Dear students interested in participating in an exchange, on this website you will find information regarding the HSG Latam Term. 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 degree students and also interested in the exchange opportunities at HSG. Detailed Information is available on StudentWeb and you have access to StudentWeb as soon as you are immatriculated at HSG.
Spend a second semester at a partner university. Application «Second Exchange Partner Universities» possible with HSG Latam Term and HSG Asia Term Programmes.
The HSG Latam Term is the flagship exchange programme between the University of St.Gallen and the FGV - EAESP in São Paulo. It provides a unique opportunity to spend a spring semester of your Bachelor degree studies abroad in Brazil.
Being integrated into FGV - EAESP’s curriculum and semester, the HSG Latam Term starts mid-February and ends mid-June. The HSG Latam Term is open to HSG students of any HSG Bachelor study major.
• Enrolled in a HSG Bachelor programme at the time of application.
• For an exchange in the 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 Latam Term in São Paulo can be selected as one preference «São Paulo - HSG Latam Term, FGV - EAESP, São Paulo».You can find an overview of our partner universities here.
If you want to apply for the HSG Latam Term, this option will be available and marked as "HSG Latam Term at FGV - EAESP".
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 immatriculated to HSG.
When making your exchange university selections, consider the language of instruction, the local language, available fields of study, semester dates, travel advisories, etc.
• Spring semester: Begin of exchange between 1 January and 30 June is considered as absence in spring 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 |
IBT Toefl Special Home Edition and TOEFL Best Score will be accepted by Student Mobility of the University of St.Gallen for exchange applications for an exchange at a partner university in the academic year of 2023/2024.
|• 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.
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 32 ECTS course-credits (Bachelor thesis excluded) can be credited to the HSG degree per exchange semester at Bachelor’s level. The website of the GIMLA-HSG in São Paulo provides additional information on the programme and quotes from previous participants.
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.
Programme & Agreements Management North- and Latin-America, Australie & Oceania, HSG Latam Term, St.Gallen Connection