Participation and conditions

Applying as a student

  • Application for the mentoring cycle 2023-2025 is no longer possible. Students can apply for the mentoring cycle 2024-2026 at the beginning of the autumn semester 2024.
  • Details on applications will be published in September 2024.

Registering as a mentor

  • Registration as a mentor for the 2024-2026 mentoring cycle is open from June until 29 August 2024.
  • New mentors are highly welcome. Requirements: min. 30 years old, min. 3 years of professional experience (without internships etc.)
Register now as a mentor


Who are our mentors?

More than 500 mentors participate in the active mentoring cycles.
No matter whether you made a career abroad, came to your profession on a roundabout way or you found a start-up: We are looking forward to your commitment in the Mentoring Programme! 

Our mentors, amongst others, work in the following companies or organisations:

ABB, Accenture, Bain & Company, Boston Consulting, Coca-Cola Beverages, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, KPMG, Google, McKinsey, Nestlé, Novartis, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Roland Berger, SAP, Schweizerische Nationalbank, Schweizerisches Rotes Kreuz (SRK), Staatssekretariat für Wirtschaft (SECO), Swiss Re, UBS, Zurich Insurance, and many more.

Terms and conditions

1. Requirements for participation in the mentoring programme:

  • The mentoring relationship relies on the voluntary participation and commitment of the mentor and the mentee.
  • There is no claim to participation in the mentoring programme and to the allocation of a mentee or mentor. No appeal can be made against admission and allocation.
  • The design of the mentoring relationship is the responsibility of the mentor and the mentee. The University cannot be held liable for the content and consequences of the mentoring.
  • The programme is designed for a period of two years, but can be terminated prematurely in consultation with the programme administration.
  • The University of St.Gallen reserves the right to exclude participants from the mentoring programme without further explanation.
  • Participation requires the provision of certain personal data processed under the programme. Otherwise, participation is impossible.


2. Participants’ obligations:

  • To treat personal data and information of the involved parties confidentially and not to pass them on to third parties.
  • Perform all activities without monetary consideration.
  • Not to include topics in the mentoring relationship that could discriminate or hurt the other person. This applies in particular to sexual, political, religious or faith-related topics and actions.

3. Non-discrimination policy in assigning mentors/mentees:

  • Mentors and mentees are assigned individually based on the participants’ profiles and the information provided.


Mentoring Programme
University of St.Gallen

Bodanstrasse 1
CH-9000 St.Gallen
+41 71 224 75 30

Carolin König
Head of Mentoring Programme