University of St.Gallen (Switzerland)

As one of Europe’s leading business universities located in Switzerland, we offer university degrees and executive education at the highest international level. A practical approach and integrative view characterise our education and support the HSG’s unique concept. With a number of degree programmes taught in English, the HSG is also attractive to students from other countries – we unite 80 nationalities on our campus.

Location
CEMS Office
Tellstrass 2, 58-316
St.Gallen CH 9000
Switzerland
47° 25' 32.0268" N, 9° 22' 7.7592" E
CEMS University Campus
CEMS abbreviation : 
HSG

 CEMS Programme Manager (PM)

Jacqueline Meier-Kueng


CEMS Programme Manager
cems@unisg.ch
Phone: +41 71 224 31 06
Fax: +41 71 224 24 45

Rebecca Klan


CEMS Corporate Relations Manager
cems-corporate@unisg.ch
Phone: +41 71 224 27 58
Fax: +41 71 224 24 45

 CEMS Corporate Relations Manager (CRM)

Rebecca Klan


CEMS Corporate Relations Manager
cems-corporate@unisg.ch
Phone: +41 71 224 27 58
Fax: +41 71 224 24 45

 CEMS Academic Director

Andreas Wittmer


Academic Director
andreas.wittmer@unisg.ch
Phone: +41 71 224 25 31
Fax: +41 71 224 25 36

Target of this fact sheet: Prospective CEMS students applying to MSc+MIM

 Contact

Contact people for application questions


 Programme Info

MSc degrees offered in combination with CEMS MIM: 

Business Innovation (German)

Marketing, Services and Communication Management (English and German)

Accounting and Finance (English and German)

Banking and Finance (English)

Strategy and International Management (English)

Business Management (German)

Management, Organization Studies and Cultural Theory (German)

Economics (English and German)

Quantitative Economics and Finance (English)

International Affairs and Governance (English and German)

International Law (English)

Law (German)

Law and Economics (German)

Application Deadlines: 

Application to MSc's:
http://www.unisg.ch/en/Studium/ZulassungUndAnmeldung/AnmeldungZumStudium...

Application to CEMS MIM:
Application to the CEMS MIM is only possible, once you are registered in one of our Master's programmes

Application deadline: every October
http://www.unisg.ch/Studium/Master/CEMS/Selection.aspx

Required Documents: 

For detailed information on the student application and selection process, please see our website:
http://www.unisg.ch/en/Studium/ZulassungUndAnmeldung/ZulMasterStufe.aspx

Student Selection Dates: 

For detailed information on the student application and selection process, please see our website:
http://www.unisg.ch/en/Studium/ZulassungUndAnmeldung/ZulMasterStufe.aspx

Language of Instruction: 

German and English

Duration and Full-time Workload: 

Our Master’s programmes are one-and-a-half-year programmes with the exception of the Master’s Programme Law and Economics, which is a two-year programme. The workload per semester averages 24-30 ECTS credits. At the University of St.Gallen 1 ECTS corresponds to 30 hours of course work including lectures, independent study, projects, exams, etc. Credits are awarded only for successfully passed courses.

Language courses: 

Various language courses free of charge for registered students

Term Dates for the Master Programme(s): 

 MSc Academic Expenses

Books and materials: 

Books, course materials: approx. CHF 400 per semester

 Living Expenses

Estimated monthly budget for single students:

Housing (shared)See information in 'About MIM at this school' section / Services and Facilities / Housing
TransportationBus: monthly pass CHF 59.-- (25 and younger) and CHF 73.-- (over 25); 6 single rides CHF 13.80 (with half fare card) and CHF 17.10 (regular cost); Train: Half-fare travel card CHF 185.-- valid one year: half price on all train fares within Switzerland with some reduced fares for ferries, trams, ski lifts, etc. Track 7 CHF 129.--: addition to Half-fare travel card. Entitles for free rides between 7.00 p.m. and 5.00 a.m.
Meals & groceriesOn-campus cafeteria offers hot meals on weekdays over lunch. Salad bar, sandwiches, snacks (prices from CHF 7.-- to 14.--). Students should budget between CHF 500.-- to 600.-- for food per month.
Additional Expenses : 
Fees for visa & residence permit: Students are responsible for any visa and/or permit-related documents (fees vary: ~CHF 66.- to 240.-)Health insurance: Full-semester guest students must either have proof of sufficient health insurance coverage for Switzerland from provider in home country or purchase health insurance in Switzerland (costs vary CHF 90.- to 280.-/month). Acceptable proof varies according to nationality.

