FAQ

How do I register for GSERM?

Registrations for GSERM St. Gallen Winter School 2020 will be possible as from beginning of September 2019. Deadline for applications is 15 December 2019.

See pricing for more details.

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Is it possible to sign up for two classes during the same session?

No. For each main session, students must choose one class only as they are taught concurrently.

What language proof is needed?

GSERM will be held in English. In order to follow the lecturers you should have good knowledge of English. We do not require any written proof of language level, but count on the personal responsibility of our participants.

How many students can participate in GSERM courses?

We book maximum 25 – 30 participants per class.

Will I receive academic credits and a transcript after GSERM?

If you complete the programme and the exam successfully, you will be credited 4 ECTS credits and will get a transcript of University of St. Gallen. The transcript will be sent to your registration address about 10 weeks after the exam.

Your transcripts will contain the following:

 

Grading scale
Each completed examination is graded according to a grading scale from 6.0 (excellent) to 1.0 (useless). Satisfactory results are awarded grades from 6.0 to 4.0 inclusive, while results graded 3.5 to 1.0 are insufficient. The grading scale in detail:

HSG – ECTS Notenskala

HSG Grade ECTS Grade
6.0 excellent A
5.5 very good B
5.0 good C
4.5 satisfactory D
4.0 marginal E
3.5 unsatisfactory F
3.0 poor
2.5 poor to very poor
2.0 very poor
1.5 very poor to useless
1.0 useless

 

Do I have to sit for the end-of-course exams?

No, the final exams are not compulsory. However, please note that you will not receive a grade if you do not sit for the exams. In most cases this will mean that you are ineligible for credits from your home university.

You will receive a certificate of attendance to your registration e-mail if you have a course attendance of at least 80 %.

Where can I find the bank details for payment? What is the payment deadline?

Payments are only accepted in Swiss Francs.

Universität St. Gallen
PostFinance, St. Gallen
BIC: POFICHBE
IBAN: CH21 0900 0000 9000 0747 8

Please mention as reason for payment: Your Last Name_Your First Name_1019410

Payment is due 7 days after application has been submitted.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation by the participant

Costs will be owed in the event of cancellation and / or if the participant interrupts the course or ends it prematurely.

These costs are as follows:

Before 31 March We will retain 100 CHF to cover our costs
31 March – 30 April We will retain 50 % of the costs (both for course and accommodation)
From 30 April No refunds will be made (both for course and accommodation)

Do I need a visa?

Your nationality determines whether or not you need to apply for an entry visa.

Please check any needs way in advance for the visa process. The visa process might take between 4 to 6 weeks. Be sure to apply as soon as you receive our acceptance email. We will assist you with any documents needed in order to apply for the visa after we have received your payment.

Are there any scholarships available?

University of St. Gallen does not provide any scholarships for the GSERM programme. Information about individual funding / scholarships can be found at http://funding.unisg.ch.
We also encourage prospective students to check with their local embassies and home universities to see if any supplemental funding might be available to them.

Should I bring my laptop with me?

It is highly recommended to bring your personal laptop or any other mobile device along for any work during the lessons, homework and / or self-study purposes. Please be sure to carefully read the information on our courses in case of any software prerequisites are required.

Do I have access to the internet?

You will have Wifi access at the university and also in your accommodation (if booked at GSERM). Login data will be provided upon arrival.

What are the class hours?

Monday through Friday

08.45 am – 09.15 am Morning coffee in Mensa restaurant (Building 07)
09.15 am – 12.00 pm GSERM morning class
12.00 pm – 01.30 pm Lunch break
01.30 pm – 03.15 pm GSERM afternoon class

Will I have time for travelling and sightseeing?

During GSERM you will have limited time to travel at weekends. Lectures and/or exams on Fridays will be finished at 5 pm latest. If you book accommodation through GSERM please consider our moving in/out times. We offer social events and short trips during the week and at weekends. All cultural events are included in the admission fee.