Eligibility for the Master of Science UZH ETH in Quantitative Finance


  • Admission to the MSc UZH ETH in Quantitative Finance strictly requires a state-recognized University Bachelor's degree. Students who have not been enrolled in a Bachelor or Master program at such a university, or who will not graduate before 30 September, should not apply. They are not eligible for admission to the Master's program.
  • Please note that we do not pre-assess applications/documents (via e-mail, on the phone or in person). The admission review of diplomas will be possible only after a provisional admission by the Steering Committee (step 1) and after submitting your application to the Admission Office of UZH (step 2).
  • We welcome the application of graduates with (at least) a Bachelor degree (or equivalent) having a finance, economics and/or science background (mathematics, physics, engineering).
  • Practitioners with a corresponding academic qualification who would like to get an additional and more specialized training in quantitative finance are also invited to apply for admission.
  • Good knowledge of English is required since the whole program is held in English.
  • The knowledge of the German language is not needed.


  • The Steering Committee takes the decision of admission/rejection based on the overall impression of excellence of each candidate.
  • Admission is very competitive.
  • There is no entitlement for admission.
  • Candidates enrolled in a different Master program at UZH cannot transfer to the MSc UZH ETH in Quantitative Finance without restrictions and have to apply under the same admission guidelines and deadlines.