International Law (MIL), M.A. | University of St. Gallen (HSG) | Sankt Gallen, Switzerland
18 months
6824 EUR/year
2930 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The International Law (MIL) programme at the University of St. Gallen (HSG) attracts candidates from different academic backgrounds, admitting students who have earned their first degrees in law, law and economics, international affairs, management, economics and other fields with a basic legal education. 


The International Law (MIL) programme at the University of St. Gallen (HSG) offers a highly innovative curriculum that blends a specialised legal education in international law with essential aspects of business and politics and a strong practical emphasis.

Career Perspectives 

With its innovative study programme, the programme opens the door to a wide array of attractive positions, preparing graduates for professional careers in multinational corporations, government, diplomacy, international organizations, compliance and regulatory affairs, business consulting, law firms, NGOs as well as other public and private institutions. 

Given its focus on international law and interdisciplinarity, the programme differs from standard legal programmes intended for students who, after their bar exams, will go on to work as legal practitioners, particularly as attorneys, in their national jurisdictions. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • International and European Business and Economic Law
  • International Negotiation 
  • The International Legal Order
  • Financial and Capital Markets Law
  • Dispute Resolution
  • International Organisations and Politics
  • Theoretical Foundations
  • Legal Profession
  • Institutional Management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines






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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

If you have one of the following degrees, then you can apply directly for the Master's program:

  • University Bachelor's degree in a similar subject
  • A degree is considered to be similar if at least 30 ECTS credit points have been awarded in law subjects.
  • Consecutive university Master's degree
  • Bachelor's and Master's Degree programs must have been completed in the same discipline (consecutively) and amount to at least 270 ECTS credit points together. You must provide evidence that you have taken 30 ECTS credit points in law subjects over the entire course.
The following criteria will be assessed in the selection process:
  • average grade
  • study qualification test (optional)
  • university and curriculum of the degree program
  • extracurricular activities an
  • written and an oral examination before being admitted
  • intercultural mobility
  • letter of motivation

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    6824 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3412 EUR per semester during 18 months.
  • National

    2930 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1465 EUR per semester during 18 months.

Tuition Fee

  • CHF 1429- National
  • CHF 3329- International

Living costs for St. Gallen

1540 - 2130 CHF /month
Living costs

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.

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