Founded in 1559 by Jean Calvin, the University of Geneva (UNIGE) is dedicated to teaching, research and dialogue with society.
UNIGE offers UNIGE offers more than 500 programmes (including 129 Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes, 80 doctoral programmes) and more than 300 continuing education programmes covering an extremely wide variety of fields: exact sciences, medicine, humanities, social sciences, law, etc. Its domains of excellence in research include life sciences (molecular biology, bio-informatics), physics of elementary particles, and astrophysics. UNIGE is also host and co-host to seven National Centres of Competence in Research: Frontiers in Genetics, MaNEP, PlanetS, SwissMap, Chemical Biology, Synaptic Bases of Mental Diseases and LIVES-Overcoming vulnerabilities in a life course perspective.
To pursue the acquisition of fundamental knowledge through research. Where a research field may lead to practical spin-offs, the University supports the related applied research. The University is involved in most cutting-edge sectors and has been active in multi- and interdisciplinary research for several years
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We provide different types of accommodation, such as individual bedrooms with access to communal kitchen and bathroom facilities, individual bedrooms in shared apartments for 2 to 7 people, and studio apartments, totalling 675 beds.
Yes, they have books, ebooks, articles or journal databases or you can even book a workspace.
The IT research and teaching assistants (ARE-i) are students’ main points of contact for IT support. These students, who have undergone special training for their role, can be found in each faculty’s computer lab as well as the various libraries around campus.
Medical and pharmaceutical costs are high in Switzerland. You must absolutely purchase medical and accident insurance upon your arrival. The various available insurance options will be sent to you with your letter of acceptance.
Geneva's multicultural environment is reflected in the University of Geneva’s student body and its strong international relations policy. The University takes part in numerous agreements, networks as well as bilateral and multilateral programmes such as the Swiss European Mobility Programme (ex-Erasmus). These partnerships take the form of student or teacher exchanges, research and joint programmes, participation in international events, and more.
A rich sports and cultural activities programme awaits its students all year-long: more than 80 types of sports (including camps and championships) are on offer:
A long list of student associations means many more activities, networking and friendship opportunities await all students.
The University of Geneva is accredited by the Swiss Agency of Accreditation and Quality Assurance (AAQ).
It was an amazing experience from a social perspective. I have met smart and open-minded people from all over the world, who have become really close to me and on whom I can rely in case of need. It was a great experience from an academic point of view as well. I would have preferred more specific knowledge in some fields, but my degree was meant as an interdisciplinary...
The location of the university of Geneva is great, especially when studying international relations you're right in the city where it's all about global affairs. Courses are overcrowded however, there is not really any individuality because of the great amount of students and for non francophones it might be difficult to feel integrated
The University of Geneva offers a wide array of classes for anyone in its faculty of social sciences, which includes political science students. I was very lucky to study such diverse topics, which helped me open up my mind and think critically. I do, however, wish for my Master's course to be more concretelly embedded into the professional world, which is why I chose the...