Our Students

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We attract some of the most experienced and academically qualified students from all over the world. They share their expertise and discuss pressing concerns in the fields of international humanitarian law, human rights protection, international criminal law and transitional justice.

A Diverse and Multicultural Community

In order to make educational opportunities accessible to all, a good proportion of our students receive a partial or full scholarship. This allows talented young people with limited means to study at the Geneva Academy.

Access to a Broad Range of Services

As we are a joint centre of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies and the University of Geneva, our students are registered as students of both institutions and therefore benefit from their services, including access to sports and cultural activities, careers advice and language courses.

LLM students at their IHL course, April 2021 News

Our Students Partially Find their Way Back to Face-to-Face Classes

30 April 2021

As of Monday 26 April and the partial lifting of COVID-19 restrictions by the Swiss authorities, students of our three master's programmes  partially returned to class.

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A Memorable Face-to-Face Learning Experience at the 2021 Jean-Pictet Competition

26 April 2021

During one week, Mina Radoncic, Stephanie Mutasa and Tamara Aburamadan – currently enrolled in our LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights – represented the Geneva Academy at the 35th edition of the Jean-Pictet Competition that took place in Durrës, Albania.

The Geneva Academy provided an excellent, well-balanced and thought-provoking academic experience, which challenged my thinking on a wide range of topics and gave me an excellent base in human rights and refugee law that I fall back on every day in my work.

Eline Goovaerts

Legal Service, Office of the Commissioner-General for Refugees and Stateless Persons, Brussels