Summer programmes

Come and take part in a unique experience within a diverse community at a renowned and highly specialised postgraduate institution.

/ ! Currently, both of our Summer Programmes on International Affairs and on the United Nations are confirmed. Should there be any changes, you will be informed mid-May. In case of cancellation, tuition fees will be refunded to students already registered.


Our Summer Programmes are designed to give students from around the world a taste of graduate studies in the field of international affairs.

Courses are taught by our world-renowned faculty in the heart of International Geneva. This dynamic setting provides students with unparalleled access to international organisations and enriching opportunities to discuss with field experts. 

Summer Programmes at the Graduate Institute, Geneva

Summer Programme applications now open

  • Next session:  15 June - 10 July 2020
  • Applications are now open 
  • 4-week programme designed as a whole but participants who wish to enroll for one week may do so
  • Programme details
Week 1: The Global Environmental Crisis: Rising to the Challenges
Week 2: Humanitarianism: Its History and Politics
Week 3: Security and Insecurity Today
Week 4: Governance of Global Health in the 21st Century
  • Next session:  17 - 28 August 2020
  • Applications are now open
  • Understand the UN System, particularly its creation, development and various agencies.
  • Explore the challenges faced by the United Nations and debate the future of international cooperation
  • Programme details for 2019. Programme details for 2020 shall be published soon.


Our student body

The Graduate Institute, Geneva is home to students from all over the world, giving us a truly global perspective and contributing to the sense of community that we have on campus. Our participants are undergraduate students (BA) in social sciences (65%), as well as graduate students (MA) and young professionals who would like to strengthen their understanding of international affairs and international trade.


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