Online application process You can only apply online if this is your first degree programme at the HSG. Only complete applications that are submitted on time are considered. The online application process involves the following six steps: 1. Gather information and choose your degree programme Before you apply at the University of St. Gallen you have to decide on a degree programme. Read information on the programmes at the Bachelor's level, Master's level and Ph.D. level. Visit our open days. Please note that the application period and admission conditions vary according to the degree programme. Go to the admission page of your desired programme and find out when it is. Alternative master's degree programme: If you apply online for SIM, MBF, MiQE/F, MOK, MIA before 31 March you have the option to specify an alternative programme in your application. You may choose one of the following programmes: MBI, MSC, MUG, MAccFin, MEcon, MIL. Only if in the selection process your application is rejected, will your application be checked again. If all formal admission requirements are fulfilled for the chosen alternative programme, the admission process starts for this alternative programme. Read up about language of instruction, admission requirements, and the admission process of the chosen alternative programme before you apply. 2. Prepare electronic documents and data A checklist of the documents you have to submit electronically can be found on the admissions page of the desired course programme. Please note that documents can only be submitted via the online application tool. 3. Create a user account in the online application tool Create a user account in the online application tool by providing us with your personal email address, which we can use to contact you during the entire admission process.You will receive an email with a confirmation link within a few minutes after setting up an account. If you do not receive this email, check whether it has landed in your spam folder. Make sure you can receive our emails by adding our address email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org to your safe sender list in your email settings. Applying again in a later semester: As long as you have not actively deleted your user account, existing data and documents are still saved. These can be used when applying in a later semester. Select the "Enrol for a new semester" button. Now you can add to or amend data and documents as required. Submit your online application using the "Payment" tab. 4. Complete the online form and upload the necessary documents You can apply online for your desired programme as soon as the relevant application period starts. The online form is four pages long. You can log off at any time and continue filling in the form at a later time. The entered data is saved as soon as you continue to the next page. 5. Submit the application when you pay the application fee As long as the application period for the desired course programme is still open, you can submit your application by successfully paying the application fee of CHF 250 online. Accepted means of payment are PostFinance Card and credit cards (VISA and MasterCard). You will not be able to make any changes to the online form once you have submitted it. You will receive a confirmation email upon successful payment. The application status of your online application will then update to "submitted - in progress" and the payment status in your status overview to "paid". If it does not automatically update, then forward the confirmation mail (order confirmation) to email@example.com. The application fee is non-refundable. 6. Track application/processing status of your online application You can view the status of your online application at any time via your user account. When the status changes or documents are rejected (illegible etc.), you will be requested by email to log into your user account. The status overview page will inform you of any documents you still need to upload or replace. Upload the requested documents and submit these using the "Submit" button. Submit your online application as early as possible so that you can send us any additional documents that might be required within the application period. We will only consider applications we have received in full by the end of the application period.