Student Summer Research Fellowship

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Student Summer Research Fellowship

The Computer Science Department at ETH Zurich (Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich) is pleased to announce the Student Summer Research Fellowship to increasing diversity in the computer science area.

The fellowship is open to all students who are enrolled in a study program (Bachelor or Master). International students are particularly encouraged. The program to allow undergraduate and graduate students to obtain research experience during the summer months.

Fellowships will be competitively awarded every year to a number of student applicants with excellent track records and an interest in research. The amount provided covers housing- and living costs. Travel and visa expenses will be covered as well.

Who May Eligible:

You are eligible for the Student Summer Research Fellowship program if you satisfy the following:

  • You are enrolled in a study program (Bachelor or Master) in computer science or a closely related field (e.g., electrical engineering, mathematics, physics)
  • Your expected graduation date in your current study program (Bachelor or Master) is January 2020 or later.
  • You have 2 years of study completed by summer 2019 (Master students naturally satisfy this condition).

How to Apply & Competition Rules:

To participate, the applicants must submit an online application form through the given link:

Note: Applications will open in November.


  • The duration of the fellowship is fixed to the full two months of July and August. You can be present during the entire time.
  • Language requirements:
    • The program is fully conducted in English.
    • The formal evidence is not required.
    • However, the fellowship requires a good working knowledge of English.
    • Your language ability may be assessed during an interview.
  • Supporting Documents:
    • Your Use the Europass format.
    • Official academic transcript from your home university. Use the grading system that your university provides – the grading system on the GPA scale that you have been graded on.
    • Letter of motivation/personal statement (max 1 page).
    • Describe in your own words why you have chosen your proposed scientific area of research.
    • Explain what you hope to accomplish by coming to ETH and how it will support your academic or professional goals and prepare you for a career in research.
    • A good personal statement can be written in half a page and you should aim not to write more than a full A4 page. Lay it out carefully to make it easy to read.


  • The amount provided covers housing- and living costs.
  • Travel and visa expenses will be covered as well.
  • Students can claim the travel costs against receipts at the beginning of the program.

Application Deadline:

Applications will open from November 1, 2018, to December 31, 2018, at 12 noon (Central European Time).

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