Required application documents

This section covers the requirements for supporting documents for graduates of foreign (non-​Swiss) universities. You must submit your supporting documents by the deadline to which you are applying.

Translations

Documents (e.g. certificates and transcripts) must be submitted in the original language in which they were originally issued.
For each document that is not issued in German, English, French or Italian, an official translation or, if issued by the university, an English version must also be submitted.

Please fill out the online application using the applicant portal eApply and submit the application by the deadline.
You will be guided through the online application procedure step by step. Please note that your entries must be substantiated by uploads of the required documents.

Your current chronological Curriculum Vitae (CV) must contain a full and continuous history (no biographical gaps) of your education and work experiences. Start with high school up to the point your application is submitted (tabular resume). Your academic history in particular should be as exact as possible and contain all academic degrees, with in progress or most recently earned degrees listed first. Please do not leave gaps in your CV, even if, at times, you were not enrolled at a school or university or gainfully employed, i.e. if you were on an extended vacation or hiatus, as we are interested in the entire history of your intellectual and personal development. Please write the CV in the language of instruction of the respective Master's degree programme.

A copy of your matriculation certificate (e.g. High School Diploma, Diploma of Secondary Education, Abitur, GCE, IB Diploma).

Official transcript(s) from each university attended

  • including exchange programmes
  • programmes you did not complete
  • double degree programmes: transcripts from both universities.

Enrolment confirmation by your home university stating the duration of study, the name of the degree programme and the title of the expected degree (title in the original language)

A certified copy of your academic degree(s) (e.g. Bachelor Diploma). If the diploma has not yet been issued, please submit an official confirmation of graduation from the university instead of the diploma.

If issued by your university: A certified copy of your external pagediploma supplement(s)/external pageHEAR report; usually issued the European educational area and after degree completion.

Language certificate(s) according to the language of instruction of the specific Master's degree programme and the language requirements.

A copy of your passport which is valid for at least 6 months (only page with photo, name, date of birth, expiry date).

EU/EFTA citizens can also upload a copy of your valid ID (front and back) if no passport is available.

Second application window (1 - 30 April): Applicants of a country with visa obligations already residing in Switzerland must present a copy of their valid Swiss residence permit in addition to their passport.

Please fill in the Downloaddeclaration of consent (PDF, 787 KB) and upload the signed document to the your application account eApply during the application period.

Additional documents as required by the respective Master's degree programme

Documents as required by the respective Master's degree programme

IDEA League Joint Master programme

All applications handled by Delft University of Technology

For details, see external pagewww.idealeague.org/geophysics

Direct Doctorate (offered in the first application window only)

If you are applying for the Direct Doctorate in Applied Mathematics, submit a complete application for the Master's degree programme with the following additions:

  • A written confirmation of a ETH Zurich professor for the financing of the Master's programme and subsequent doctoral studies in his or her research group.
  • Motivation letter (letter of intent for the direct doctorate)

Direct Doctorate (offered in the first application window only)

If you are applying for the Direct Doctorate in Chemical and Bioengineering MSc, submit a complete application for the Master's degree programme with the following additions:

  • A written confirmation of a ETH Zurich professor for the financing of the Master's programme and subsequent doctoral studies in his or her research group.
  • Motivation letter (letter of intent for the direct doctorate)

Direct Doctorate (offered in the first application window only)

If you are applying for the Direct Doctorate in Chemistry, submit a complete application for the Master's degree programme with the following additions:

  • A written confirmation of a ETH Zurich professor for the financing of the Master's programme and subsequent doctoral studies in his or her research group.
  • Motivation letter (letter of intent for the direct doctorate).

Direct Doctorate (offered in the first application window only)

Your statement of purpose should concisely explain your motivation and suitability to do doctoral studies in computer science at ETH. It should describe any past research and teaching experience, identify general areas of research and reflect on two preferred research groups’ work you are interested in to complete the doctoral programme as well as future career plans. No word limit. The statement of purpose replaces the motivation letter of the Master’s degree programme in Computer Science.

Direct Doctorate (offered in the first application window only)

If you are applying for the Direct Doctorate in Mathematics, submit a complete application for the Master's degree programme with the following additions:

  • A written confirmation of a ETH Zurich professor for the financing of the Master's programme and subsequent doctoral studies in his or her research group.
  • Motivation letter (letter of intent for the direct doctorate).

Joint Master programme offered by the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich

All applications handled by the University of Zurich

For details, see external pagewww.nsc.uzh.ch

Direct Doctorate (offered in the first application window only)

If you are applying for the Direct Doctorate in Physics, submit a complete application for the Master's degree programme with the following additions:

  • A confirmation of your future supervisor. This letter has to state that she or he provides the funding for the merit-based scholarship during your MSc studies and the salary for the subsequent doctoral studies.
  • Please state in your motivation letter (MSc application) your suitability for the planned research.
  • Furthermore an outstanding academic record is required.

Joint Master programme offered by the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich

All applications handled by the University of Zurich

For details, see www.msfinance.ethz.ch

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