Every year, the Institute awards scholarships to incoming and current MIA students. Eligibility is based on a combination of academic merit and financial need. Scholarships are granted for one academic year (10 months). Renewal for the second year, which is not automatic, is based on these same two criteria.
Students are encouraged to explore employment and scholarship opportunities as early as possible. More information on scholarships and funding opportunities can be found on ETUNET for current students and on the Institute's website for prospective students. The University of Geneva also has information on scholarships.
Geneva offers a range of paid and unpaid employment opportunities in international affairs. There are two good places to start:
- The Graduate Institute's Career Services. Twice a week, they send out announcements for job opportunities for paid internships, unpaid internships, first jobs and young professionals. They also offer a number of other work-related services.
- The University of Geneva's "Bourse emploi" offers resources and links to websites for jobs in Geneva. You can also consult their "Offres Uni-Emploi", where student jobs are posted directly by employers.
Galaxy is the main portal for all job announcements within the United Nations system. Also, a few international organisations in Geneva offer paid internships:
Your country's Permanent mission to the United Nations in Geneva may also offer a paid internship. Check with them directly.
Finally, there are a few paid employment opportunities available for masters students at the Institute, such as general support or administrative positions (receptionist, library assistant, IT assistant, etc.). These are announced as they become available.