Information

September 2020 - August 2021
Study Mode Full-time
Application start 18 November 2019
Application end 28 February 2020
Application end (with scholarship) 31 January 2020

Timelines

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 18 November 2019
  • Application closes on 28 February 2020
  • Admitted students and those put on a waiting list will be informed in April 2020
  • All non-admitted students will be informed at the latest by the end of May 2020

With scholarship

  • Application opens on 18 November 2019
  • Application closes on 31 January 2020
  • Admitted students and those put on a waiting list will be informed in April 2020
  • Non-admitted students will be informed at the latest by the end of May 2020

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.

Career Advice

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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Studying at the Geneva Academy has been an incredible experience. I have been able to learn a lot from many great professors and academics in a friendly, supportive and constructive environment while being surrounded by friends sharing my interest in this field of law.

Claudia Maritano

Senior Research Fellow, British Red Cross

Portrait of Jelena Plamenac News

LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights: What our Alumni Say

10 December 2019

In this interview, our alumna Jelena Plamenac, an international humanitarian lawyer with over 10 years’ experience in practicing humanitarian and human rights law in international criminal justice systems and humanitarian organizations, tells us about the programme and what it brought to her career.

Portrait of Naureen Rahim in the Geneva Old Town News

LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights: What our Students Say

31 January 2019

In this interview, Naureen Rahim, currently enrolled in our LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, tells us about the programme and life in Geneva.