ETH Master of Science in Landscape Architecture

WELCOME! We offer a new two-year master’s program in Landscape Architecture at the Department of Architecture of ETH Zurich with a focus on the design and planning of open spaces and landscapes. Originally initiated by Prof. Christophe Girot and Prof. Günther Vogt at the Institute of Landscape and Urban Studies (LUS), today the study program is run by Prof. Teresa Galí-Izard. The program begins on Sept. 18, 2023.

Entry Autumn Semester 2023 |The first application window from 1 Nov. – 15 Dec. 2022 is compulsory for all students with a Bachelor’s degree from outside Switzerland (extra-EU, EU/EFTA) and for students who wish to apply for the Excellence & Opportunity Scholarship Programme (ESOP). This first application window is also open to all applicants. The second application period from 1 — 30  April 2023 only for students with a Swiss Bachelor’s degree.

Important note: Starting with the coming application period for autumn semester 2023, applicants with a Bachelor’s degree obtained outside Switzerland can only apply during the application window in November/December. The second application round in April will only be open to applicants with a Bachelor’s degree from a Swiss university.

Mission Statement

The ETH Zurich Master of Science in Landscape Architecture (MScLA) redefines the goals and boundaries of landscape architecture as a design discipline through the development of new tools and methods that will vary according to project location, scale and time. The challenges of the 21st century call for a new kind of interdisciplinary design intelligence. Design is a medium for change, and in the case of landscape architecture, it offers highly experimental and prospective approaches that combine scientific knowledge with cultural awareness, and the living environment with technology. The Department of Architecture at the ETH in Zurich provides a unique framework to reflect on the built environment as it is adapts to a rapidly changing planet. This programme strives to address civil society through design, to encourage better and more stable landscape conditions for an engaged and just society.



  • Mar032023

    Discussion series 2 + 2 + 1

    Organized by Studio Voser

    15th of March 18:00-20:00
    19th of April 18:00-20:00
    3rd of May 18:00-20:00

    L200 – Langstrasse 200, 8005 Zürich

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  • Dec192022

    Foundation Studio I HS 2022 – Final Reviews

    20 December 2022, 09:30-12:30 
    HIL G65, ETH Hönggerberg, Zürich

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  • Dec062022

    Master’s Thesis Final Reviews

    12 December 2022, 12:30-18:30 
    HIL Foyer H. 40.9, ETH Hönggerberg, Zürich

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  • Nov182022

    Being Alive. Inaugural Lecture Prof. Teresa Galí-Izard

    1 December 2022
    17:15 (CET) | ETH Zürich, Zentrum, HG F 30

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  • Oct182022

    Nature and Engineering: The Park of the Buttes-Chaumont

    21 November 2022
    16:00—18:00 | via Zoom

    Lecture by Prof. Antoine Picon

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  • Oct102022


    ETH Master of Science in Landscape Architecture

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  • Oct042022

    More Than Human Cinema – Autumn Semester 2022

    Film Series in Collaboration with Different Chairs at D-ARCH

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  • Oct042022

    (RE)Acting/(EN)Acting: New Approaches in Landscape Architecture

    18 October 2022
    17:00 | Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO)

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  • Jul112022

    FIELDWORK WEEK in Cima Città


    FIELDWORK WEEK in Cima Città (Val di Blenio)
    Organized by the Chair of Being Alive

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