Admission to a Ph.D. degree course A recognised university Master’s or Diploma is the prerequisite for an application to the Ph.D. programme. Degree The basic requirement for an application to a Ph.D. degree course is a Master’s degree from the HSG or equivalent consecutive university degree consisting of at least 270 ECTS credits. The entire education (Bachelor's and Master's degree) have to be equivalent to that required by the University of St.Gallen. Admission with an MBA qualification is not possible. For an unbinding pre-assessment please send all scanned copies of your transcripts (Bachelor's and Master's), diplomas and a short CV. Grade averages You must be able to demonstrate a Swiss grade average of at least 5.00 (Germany/Austria 2.00; US GPA 3.5). Confirmation of eligibility for doctoral studies If you have not received your degree from the University of St.Gallen, you must provide clear evidence that you would be accepted to a Ph.D. programme at your home university, without any restrictions. Supervisor's letter of recommendation After our preexamination of the formal criteria, your supervisor has to submit the "form for supervisor's letter of recommendation". It is your responsibility to request this letter and submit it until the enrolment deadline. It is not possible for the university administration to contact your professors.The supervisor's letter of recommendation is a prerequisite for admission to Ph.D. studies. Admission regulations specific to programmes Please observe the particular admission regulations for the Ph.D. programmes Economics and Finance (PEF) and International Affairs and Political Economy (DIA). Enrolment First-time enrolment is carried out online. If you obtained a HSG Master's degree in the past, please use the rematriculation form. Enrolment deadlines Autumn Semester: 1 February to 30 April Spring Semester: 1 September to 30 November For Research Assistants and applicants with a HSG Master's degree an enrolment is possible until 15 August (Autumn Semester) respectively 15 January (Spring Semester) if also the Supervisor's letter of recommendation is submitted until this deadline.