M.Sc. On Campus

High Energy Physics

ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology

24 months
1390 EUR/year
1390 EUR/year
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The High Energy Physics programme offered by ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology is devoted to the study of the elementary blocks of matter and of the associated forces. The tools for these studies are the particle collider experiments at very high energy or very large beam intensities, as well as imposing highly sensitive detectors.


These experimental devices give access to the laws of physics at very short distances. The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), launched in September 2008 at CERN, is the most spectacular realization of such an apparatus to date. The theoretical description of the laws of Nature is based on mathematical theories which are characterized by their intrinsic simplicity and their predictive power, and which incorporate the symmetries of the physical phenomena.

The goal of the "High Energy Physics" master at ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology is to offer a complete training of very high level in high-energy physics, both theoretical and experimental, covering a wide range of fields and applications: particle physics, astroparticle physics, standard model of electroweak interactions and its extensions (supersymmetry etc...), strong interactions and quantum chromodynamics, tools and methods in experimental physics, general relativity and quantum gravity (string theory), as well as theoretical and observational cosmology.

One of the strong points of our master is to offer an international track which leads to a dual degree from two prestigious institutions, École polytechnique and ETH Zürich.

Programme Structure


  • The first year (M1) is done in one of the institutions (either École polytechnique or ETH Zürich), the second year (M2) in the partner institution. 
  • The degree prepared is then a dual degree from ETH and IP Paris, which is awarded once at least 120 ECTS have been validated, of which at least 55 ECTS must be obtained at ETH-Zurich, and 55 ECTS at École polytechnique.

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 degree programme one of the following is required:

  • a university Bachelor’s degree in Physics comprising at least 180 ECTS1 credits or an equivalent university degree in Physics
  • a university Bachelor’s degree comprising at least 180 ECTS credits or an equivalent university degree in a discipline whose content covers the prerequisites listed below
  • 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

    1390 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 695 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    1390 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 695 EUR per semester during 24 months.
    • tuition fee: CHF 730 per semester

Living costs for Zürich

1920 - 2572 CHF /month
Living costs

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