Application process

1. Submit your application via the online platform eApply and pay the application and handling fee using your credit card.

2. After submitting your application online, print the confirmation and send a signed copy by post together with all required supporting documents to the Center for Continuing Education. The portfolio, letter describing why you would like to participate and letters of recommendation should be sent separately to
Candidates will be informed of their acceptance by the end of May. 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

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 for the academic year 2020-21 are now open. Deadline for applications: February 28th 2021.
This deadline applies to the printed application and the required documents as well as the online application. The documents must have been sent by the deadline (the date on the postmark) and must have reached the Center for Continuing Education eight days thereafter. Late applications may be considered if places are still available. The program accepts a maximum of 18 students per year.


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.

Tuition fees

Tuition for the course is CHF 13,500 (this includes all building materials as well as costs for tool development). Fees and administrative costs are CHF 1,460 for three trimesters. The total for the programme is CHF 14,960.

Prospective Students


The Center for Continuing Education is responsible for all applications for admission to MAS programmes.