Partner university exchange The Student Mobility Office of the University of St.Gallen offers you the opportunity to spend an exchange semester at one of our more than 200 partner universities. Dear students interested in participating in an exchange, on this website you will find information regarding partner university exchange. 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. General The exchange programme is a voluntary option offered by the University of St.Gallen (HSG). Applicants are not guaranteed an exchange place. The selection process takes place once a year. The exchange at a partner university is limited to one HSG semester at Bachelor level. An exchange at a partner university is possible from the 5th semester of the Bachelor‘s level. A minimum of 90 ECTS of 180 ECTS must be acquired at the HSG. As of Autumn semester 2020 a minimum of 104 ECTS of 180 ECTS must be acquired at HSG. General application prerequisits and requirements for beginning the exchange semester General application prerequisits • Enrolled in a HSG Bachelor 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. Requirements for beginning the exchange semester • Enrolled in a HSG Bachelor programme. Selecting universities for an exchange Selecting universities for an exchange In the application you may enter up to seven partner universities of your choice and in the order of your preference. You can find an overview of our partner universities here. Please note that this is a general list - detailed information with semester dates, fact sheets and fields of study is 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 a HSG Bachelor programme. When making your exchange university selections, consider the language of instruction, the local language, available fields of study, semester dates, travel advisories, etc. Exchange period Exchange period • Autumn semester: Begin of exchange between 1 July and 31 December is considered as absence in autumn semester • Spring semester: Begin of exchange between 1 January and 30 June is considered as absence in spring semester Application period for an exchange in Autumn 2020 or Spring 2021: 19 December 2019 to 9 January 2020, 16.00 (CET) Application deadline Application deadline for an exchange in Autumn semester 2020 or Spring semester 2021: 9 January 2020, 16.00 (CET) English language requirement Language requirements 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 university. • HSG degree programme enrolment with English as native language according to HSG implementation provisions regarding languages. 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 9 January 2018. Results from test dates on or prior to 8 January 2018 will not be accepted. Transfer of credit towards HSG degree 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. Costs 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. Scholarships Swiss-European Mobility Programme (SEMP) 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.