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Graduate Programme for Mechanical, Electrical, Computer, Mechatronic Engineering grads by ETH Zurich

The Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich in Switzerland), in partnership with Ashesi University in Ghana and industry partners, all of whom are operationally present in Africa, are offering a joint Mechatronic Engineering Master's programme from Ashesi University and ETH Zurich. The courses are taught at Ashesi University by academics from Ashesi and ETH Zurich.

As a graduate of this programme, you will be equipped with specialist competences and wide range of skills to pursue a career in this dynamic field.

Candidates will receive two certificates: Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) from ETH Zurich and Master of Science (MSc) from Ashesi University.

For more information on the Scholarship, please visit ETH Zurich and Ashesi University websites.

Degree level Master’s

Deadlines 31 July 2023 (Programme start is January 2024). Admissions are on a rolling basis so apply early.

Who can apply?

  • Applicants must have a Bachelor or Master’s in Mechanical, Electrical, Computer, Mechatronic and allied engineering fields;

  • Must have a strong academic background (65% / Second Class Upper or better);

  • Be proficient in English.

Fields of Study

Mechatronic Engineering

What the scholarship offers

The industry partners offer full scholarships including a stipend for living expense to selected applicants.

The scholarships will cover:

  • Tuition and other academic fees;

  • Laptop and equipment; Accommodation;

  • Health insurance;

  • A monthly stipend and

  • One trip home per year.

  • Students funded by industry partners will also undergo an onboarding period with their scholarship provider before starting the academic programme.

  • Mentorship and industrial internships will also be provided by the scholarship provider. In addition to providing hands-on training, experts from global leaders in the industry will also guide you in developing relevant team and leadership skills;

  • After graduation, candidates will be provided excellent job opportunities by industry partners ABB, Barry Callebaut, Bühler, HPW, Holcim, Nestlé, Tetra Pak and many more.

Application process

The applications must be submitted through the online application portal.


If you have any further questions about the admissions process, please contact Ashesi University's Admissions Office via at

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Please note that this opportunity is not offered by the Department of Higher Education and Training. Applicants are required to undertake their own research into programmes and institutions and are responsible for ensuring that the qualifications will be recognised in South Africa by contacting the South African Qualifications Authority and the relevant professional bodies. If there are any discrepancies in the details provided, the information given by the sponsor supersedes the details provided above. No additional financial support will be provided by the Department of Higher Education and Training.


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