Call for Applications: 48th St. Gallen Symposium

Dear Students,

Would you like to share your vision of the future with world leaders such as Dominic Barton, Professor Niall Ferguson, Kersti Kaljulaid, Christine Lagarde, or Jack Ma? 

Discuss your ideas with the global elite, create an impact and enjoy an all-expenses-paid trip to Switzerland. Apply until 1 February 2018 and seize the opportunity to qualify as one of 200 “Leaders of Tomorrow” for the 48th St. Gallen Symposium ( by competing for the 30th St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award. A special jubilee symposium awaits you with a prize money of CHF 30,000 and various festivities. Here some more highlights if you make it to St. Gallen:

  • Meet 600 top managers, entrepreneurs, politicians and scientists from around the world
  • Share your ideas with the symposium’s global audience
  • Small and intimate gatherings with world leaders, exclusively for the Leaders of Tomorrow
  • Meet 200 of the world’s brightest young minds and become member of a global community

The 48th St. Gallen Symposium will be held from 2–4 May 2018 at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, and is devoted to the theme “Beyond the end of work”. The St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award is the world’s foremost student essay competition giving you the extraordinary opportunity to share your voice and opinion with some of the world’s most influential luminaries.

Have a look at competition question and requirements at , register now to receive the latest news and tips, and hand in your essay no later than 1 February 2018. To get more insights check out

Please visit the Symposium website for further information and application!