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Switzerland: Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETH)

ETH was founded in 1854 as the Eidgenössische Polytechnische Schule and began operations in Zurich in 1855. ETH is one of the world's most prestigious universities, and offers excellent research opportunities. The university is ranked among the best in the world. Overall, 21 Nobel Prize winners conducted studies or worked as professors at the university. It has over 18,000 students registered.

University in brief

Language of instruction: English and German
Academic calendar: September-January, February-June
Credit system: ECTS
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Note: Very high requirements for academic achievement and courses must be 50% in the same faculty/programme. As of 2020, it is possible to apply for the International Buddy Program for those going to Switzerland. Information and forms are available on KTH Almuni's website.

Exchange opportunities

Number of spots: The schools at KTH have their own agreements and different number of spots.
Grade requirements: : minimum requirement of 4.0 (on KTH's five-point scale).

Programme specific information

If your programme or your school is not listed below, contact the international coordinator at your school.

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