Application schedule

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Timetable 2017 - 2019

An application for autumn 2017 or spring 2018 is no longer possible. The application deadline for these entry semesters was 31 March 2017.

Entry semester

Autumn 2018

Autumn 2018

Spring 2019

Application period

International autumn

Bologna autumn


Online application

1 November - 15 December 2017

1 March - 31 March 2018

1 March - 31 March 2018

Application documents (sent by post) must arrive at the Admissions Office by

19 December 2017

3 April 2018

3 April 2018

Admission decision expected by

15 March 2018

10 June 2018

10 June 2018

Registration confirmation (for the visa) available 

approx. May 2018

approx. July/August 2018

approx. July/August 2018

Lectures commence on

18 September 2018

18 September 2018

18 February 2019

* selected master's degree programmes only

As a rule, late applications will not be accepted.

Keep in mind that the printout of your online application with the supporting documents must arrive at the Admissions Office by the given deadline.

When sending your application documents, please allow enough time for disruptions in delivery due to natural hazards and the general tendency for things to go wrong at the last minute. Please also take into account that the terms and conditions of many courier services specify a delivery time of up to five days between major cities.

For international courier deliveries, please ensure a correct customs declaration. Please declare the content as "documents" and the value as "no commercial value (NCV)". Also indicate that any potential customs fees will be borne by the sender.

Which application period?

International application period for the autumn semester

compulsory for

recommended for

  • all students

Bologna application period for the autumn semester

suitable only for

  • students who do not require a visa and are prepared to wait for the decision until June

An application that was denied during the International application period will not be processed again for the same Master's degree programme during the Bologna application period.

Application period for the spring semester

ETH Master's degree programmes usually begin in autumn, but some programmes additionally offer spring intake.

suitable for

  • all students but for selected Master's degree programmes only

Details will be published here in due time.

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