Information for refugees, affected persons and HSG members The University of St.Gallen supports students and researchers from Ukraine with various offers and measures. In order to quickly grant protection to refugees from the Ukrainian war, the Federal Council has activated the "protection status S": Fact sheet "Protection Status S" of the State Secretariat for Migration (SEM) Information from the State Secretariat for Migration (SEM), including entering and leaving the country, accommodation and financial support Information from the Canton of St.Gallen Students Researcher HSG members Bachelor's and Master's students from Ukraine who cannot continue their studies and have a protection status S in Switzerland (see information on protection status S above) have the following options. Regular studies Applicants must fulfil the regular admission requirements and prerequisites for a study programme. An application can be made for the first Bachelor semester (assessment year) or first Master semester. A credit transfer or entry into a higher semester is not possible. With protection status S, a selection procedure for foreign applicants is waived; the HSG admission test for the Bachelor's level does not have to be taken and the "Sur Dossier" procedure for non-specialised Master's programmes is not applicable. The Admissions and Crediting Office informs about the possibility of an individual extension of the application deadline (Bachelor's level and Master's programmes MBI, MiMM, MGM, MACFin, MEcon and MIL) as well as the possibility of a waiver of the application and processing fee. Please send an e-mail to email@example.com with the following documents: CV, current transcripts, degree documents, and protection status S. Guest studies Guest studies as incoming freemover are possible. A guest semester is intended to bridge the time over one to two semesters (no university degree can be obtained) and to have the achievements credited afterwards at the home university in Ukraine. A transfer to a regular degree programme cannot be guaranteed (again, entry into the first semester is necessary). The most important prerequisite is that studies have already begun in Ukraine in a suitable field of study. For more information on freemover programmes, click here. Guest auditors Students who have the necessary previous education and are interested in attending courses at the University of St.Gallen outside of the public programme have the opportunity to participate in events as guest auditors. Guest auditors cannot take an examination and do not earn ECTS credits. You can find more information here. Financing your studies All persons with protection status S (see above) receive social assistance from the canton. In addition, the University of St.Gallen has a loan and scholarship fund that provides financial support to visiting students with protection status S as well as matriculated students at the Bachelor's and Master's level. The support can be granted in the form of a scholarship for Bachelor students or a loan for Master students. To be eligible for support, students and their parents must be in financial or existential need. An application can only be submitted after admission and commencement of studies. The website of the University of St.Gallen provides comprehensive information on the topic of financing studies. Scholarship and grant database SNSF information event The SNSF information for researchers from Ukraine has been updated. The SNSF will answer questions from researchers and institutions at a digital information event on 17 May 2022 (3-4 p.m.). Further information from the SNSF can be found here. You can join the online event on MS TEAMS via the following link: SNSF information event. Together with other Swiss universities, the University of St.Gallen is trying everything to support and host researchers affected by the war in the Ukraine. Scholars at Risk (general information) The HSG is member of the Global Scholars at Risk Network. Scholars at Risk (SAR) works with its global network of higher education institutions around the world to arrange short-term, temporary research and teaching positions for threatened scholars. They also provide advisory, referral, and career support services for scholars. The Swiss Section (SAR Switzerland) promotes the values and work of Scholars at Risk by hosting at-threat scholars, sharing good practice and initiating joint activities. Scholars seeking placement at a higher education institution in Switzerland through the services of SAR are advised to consult this information for prospective SAR scholars in Switzerland. Scholars at Risk – Ukraine The SNSF is making available 9 million Swiss francs to host researchers from Ukraine at universities in Switzerland through SAR and to support them with a series of additional measures. In general, funding opportunities are only available to scholars who have passed the SAR evaluation. Scholars from Ukraine immediately affected by the current crisis are exempt from the requirement to undergo the SAR evaluation process. This includes researchers that have either fled Ukraine very recently due to the war or who are currently abroad for a short duration (e.g. research visit, field work) and cannot return; it excludes researchers who live outside Ukraine and who have a permanent position or residence permit abroad. Applications need to be submitted by a SAR coordinator in Switzerland. You will receive further information from the SAR coordinator at the University of St.Gallen. Further SNSF support measures for scientists from Ukraine In addition to the SAR budget for applications to host researchers from Ukraine at universities in Switzerland, the SNSF offers a series of additional measures: Flexibility for ongoing SNSF projects and doctoral studies: Project extensions: If a research project might experience delays because of the war in Ukraine, a request for an extension of up to 12 months can be made. Doctoral studies: Doctoral students whose work might be delayed because of the war in Ukraine can apply for an extension of up to 12 months beyond the usual four years of SNSF funding for doctoral studies. Additional contributions for employing researchers from Ukraine: If you are hiring or intending to hire researchers from Ukraine as members of your team for an SNSF-funded project, you can request additional funding to cover their salaries for up to 12 months. #ScienceForUkraine #ScienceForUkraine is a community group of volunteer students and research scientists from academic institutions in Europe and around the world. Its mission is to collect and disseminate information about support opportunities at the university, national, and international level for graduate students and researchers directly affiliated to an academic institution in Ukraine. On its website you will find a wide range of paid academic positions for scientists (PhD student or above), academic transfer opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students, as well as temporary housing. HSG internal support options Open positions on the HSG job portal: Find an overview here of current academic and administrative employment opportunities at the University of St. Gallen as well as our institutes and research centers. Job offers that are primarily targeted at vulnerable persons affected by the Ukraine crisis: Doctoral research position in Comparative Politics for Ukrainian scholar Pastoral counselors, the Psychological Counselling Services and, especially for students, the Special Needs Office are available to all HSG members to help them cope with their personal situation. Support services for HSG members Pastoral care Psychological Counselling Services Special Needs Solidarity with Ukraine Solidarity measures: Swiss Solidarity, St.Gallen helps Ukraine Ukraine-website of the canton St.Gallen with essential information Ukraine: Information from the city of St.Gallen St.Gallen helps integration: platform for NGOs and volunteers Ukraine Direkthilfe Schweiz: Overview of existing initiatives Report offers of help to the municipality: Many residents of the canton would like to help refugees from Ukraine and take in people directly. This regularly leads to confusion because the needs of the refugees have not been clarified in advance. The canton calls on private individuals to consistently contact the municipality with offers of help and not to take in people directly.