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Location:  ETHZ, Zurich, Switzerland

Number of placements: upto 2 (2 hosts)

  • Professor Joerg Loeffler: Metal Physics and Technology (1 students) - work to be based at ETHZ (Zurich)
  • Prof Laura Heyderman: Mesoscopic Systems (1 student) - work to be based at PSI (Villigen)

Project areas: Metal physics and technology, mesoscopic systems

Period of placements: 7-8 weeks between July and mid-September

Visitor status information - new conditions for summer 2022: 

1. Students will be admitted as 'visitors'. This means there is no longer a tuition fee charge.  Also, this means 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 (~£500-530) 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.  The student of Prof Heyderman may be able to use the PSI guesthouse accommodation for their visit.

Financial support from hosts: CHF 830 (~£615) for 6-week stay, CHF 1100 (~£815) 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.

URL for further information: and

Contact: Prof Peter Walde