Exchange Programmes


The international mission of the Graduate Institute prompted the development of a significant network of academic partnerships throughout the world. The Institute has concluded exchange programme agreements with many of its prestigious partners.

The main aims of these exchange agreements are:

  • To provide Graduate Institute “outgoing” students with the opportunity of attending a partner institution for one or two semesters, taking advantage of its academic resources while immersing into its local life and environment. Outgoing exchange students, enrolled in a Masters programme, can earn up to 30 ECTS credits towards their study programmes.
  • To provide “incoming” students from our partner institutions with the opportunity to benefit from the Institute’s expertise and its unique setting in international Geneva. Incoming students can attend the Graduate Institute for one or two semesters and earn credits toward their study programmes at home.

Find out more about what participating students say, or watch our interview with Jerome Patrick Cruz, a Master candidate in Development Studies from the Philippines, who spent a semester at the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur: