FAQ Here you can find answers to the most common questions about our Master’s programme in Quantitative Economics and Finance (MiQE/F). Can I Apply for MiQE/F? In order to apply to the Master in Quantitative Economics and Finance you need a recognised University Bachelor's degree in Economics (or equivalent) or a recognised University Master's or Licentiate's degree in any academic field. When you apply, you must prove that your proficiency in the English language, used as the language of instruction, is at level C1 (CEFR). Please note that the GRE/GMAT test score is essential for your admission to the programme. (GRE minimum score of 160 in the quantitative section/GMAT minimum score of 650). Admission to MiQE/F is subject to a application process. Applicants are admiteted on the basis of the assessment of the following criteria: GRE/GMAT Grade average Writing Sample (usually Bachelor's thesis) Professional experiance and letter of motivation Further information on application and admission to MiQE/F can be found here. Do i need to know German to apply for MiQE/F? No knowledge of German is required in order to apply for MiQE/F, though you will have to take German courses during your studies in St.Gallen. How do I enrole for MiQE/F? In order to apply for MiQE/F, Online Application is required. If you are a HSG-graduate, please use the form for application with a HSG degree for your application. I have completed the B.A. HSG with a major in Business Administration. Can I apply to the MIQE/F programme? HSG graduates who do not hold a Bachelor's degree in Economics or hold a Master's degree in a different major and thus change majors/programmes need to complete the Master's preparatory level of 38 ECTS in Economics in order to change to MiQE/F. For further information on the MiQE/F specific preparatory level, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org Can I start the MiQE/F in the Spring Semester? No. Due to the application process and the curriculum structure start in the autumn semester is required. The MiQE/F offers an introduction week to incoming students in the week 36, providing an overview of the programme contents. Is it possible to work while attending the MiQE/F programme? Generally, the MiQE/F is designed as a full time graduate programme that can be completed within 3 semester. It is however, possible to work part time during your studies and extend your Master's studies up to 8 semester. We cannot place students in companies, finding suitable positions is the students' responsibility. Can I receive ECTS for internships? Yes. A maximum of 6 ECTS points can be awarded for practical activities. Practice credits are awarded for internships that are closely related to the MiQE/F study content. We encourage you to gain practical experiance during your Master's studies and to get in contact with potential employers. Upon completion of your internship you need to submit a final report to the MiQE/F programme comission, which will decide along with the Dean of Studies about crediting. Can MiQE/F Students take part in an Exchange programme? Exchange semesters are possible in the second or third semester, although the third semester is recommended. It is not possible to go abroad on an exchange during the first semester. For more information see Exchange. Additionally, students can apply for double degree programmes, for instance with SEE in Sweden, in the first semester of MiQE/F. This would then mean that they will be abroad for the third and forth semester in their Master's study. More information see Double Degree Programmes. Are there any scholarships? The Starr International Foundation Scholarship Fund is set aside for highly talented foreign-language students with a recognised foreign Bachelor’s degree who are completing a Master's degree in one of the English-language programmes. For further information and requirements, please see Starr Scholarship. If you would like some advice on how to finance your studies in St.Gallen, please contact the Advice Center for Study Funding.