ETH Zurich Excellence Scholarship and Opportunity Programme

ETH Zurich Excellence Scholarship and Opportunity Programme

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The ETH Foundation's Excellence Scholarship & Opportunity Programme (ESOP) provides students with a scholarship, mentorship, and a network. During the Master's degree programme, the scholarship covers all study and living expenses.

Offered by  Institution 
Amount granted INR 11,42,729 per semester 
Type of scholarship Merit-based 
Level of program Graduate 
Application deadline  December, 15,2023
International students  Yes 
Official url  ETH Zurich Excellence Scholarship

 

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What are the benefits of the Excellence Scholarship and Opportunity Programme?

The Excellence Scholarship/ESOP includes a scholarship for living and study expenses (INR 11,42,729 per semester) as well as a tuition fee waiver.

ESOP is granted for the duration of the Master's programme (three or four semesters). This also holds true for the tuition fee waiver.

Only ETH Bachelor students are eligible to begin the ESOP on leave.

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What is the application process for the Excellence Scholarship and Opportunity Programme?

To be considered for the scholarship, you must apply to ETH Zurich for a Master's degree programme. In addition to the documents required for Master's admission, you must submit a pre-proposal for your master's thesis. Before December 15, 2023, the scholarship application form and supporting documents must be submitted online.

To access the online application system and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship, please visit the official website (link provided in the above table).

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What are the documents required for the Excellence Scholarship and Opportunity Programme?

In addition to the Master admission documents, you must submit a pre-proposal for your master thesis [guidelines_preproposal (PDF, 86 KB)].

  • list items The pre-proposal for the Master's thesis must be written by you and must adhere to accepted scientific citation practices.
  • list items Plagiarism, negligent or intentional misinformation, or both, will result in exclusion from the admission process or, if discovered later, revocation of admission and any scholarship.
  • list items If your study programme does not require references, you must name two (professors) as references for your ESOP application.
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    What is the selection process for the Excellence Scholarship and Opportunity Programme?

    The Admissions Committees of the respective Master's programmes evaluate the applications. Around 60 ESOP scholarships will be assigned to students beginning in the academic year 2023/24. 

    The Rector of ETH Zurich makes the final decision on scholarship awards under the Excellence Scholarship & Opportunity Programme. The number of annual scholarships is determined by the availability of funds. Decisions are expected to be communicated by the end of March.

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    How can you contact ETH Zurich?

    You can contact the below mentioned official to get your queries answered. 

    Dr. Barbara E. Hellermann

    Financial Aid Office

    Phone- +41 44 632 20 23 / +41 44 632 20 88

    E-Mail- [email protected]

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    Frequently asked questions

    Is admission in ETH Zurich difficult?

    For international students, the acceptance rate at ETH Zurich is 27%.

    Can I study at ETH Zurich without knowing German?

    All Bachelor's programmes are taught in German, whereas most Master's and doctoral programmes are taught in English.

    Can I find work in Zurich if I don't speak German?

    Don't be concerned if you want to work in Switzerland but don't speak German, French, or Italian. You'll be able to get by with English, particularly in major cities like Zurich and Geneva.