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).
Applicants with a Bachelor's degree in Law from a Swiss University generally only have to take economics-related credits and provide proof of linguistic and accounting knowledge as programme-specific additional requirements.
In the first year of your Master's degree course you must take 30 academic credits in addition to your Master's degree credits. It is possible to transfer equivalent credits that have already been taken.
6 - 12 ECTS Credits: Law & Economics Methods I & II
8 - 20 ECTS Credits: Economic subjects from among the compulsory subjects of the majors BWL and VWL
0 - 8 ECTS Credits: Integration work from the major BLE
All students must take two language courses (foreign languages) in addition to their Master’s degree course to successfully complete their Master's degree programme. Crediting of internationally recognised language certificates is possible during your Master's studies. Please find a list of recognised language certificates in the Directives, Annex I, page 46.
All students must provide evidence of sufficient accounting knowledge to successfully complete their Master's degree programme. If you have already acquired sufficient knowledge of accounting during your studies, the evidence can be credited during the admission process. If this evidence is missing at the time of admission, the accountancy examination has to be taken at the University of St.Gallen.
The degree programme can start either in the spring or the autumn semester. The application is made online. The application fee is CHF 250.
Autumn semester application period: 1 February - 30 April
Spring semester application period: 1 September – 30 November
Please have the following information and documents ready to upload:
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 insurance number (AHV number) for the application. If you do not know your national insurance number, please order a duplicate of your insurance certificate from the Swiss Central Compensation Office in good time.
The Admissions and Crediting Office checks your personal data and your electronically submitted documents. You will hear from us no later than six weeks following your completion of the online application.
Please log into your user account regularly to check the status of your application. If we need further information or documents, we will inform you directly via your account’s status overview page. Additionally, you will be requested by email to log into your user account.
You will receive the Letter of Admission or the Letter of Rejection in your electronic mailbox (Compass Mailbox). Please find the link to your Mailbox in the Online-Application user account at the top right of your status overview page. You can access your Mailbox using your SWITCH edu-ID log-in data.
Mid-July, mid-January your user account will be created. You will find the instructions for activating your account in your electronic mailbox (Compass mailbox). From this point on, you will receive all email information to your University of St.Gallen email address.
Mid-July respectively mid-December we will upload the semester fee invoice to your Compass Mailbox. Within about two weeks after payment a confirmation of enrolment will be available in your electronic mailbox (Compass Mailbox).
Mid-August respectively mid-January we will upload information on the course selection process (Bidding) and the compulsory introductory Kick-off Days in your Compass Mailbox. You find all the information you need to get started at HSG here.
Your admission is conditional until you submit all the necessary documents. You may post a certified copy of your degree certificate to us by no later than the start of the programme (calendar week 38, calendar week 8). Do not post any original documents to us!
If you do not have your degree certificate by the time the degree programme starts, you have to submit confirmation by the end of calendar week 38 /calendar week 8 that you graduated from your university. The confirmation of graduation must clearly show that you have all of the course work required for graduation. The confirmation must also indicate when your university is going to issue your final degree certificate. Please note that you must also submit confirmation that you are no longer registered as a student there.
As soon as you have presented all the necessary documents, your admission is unconditional. We will send you a confirmation email.