University of St Gallen

St Gallen
Switzerland

Language of instruction

English
German

Internationality, practical relevance and an integrative view have characterised education at the University of St Gallen since its establishment in 1898. Its high academic standards have earned it the EQUIS and AACSB accreditations.

St Gallen is among the cities with the youngest population in Switzerland. The narrow streets with many shops, cosy restaurants and bars at every corner create an atmosphere you can’t help falling in love with.

Semester dates

UQ Semester Host Semester Dates
Semester 1 Semester 2 (Spring) February–May
Semester 2 Semester 1 (Autumn) September–December

Guides and additional information

St Gallen has online resources to help get more from your exchange:

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Student testimonials

  • B Engineering/Economics
    Semester 2, 2018
    Thanks to my scholarship, I was able to learn from the country, see its sights and meet its people.
  • Bachelor of Business Management
    Semester 2, 2017 and Semester 1, 2018
    I received a high level of education while living in the most beautiful country in the world.

Full-time study load

24 ECTS per semester at St Gallen is equivalent to 8 UQ units.
(from semester 1, 2019 onwards) 

Minimum academic requirements

You will need a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.5 to study at St Gallen.

Find courses

Search the St Gallen course catalogue (Autumn) or St Gallen course catalogue (Spring) if courses do not appear in the database.

The definite course list for the semester of your exchange will only be available on the St Gallen online timetable about one month before the semester begins. To prepare your study plan, refer to the course information of the same semester of the previous year, as not all courses are offered each semester.

Ensure you search for the correct level of courses - see "Additional Academic Information" below for more detail.

Search the Credit Precedent Database to find courses offered by your host university that have been previously approved for credit at UQ. The database should be used as a general guide only. 

Study areas taught in English

Undergraduate
Advertising
Business information systems
Economics
Finance
German
Human resources
Innovation and entrepreneurship
International business
Marketing
Postgraduate
Advertising
Business information systems
Economics
Finance
German
Human resources
Innovation and entrepreneurship
International business
Marketing

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Accommodation

The Housing Office at St Gallen offers visiting students assistance in finding housing. Students can apply to use this service for a fee. Alternatively, students can use the resources provided on St Gallen's website to assist in searching for private housing.

Cost of living

To fund your studies in St Gallen, the University of St Gallen recommends that students have about CHF 2300 available per month. The University has also provided a breakdown of living costs that students can expect to encounter.

Financial support

A range of funding for student exchange including scholarships, grants and loans are available to UQ students.  

Insurance

Students approved to participate in the Student Exchange Program are automatically covered by UQ’s Travel Insurance for the country of their host university only.

For more information, read the Student Travel Insurance Policy Summary on UQ’s Travel Insurance web page (login required).

If you plan to travel outside of your host country, you should purchase additional insurance.

Every person settling in Switzerland for the first time must obtain health insurance within 3 months of arriving.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Organise your visa

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As the Global Experiences team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

St Gallen provides visa and immigration information for incoming exchange students.

Contact the Swiss Embassy for more visa information.

Travel risk levels

The University of Queensland cannot and does not allow UQ Abroad students to travel to any country with a risk level of 3 (Reconsider your need to travel) or above, as assessed by the Australian Government.

If a country's risk level changes to 3 or above, UQ Abroad programs to that country are suspended until the risk level improves.

Find out the risk level and travel advice for your host country on the Smartraveller website.

Register your travel plans

We recommend that you register your travel plans on the Smartraveller website so that the Australian Government can contact you or your family in an emergency.

Non-Australian citizens should register with their closest consulate.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.