Einstein enrolled in the Zurich Polytechnic in October 1896

Einstein enrolled in the Zurich Polytechnic in October 1896...

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Einstein enrolled in the Zurich Polytechnic in October 1896, although he was still six  months short of the official minimum age of 18. He participated in a four-year teachers'  training program that would qualify him as a specialized high school teacher of  mathematics and physics. He lived in student lodgings in the bourgeois district of  Hottingen, first in the apartment of Frau Henriette Hagi and then at a small pension run  by Stephanie Markwalder. Throughout his four years of study, he lived on the modest  income of 100 Swiss francs per month, most of which was provided by his maternal  grandparents, the Kochs. Einstein's decision to enroll in a teachers' training program may seem surprising in light  of his own unhappiness as a schoolboy in Munich; the joy he took in learning came from 
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