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International Affairs, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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As an International Affairs programme at a leading European business university, this major sets out to educate «flexible generalists», who dispose of a broad  expertise in international affairs, who can specialize whenever necessary and who can communicate across disciplines. You gain a basic understanding on the functioning of states and markets as well as their interactions. To this end, you acquire solid foundations in political science, economics, business administration, and legal studies. Our graduates work at the interface of the public and private sectors. 

Theory and practice 

The International Affairs programme at University of St. Gallen (HSG emphasizes the interrelationship between theory and practice. Internships, practice credits, and special courses offer numerous opportunities during your studies to acquire professional and practical experience, thus allowing you to create an attractive, personal portfolio.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
    • German
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Qualitative Methods
  • International Economics
  • Public Management
  • European Governance
  • Quantitative Methods
  • International Relations
  • Comparative Politics

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

You can apply directly for matriculation at HSG if you have

  • a recognised Swiss or Liechtenstein maturity cerificate (Maturität, Matura) or
  • a Swiss Vocational Maturität (Berufsmaturität) with "Passerelle"
  • a Swiss Specialised Maturität (Fachmaturität) recognised throughout Switzerland with "Passerelle"

or will acquire one before the start of your chosen degree programme at the HSG.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5900 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2950 EUR per semester and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2320 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1160 EUR per semester and a duration of 36 months.
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Tuition fees for Swiss nationals

  • Bachelor's Level: CHF 1,229 / semester

Tuition fees for foreign nationals

  • Bachelor's Level: CHF 3,129 / semester

Living costs for Sankt Gallen

  • 1540 - 2130 CHF/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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