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September 2018 - August 2019
Application start 20 November 2017
Application end 28 February 2018
Application end (with scholarship) 31 January 2018

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Timelines

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 open on 20 November 2017
  • Applications close on 28 February 2018 (Late applications are considered until 14 March 2018)
  • Admitted students and those put on a waiting list will be informed before the end of March 2018
  • Non-admitted students will be informed at the latest by the end of May 2018

With scholarship

  • Application open on 20 November 2017
  • Applications close on 31 January 2018
  • Admitted students and those put on a waiting list will be informed as of mid-March 2018
  • Non-admitted students will be informed at the latest by the end of May 2018

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.

Career Advice

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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While the focus is on humanitarian law in all its aspects, the LLM also provides a thorough base in other aspects of international law, which makes it a versatile degree that can lead to a wide variety of career paths, such as mine, working for the Belgian asylum office.

Eline Goovaerts, Protection Officer, Office of the Commissioner-General for Refugees and Stateless Persons, Brussels

Laura Baron-mendoza, LLM student, in front of the Place du Bourg de Four in Geneva News

LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights: What our Students Say

19 January 2017

In this interview, Laura Baron-Mendoza, currently enrolled in the LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, tells us about the programme and life in Geneva.

Alexis Comninos, LLM student at the Geneva Academy, in front of the Bains des Pâquis News

LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights: What our Students Say

11 January 2017

In this interview, Alexis Comninos, currently enrolled in the LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, tells us about the programme and life in Geneva.