Deadlines and Fees

This page provides an overview of all key dates including the relevant calendar week (CW) and the semester fees for doctoral studies at the University of St.Gallen.

For new students  
Kick-off Days (transfer students entering the Bachelor’s Level, Master’s Level, Ph.D. Level)

CW 37


Autumn Semester
Beginning of studies CW 38
End of studies

CW 51


Spring Semester
Beginning of studies CW 8
End of studies

CW 21


Registration dates
Beginning of studies Autumn semester: 1 February to 30 April

Beginning of studies Spring semester: 1 September to 30 November


Graduation ceremony 
Spring 2024: 19 February 2024 in the Audimax
Autumn 2024: 16 September 2024 in the Audimax

Enrolment fee

CHF 250.00
Semester fees*
For matriculated domestic students in a regular semester CHF 629.00
For matriculated foreign students in a regular semester CHF 1079.00
Examination fees
For submission of the research proposal CHF 300.00
For submission of the Ph.D. thesis CHF 600.00
 Electronic publication  
 Fee for the electronic publication of the thesis  CHF 450.00


Domestic Students
Concerns all Swiss and Liechtenstein nationals and all those who were resident in Switzerland at the time of their Matura or equivalent examinations.

Foreign Students
Concerns all those who do not hold Swiss or Liechtenstein nationality or were resident abroad at the time when they obtained their university entrance qualification.

*Reimbursement of semester fees in case of exmatriculation within the first two weeks of the lecture period for the fall semester or within the first three weeks of the lecture period for the spring semester.