Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich


General Information

Country Switzerland
City Zurich
Founding 1855
Number of Students 18 500

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich

Student Exchange Office at the Swiss Federal Insitute of Technology in Zurich

Handbook for Exchange Students

Mentoring for Exchange Students

Fact Sheet for 2022/2023



Type of Partnership Partnership with Faculty 3
Who can apply?

Bachelor students (as of the 3rd Semester)
Master students

Students should have a grade point average of at least 2.5 at the time of application.

Type of Stay Studies
Length of Stay 1 to 2 Semesters
Time of Stay Winter and/or Summer Semester
Number of Exchange Placements 3


Study Details

Semester Dates

1. Semester: Mid-September to Mid-February

2. Semester: End of February to September

Cooperating Faculty/Department Civil Engineering
Environmental Engineering
Study Possibilities

Faculties and Institutes

Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering

It is possible that not all of the faculty's courses are open to exchange students. The partner university and exchange reports may provide further information.

Please note that in general the majority of the courses taken must be chosen by the cooperating faculty. At least two-thirds of the course selection must consist of courses from the cooperating faculty. Furthermore, at least 20 ECTS per semester must be taken at ETH.

Course Offerings

Course Catalog

About the Studies

Please inform yourself about the courses offered directly at the partner university. If you have any questions about the corresponding courses or the course offerings in general, please feel free to contact the partner university directly.



Language Requirements

English B2

Language Certificate from RWTH Aachen Language Center

Application deadline at the International Exchange Office at the Faculty of Civil Engineering January 31th for 1 to 2 Semesters as of the Winter Semester of the Same Year
Application Deadline at Partner University

April 1st for the Winter Semester of the Same Year

October 1st for the Summer Semester of the Following Year

(Applying to the Partner University takes place only after successful application at RWTH Aachen University)

Application to Partner University

Information about the Application and Application Documents

(Applying to the Partner University takes place only after successful application at RWTH Aachen University)




Tuition Fees Fees Waived

Schüßler Award

Pirlet Award

Scholarship Database

Swiss-European Mobility Program


Practical Information


Housing Office

Living in Zurich

Health Insurance Health insurance for abroad and private liability insurance are required for the entire duration of the stay
Experience Reports MoveOn
Further Information

Federal Foreign Office

General Country Information from the DAAD

Studying in Switzerland