A federal or federally accredited Swiss matriculation certificate (gymnasialer Maturitätsausweis) or a Bachelor degree or diploma from a Swiss accredited university of applied sciences (Fachhochschule FH) in the field of Electrical Engineering allow for a direct admission to the Bachelor's degree program in Electrical Engineeing and Information Technology.
An application to Bachelor programmes is open to everybody. ETH Zurich may, however, require you to pass an entrance examination before admitting you.
The application deadline to the fall semester is April 30.
Recognition of study achievements
Under certain circumstances, prior achievements in the field of electrical engineering and information technology may result in a waiver of certain courses of the Bachelor's program. More infos
These admission details are only applicable to the Master Program in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology. For details on other Master Programs (Biomedical Engineering; Energy Science and Technology; Micro-/Nanosystems; Robotics, Systems and Control), consult their websites.
Admission for Bachelor Students from D-ITET (ETH)
Students with a bachelor degree from our department are admitted without formal application to the consecutive Master program, the electronic registration suffices.
Advanced bachelor students may begin the master program provided that they have acquired all credit points of the first and second year and need to obtain no more than 30 credit points ECTS to complete the bachelor program.
Registration in myStudies opens about two months before the beginning of each semester (see Academic Calendar)
All other Students
Deadlines for applications:
- Students requiring visa: November 1 to December 15 (of the previous year)
- Students not requiring visa: March 1 to March 31 (of the same year).
Applications are only possible to the fall semester.
Please note: The Master degree program in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology attracts a large number of applications and we cannot grant admission to every qualified foreign student.
If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact our .
Deadlines for applications:
- students requiring visa: November 1 – December 15 (of the previous year)
- students not requiring visa: March 1 – April 31 (of the same year)
For most interdisciplinary master programs, applications are only possible for the fall semester.
Admission for holders of a degree from a Swiss university of applied sciences (FH)
ETH welcomes excellent students from Swiss universities of applied sciences!
- A bachelor diploma in electrical engineering from a Swiss university of applied sciences
- An average grade of 5.0 (Abschlussprädikat "sehr gut").
Note that an average of 5.0 suffices for admission; but for a successful completion of the Master's degree at ETH we expect you to be among the top students of your year.
Admission to the Master's Degree Program in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology for students of Swiss universities of applied sciences is accompanied by the following additional requirements:
- Examination Block 1 and 3 of the second year of the Bachelor's Degree Program in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
- Three core courses from the third year of the Bachelor's Degree Program in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
Note: Passing these additional takes two semesters. In rare cases, courses from the Master level or a Semester Project may be taken during the second of these two semester.
Caution: All exams of the additional requirements must be sat within these two semesters and successfully passed after four semesters.
The application procedure is the same as for all other external candidates.
Before registering for a Diploma of Advanced Studies ITET, students must obtain the consent of a professor of D-ITET (tutor) to assist them during their studies.
The official application form (PDF, 203 KB) form with the signature of the tutor, copies of diploma, transcript of records and work certificates and a photo must be submitted to the student administration office (ETZ E 64) no later than August 15 for the fall semester and January 15 for the spring semester.
Applications for a PhD position should be sent directly to the individual professors. Applicants must have a master degree from a reputed university. Admission may be conditional on passing between one and three courses at ETH.