals for two to three semesters, they write their first piece of independent research work in the form of the Master’s thesis.
Language of instruction
The language of instruction of many Master's programmes is English. Some programmes offer course work in English and German. A few programmes are predominantly taught in German.
For more information see Language requirements.