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“I keep saying that the sexy job in the next 10 years will be statisticians,” said Hal Varian, chief economist at Google. “And I’m not kidding.” [Source: "For Today’s Graduate, Just One Word: Statistics", NY Times, August 5, 2009]

Join one of the world leading universities for a program that boosts your career!

Targeted audience

The program is aimed at a wide variety of students holding a Bachelor's or Master's degree in mathematics, physics, statistics, computational science, engineering, biology or other science related subjects. Basic knowledge in Mathematics and Computer Science (see FAQ) and good grades are expected.

Structure of the program

The diploma requires 60 credits obtained from core courses and elective courses from both statistics/mathematics and a field of application. The Master thesis takes the last five months and gives additional 30 credits.

The Program requires three semesters of full-time studies. A possibility for part-time studies is offered by the Course in Advanced Studies in Applied Statistics, which leads to a certificate (16 credit points) or to a diploma (30 credit points):

More details about content and admission rules are explained in the regulations. (If you entered before Fall 2014, the old regulations apply to you.)


Our program gives an excellent start for future careers in:

Universities, research institutes, pharmaceutical industry, insurance industry, financial industry, marketing, ...

Job opportunities for statisticians are generally excellent.

Why consider the ETH Zürich?


Application deadlines are shown in the box on the top right of this page; please use the electronic application form for your application.

If you are primarily interested in Biostatistics, the MSc in Biostatistics at the University of Zurich might be a good alternative for you.

If you are primarily interested in Finance, the MSc in Quantitative Finance at ETH and University of Zurich might be a good alternative for you.

Further questions?

Please check the Frequently Asked Questions:


Director of studies: Prof. Dr. Marloes Maathuis
Study coordinator: Dr. Markus Kalisch
Study secretary: Study secretary


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