The transfer credit process takes approximately 16 weeks following each submission deadline. You should allow sufficient time to meet important deadlines that may affect you (e.g. application for graduation, registration in courses that require prerequisites that you took on exchange, entry to a major/honours program, etc.)
Universitat St. Gallen
- The University of St. Gallen (HSG) for Business Administration, Economics, Law and Social Sciences was founded in 1898
- One of the oldest universities of its kind in the world
- Orientates its teaching and research towards current and future economic and social problems
- Offers executive education of its graduates and other interested groups, and organizes cultural and scientific events for the general public
- Has the largest business faculty of any Swiss university
- One of the leading schools for business, economics and public administration in Europe
- The university is located on top of Rosenberg hill, overlooking the old town of St. Gallen and the Alps
- Features integration of art and architecture throughout the campus
Partner university's areas of study
Notes on Language of Instruction
- Courses offered in English in Business Administration, Economics, International Affairs, Social Sciences and Law
- Some coursework is offered in English, primarily at the Graduate level (upper year UBC students may be eligible to take first year Master's level coursework)
- Students must have at least a B1 level to study in German (To determine your level, please self-asses with: European Language Portfolio Global Scale)
ELIGIBILITY AND TIMING
Who can go?
- Only COMM (UBCV) are eligible to apply to this partner university
- Semester 1: early September to late December
- Semester 2: early February to late May
- COMM students are not able to attend the International Study Program (ISP) as this program is for MBA students only
Course equivalency formula
- ECTS credits divided by 2 = UBC credits
Passing grade4 or E
- Excellent (A) - 6
- Very Good (B) - 5.5
- Good (C )- 5
- Satisfactory (D) - 4.5
- Marginal (E) - 4
- Unsastisfactory > Fail (F) - < 4
Credit transfer process
* Students who have special requirements or require academic accommodation should contact a Go Global advisor regarding their needs at least six weeks prior to the application deadline.
Type of Go Global Experiences
Course information and restrictions
- At HSG 1 ECTS = 430 hours of course work (in and out of class)
- Courses take place throughout the entire semester (13 weeks) and/or in block seminars
- Class Format: Lectures and group discussions, as well as seminars
- Attendance and active class participation is mandatory
- Course grades are based on participation, oral and written presentations, final examinations (for all students)
- COMM (UBCV) students may also be eligible to take courses in Law, Economics and Social Sciences
Full course load information
- Workload per semester average: 24-30 ECTS credits
- A minimum of 16 ECTS is recommended, however, students should follow the minimum requirements of their home university
Transfer credits and equivalent courses at this university
Check out the courses that students have successfully transferred back in the last 3 years. If you don't see a course you need listed, it simply means you need to submit the course to be evaluated through the Transfer Credit Portal while on exchange.
* Areas of study at partner universities are subject to change. This list is to be used as a general guideline and is not exhaustive; research the partners' websites for additional course information.
- 15 credits or equivalent full-time program fee per term, paid to UBC
- Some exceptions may apply
Scholarships + awards
The Go Global award $1000
All students accepted to Go Global for Exchange, Research Abroad, or Study Abroad programs are automatically considered for this award. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you'll be notified of your award after you're accepted to Go Global and after you get nominated to apply to the partner university.
Students who are eligible for awards may receive one UBC or UBC-affiliated international learning award. If you're eligible, you are always offered the highest-value award. Unless stated otherwise, you need to meet eligibility criteria set out by the University Senate regarding awards.
Information for US students
If you are a student from the United States, please check the US Department of Education Lookup Tool to ensure that any partner institution you wish to attend on Exchange is Title IV ‘eligible’ for Federal Student Aid for the year in which you intend to study there. For institutions outside of the US, select “Foreign Country” from the “State” dropdown menu.
If you attend an eligible institution, then you may receive Title IV federal student loans while on Exchange.
If you attend an ineligible institution:
- You will not be eligible for US federal student loans,
- You may invalidate any US student aid you have previously received for your studies at UBC,
- You may be required to immediately begin repaying your US student loans, and
- You may not be eligible for any future US student aid for the remainder of your studies at UBC.
Types of accommodation available
- St. Gallen is able to help you find housing and handle administrative issues
- See link below for more information