GSERM 2022 courses will be online

Due to the unclear situation with regard to the pandemic, the GSERM board has decided to run its St.Gallen programme 2022 online. All courses remain open for registration.

In light of this change, we are also reducing our course fees. Please check in the pricing section.

We understand that some participants were looking forward to visiting Switzerland and joining in a course in-person and may not be satisfied with remote instructions. Networking during GSERM and participating in the social activities we ordinarily offer have been important parts of the whole programme. However, we learned from all the experiences in the last years and so we can incorporate these experiences into the GSERM St.Gallen programme from 2-24 June 2022. This will give you a great opportunity to get in touch with other students and researchers.

We will post updates on our website as well as on our Facebook and Linkedin channels. Please reach out to us at gserm@unisg.ch if you have any questions or concerns.

How do I register for GSERM?

Please register online on our application portal.

Applications welcome until 30 April 2022.

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. However, the workshop lectures (only at GSERM St. Gallen Summer School) can be visited simultaneously as they are held at different times of the day.

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 furthermore 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 email 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
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

Fees will not be refunded if the participant interrupts the course or ends it prematurely.

These costs are as follows:

Cancellation up to 60 days before course start GSERM will retain CHF 100 to cover administrative expenses
Cancellation between 31 and 59 days before course start GSERM will retain 50 % of the costs (both for course and accommodation)
Cancellation 30 or fewer days before course start No refund will be made (both for course and accommodation)

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.