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Agricultural Sciences

ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology

24 months
1324 EUR/year
1324 EUR/year
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In the Master’s degree in Agricultural Sciences at ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology students develop expertise in Agricultural Sciences and apply it in a professional environment during an internship.


Students gain knowledge about relevant research questions and findings from both fundamental and applied research. They operate successfully in the balance between globalisation and regional identity, competitiveness and sustainability, and the interests of business and society.

Graduates from the Master’s degree programme in Agricultural Sciences at ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology are equipped with high-​level theoretical and methodological competence and with social skills to take up challenging professional work or an academic career.

Structure of the Master’s degree programme

Students select one major, which then defines the main focus of their studies. They can further shape their personal study profile by selecting their desired combination of major, minor and elective subjects.

A student’s professional identity is defined by the chosen major. Students can choose from three majors:

  • Agricultural Economics
  • Animal Sciences
  • Plant Sciences

Additionally, students can choose a combination of either electives of 10 credit points (CP) and a minor of 10 credit points each or two minors of 10 CP each (overall 20 CP). An internship is another obligatory part of the Master's programme. It is usually completed in the third Master's semester and lasts at least 16 weeks. The Master's thesis forms the conclusion of the Master's programme.

Programme Structure

  • In the Master's programme in Agricultural Sciences there are compulsory courses in the methodological area of competence for all specialisations in order to work on cross-​thematic projects with students from other disciplines in interdisciplinary teams.
  • The «Interdisciplinary Project» (751-1000-00) plays a central role in this process and students are recommended to participate. Applied questions are dealt with in teams with students of food science.
  • This course can be replaced by the courses 751-5201-00 «Tropical Cropping Systems» or 701-1502-00 «Transdisciplinary Case Study». However, only a limited number of places is available for these two courses.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students who are currently enrolled in the Bachelor’s degree programme in Agricultural Sciences at ETH Zurich and who fulfil the admission requirements can register online in myStudies for the consecutive Master’s degree programme in Agricultural Sciences.
  • Students who have a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Sciences from ETH Zurich and would like to join the Master’s degree programme in Agricultural Sciences after a break (dematriculation) should contact the Academic Services
  • Applicants with other degrees can find information about admission requirements, deadlines and the procedure for registering on the ETH Zurich website

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1324 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 662 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    1324 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 662 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • Tuition fee: CHF 730/Semester

Living costs for Zürich

1920 - 2572 CHF /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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