Admission & Services

Admission & Services

To complete your registration and guarantee your course slot(s), you are required to submit various documents. Applications are carefully reviewed and applicants are contacted within two days. Our courses are structured into different modules. In addition to attending our courses, networking and getting to know international peers in an informal setting are additional pluses of the GSERM.

Accommodation is available and can be booked at an additional cost.


To be accepted into the GSERM Global School in Empirical Research Methods, you must hold at least a Bachelor’s degree and have been offered a place on a Master’s programme (please provide a recent transcript/enrolment confirmation). Please be aware that all courses are held in English. A good command of English is a basic prerequisite. Please have the following documents ready in order to complete the application process:

Study enrollment confirmation OR recent diploma

Study enrollment confirmation for students OR recent diploma for post-docs, professors and professionals.

Curriculum vitae

Current Curriculum vitae

Copy of passport or ID

Copy of a valid passport or ID showing your picture and passport/ID number

Motivation letter

Please provide a motivation letter in English explaining your expectations & motivation (does not apply to students from the University of St.Gallen)

Billing address

If the billing address is that of your employer or university, please insert the detailed billing information in the application portal

20 Agreement Clipboard

Terms and Conditions

20 Agreement Clipboard

Terms and Conditions can be downloaded and must be accepted on the application portal

Course structure

The GSERM Global School in Empirical Research Methods is structured into different modules. Participants select one course per week as courses are taught concurrently. GSERM courses are divided into different levels: basic, intermediate and advanced. Please pay careful attention to the levels indicated in the course directory.


You can benefit from the following services while participating at GSERM.

Individual consultation on database introduction for specific questions regarding your own research

Use of the University Library

"Karl Emil Wild" evening lecture series on research methodology

only at GSERM St. Gallen

Social programme (evenings and weekends)

Free access to sports lessons and gym

Beverages and fruit before class

WiFi on campus and accommodation (if requested)

Support of GSERM team (24 h hotline)