ETH Excellence Scholarship

Switzerland is a hidden gem of excellence, quality of education, and untapped growth potential. The country is home to one of the best universities in Europe, ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. Ranked #8 by QS World Rankings 2022, the university enables international students through financial aid and scholarships. One of the prominent scholarships is ETH Excellence Scholarship & Opportunity Programme (ESOP). 

Scholarship Zurich’s Excellence Scholarship & Opportunity Programme (ESOP)
Organization ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
Deadline 15 Dec 2021 (annual)
Awards Covers studies of selected students worth CHF 12,000 (INR 9,75,551) per semester and also allows a tuition fee waiver.
Fields of Study Master degrees from ETH Zurich

About ETH Zurich

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ETH Zurich is a public research university located in Zurich, Switzerland. It was founded in 1854 with the mission to educate engineers, scientists, etc. The most sought-after subjects at ETH are science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. It ranks among the top universities in the world. There are 32 Nobel Laureates that are associated with ETH Zurich. In the 2022 QS World University Rankings, it comes in the 8th position. Times Higher Education puts it on the 8th rank. There are two campuses. The main building was constructed between the years 1858-1864. Located in the heart of the city, it is surrounded by vineyards and later quarters. Various buildings and institutions throughout Zurich integrate ETH Zurich with the city.  

ESOP Scholarship

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The ESOP scholarship supports students with a scholarship, mentorship, and a network of the ETH Foundation. It covers the entire study and living cost of the student during their Master’s Degree. The scholarship sponsors the studies of selected students worth CHF 12,000 (INR 9,75,551) per semester and also allows a tuition fee waiver.


Following are the minimum eligibility requirements for applying to this scholarship:

  • Graduating at the top 10% of your Bachelor’s degree programme
  • A resume/CV with an email address and mobile number as the process
  • Might require an interview to be conducted.   
  • A pre-proposal document is also needed


ESOP is awarded for the duration of the Master’s program at ETH Zurich i.e. three or four semesters and for 2 years. 

How to Apply

The Applications are supplied through the eApply portal. This also applies to the ETH bachelor’s students and consecutive Master’s programs.

Documents Required 

  • Application form 
  • Letter of Motivation 
  • Pre-proposal for your Master’s thesis 
  • CV
  • Two reference letters from professors
  • Reference letters must be submitted with the Master application online.
  • ETH students continuing a consecutive Master programme must add the reference letters with the application.

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Masters Programs Covered by the Scholarships

  • Architecture
  • Civil Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Geomatics
  • Spatial Development and Infrastructure Systems
  • Agricultural Sciences
  • Earth Sciences
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Food Science
  • Health Sciences and Technology
  • Management, Technology and Economics
  • Computational Science and Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Cyber Security
  • Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
  • Materials Science
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Process Engineering

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