Summer Research: ETH-Zurich Swiss Federal Institute of Technology

ETH Zurich is one of the leading international universities for technology and the natural sciences. It is well known for its excellent education, ground-breaking fundamental research and for implementing its results directly into practice.

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Credit Equivalency: 5.0 credits at UofT = 60 credits. Note: Instead of getting a transcript from the host university, admitted students must enroll in an Independent Research (or similar) course in the equivalent department at U of T.

Departmental approved pathways: Engineering placements not-for-credit only (You do not pay U of T tuition).

Research projects: For available projects, please see here. Nominated students contact professors directly and secure their project.

Funding: Students applying to ETH Zurich for 12 weeks should also apply for Globalink Research Award. Successful GRA applicants will not be considered for $3000 CIE funding and IE Award because the GRA amount is greater of the two.

Housing: On-campus housing is not available.

  • Subjects Available at Host: Applied Science and Engineering, Computer Science
  • Program Type: Research
  • Accepting Applications: No
  • Application Deadline: December 3, 2020
  • Timeline: 8 - 12 weeks, May-August
  • Country: Switzerland
  • City: Zürich
  • Institution: University
  • Language of Study: English
  • Level of Study: Undergrad
  • Credit: Varies
  • Open to Programs at UofT: Applied Science and Engineering, Arts and Science (St. George), Arts and Science (UTM), Arts and Science (UTSC)
  • Tuition & Incidentals: Paid to UofT
  • Program Fees: No fees
  • Funding: $3000 + Possibility of IE Award OR Globalink Research Award
  • Eligibility Requirements: Minimum cGPA 3.0 and 2+ years of study completed