Eligibility for the Master of Science UZH ETH in Quantitative Finance
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).
The Steering Committee takes the first decision on provisional admission, or rejection, of the candidate.
Admission is very competitive.
There is no entitlementfor 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.