Excellence Scholarship & Opportunity Programme / ETH-D Scholarship

November 16th, 2019 Posted in Scholarship news

ETH Zurich supports excellent Master’s students with two scholarship programmes:

The Excellence Scholarship & Opportunity Programme (ESOP) supports students with a scholarship, mentorship and a network of the ETH Foundation. The scholarship covers the full study and living costs during the Master’s degree course.

The ETH-D Scholarship contains a partial stipend as well as additional offers by the Department (assistantship or additional scholarship).

Application documents for ESOP and ETH-D Scholarship

  1. Application form (PDF, 232 KB)
  2. ESOP letter of motivation (1-2 pages)
  3. Pre-proposal for your Master’s thesis (see guidelines on how to write a pre-proposal (PDF, 70 KB))
  4. CV
  5. Two reference letters from professors
    Reference letters must be submitted with the Master application online.
    ETH students continuing a consequtive Master programme add the reference letters in closed envelopes to their ESOP application.

Scholarship Coverage

The Excellence Scholarship consists of a grant covering living and study expenses (CHF 12’000 per semester) as well as a tuition fee waiver. The scholarship starts with the Master’s degree programme and is awarded for the regular duration of the Master’s programme (three or four semesters).

The ETH-D Scholarship consists of a partial stipend for living and study expenses (CHF 7’500 per semester) as well as a tuition fee waiver. The department will additionally provide a scholarship of CHF 3’000 per semester or offer an assistantship (with a payment of CHF 500 – 600 per month). Details here (PDF, 75 KB).
The scholarship starts with the Master’s degree programme and is awarded for the regular duration of the Master’s programme (three or four semesters).

Application Time frame

Application Opening: November 1, 2019

Application Deadline: December 15, 2019

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