5–year Concurrent BA/MA Programme

The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies and its partners in China and Japan have established a programme that will enable a small number of students to complete a bachelor's (BA) from their respective university and a master's (MA) from the Graduate Institute in five years, instead of the normal six years.

Applications are only possible for students nominated from the following Graduate Institute partner institutions:

how it works

Students nominated from our partner universities in China and Japan will spend the first three years of their BA at their home institution; they will then be able to complete their BA (fourth year) while starting their MA at the Graduate Institute in Geneva.


MA Programmes at the Graduate Institute

There are two categories of MA programmes from which students may choose, based on prior study focus:

Students with very limited or no knowledge of the French language will be required to study French during their time in Geneva.



For more information and to request an application, please contact:

  • For The University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Social Sciences
    Ms Vanessa Sit, vansit@hku.hk
  • For Peking University:
    Ms Liu Qian, Programme Officer, Office for International Programmes, liuqian2013@pku.edu.cn
  • For Sophia University:
    Ms Kazumi Sato, Director of Office of Global Education and Collaboration, kazumi_sato@cl.sophia.ac.jp