There are many ways of financing studies: employment, cantonal scholarships, private loans or simply family support. The Swiss scholarship and loan system is federally organised and therefore seems confusing to many.
On the one hand, the Advice Center for Study Funding provides information about all these financing options – in person, by telephone or also by email. On the other hand, the University of St.Gallen has a loans and scholarships fund that provides financial support to enrolled students in the Assessment Year, at the Bachelor's and Master's levels.
In addition, there are numerous other public and private bodies that award educational grants. You will find a scholarship and loans database on our website.
In the Assessment Year, students who want to refresh or improve their German or English language skills are offered an appropriate intensive course before the start of their studies.
Master students who, according to their self-declaration, have no knowledge of German, are recommended to attend the voluntary intensive German course two weeks before the start of their studies. You will receive an invitation to this course in your Compass mailbox.
For questions regarding registration, please contact the Admissions and Crediting Office (firstname.lastname@example.org). Further questions about the organisation can be answered by the Center for Languages and Transcultural Communication (email@example.com).
The Military Liaison Office is the first contact for all students and at the university in all matters concerning military, civil defense or alternative civilian service.
The Special Needs center advises and supports students with disabilities and/or chronic illnesses at the University of St.Gallen.