Partner university exchange Bachelor and Master

Bachelor and Master students from HSG partner universities may spend a guest semester in St.Gallen.

Below you will find information regarding application and admission for a guest stay at HSG.

As a Bachelor or Master student at one of our partner universities, your application for a guest stay at HSG needs to be processed by the International Office of your home university. Once your application has been checked by your International Office, the preliminary registration is handled by your home university with an electronic nomination process.

 Nomination deadline for home university

Autumn semester 15 April                                                           
Spring semester 15 September       

After you have been nominated by your home university, you will receive a password and further information about the online application.

Application deadline for guest students

 Autumn semester 15 May                                                           
 Spring semester 30 September

Application Procedure

The online application takes place in Mobility-Online. Once you login to your account, you will have a list of different tasks to complete. Of the various tasks, uploading personal documents of you is required. These documents are:

  • Application confirmation (signed)
  • Photocopy of valid passport or national identity card that you will use to enter Switzerland
  • Photo* for Student Identification card (student ID)

*Please upload a passport style photo. The photo is for identification purposes so please do not upload social media photos.

Once you have completed the tasks, they will automatically be checked off. After you have completed the tasks and the Student Mobility Office has checked your application, your Acceptance Letter will be transmitted. 

After applying successfully for a guest stay at HSG, Student Mobility will formally check and approve your application. Following, you will be sent an e-mail with your user name and login for accessing Compass (the University's student portal). You will need this in order to access the bidding platform where the course allocation takes place. You can further prepare yourself by using the tabs "Study at the University of St.Gallen" and "Living in St.Gallen".

Please note:

Due to the limitation of course slots, you need to be flexible in your course choices as a guest student at HSG. According to our experience, guest students coming to St.Gallen during the last semester of their degree studies are not that flexible anymore. Therefore, we make you aware of the possible troubles, an unflexibility of course choices could cause, during your last semester of your studies.



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