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Admission to the Certificate in Managing Climate Solutions programme (MaCS)

Certificate programme at Master's degree level,
taught in English, 
selection process for all applicants.

Requirements

You are currently studying at the University of St.Gallen or you have been admitted to a Master’s degree programme at the University of St.Gallen.

You do not need to submit proof of language proficiency when you apply. It is your responsibility to ensure that your command of the language of instruction is sufficient to allow you to complete your studies successfully. Recommended level at the start of the study is at least C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

Selection process

The number of study places is limited. The programme management evaluates the submitted documents and decides on admission.

Application

The certificate programme starts in the autumn semester. Please apply through 
Compass request: Additional Qualification Programmes.

Application period: 1 February – 30 June

Checklist: Documents to be submitted:

  • Curriculum vitae in English language
  • Motivation letter in English language (max. two pages)
  • Current transcript of your Bachelor's studies or if applicable final transcript of Bachelor's studies and current transcript of Master's studies.

If you already hold a degree of the University of St.Gallen and are currently not a registered student, you have to apply through the reimmatriculation form and send the application documents to admissionsunisg.ch.

Requirements

Your degree programme will be recognised if the following criteria are fulfilled:

  • Your degree was awarded by a university, which is recognised in the country where you attended the course.
  • You have completed at least 80% of your course work at a recognised or accredited university.
  • You have completed at least half of the course credits onsite at the university awarding the degree.

A list of the recognised, accredited Swiss universities can be found at swissuniversities. More information on the recognition of universities, university degrees as well as country-specific provisions can be found in the admission rules and regulations, the implementation provisions as well as the directives.

If you have any questions on recognition of degrees, please do not hesitate to contact the staff at the Admissions and Crediting Office who will be happy to help you.

You do not need to submit proof of language proficiency when you apply. It is your responsibility to ensure that your command of the language of instruction is sufficient to allow you to complete your studies successfully. Recommended level at the start of the study is at least C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

Selection process

The number of study places is limited. The programme management evaluates the submitted documents and decides on admission.

Application

The programme starts in the autumn semester. The application is made online. The application fee is CHF 250.

Application period: 1 February - 30 June

To the Online-Application

Please have the following information and documents ready to upload:

  • Digital passport photo
  • Signed Enrollment Agreement 
  • Passport or ID card and, if applicable, a Swiss (permanent) residence permit
  • Curriculum vitae in English language
  • Motivation letter in English language (maximum two pages)
  • Higher education entrance qualification (Swiss Matura, foreign secondary school leaving certificate)
  • Degree documents, if available. Otherwise current official transcripts from each university attended (including exchange programmes and transcripts from unfinished degree programmes). The current transcript must show at least 120 ECTS credit points for courses taken so that we can process your application. In the case of double degree programmes or "joint degrees", transcripts from each attended university including explanatory notes on the course programme must be submitted.

If any of the documents are not issued in German, French, Italian or English, you must also submit a certified translation of the document in German or English. Please observe our guidelines "Certified documents and translations".

Only one file can be uploaded per bullet point. You can use online tools such as online2pdf.com to create PDF files or to combine several pages into one PDF file. Make sure the files you send to us are legible so that we can process your application without delay.

Swiss citizens need their Swiss Social Security number (AHV number) for the application. If you do not know your Social Security number, please order a duplicate of your insurance certificate from the Swiss Central Compensation Office in good time.

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Admissions and Crediting Office
University of St.Gallen
Dufourstrasse 50
CH-9000 St. Gallen
admissionsunisg.ch

+41 71 224 39 31
Tue.-Thu. 10:00 am - 11:30 am

At the office (05-003)
Tue.-Thu. 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
by appointment only 

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