Main Features

First Joint Degree Program of UZH and ETH at Master Level

This Masters degree is a cooperation of the

Enrollment and Costs

  • Accepted applicants will be enrolled as students at the Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics of the University of Zurich.
  • The tuition fee for the program is about CHF 770 per semester (half year) plus a supplementary charge of CHF 100 for international students.
  • For technical reasons students will receive a unique enrollment (at UZH) but will benefit of all computer facilities of the ETH. An application fee might be raised.

Curriculum Summary

  • This specialized Master program offers its prospective students an advanced education in quantitative finance.
  • Its curriculum consists of a combination of economic theory for finance with mathematical methods (probability theory, statistics, numerical analysis) for finance.
  • The program is a specialized Master of Science according to the Bologna rules.

Target Participants and Expected Prerequisite Knowledge

  • The MSc UZH ETH in Quantitative Finance is a specialized master program. It is not a consecutive master program or the continuation of a particular Bachelor program.
  • 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).
  • Especially practitioners with a corresponding academic qualification who feel that they need additional and more specialized training in quantitative finance are invited to apply for admission.


  • The program is entirely taught in English so that international as well as Swiss participants can attend.
  • There is no need to know German to participate in the program.


  • The expected period of study is three semesters: 1 academic year of courses followed by the completion of a Master thesis.
  • The students have to achieve 90 ECTS in order to receive the degree MSc UZH ETH in Quantitative Finance.
  • The program starts in September and the courses end in June of the following year.
  • It is expected that the Master thesis will be written and approved no later than till the end of the following December. The program can be effected on a part time basis, as the gained ECTS remain valid for a period of 5 (five) years.

Exchange Programs

We strongly encourage cooperation and exchange programs with other highly reputable international universities offering similar programs.

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To view the main features of the (old) program Master of Advanced Studies in Finance, offered between 2002-2009, please follow this link.

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