Computer Science, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    542
    Tuition (Semester)
    542
    Tuition (Semester)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University rank #9 ,
The Master of Science in Computer Science at ETH Zurich offers a profound and in-depth education in several core areas of computer science. The program guides each individual student through a variety of meaningful courses offers, designing a profile that matches both personal inclinations and prospective career opportunities.
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  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

There are eight different Master tracks. Each student, regardless of specialization, graduates with the degree “Master of Science ETH in Computer Science”. Specializations are enriched by interfocus laboratories which emphasize the design stages of computer science solutions, from modelling and algorithmics to programming and analyzing information processing results.

Computer science tracks:
  • General Computer Science
  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Information Security
  • Software Engineering
  • Information Systems
  • Distributed Systems
  • Visual Computing
  • Computational Science

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Algorithmic Game Theory
  • Geometry: Combinatorics and Algorithms
  • Lattice Cryptography
  • Mathematical Optimization
  • Combinatorial Optimization
  • Cryptographic Protocols
  • Graph Theory
  • Models of Computation
  • Polyhedral Computation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 18 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    90 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B): 193

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score: 100

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

To be eligible for admission to a Master's degree programme at ETH Zurich you need to have a high-quality Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 180 ECTS or an equivalent first academic degree from an internationally recognized university.

The degree must be in a discipline qualifying for the chosen Master's degree programme. Your previous studies must comply in quality, depth and breadth with the requirement profile of the Master's degree programme.

Candidates from Swiss Universities of Applied Sciences (Fachhochschulen) can apply if certain conditions are fulfilled.

Tuition Fee Per Semester

  • EUR 542 International
  • EUR 542 EU/EEA
  • CHF 580 per semester

Funding

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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