Excellence Scholarships

For the next generation of excellence – for world-changing research

Our country is dependent on experts of the highest calibre. The Excellence Scholarship & Opportunity Programme (ESOP) enables outstanding young people from Switzerland and around the world to study for a Master’s degree at ETH Zurich. Each year, the programme provides support for 50 young people who are among the most talented 2–3 per cent of their year. They receive a scholarship of over CHF 40,000 to cover the costs of study and living expenses during the entire Master’s programme. The programme is fully funded by donations.


Our goal

With your support, the ETH Zurich Foundation will continue to foster outstanding talents at ETH Zurich. Excellence Scholarships allow selected Master’s students to devote all their time and energy to their studies, giving them the freedom they need to pursue research with the potential to change our world.


Your support enables

  • 50 exceptionally talented students a year to focus exclusively on their Master’s studies
  • Switzerland to maintain its leading international position as a scientific centre


Your contact

Tonja Cruse

Public Fundraising
T +41 44 633 36 36

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