Foreign applicants The number of foreign students is limited by Swiss law to a maximum of one quarter of the total number of students. For this reason, a selection process is necessary. Admission restrictions for Bachelor and Master Programmes The admission restrictions apply to applicants with foreign citizenship and foreign secondary school leaving certificates. The following applicants are exempted from these restrictions: applicants with Swiss/Liechtenstein nationality; applicants with a Swiss permanent residence Permit C; applicants with a recognised Swiss/Liechtenstein secondary school leaving certificate or Swiss university degree; applicants for Ph.D. studies; guest students. Special regulations for applicants with degrees from China Please note, that in case of admission to the University of St.Gallen the APS certificate of a validation interview has to be submitted no later than 31 August for the Autumn intake or 31 January for the Spring intake.