Dear students interested in participating in an exchange, on this website you will find information regarding Freemover exchange. Please consider this to be a general summary of the information available. The information here is provided for students interested in studying at the University of St.Gallen (HSG) as regular students and interested in the exchange opportunities at HSG. Detailed information is available in StudentWeb and you will be granted access to it as soon as you are immatriculated at HSG.
Application period for an exchange in Autumn semester 2024
01 February 2024 to 16 May 2024, 16.00 (St.Gallen - CH)
Application period for an exchange in Spring semester 2025
01 July 2024 to 31 October 2024, 16.00 (St.Gallen - CH)
Enrolled in a HSG Bachelor or Master programme at the time of application.
Enrolled in a HSG Master programme.
A Freemover exchange can take place if no existing partner contract is violated. This means that you can only go on a Freemover exchange at a non-partner university or a partner university with which only a bachelor exchange is available. You can find an overview of our partner universities here. When making your exchange university selections, consider the language of instruction, the local language, available fields of study, semester dates, travel advisories, etc.
A list of Freemover universities (universities at which an HSG student has already completed a Freemover) can be found in StudentWeb. Please do not contact Student Mobility Services with questions regarding our partner universities before you have not checked the detailed information in StudentWeb. You will be granted access to it after having been admitted to a HSG Master programme.
Autumn semester: Begin of exchange between 1 July and 31 December is considered as absence in autumn semester
Spring semester: Begin of exchange between 1 January and 30 June is considered as absence in spring semester
Please find further information in the download section of this page.
A minimum of 16 transferable ECTS course credits must be completed with a positive grade at the host university, otherwise no credits from the exchange term will be transferred towards the HSG degree.
A maximum of 30 ECTS course-credits (Master thesis excluded) can be credited to the HSG degree per exchange semester at Master’s level.
During the Freemover exchange semester HSG Freemover students are required to pay a reduced HSG tuition fee. Students are also responsible for all other costs related to their semester abroad for example tuition fee of guest university, course material, travel costs, housing, meals, etc. Further information can be found in the fee regulations of the University of St.Gallen.
Freemover students are not eligilbe to receive SEMP scholarships.
You can find further scholarship opportunities here: