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September 2019 - August 2020
Study Mode Full-time
Application start 19 November 2018
Application end 1 March 2019
Application end (with scholarship) 1 February 2019

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If you receive an offer, you cannot defer it to a later year. However, it is possible to reapply.

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Without scholarship

  • Application opens on 19 November 2018
  • Application closes on 1st March 2019 (Late applications are considered until 15 March 2019)
  • Admitted students and those put on a waiting list will be informed in April 2019
  • All non-admitted students will be informed at the latest by the end of May 2019

With scholarship

  • Application opens on 19 November 2018
  • Application closes on 1st February 2019
  • Admitted students and those put on a waiting list will be informed in April 2019
  • Non-admitted students will be informed at the latest by the end of May 2019

We make every effort to keep our admission process as swift as possible. Please note that due to the number of applications received we cannot reply to inquiries asking us to verify receipt of application materials or confirm application status. Thank you for your understanding.

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During the year, our students benefit from the Career Services of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies.

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Our Campus

Our campus spans from Geneva’s international area to downtown Geneva with its vibrant cultural life.

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Student Life

Our three master’s programmes are organized around intimate learning communities enabling close interaction between students and professors.

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Events

Our events provide a critical and scholarly forum for experts and practitioners to debate topical humanitarian, human rights and transitional justice issues.

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To teach International Humanitarian Law (IHL) at the Geneva Academy is a unique pleasure and challenge: nowhere else will you find so many brilliant young people from all around the world, keen to specialize in IHL and to work in this field; nowhere else will I be subject to so many challenging questions on the most cutting-edge IHL issues, many of which I discover thanks to the students, but some of which I am perfectly unable to answer.

Marco Sassòli

Director of the Geneva Academy and Professor of International Law at the University of Geneva

An U.S. Special Forces soldier assigned to Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force-Afghanistan fires a Carl Gustav recoilless rifle system after receiving small-arms fire during a clearance of Denasaro Kelay village in Mizan district, Zabul province, Military Briefings

The Impact of International Human Rights Law on Military Operations

27 September 2018, 18:30-20:00

This Military Briefing will give a military perspective on the impact of international human rights law on military operations, focusing particularly on the British experience in Northern Ireland, Iraq and Afghanistan.

Graduation hats thrown in the air Event

2018 Graduation Ceremony

26 October 2018

We look forward to welcoming students, their friends, families and our professors at the 2018 Graduation Ceremony.