Target of this fact sheet: Enrolled CEMS MIM Students before their term abroad

 Academic Information

Required Documents before arrival: 

To enrol for your term here, you must complete the online registration in our Mobility Online System and upload the required documents by the relevant deadline:
- Printed and signed online enrolment confirmation
- Photocopy of valid passport/national identity card that you will use to enter Switzerland
- Printed and signed online housing application (if desired)

Deadlines:
Nomination deadline for Programme Managers:
- Fall term (September-December) 15 April
- Spring term (February-May) 15 September

Registration deadline for Students:
- Fall term (September-December) 15 May
- Spring term (February-May) 30 September

Required Documents After arrival at University: 

- Registration at Resident's Office
- Proof of valid health insurance

Enrolment as visiting Student: 

After your home university has nominated you in our Mobility Online System, you will receive an automatic e-mail from our system with detailed instructions about the online enrolment.

Course offer availability and registration: 

Course registration takes place through an online bidding procedure approximately three weeks before the semester begins. Guest students will be notified about the exact process well in advance.

Language(s) of Instruction other than English: 

Main language in the CEMS MIM programme is English, various electives are offered in German

Language requirement: 

German: Although the University of St.Gallen does not require exchange students to have knowledge of the German language, we strongly encourage students to have some basic skills in the language.

Language offer: 

Student Mobility organizes an optional 7-day German language programme prior to the start of each semester. All guest students with beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels of German are welcome to attend the programme free of charge. No credits are awarded for this course. We offer a beginners language course in Chinese specifically to CEMS students with which the third language requrirements can be fulfilled. Other language courses offered during the semester may include: English, French, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, Russian

Minimum and Maximum Workload requirements: 

A minimum workload of 24 ECTS is required for CEMS. Maximum allowed workload per semester for CEMS is 37.5 ECTS. The overall course workload for CEMS is 45 ECTS, whereof at least 30 ECTS must be accomplished during the official CEMS MIM year. Students should also follow the minimum requirements of their home university. At the University of St.Gallen 1 ECTS corresponds to 30 hours of course work including lectures, independent study, projects, exams, etc. Credits are given only for successfully passed courses. Courses take place throughout the entire semester (13 weeks) and/or in block seminars.

Exams, Grading and pedagogical principles: 

Seminars, lectures, self-study. Students are expected to attend all lectures, to complete all course-related assignments and to sit exams in order to receive a course grade. Examinations for exchange students usually take place during the last weeks of the semester. Exchange students will arrange dates with their instructors at the beginning of their course. Format: Exams may be oral and/or written.

Terms Dates
Academic YearTerm 1Term 2
Terms Dates : Details
Term 1Term 2
Nomination Period :1 February - 15 April15 May - 15 September
Student Registration Period :1 February - 15 May15 August - 30 September
Welcome Day / Orientation weekA mandatory two-day Orientation Programme takes place prior to each semester. All students are required to attend. The programme includes orientation, access to university network and student e-mail, as well as social activities. No credits are awarded for this course.A mandatory two-day Orientation Programme takes place prior to each semester. All students are required to attend. The programme includes orientation, access to university network and student e-mail, as well as social activities. No credits are awarded for this course.
Block Seminar / Launch EventThe Block Seminar usually takes place two weeks before the semester start, normally beginning of September / A mandatory Kick-off Session for the CEMS term population takes place in the afternoon of the first day of the semester.A mandatory CEMS Kick-off Day for the CEMS term population is organised on the first day of the semester. This day is part of the 2-day Responsible Global Leadership Seminar and is mandatory for all CEMS students.
Terms Dates : Additional Information: 

For more detailed information on your term abroad at the University of St.Gallen please also refer to our website for incoming guest students:
https://www.unisg.ch/en/studium/austauschprogramme/incomingdetailsgastau...

