HSG admission test Foreign applicants with recognised upper secondary school leaving certificates have to take the admission test for the University of St.Gallen. HSG admission test The number of places for foreign applicants at the University of St.Gallen is limited by law. Depending on the number of available places, the applicants with the best results are admitted. School grades (e.g. A-level grades) are not considered in the admission decision. The following two dates are available for the admission test: Wednesday, 16 February 2022 Wednesday, 13 July 2022 The HSG admission test will take place as an online test. This test can be taken from home. It is not possible to take the test on campus. If you submit your complete application by January 15, you can register by January 31 for the admission test in February. For later applications, only the date in July is available. Who has to take the admission test? Foreign applicants for a Bachelor's degree who have recognised secondary school leaving certificates have to take the admission test. The following applicants are exempt from the selection process: applicants with Swiss or Liechtenstein nationality applicants with a Swiss permanent residence permit C applicants with a recognised Swiss or Liechtenstein maturity certificate (Maturität, Matura) applicants with a degree from a recognised Swiss university How do I register for the admission test? You must first apply for matriculation at the HSG via the online application tool. If you fulfil all admission requirements, you will receive in your electronic mailbox (Compass Mailbox) a confirmation letter with information on how to register for the admission test. 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. As soon as you have registered for the admission test successfully the chosen date will show on your online application status page. If you submit your complete application by January 15, you can register by January 31 for the admission test in February. For later applications, only the date in July is available. The admission test can only be taken once for the chosen academic year. You may repeat the test once - the following year at the earliest. In which language do I have to take the admission test? You are required to take the admission test in the language that in your application form is stated as your chosen language of instruction for the first study year (Assessment Year). What do I have to consider? Students may use a pocket calculator. No other aids or additional resources are permitted when conducting the admission test as an online test. How and when do I find out the test result? The test results will be available in your electronic mailbox (Compass Mailbox) by Friday after the test. Log into your Online-Application user account to check the status of your application. 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. Can I prepare myself for the admission test? The admission test at the University of St.Gallen tests aptitude and not knowledge. Intellectual capacity, creativity and the ability to solve problems are crucial. The admission test is divided into five sections: text analysis, quantitative problem-solving, pattern recognition, language systems and diagram interpretation. We recommend you take a look at the sample questions that we provide for preparation. Can I repeat the admission test? You may repeat the test once - the following year at the earliest. Can I take the admission test one year in advance? No, the admission test cannot be taken in advance. You have to take the test in the February or July before you want to start your degree.