The following information is applicable to the autumn semester 2017 and spring semester 2018 intakes. Updated information regarding applications for the autumn semester 2018 will be published here until October 2017.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent first degree from an internationally recognised university:
Recognised universities are recognised or accredited as a university in their own country by the responsible national authority.
The Bachelor's degree is based on at least three years of study (full-time equivalent) or 180 credits ECTS (European credit transfer system), respectively. 1 credit ECTS corresponds to a workload of 25-30 hours.
The Bachelor's degree qualifies the holder to enter, without additional requirements, Master's degree programmes at a university within the education system where the the Bachelor's degree was acquired.
The Bachelor's degree must have been awarded before lectures commence at ETH Zurich, but not necessarily at the time of application.
2. Prerequisites with regard to content
good to excellent study performance record in the preceding course of studies
conformance to the requirement profile: The requirement profile of each Master's degree programme determines the prerequisites precisely and in detail. The profiles also serve as a tool for self-assessment of a candidate's prospects for admission. Notably they contain:
the qualifying disciplines for each Master's degree programme
the presupposed knowledge and competences in each subject area which must in content, scope and quality be equivalent to those covered in an ETH Bachelor’s degree programme