ETH Zurich Established: 1855

ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich

Rämistrasse 101, 8092 Zürich, Switzerland

Freedom and individual responsibility, entrepreneurial spirit and open-mindedness: ETH Zurich stands on a bedrock of true Swiss values. Our university for science and technology dates back to the year 1855, when the founders of modern-day Switzerland created it as a centre of innovation and knowledge.

  • 19,000+
    Total Students
  • 38%
    International Students
  • 14.6
    Students Per Staff
  • Yes
    Financial Aid

University Rankings

  • Times World University (THE)
  • QS World Univesity


Situated in the heart of Europe, forging connections around the world, ETH Zurich pioneers effective solutions to the global challenges facing humanity. At ETH Zurich, students discover an ideal environment for independent thinking, researchers a climate which inspires top performance. Situated in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, ETH Zurich is pioneering effective solutions to the global challenges of today and tomorrow.

The university, commonly known as Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich or Poly for short, has based its success on Swiss traditions of cherishing fundamental principles of freedom, individual responsibility, entrepreneurial spirit and open-minded approach to education. It remains a European research pioneer, which tries to offer practical solutions, which address worldwide challenges.

Some 500 professors teach around 20,000 students – including 4,000 doctoral students – from over 120 countries. Their collective research embraces many disciplines: natural sciences and engineering sciences, architecture, mathematics, system-oriented natural sciences, as well as management and social sciences. The results and innovations produced by ETH researchers are channelled into some of Switzerland’s most high-tech sectors: from computer science through to micro- and nanotechnology and cutting-edge medicine. Every year ETH registers around 90 patents and 200 inventions on average. Since 1996, the university has produced a total of 330 commercial spin-offs.

Specialties: Education, research, technology, natural sciences, spin-off, knowledge transfer, engineering, architecture, physics, material sciences, and biology

General Information

  • Bachelors degree
  • 48% Students
  • Masters degree
  • 52% Students

Programs / Degrees at ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich


Architecture and civil engineering

  • Architecture Bachelor
  • Civil Engineering Bachelor
  • Geomatics and Planning Bachelor
  • Environmental Engineering Bachelor


  • Electrical Engineering and Information Technology Bachelor
  • Computer Science Bachelor
  • Mechanical Engineering Bachelor
  • Materials Science Bachelor

Science and Mathematics

  • Biology Bachelor
  • Chemistry Bachelor
  • Chemical Engineering Bachelor
  • Interdisciplinary Sciences Bachelor
  • Mathematics Bachelor
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences Bachelor
  • Physics Bachelor
  • Computational Sciences Bachelor

System-oriented sciences

  • Agricultural Sciences Bachelor
  • Earth Sciences Bachelor
  • Health Sciences and Technology Bachelor
  • Human Medicine Bachelor
  • Food Science Bachelor
  • Environmental Sciences Bachelor

Management and Social Sciences

  • Political Science (Professional Officer) Bachelor


Architecture and civil engineering

  • Architecture master
  • Civil Engineering Master
  • Geomatics Master
  • Integrated Building Systems Master
  • Spatial Development and Infrastructure Systems Master
  • Environmental Engineering Master


  • Biomedical Engineering Master
  • Biotechnology Master
  • Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Master
  • Data Science Master
  • Electrical Engineering and Information Technology Master
  • Energy Science and Technology Master
  • Computer Science Master
  • Mechanical Engineering Master
  • Materials Science Master
  • Micro- and Nanosystems Master
  • Neural Systems and Computation Master
  • Nuclear Engineering Master
  • Robotics, Systems and Control Master
  • Process Engineering Master

Science and Mathematics

  • Biology Master
  • Chemistry Master
  • Chemical and Bioengineering Master
  • High Energy Physics Master
  • Interdisciplinary Sciences Master
  • Mathematics / Applied Mathematics Master
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences Master
  • Pharmacy Master
  • Physics Master
  • Quantitative Finance Master
  • Computer-Aided Sciences Master
  • Statistics Master

System-oriented natural sciences

  • Agricultural Sciences Master
  • Applied Geophysics Master
  • Atmosphere and climate master
  • Earth Sciences Master
  • Health Sciences and Technology Master
  • Food Science Master
  • Environmental Sciences Master

Management and Social Sciences

  • Comparative and International Studies Master
  • Subject Didactics Mathematics Master
  • Subject Didactics Natural Sciences Master
  • History and Philosophy of Knowledge Master
  • Management, Technology and Economics Master
  • Science, Technology and Policy Master

Academic Life

  • 31 : 69
    Female male ratio
  • Semesters
    Academic calendar

Student Life

  • over-5,000
  • Urban
    Campus setting
  • Public
    Control type
  • Non-Profit
  • Religious affiliation

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