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September 2019 - August 2020
Study Mode Full-time
Application start 19 November 2018
Application end 1 March 2019
Application end (with scholarship) 1 February 2019

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If you receive an offer, you cannot defer it to a later year. However, it is possible to reapply.

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Without scholarship

  • Application opens on 19 November 2018
  • Application closes on 1st March 2019 (Late applications are considered until 15 March 2019)
  • Admitted students and those put on a waiting list will be informed in April 2019
  • All non-admitted students will be informed at the latest by the end of May 2019

With scholarship

  • Application opens on 19 November 2018
  • Application closes on 1st February 2019
  • Admitted students and those put on a waiting list will be informed in April 2019
  • Non-admitted students will be informed at the latest by the end of May 2019

We make every effort to keep our admission process as swift as possible. Please note that due to the number of applications received we cannot reply to inquiries asking us to verify receipt of application materials or confirm application status. Thank you for your understanding.

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During the year, our students benefit from the Career Services of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies.

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Our Campus

Our campus spans from Geneva’s international area to downtown Geneva with its vibrant cultural life.

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Student Life

Our three master’s programmes are organized around intimate learning communities enabling close interaction between students and professors.

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Events

Our events provide a critical and scholarly forum for experts and practitioners to debate topical humanitarian, human rights and transitional justice issues.

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The programme definitely met my expectations. I particularly appreciated the opportunity we got to learn directly from leading experts in their respective fields.

Alexis Comninos

Associate at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

Cambodia- A day in the life of Chhun Srey Sros, a garment factory worker in Cambodia News

Gender Equality: Clarifying the Responsibilities of Companies under International Human Rights Law

10 December 2018

Our new publication Gender Responsive Due Diligence for Business Actors: Human Rights-Based Approaches focuses on the direct responsibilities of business actors to respect and, in some circumstances, facilitate gender equality guarantees under international human rights law.

Map of the RULAC online portal with the pop-up window of the non-international armed conflicts in Colombia News

Colombia: Still Engulfed in a Series of Non-International Armed Conflicts despite the 2016 Peace Agreement

4 December 2018

Our Rule of Law in Armed Conflicts (RULAC) online portal provides a detailed analysis and legal classification of the various non-international armed conflicts that are taking place in Colombia.