M.Sc. On Campus


ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology

18 months
1324 EUR/year
1324 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Department of Physics at ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology aims to provide a Master program with a broad selection of courses, covering all major aspects of modern physics.


The Physics program at ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology should encourage breadth, but it should also enable students to specialise if they choose to do so.

The "Master of Science ETH" qualification provides graduates with a solid basis for entering the professional life. This qualification is also a pre-​requisite for Doctoral studies. The Master stage takes typically one and a half years, the last half year of which is devoted to the master thesis.

As a student of the MSc curriculum you enjoy great freedom in your choice of courses. The courses will be a combination from a few categories:

Core courses

  • Theoretical core subjects: these complete the theoretical courses already begun at the Bachelor stage on an advanced level.
  • Experimental core subjects: analogous to the theoretical courses these complete the experimental foundations on an advanced level.

For a list of courses offered, please visit this page.

Elective courses

  • Elective subjects from Physics or Mathematics: the available courses are closely related to the research activities at the Departments of Physics and Mathematics. They are also a good preparation for a Master thesis.
  • General elective subject: you may complement your Master curriculum with some general courses given by other departments. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • General Relativity
  • Quantum Field Theory
  • Statistical Physics
  • Theoretical Cosmology
  • Solid State Theory
  • Ultrafast Laser Physics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The admission criteria to the MSc studies in Physics are either a BSc degree in Physics from ETH or an equivalent preparation from some other curriculum at ETH or some other comparable higher-​education institution.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1324 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 662 EUR per semester during 18 months.
  • National

    1324 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 662 EUR per semester during 18 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.


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