The HSG Asia Term is the flagship exchange programme between the University of St.Gallen and the Singapore Management University (SMU). It provides a unique opportunity to spend the fifth semester of your Bachelor degree studies abroad in Singapore.
Being integrated into SMU’s curriculum and semester, the HSG Asia Term starts mid-August and ends mid-December. The HSG Asia Term is open to HSG students of any HSG Bachelor study major.
Besides absolving course work at SMU and interact with local students, participants can also profit from these exclusive highlights:
• Enrolled in a HSG Bachelor programme at the time of application.
• For an exchange in the 5th or 6th semester: minimum of 4.50 grade average of Assessment Year studies. Applicants with an external Bachelors degree who are exempted from the assessment year must have an overall grade average of at least 4.50.
• Enrolled in a HSG Bachelor programme.
In the application you may enter up to seven partner universities of your choice and in
the order of your preference. Application conditions are the same as for an exchange semester at a partner university. The HSG Asia Term in Singapore can be selected as one preference «Singapore - HSG Asia Term, Singapore Management University, Singapore».You can find an overview of our partner universities here.
If you want to apply for the HSG Asia Term, this option will be available and marked as "HSG Asia Term at Singapore Management University"
Please note that this is a general list - detailed information with semester dates, fact sheets and fields of study are available on our StudentWeb. Please do not contact Student Mobility before you have not checked the detailed information on the StudentWeb. You will be granted access to the StudentWeb after having been admitted to a HSG programme.
When making your exchange university selections, consider the language of instruction, the local language, available fields of study, semester dates, travel advisories, etc.
• Autumn semester: Begin of exchange between 1 July and 31 December is considered as absence in autumn semester
For the SMO exchange application, one of the following English language certifications (not older than 2 years) must be submitted:
• TOEFL internet-based min. 100 points
|• IELTS (Academic Test) min. grade 7|
|• Cambridge C1 Advanced (CAE) min. grade B|
|• Cambridge C2 Proficiency (CPE) min. grade C|
|• Recognised tertiary degree certificate fully completed in English. English as the language of |
instruction must be declared on the diploma or confirmed in writing by the degree granting
• Proof of English as school language* according to HSG implementation provisions Academic Programmes regarding languages (Art. 69)
All of the above listed English language tests and degree certifications may not be older than two years by the date of the SMO exchange application deadline, i.e. they must have been taken on or after 12 January 2021.
Generally, it is possible to transfer credits towards studies at the University of St.Gallen from an exchange semester at a recognized university. Detailed information on the guidelines Bachelor's level is available in StudentWeb on the website of the Admissions and Crediting Office.
For specific information regarding credit transfer of the HSG Asia Term towards HSG studies, please see the credit transfer list in StudentWeb or website of the SGI-HSG in Singapore (quick links).
Tuition fees must be paid at the HSG during the semester abroad. HSG students are not required to pay basic tuition fees at the host university but will be responsible for all other costs related to their semester abroad.