• Enrolled in a HSG Bachelor or Master programme at the time of application.
• Minimum 4.50 grade average of passed Bachelor or Master studies relevant for the admission to the HSG Master degree studies. The average will be rounded to two decimal points.
• Enrolled in a HSG Master programme.
In the application you may enter up to three THEMIS universities of your choice and in the order of your preference. When making your exchange university selections, consider the language of instruction, the local language, available fields of study, semester dates, travel advisories, etc. Detailed information with semester dates, fact sheets and experience reports 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 at HSG.
The THEMIS programme is for MIL, MLaw and MLE HSG students only. Graduate level law students from the HSG will be able to go on exchange in autumn term at one of the partner universities within the network, attend a specialised 3-days THEMIS seminar in spring term and participate in an international internship (organised by the students her/himself). Students who are selected to participate in the THEMIS programme will obtain not only their local law degree but also the International THEMIS Certificate.
Autumn semester: Begin of exchange between 1 July and 31 December is considered as absence in autumn semester
• in the 1st semester of the Master‘s level for exchange in the 3rd (autumn semester)
• in the 2nd semester of the Master‘s level (when degree studies commenced in spring semester) for exchange in the 4th semester (autumn semester)
12 October 2023 - 02 November 2023, 16.00 (St.Gallen - CH)
2 November 2023, 16.00 (St.Gallen - CH)
For the SMS 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) |
*School language = the language in which the majority of the school education and, if applicable, tertiary education took place.
BE CAREFUL: The language of instruction of the HSG degree programme is not considered as proof of English proficiency.
All of the above listed English language tests and degree certifications may not be older than two years by the date of the SMS exchange application deadline, i.e. they must have been taken on or after 2 November 2021.
A minimum of 24 transferable and THEMIS accredited 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.
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.
Students spending an exchange semester at one of our European partner universities through the partner university exchange programme are eligible to apply for a SEMP scholarship. The application procedures will be available in the Mobility-Online portal after allocation of the exchange university. SEMP programme regulations may be subject to change by the Swiss Federal Council.