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ETH Zurich in Switzerland is Awarding International Scholarships for Students from Developing Countries in 2020/2021

Do you want to study in Switzerland in the academic year 2020/2021?


Switzerland is an amazing country for young students who want to pursue their academic goals. The reason behind this is that there are many scholarships in Switzerland that have been specially created to help young students follow their dreams by providing them with financial benefits and the chance to study at prestigious universities.

Talking about world-renowned universities, ETH Zurich supports excellence students who want to get their Master’s degree. The way that ETH Zurich does that is with two scholarship programs: the Excellence Scholarship & Opportunity Programme (ESOP) and the ETH-D Scholarships.


International Scholarships for Students from Developing Countries at ETH Zurich: Benefits

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 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). Both the Excellence and the ETH-D scholarships start with the Master’s degree program and are awarded for the regular duration of the Master’s program (three or four semesters).


International Scholarships for Students from Developing Countries at ETH Zurich: Criteria

The scholarship programs are open to excellent students both from the ETH and from other universities (national and international) wishing to pursue their Master’s degree at ETH Zurich.

The prerequisites are very good results in their Bachelor’s (top 10% of Bachelor’s program = grade A) and reachability under the specified telephone number (The selection process includes a (Skype) interview in February). In addition, the target group is national and international students who come from developing countries.

Official Letter and Deadline

The scholarships are awarded for the 2020/21 academic year and the host institution is ETH Zurich. The covered fields of study are eligible Mater’s degree programs offered by the University and the number of annual scholarships depends on the availability of funds.

We are advising all international students who are interested in these scholarships to access the official website where they can find additional information. In addition, the next application window for the academic year 2020/21 will open on 1 November 2019.

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