Summer programmes

Join our community for a unique experience in a renowned and highly specialised postgraduate institution

Get a taste of the Institute’s world renowned faculty in a dynamic setting that includes conferences, workshops and discussions with experts as well as visits to international organisations.  

The courses will deliver valuable insight to students considering pursuing graduate studies in the field of international affairs.

Summer Programmes at the Graduate Institute, Geneva

The Graduate Institute offers two Summer Programmes for students from around the world.

Summer Programme on International Affairs

  • Next session:  17 June - 12 July 2019
  • 4-week programme designed as a whole but participants who wish to enrol for one week may do so
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Week 1: Humanitarianism: Its History and Politics
Week 2: Security and Insecurity Today
Week 3: Global Health Challenges in the 21st Century
Week 4: The Global Environmental Crisis: Rising to the Challenges

Summer Programme on the United Nations and Global Challenges

  • Next session:  19 - 30 August 2019
  • 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
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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.


More info and testimonials

"I have been working in the Non-Governmental sector for more than four years, but since the first day of the summer programme at the Graduate Institute, I felt like I was learning something totally new and different."
Fares Halabi (Lebanon)
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How to apply for a summer programme

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