Excellence Scholarships for International Undergraduate Students in Switzerland 2021

The University of St.Gallen is inviting applications for its two excellence scholarships for International Undergraduates in Switzerland for the 2021/2022 academic session.

Excellence Scholarships of the University of St.Gallen: Excellence Scholarships will be granted to foreign students enrolled in Bachelor studies at the University of St.Gallen as of Autumn Semester 2018 and on the basis of merit. Every year, six scholarships will be awarded to students in the Assessment Year, which will be paid out over a period of three years.

Starr International Foundation Scholarship Fund: The Starr International Foundation Scholarship Fund is set aside for highly talented foreign-language students with a recognised foreign Bachelor’s degree who are completing a Master’s degree in one of the English-language programmes (Strategy and International Management (SIM), Quantitative Economics and Finance (MiQE/F), International Affairs and Governance (MIA), Banking and Finance (MBF), Marketing, Services and Communication (MSC), Economics (MEcon), International Law (MIL) and Finance and Accounting (MaccFin).

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Worth of Award

  • The scholarship amount is tantamount to the current tuition fees at the Bachelor’s Level (which runs to six semesters).
  • At present, a grantee would receive an annual sum of CHF 6,252 (for all three years, this corresponds to a scholarship of CHF 18,756).


  • International applicants with internationally recognized relevant educational qualifications and certificates, successful passing of the University of St.Gallen’s internal admission test and timely submission of the documents in accordance with the application process.

How to Apply

After successful admission to the degree course, a letter of motivation and a two-minute video in mp4 quality must be submitted using the online formula to the Advice Center of Study Funding. These two application elements should cover the following content:

  • Why is the applicant planning to study at the HSG?
  • Professional vision/career prospects
  • A reason as to why he/she should receive a scholarship
  • Previous contributions such as social or charitable work, or ecological and/or social commitment
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Deadline: applications close April 30, 2021.


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