Reasons to choose the Institute

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International reputation for academic excellence

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Unique location in Geneva, one of the most international cities in the world

  • Established in the very heart of International Geneva, with its large number of diplomatic missions, international organisations and NGOs.

Cutting-edge research programmes, resources and facilities located on campus at Maison de la Paix

  • An urban campus linking the Place des Nations to Lake Geneva, with the magnificent Maison de la Paix at its centre.

Flexible study programmes, oriented towards our students’ academic and professional development

  • One of the Graduate Institute's most unique features is its applied learning opportunities. Visit our department webpages to learn more!
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An international network of academic partners


Policy of bilingualism

  • A bilingual English-French working environment, with a strong emphasis on classes taught in English and a unique opportunity for students to learn French or improve their language skills.

Cosmopolitan faculty and student body

  • With over 100 nationalities represented, the Graduate Institute has a truly diverse student body and faculty. See our student statistics.

Network of more than 13,000 alumni worldwide

  • The Graduate Institute alumni community is made up of over 13,000 members, who work in over 100 countries. Through formal events and informal contacts, our alumni form a dynamic network of professional contacts.

Extensive programme of events delivered by high-profile speakers

  • The Graduate Institute hosts a large number of eminent guest speakers – both academics and practitioners. See our upcoming events.

Dedicated Career Services, highly specialised in International and Development Studies

  • As a student of the Graduate Institute, you will receive regular updates on internships, part time jobs and early career opportunities. Learn more.

Tuition fees and financial aid