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.
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- Qualitative Methods
- International Economics
- Public Management
- European Governance
- Quantitative Methods
- International Relations
- Comparative Politics
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesInternational Relations View 5 other Masters in International Relations in Switzerland
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
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.
International5808 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2904 EUR per semester during 36 months.
EU/EEA2280 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1140 EUR per semester during 36 months.
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 St. Gallen
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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