Excellence Scholarships The University offers two different Excellence Scholarships to Students Excellence Scholarships of the University of St.Gallen Excellence Scholarships are granted to foreign students enrolled in Bachelor studies at the University of St.Gallen on the basis of merit. These grants are awarded yearly to students in the Assessment Year, which will be paid out over a period of three years. The scholarship amount is tantamount to the current tuition fees at the Bachelor's Level (which runs to six semesters). At present, a grantee receives an annual sum of CHF 6,252 (for all three years, this corresponds to a scholarship of CHF 18,756). Prerequisites International applicants with internationally recognised 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. Further criterias during the study The bachelor's degree has to be completed without any delays, as far as they are not conditioned by the studies. The scholarship is paid out in 3 installments. The first installment will be paid directly after starting the studies in the autumn. The second and third installments are only paid out when a specified average grade is reached. Application process 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 formular to the Advice Center of Study Funding. These two application elements should cover the following content: Letter of motivation The letter of motivation should contain a maximum of 600 words The letter should explain why the applicant choose the field of study and the HSG Reason as to why he/she should receive a scholarship Video Creativity in creating the video is appreciated The applicant should introduce himself/herself personally in the video Presentation of curriculum vitae (origin and family is relevant) Extracurricular activities including filmic evidence. Reference persons can also appear in the video. Important instructions The quality and creativity of the video clip, which can underline that you are an exceptional person, are relevant assessment criteria. Application deadline 8 days after the HSG admission test in Summer: 16th July 2020. This deadline also applies to applicants who pass their entrance exam in February. A committee chooses the respective scholarship holders by the End of August 2020. 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). As a rule, grants in the amount of CHF 20,000 per programme shall be paid out every year. Exceptional students are identified by the Advice Center for Study Funding on the basis of various criteria. Students are then asked to submit additional documents.