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.
  • Special note for candidates enrolled in a different Master's program at the Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics: Please bear in mind that all failed attempts at Master's modules from the Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics will count even after transferring 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.