Welcome to Buchs campus

Study in the heart of the Rhine Valley. Nestled in a magnificent landscape with mountains as far as the eye can see. To the left and right of the Rhine, ideas flow and world-renowned companies develop innovative products. The St.Gallen Rhine Valley. A valley of opportunity and a place to study, live and work. Find here all information about the Buchs campus.



The Buchs campus has evolved from the NTB Interstate University of Applied Sciences Buchs. On September 1, 2020, the universities of applied sciences FHG St. Gallen, HSR Rapperswil and NTB Buchs merged to form OST - Ostschweizer Fachhochschule.

Much has changed since then. But something has remained: dedicated lecturers still teach in Buchs in an almost family atmosphere.  Thanks to the open door policy, they always have an open ear for the concerns of their students.

Partner of the industry

Numerous industrial partners have been using the know-how of sought-after experts and the infrastructure of the OST Department of Technology in Buchs for many years. The Buchs campus has the only certified heat pump test center in Switzerland (Wärmepumpen-Testzentrum der Schweiz) as well as laboratories for production measurement technology (Wärmepumpen-Testzentrum der Schweiz) and clean rooms (Wärmepumpen-Testzentrum der Schweiz).

OST's highly diverse product portfolio creates an ideal basis for the development of interdisciplinary projects. Students find a strongly practice-oriented environment for their education at OST. Application-oriented research and excellent teaching work closely together in the Department of Technology at OST and offer perfect conditions for studying technology.

Bachelor study

In Buchs you will complete your interdisciplinary engineering studies with a "Bachelor of Science in Systems Engineering"

Fields of study

Master program

As an advanced (consecutive) Master, the OST Campus Buchs offers you the Master of Science in Engineering MSE. Here you can choose from eleven profiles: Business Engineering, Computer Science, Data Science, Electrical Engineering, Energy and Environment, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics and Automation, Medical Engineering, Photonics.

As a graduate, you will benefit from close networking with numerous companies - even beyond your studies. The excellent infrastructure - with laboratories that are unique in Switzerland in some cases - promotes your academic success and, together with our dedicated lecturers, optimally prepares you for your professional career.

And of course, the OST is also the right partner for you in the area of further education, whether in the form of a Master of Advanced Studies, certificate courses or seminars.


Contact Buchs

Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Sciences
Werdenbergstrasse 4
9471 Buchs SG, Switzerland

+41 (0)81 755 33 11

Opening hours

Monday - Friday:
7.30a.m. - 12.15p.m.
13.15a.m. - 5.00p.m.


Bibliothek (in German)
Infrastruktur und IT