M.Sc. On Campus


ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology

24 months
1324 EUR/year
1324 EUR/year
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The aim of the Architecture programme offered by ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology is to expand the knowledge acquired in the Bachelor’s degree programme, and to foster an increasingly independent, individual approach to working, the development of integrative thought and creative faculties, and the handling of larger-scale architectural assignments.



Additional to design projects and electives a certain amount of core courses in the disciplines history and theory, technology, construction history/preservation and landscape/urban design have to be taken. In two different disciplines, focal works have to be written. The Master's degree programme ends with the Master's thesis.

To obtain a Master's degree, proof of external work experience of at least six months must be provided.

The Master's degree programme in Architecture at ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology lasts two years and should be supplemented with an additional six-​month internship period. A total of 120 credit points must be obtained.

Programme Structure


  • Architectural design   

1. Architectural design

2. Integrated discipline: Planning

  • Main courses
  • Electives   
  • Thesis elective
  • Science in Perspective
  • Seminar weeks
  • Master's thesis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

For admission to the Master’s degree programme in Architecture all of the following prerequisites must be satisfied. 

The prerequisite for admission to the degree programme is one of the following:

  • A university Bachelor’s degree in Architecture comprising at least 180 ECTS1 credits or an equivalent university degree in Architecture
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from a Swiss university of applied sciences comprising at least 180 credits
  • A Bachelor's degree qualifies its holder for admission to an ETH Master's degree programme only if it also qualifies said holder to enter, without additional requirements, the desired Master's degree programme within the university system where the Bachelor's degree was acquired. The Rector may also demand proof of this, determining whether such proof must come from the home university or from another university in the country where the Bachelor's degree was acquired.

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
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