 Academic Expenses

MIM Academic Expenses: 

Books, course materials: approximately CHF 400.-- per semester

 Living Expenses

Estimated monthly budget for single students:

Housing (shared)See information in 'About MIM at this school' section / Services and Facilities / Housing
TransportationBus: monthly pass CHF 59.-- (25 and younger) and CHF 73.-- (over 25); 6 single rides CHF 13.80 (with half fare card) and CHF 17.10 (regular cost); Train: Half-fare travel card CHF 185.-- valid one year: half price on all train fares within Switzerland with some reduced fares for ferries, trams, ski lifts, etc. Track 7 CHF 129.--: addition to Half-fare travel card. Entitles for free rides between 7.00 p.m. and 5.00 a.m.
Meals & groceriesOn-campus cafeteria offers hot meals on weekdays over lunch. Salad bar, sandwiches, snacks (prices from CHF 7.-- to 14.--). Students should budget between CHF 500.-- to 600.-- for food per month.
Additional Expenses : 
Fees for visa & residence permit: Students are responsible for any visa and/or permit-related documents (fees vary: ~CHF 66.- to 240.-)Health insurance: Full-semester guest students must either have proof of sufficient health insurance coverage for Switzerland from provider in home country or purchase health insurance in Switzerland (costs vary CHF 90.- to 280.-/month). Acceptable proof varies according to nationality.

 Services and Facilities

Health insurance: 

Full-semester guest students must either have proof of sufficient health insurance coverage for Switzerland from provider in home country or purchase health insurance in Switzerland (costs vary CHF 90.-- to 280.--/month). Acceptable proof varies according to nationality.

Visa: 

Students on regular / CEMS MIM exchange must have a student visa to enter Switzerland. They will also be required to obtain a residence permit after arriving in St.Gallen. The CEMS office assists students in initiating the visa/permit process. Students are responsible for all related fees (fees vary: ~CHF 66.-- to 240.--).

Housing: 

No on-campus housing available.
Housing office locates off-campus housing for guest students if requested.
- Non-refundable application fee: CHF 250.-- (required)
- Housing price per room: CHF 550.-- to 750.-- or higher per month, depending on personal requirements
- Non-refundable facility management fee: CHF 150.--
- Liability insurance: approx. CHF 30.--
Students may also arrange housing on their own.

For more Information, please see our housing website:
http://www.unisg.ch/en/Studium/Austauschprogramme/IncomingDetailsGastauf...

Check out CEMS partner HousingAnywhere in addition to the local offers

Other facilities: 

Library: 600,000 volumes; 130,000 E-books; 30,000 E-journals ▪ https://www.unisg.ch/en/universitaet/bibliothek
Computer services: Approximately 225 PCs available to students. Access on campus via a public net and wireless LAN. Access off campus by Remote Access Service. Each student has a university e-mail address & access to university network after their arrival in St.Gallen during orientation. ▪ http://studentweb.unisg.ch/en/studentservices/beratungsstellen/pc-tutoren
Student Union: More than 80 student clubs: BuddySystem, Student Union, cultural & sport activities. ▪ www.myunisg.ch
Sports activities on & off campus: Weight & workout rooms, gym, tennis, beach volleyball, football field. ▪ www.unisg.ch/en/HSGServices/Sport
Other off-campus recreation facilities nearby for skiing, sailing, climbing, etc. ▪ https://www.myswitzerland.com/en-ch/home.html

Internships support and national regulations: 

Career & Corporate Services Center ▪ http://www.hsgcareer.ch/en
Recruitment fair ▪ http://www.hsgtalents.ch/en/hsg-talents-conference/

Check out CEMS Internship Guide

Orientation / CEMS Club and other Student Clubs: 

Local CEMS Student Club ▪ info@cemsclub.ch
BuddySystem, Student Union, and various other student clubs

Information about the city / the country: 

Target of this Form: Enrolled MSc students applying to MIM at this school