Admission to the Master's programme in Law (MLaw) Programme organised by the Law School, taught in German, no selection process. The admission requirements are currently being revised. The updated information for the academic intake in autumn 2020 will be available by the beginning of December at the latest. Requirements Recognised Bachelor's degree in Law from a Swiss University A list of the recognised, accredited Swiss universities can be found at swissuniversities. If you have a non Swiss first degree or one in a different subject, you may be admitted for a second Bachelor Level degree course in law. A shortened degree course is possible depending on previous qualifications. Detailed information can be found in the fact sheet "Zulassung Mlaw/MLE mit fachfremdem Erstabschluss" (only available in German). If you have any questions about the recognition and accreditation of your qualifications, please do not hesitate to contact the team at the Admissions and Crediting Office who will be happy to help you. Evidence of linguistic proficiency At the time of application, you have to demonstrate level C1 (CEFR) proficiency in the German language, which is used as the language of instruction. The University of St. Gallen accepts the following as proof: German as native tongue (= language of instruction at school) recognised Bachelor's degree programme completed in German recognised language diploma, e.g. Goethe certificate C1 Programme-specific additional requirements Applicants with a Bachelor's degree in Law from a Swiss University generally do not have to provide any additional academic credits as programme-specific additional requirements. However, language requirements may apply and/or proof of sufficient accounting skills may be requested. Evidence of proficiency in a foreign language All students must provide evidence of language proficiency in two foreign languages to successfully complete their Master's degree programme. You can either pass language exams at the University of St.Gallen or submit recognised external language certificates. For more information on language requirements, refer to the "Language requirements" fact sheet. Evidence of sufficient accounting knowledge All students must provide evidence of sufficient accounting knowledge to successfully complete their Master's degree programme. If you have already acquired sufficient knowledge of accounting during your studies, the evidence can be credited during the admission process. If this evidence is missing at the time of admission, the accountancy examination has to be taken at the University of St.Gallen. Application The degree programme can start either in the spring or the autumn semester. The application is made online. The application fee is CHF 250. Autumn semester application period: 1 February - 30 AprilSpring semester application period: 1 September – 30 November To the online-application Checklist: Documents to be submitted electronically Please have the following information and documents ready to upload: Digital passport photo Signed "General Conditions and Code of Conduct" Passport or ID card and, if applicable, a Swiss (permanent) residence permit Curriculum vitae – style template Higher education entrance qualification (Swiss maturity certificate or foreign upper secondary school leaving certificate) Degree documents, if available. Otherwise current official transcripts from each university attended (including exchange programmes and transcripts from unfinished degree programmes). The current transcript must show at least 120 ECTS credit points for courses taken so that we can process your application. Only one file can be uploaded per bullet point. You can use online tools such as online2pdf.com to create PDF files or to combine several pages into one PDF file. Make sure the files you send to us are legible so that we can process your application without delay. Swiss citizens need their Swiss social insurance number (AHV number) for the application. If you do not know your national insurance number, please order a duplicate of your insurance certificate from the Swiss Central Compensation Office in good time. What happens after you have applied online? We process your online application The Admissions and Crediting Office checks your personal data and your electronically submitted documents. You will hear from us no later than six weeks following your completion of the online application. Please log into your user account regularly to check the status of your application. If we need further information or documents, we will inform you directly via your account’s status overview page. Additionally, you will be requested by email to log into your user account. Make sure you can receive our emails by adding the address email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org to your safe sender list in your email settings. We notify you of our admission decision If the decision is positive, you will receive the Letter of Admission along with details on your programme-specific additional requirements in your “Compass Mailbox”. Please find the link to your Mailbox in the Online-Application user account at the top right of your status overview page. You can access your Mailbox using your Online-Application log-in data. You receive the semester invoice and information on the start of the course Mid-July we will upload the semester fee invoice to your Compass Mailbox. At the beginning of August we will send you more information on course selection (Bidding), the compulsory introductory Kick-off Days, as well as the HSG Student Guide and Arrival Guide. Submit your degree documents in person into the Admissions Office Your admission is conditional until you submit all the necessary documents. You may post a certified copy of your degree certificate to us by no later than the start of the programme (calendar week 38, calendar week 8). Do not post any original documents to us! If you do not have your degree certificate by the time the degree programme starts, you have to submit confirmation by the end of calendar week 38 /calendar week 8 that you graduated from your university. The confirmation of graduation must clearly show that you have all of the course work required for graduation. The confirmation must also indicate when your university is going to issue your final degree certificate. Please note that you must also submit confirmation that you are no longer registered as a student there. As soon as you have presented all the necessary documents, your admission is unconditional. We will send you a confirmation email.