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Study in Geneva

All the information you need about studying in Geneva as an international student.

Why study in Geneva?

Geneva is a global city situated on the banks of the largest lake in Europe. It’s famous as a center for diplomacy, being the home to several international organizations including the United Nations, the World Trade Organization and the Red Cross. It’s also one of the financial capitals of Europe, making it an ideal place to study as an international student.

The city is the second largest in Switzerland, and boasts picturesque architecture, and an array of luxury shops, restaurants and hotels. It’s located in the heart of Europe close to alpine slopes, and with great links for those who want to get out and explore.

Universities in Geneva

Geneva is a respected center of education, and some of Switzerland’s most prestigious universities are located in the city. As well as public universities, there are also a number of colleges and other higher education institutions including business schools, law schools and science and research facilities.

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How to study in Geneva

To study at a university in Geneva, you’ll need to apply directly to the institution of your choice. You’ll need to provide a number of supporting documents, including copies of your education certificates, passport, and personal statements. Entry requirements vary between programs and universities.

When you’ve received confirmation of your place at a university in Geneva, you’ll need to apply for your Swiss National Visa D.

What to study in Geneva

The universities in Geneva offer a wide range of programs you can study across many subjects. You can study for all levels of degree including bachelor’s, master’s and PhD.

Being the home of CERN, science and research are particularly strong areas to study in Geneva, as are business, finance, and law.

Cost to study in Geneva

Studying in Geneva is much cheaper than the US or UK, and lower than many other European countries. As an International student you can expect to pay between $1,000 and $3,000 for tuition at a public university in Geneva, but private institutions may charge more.

Geneva, like the rest of Switzerland, is an expensive place to live. It is generally more expensive than London, so you’ll need to budget a large amount to cover things like accommodation, food, transport and entertainment.