ETH Zurich offers various scholarships.
Scholarships for study and living costs
Funding studies is primarily the responsibility of the student and his/her immediate family. ETH Zurich can offer students a scholarship if they and their family cannot afford this funding, provided that the students can demonstrate that they are making adequate progress with their studies.
Scholarships from ETH Zurich are always intended to provide subsidiary funding. In other words, they are designed to supplement other financial resources, and in particular other scholarships from the student’s canton of residence or country of origin. ETH Zurich scholarships do not completely cover the costs of studies and living. Swiss students and students who have taken up residence in Switzerland are entitled to scholarships covering up to 60% of these costs, while foreign students may receive a contribution of up to 40%.
Scholarships for study and living costs are awarded on the condition that the applicant can provide evidence of his/her financial circumstances in the form of official documents.
The scholarship calculatorcan help determine the amount of a potential ETH-Scholarship. There is no entitlement to benefits on the basis of this estimate sum.
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Scholarships from special funds
There are special scholarships available for some study programmes. These scholarships are usually awarded on the basis of conditions such as a particularly good academic performance, the choice to pursue a particular field of study or the student’s nationality.
Study grants from various foundations
There are a number of foundations in Switzerland and abroad which offer grants of various sizes to support young people in education. It is worth researching these funding opportunities online or making enquiries at your local authority.
ETH Zurich supports outstanding students who wish to pursue Master's degree studies by offering two scholarship programmes:
Swiss government scholarships
The Swiss Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS) awards scholarships for postgraduate studies to foreign students with a university degree.
For further information see Swiss Government Scholarships