Eligibility for the Master of Science UZH ETH in Quantitative Finance

Eligibility

  • Admission to the MSc UZH ETH in Quantitative Finance requires a Bachelor's diploma from a state-accredited University. Bachelor students who will not graduate before 30 September should not apply.
  • We expect a finance, economics and/or science background (mathematics, physics, engineering, data science, etc).
  • Practitioners with a suitable academic qualification who would like to get additional and specialized training in quantitative finance are also invited to apply for admission.
  • Good knowledge of English is required. The whole program is conducted in English.
  • Skills in German are not required for the academic aspects of the program.
  • It will be essential for several classes that students have at least basic experience in one of the major prototyping languages (Julia, Matlab, Python, R, etc.).
  • We have no age restrictions, however we must point out that candidates over 30 years old and coming from countries where a visa is needed will have more difficulties to get a visa from the Swiss Migration office. Age Limit Student Visa
  • Please note that we do not pre-assess applications/documents (via e-mail, on the phone or in person). The formal review of diplomas (step 2) will be done by the UZH Admission Office only after a provisional admission by the Steering Committee (step 1).

Admission

  • The Steering Committee takes the first decision on provisional admission, or rejection, of the candidate.
  • Admission is very competitive.
  • There is no entitlement for admission.
  • Candidates enrolled in a different Master's program at UZH or ETH cannot transfer without restrictions to the MSc UZH ETH in Quantitative Finance. They have to apply under the same admission guidelines and deadlines.
  • Special note for candidates enrolled in a different Master's program at the Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics: all failed attempts at Master's modules from the Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics will count even after a successful transfer to the MSc UZH ETH in Quantitative Finance. Credits earned up to that date can be transferred to the areas indicated in the course catalogue for each module.