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Interview process - we want to get to know you before the application process!

Before you submit the actual dossier for your application, we recommend that you attend either a Campus tour or a remote Campus tour. You can reach out to us so that we can get in touch and set up interviews. We will ask you for your portfolio and CV. Please insure you are eligible for the programme (see below).

Application process


The School for Continuing Education is responsible for all applications for admission to MAS programmes at ETH Zurich. 

Application process

1. Submit your application via the online platform eApply ( and pay the application and handling fee using your credit card. 
2. As instructions might evolve from year to year, please follow the instructions given on the online platform. All other requested documents for your application : a motivation letter, CV, Portfolio/work examples and 3 Reference letters should be uploaded to the online platform as well.

3. Candidates that apply in the first window of applications will get confirmation of acceptance or waiting list by March 15th. Depending on availability, a second window for eventual places will be opened. In case of acceptance, the candidate has 30 days to provide a final response.

Application documents

  1.  Motivation letter

  2.  Curriculum Vitae

  3. Portfolio

  4. 3 Reference letters

  5. Proficiency in English or German -If your mother tongue is not English or German, you need C1 in either language.

Portfolio requirements

The portfolio should feature three projects which you feel demonstrate your design capabilities as well as your technical knowledge. Layout quality will also be evaluated and should emphasize images and design diagrams. The portfolio can be uploaded in PDF format and should not exceed 10MB. Please include a letter explaining why you would like to participate in the program and three letters of recommendation.

Deadlines for submission
Applications for the MAS ETH in Architecture and Digital Fabrication dates are pending. Please check again in a few weeks


A master’s degree in architecture or engineering recognised by ETH Zurich, or an equivalent educational qualification (i.e. a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of two years of professional experience in a directly related field) is required. Also required are proof of creative design skills and technological capabilities. Documents submitted with the application and a portfolio review will be used to assess a candidate’s qualification.

Applicants with German language skills are sought after in our programme. 

The program accepts a group of around 20 students per year.

Tuition fees
Tuition fees 21'460 CHF including fees for the School of Continuing Education.

Scholarship opportunities - MAS ETH DFAB Scholarship of Excellence

The MAS ETH DFAB will distribute tuition-based scholarships based on talent and financial need. You can find more information on this page.

Application window for Scholarship request dates for 2024 - 2025 pending.

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