General Terms and Conditions

GTCs of HDZ Further Education courses


The following conditions apply to the continuing education courses of the Centre of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education of the University of St.Gallen (HDZ-HSG), Switzerland. If special conditions also apply to individual courses, these are published in the corresponding announcements. For customised offers, the respective offers are authoritative.



Course applications must be made using the online form on the HDZ website and are binding. By registering, participants accept the applicable conditions. Upon receipt of registration, participants will either receive a confirmation of registration by e-mail or information that they will be placed on the waiting list (see course places).


Course seats

The number of places is limited. The HDZ sets a number of participants for each programme, which can be adjusted if necessary. Registrations are considered and confirmed upon receipt. A waiting list is kept for fully booked courses.


Implementation and programme changes

If there are too few registrations, a course may be cancelled or postponed. If any course fee has already been paid (see participation fee), this will be refunded in full. The HDZ reserves the right to change the programme.


Participation fees

The University of St.Gallen will finance the courses for persons who are employed or have a teaching assignment at the University of St.Gallen. Proof must be provided on request. The employment relationship at the time of the course is decisive. External participants will be charged CHF 180.00 for a half-day course (up to 4 hours) and CHF 300.00 for a full-day course (4 hours or more).

Breaks and lunch are not included and are not provided.


Non-attendance and partial absences

Non-attendance is defined as the complete absence of a participant. Partial absence is defined as being present for less than 90% of the attendance phase including breaks (physically or online). Please note the Fact sheet on absence regulations at the HDZ.

Irrespective of whether a course fee is owed or not (see participation fee), non-attendance and partial absences are deemed to be cancellations and cancellation fees are owed.

Lessons that are not attended cannot be made up for or refunded.


Deregistrations and cancellation fees

Cancellations must be made in writing to the secretariat of the HDZ (

Cancellation time before the course starts Cancellation Fee 1 course day 1/2 course day
up to 14 calendar days no cost -- --
from 13 calendar days up to 24 hours 50% of the course cost CHF 150.00 CHF 90.00
less than 14 hours 100% of the course cost CHF 300.00 CHF 180.00
Non-attendance without cancellation 100% of the course cost CHF 300.00 CHF 180.00
Absence of more than 10% 100% of the course cost CHF 300.00 CHF 180.00

In the event of illness or accident, the participant must endeavour to cancel as soon as possible. If a doctor's certificate is available, this must be sent to the following address no later than 14 days after the course date is sent, the cancellation fee will not be charged.


Confirmations of attendance

If at least 90% of the attendance phase including breaks (physical or online) have been attended, participants will receive a certificate of attendance.


Payment terms

Any course fees are due for payment before the start of the course.



Participants are responsible for their own insurance cover.


Place of jurisdiction and venue

In the event of disputes, Swiss law shall apply exclusively. The place of jurisdiction is St.Gallen.


St.Gallen, 1. January 2024



Fact sheet on absence regulations at the HDZ

Available in German only. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.

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