Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich (ETH)

ETH Zürich (Switzerland) is an exchange destination for students of the Faculty of Geosciences and applies for all areas. In this information sheet you will find more information about this university. 

Academic calendar
  • Autumn Semester: mid-September till mid-February;
  • Spring semester: mid-February till end of August.

Look for the exact dates here

  • Study plan requirements: a minimum of 20 credits/semester as course and/or project work. Credit points are only awarded for successfully passed exams
  • Majority of courses must be attended in the department of enrolment

More details are available in the Study Plan Guidelines.

Areas of study open to exchange students

Earth Sciences, Innovation, Environmental and Energy Sciences, and Human Geography and Spatial Planning.

Level of courses

Bachelor and Master.

Language of instruction
  • English on MSc level and partially on BSc level
  • German mostly on BSc level
Housing assistance

Look at Living in Zürich (Accommodation) and the Housing Office of University.

Estimated living costs per month

About €1,300 per month (see Living in Zürich, Expenses per month).

Number of places available

Two places for a maximum of 20 months

For questions about study abroad not answered on this site, you can seek assistance from the International Office Geosciences (about language proficiency, finances, motivation etc.). For questions about study plans and exam regulations, please contact your study advisor.

Email (include your name, programme and student number)
Telephone +31 30  253 95 59
Address Koningsberger building (1st floor)

Opening hours

The International Office is open and can be reached by telephone on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, from 10:30 - 11:30 and 12:30 - 14:30 (or by appointment).