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
  • Applications now open
  • 4-week programme designed as a whole but participants who wish to enrol for one week may do so

Week 1: Humanitarianism: Its History and Politics

Week 2: Security and Insecurity Today

Week 3: Global Health: Challenges for Governance in the 21st Century


Week 4: The Global Environmental Crisis: Rising to the Challenges

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  • Next session:  19 - 30 August 2019
  • 2-week programme

Through academic lectures and direct interaction with negotiators and practitioners from international organisations, participants acquire a clear sense of the core mission of the UN as well as develop critical analysis of future challenges in international relations.

The Summer Programme on the United Nations explores the concepts and key issues of peace and security, human rights and humanitarian challenges, international development, North-South relations and the future of global governance.

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"The scope of topics, mixed with the diversity of our group made for lively participation, discussion, and an overall deepening of knowledge. The programme had a balanced mix of lectures, talks, group work, tours, and even a mock General Assembly negotiation!" 

Rachael Mackie (Australia)

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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.



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Join our community for a unique experience in a renowned and highly specialised postgraduate institution. At the Graduate Institute, you will experience in-depth immersion into the world of international affairs through engagement with renowned faculty and high level practitioners from the U.N. and International Organisations, exploring and analysing today’s global challenges. Our programmes offer a comprehensive approach, featuring lectures, workshops, simulation exercises and visits to international organisations. The courses will deliver valuable insight to students considering pursuing graduate studies in the field of international affairs.