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The HSG selection process

The University of St. Gallen has limited study places for international applicants, but applicants with recognized international degrees can be admitted through the HSG selection process.

 

The process consists of an online aptitude test and a video interview where questions about motivation and interests are asked. The test can be taken from home but requires a computer or laptop with a functioning camera, microphone, and audio. Mobile devices are not allowed. There are two available dates, one in calendar week 7 and another in calendar week 23.

  • What benefits does participating in a seminar offer me?
    As the sole provider, we have personally taken and successfully completed this test, so we know exactly what is being asked. We deal with admission tests on a daily basis and have the necessary know-how to convey their intricacies. In our seminars, we share proven techniques for tackling the test and provide strategies for solving problems. Our experts will show you many tricks that should help you in the admission test. After the seminar, we are also available to answer your questions. Additionally, you have the opportunity to connect with other test participants and form study groups. Ideally, you will already get to know your future classmates, giving you a clear advantage over competitors who prepare alone or only with books.
  • What benefits do I have from participating in a seminar?
    Participating in a seminar offers many benefits, such as the opportunity to delve into specific topics, receive valuable tips from experienced coaches, prepare intensively for the test, and interact with other participants to exchange knowledge and experiences. Additionally, seminars provide a structured learning environment and a motivating atmosphere to optimize the learning process and increase the chances of success in the test.
  • How often are the learning materials revised?
    Our learning materials are revised regularly to ensure that they meet the latest requirements of the admission test for the University of St. Gallen.
  • Are the tasks in the learning and practice materials more difficult than the tasks in the admission test?
    Our tasks in the learning materials and seminars are designed to align with the requirements of the original test and provide participants with a realistic preparation experience. We aim to provide an appropriate level of difficulty to best prepare participants for the test.
  • Is it necessary for me to attend a seminar?
    No, booking a seminar is optional. We also offer learning materials such as study and workbooks that are specifically tailored to the admission test for the University of St. Gallen (HSG). You can purchase the learning materials individually and prepare on your own. However, our seminars are led by experienced coaches and provide intensive preparation as well as an interactive learning environment where you can ask questions and interact with other participants. Therefore, we recommend attending our seminars to receive the best possible preparation for the test.
  • Quantitative problem-solving
    Quantitative problem-solving refers to the ability to apply mathematical and analytical skills to solve complex problems. In the context of the admission test for the University of St. Gallen (HSG), this refers to the ability to answer quantitative questions within a limited time frame. It involves skills such as numerical calculations, data interpretation, statistical analysis, and logical reasoning to solve mathematical and quantitative problems efficiently and accurately. Developing proficiency in quantitative problem-solving is essential for success in fields that require strong analytical abilities and critical thinking, such as economics, finance, and business.
  • Tables and diagrams
    The section on interpreting diagrams requires special attention and concentration as it contains many pitfalls. While the diagrams themselves are generally not very complex, the statements within them must be read very carefully. It is crucial to recognize signal words that indicate potential pitfalls. There are certain statements where one can directly infer a yes or no answer, and it is important to distinguish between absolute and relative quantities. Furthermore, certain limitations can be implied through statements such as "applies 100%" or "could be true."
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