"The programme, as a whole, was put together very well and I enjoyed it very much. It offered an overview of various topics and opened my mind to new approaches of problem solving."


Tuition Costs


Summer Programme on International Affairs (2 weeks)

  • Student rate: CHF 2,800
  • Professional rate CHF 3,000

Winter / Summer Programme on the United Nations and Global Challenges (2 weeks)

  • Student rate: CHF 2,800
  • Professional rate CHF 3,000

The tuition fee includes teaching costs, course materials and the use of Graduate Institute facilities. It does not include travel costs to Geneva, accommodation or other living expenses in Geneva.

The Graduate Institute only accepts payments in Swiss francs.


Other Costs


The estimated cost of living per day in Geneva (accommodation in a youth hostel, meals, transportation in Geneva) is approx. CHF 100-150.-

Approx. daily budget for:

  • Accommodation: CHF 85-150.- (students residence or youth hostel)
  • Lunch: CHF 15.-
  • Evening meal in a restaurant: CHF 20-30.-
  • Public Transport: If you stay in a hotel or hostel, you will receive a free transportation card. The Weekly Pass costs between CHF 40 and 50 (depending on the distance of travel).

Please foresee extra funds if you plan on participating in any leisure activities (travel, excursions, cultural events, etc.). The students service will help you plan your stay and accomodation further to the confirmation of your registration.


Financial Assistance


Unfortunately, the Programme is unable to provide any financial assistance to candidates. However, we will be happy to provide a letter of reference to your sponsors or scholarship committee upon request.




In the event of cancellation before 15 April (Summer Programmes) or 15 November (Winter Programme), 95% of the paid tuition fee will be refunded. After that date and before the start of the Programme, 65% of the tuition fee will be refunded. No refund will be given after the start of the Programme.