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ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology

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18,003
2,621
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Overview

 

ETH Zurich is one of the world's leading universities in science and technology and is known for its cutting-edge research and innovation. It was established in 1855 as the Federal Polytechnic School, and a century and a half later can count over 20 Nobel Prize Laureates as alumni, including the great Albert Einstein himself. 

The university, commonly known as Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, has 16 departments that conduct academic interdisciplinary research in subjects ranging from architecture and technology to chemistry and physics. 

Education at ETH Zurich is more about theory than its practical application, and most degree programs contain mathematical training. For undergraduates the main teaching language is German, while most master's programs and doctoral studies are in English.

Located in Zurich, Switzerland's largest city, ETH Zurich is largely based on a modern main campus built on a hill in the outskirts of the town. Students at ETH have twice as many lectures as those at other Swiss institutions, but can still attend regular exhibitions, plays and concerts, as well as take advantage of the regular symposia and conferences on campus, where some of the best minds in science come to speak. 

ETH students like to exercise their bodies as well as their minds, and there are various sports events held on campus, of which the largest is an annual relay race in 14 sections taking place over a total distance of 140 kilometers. More than 900 teams have been known to take part at once in the annual spectacle. 

Since the 1880s, students have also been able to show off their best moves at the Polyball, a classic ball event featuring a live orchestra and famous national singers, in which 10,000 dancers, music-lovers and partygoers descend on ETH’s extensively decorated main building for what is usually an unforgettable night. 

 

 

 

University Highlights

Total students - 18,003

52%
48%

International students - 6,863

26%
74%

Total faculty staff - 2,621

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Total students - 18,003

52%
48%

International students - 6,863

26%
74%

Total faculty staff - 2,621

718
1903

Undergraduate Program

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Postgraduate Program

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The fees above are an indicative annual course fee in US dollars. Please note that course fees will vary. Always check the exact cost of the program and bear in mind likely additional expenses.
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