Swiss Mobility

Bachelor and Master students from other Swiss universities can study at the University of St.Gallen, for one or two semesters, as part of the Swiss Mobility exchange programme.

As a Bachelor or Master student at one of our Swiss 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 31 October       


Enrolment deadline for guest students
 Autumn semester 15 May                                                                                                                         
 Spring semester 15 November


Application Procedure

The online application is made in the Mobility-Online portal. Once you login to your account, you will have a list of different tasks to complete. You will be required to upload the following personal documents:

  • Application confirmation (signed)
  • Photocopy of your valid passport or national identity card
  • personal photo to be used for your student identification card (student ID)


All tasks completed?

Once you have completed all the tasks, they will automatically be checked off. After you have completed the tasks and Student Mobility Services has checked your application, your Acceptance Letter will be transmitted. After that you will receive two separate mails with the login-information for our Compass portal (HSG student portal). Please keep this information safe, as you will need the login details to participate in the Bidding process at HSG (course allocations system). After applying successfully for a guest stay at HSG, you can further prepare yourself by visiting the "Why HSG" webpage and checking out information provided under "Guest Studies at HSG – Academics" and "Organisation of your stay in Switzerland".

Please note:

As a guest student at HSG, you need to be flexible in your course choices due to the limited number of course slots. As our experience has shown, guest students coming to St. Gallen in the last semester of their degree do not always have that flexibility.

As a Swiss Mobility student you are required to earn 16 ECTS credits per semester during your stay in St.Gallen. If you do not want to take courses worth 16 ECTS, you can enrol at HSG as an individual course participant.


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Bettina Trachsel

Programme Manager Swiss Mobility / Guest transcripts

Prorektorat Aussenbeziehungen
Büro 58-316
Tellstrasse 2
9000 St. Gallen

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