M.Sc. On Campus

Food Science

ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology

18 months
1324 EUR/year
1324 EUR/year
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The degree Master of Science ETH in Food Science at ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology allows graduates to enter the working world or to continue their education within the framework of a doctorate..


What is the objective of Food Sciences? 

The goal of Food Science is to ensure the nutrition of people all around the globe. The issue of nutrition and the human need for health and well-being are therefore at the centre of this discipline.

What are the benefits of the Food Science programme at ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology?

 Graduates of Food Science are experts with an interdisciplinary overview of the entire food chain, from raw materials to the well-being of consumers. Graduates are trained in

  • the model-based and application-oriented description of basic procedures and technical production processes for food
  • the principles for the production, processing, preservation and storage of food the role of microorganisms, 
  • the elements and structures of raw materials and products and their behaviour in all processing steps, and 
  • the interaction between health and nutrition. 

The professional competency is defined by the Major. The following Majors are available:

  • Food Processing
  • Food Quality and Safety
  • Nutrition and Health
  • Human Health, Nutrition and Environment
Minors and Electives

In addition to the selected Major, personal preferences can be selected as follows:

  • Choice of one Minor and Electives, or
  • Choice of two Minors

Programme Structure

Minor courses offer knowledge and training beyond the core subject. The following minors are offered:

  • Food Biotechnology
  • Food Chemistry
  • Food Microbiology
  • Food Physics
  • Food Process Design
  • Food Sensory Science and Consumer Behavior
  • Food Toxicology
  • Public Health Nutrition
  • Safety and Quality in Agri-​Food Chain

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines




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Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Consecutive Master studies: students who are currently studying in the Bachelor programme of Food Science at ETH Zurich and who fulfill the admission requirements can register electronically in myStudies for the consecutive Master studies in Food Science.
  • Entry after a break in studies: students with a Bachelor graduation in Food Science of ETH Zurich, who wish to enter the Master programme after an interruption (exmatriculation) should please contact the Registrar's Office
  • Admission requires a Bachelor’s degree from ETH in Food Science. Holders of com-​parable degrees from other institutions need to apply for admission. Students with a Bachelor’s degree from ETH in Food Science who enter directly into the Master’s degree programme may start the Master’s degree programme in the spring or in the autumn semester. All other students can start the Master’s degree programme in the autumn semester only.
  • 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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