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Location:  ETHZ, Zurich, Switzerland

Number of placements: 1

Project areas: Soft Materials and Interfaces

Period of placements: 8 weeks from 1st July

Special Requirements for those choosing this placement: Will only accept students who have completed the first two years of their studies by the start of the placement.  Students must be an EU or EFTA passport holder.

Visitor status information - summer 2023: 

1. Students will be admitted as 'visitors'. This means there is no tuition fee to pay.  As a result, there is no formal support for finding an accommodation. This status is valid for all students staying at ETH for less than 3 months.
2. Students undertaking a visit to ETHZ as a "visitor" must be an EU or EFTA passport holder.

Accommodation arrangements: CHF 600-650 (~£510-550) per month. You will need to find your own accommodation for the stay.  The Housing Office of ETHZ say that you may register on their search portal if you have a visit confirmation document from the institute of D-MATL at ETHZ -  There are also a number of other routes to finding accommodation.  For e.g.

Financial support from hosts: CHF 830 (~£700) for 6-week stay, CHF 1100 (~£940) for 8-week stay

Language: German, with English widely spoken

Profile of institution:The Eidgenoessische Technische Hochschule in Zurich is one of the two Federal Swiss Universities (the other being at the EPFL at Lausanne). Zurich is a prosperous and attractive city, at the head of the Zurichsee lake. The ETHZ, which is located close to the historic centre, has an excellent reputation for research in materials-related areas. Placements are available in the areas listed below. The students should have some experience in the field in which the group is active.

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Contact: Prof. Lucio Isa or Prof. Andrei Gusev (ETHZ co-ordinator)