The Biomedical Engineering Masters Program seeks talented students with a Bachelors degree in engineering, physics or mathematics awarded by an internationally-recognized University. The program starts in the Fall semester and the application window is:
Nov 1 - Dec 15 for International Students that require a visa
March 1 - March 31 for Swiss and European Students that do not require a visa
The GRE General Test is required for all students who have NOT obtained their Bachelor Diploma in one of the Bologna-participating countries.
For all students with a Bachelor Diploma from a university outside Switzerland, a GRE is highly recommended.
The Excellence Scholarship & Opportunity Programme and the Master Scholarship Programme are available for all students.
- All candidates must use the on-line application form www.admission.ethz.ch/master/.
- Submit the required documents and pay the application fee. In the Personal Statement, indicate your reason for applying to the Masters program in Biomedical Engineering, including past research or study experience in the field as well as future plans.
- Arrange to have at least one letter of recommendation from an academic source written for you. The online application form provides a way to directly request a recommendation letter.
- The admission's committee will then evaluate all applications, and students with be selected using multiple criteria (quality and grades of previous education, motivation, GRE, letters of reference).
Qualifying Bachelor degrees
To qualify for admission to all tracks, students should have a Bachelor degree in one of the following disciplines: Biomedical Engineering, Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering, Computational Science and Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Material Sciences, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering or Physics.
For the track Biomechanics, the following additional tracks qualify for admission: Health Sciences and Technology, Human Movelement Sciences and Sport, Life Sciences and Technology.
For the track Molecular Bioengineering, the following additional tracks qualify for admission: Biology, Chemistry, Health Sciences and Technology, Human Movelement Sciences and Sport, Life Sciences and Technology, Medicine.
For the track Medical Physics, the following additional tracks qualify for admission: Biology, Chemistry, Health Sciences and Technology, Life Sciences and Technology, Medicine.
Note: The qualifying BSc degrees, as well as requirements in mathematics/physics are described in detail in the appendix (Anhang) to the programme regulations (Studienreglement), see on the documents website.
Universities of Applied Sciences
Students from Swiss, Austrian or German Universities of Applied Sciences (Fachhochschulen) are invited to apply, but a minimum of 40 additional ECTS is mandatory for admission. In addition, the final grade of the BSc degree must be 5.0 or better (Switzerland). Please visit the website of swissuniversities for the Agreement on the freedom to choose among different types of universities.
Weisung Zulassung Master (PDF, 98 KB) (in German)