Cost of Living

Students at the Maison de la paix’s cafeteria Students at the Maison de la paix’s cafeteria

Monthly Cost of Living

To meet living costs, students from outside Geneva need a minimum of about 1,600–2,000 Swiss Francs per month if they live in a student's residence and 1,900–2,100 Swiss Francs per month if they live in a private residence.

These amounts cover rent, food, public transport, mobile phone and internet, entertainment insurances and other costs.

Total Annual Cost of Studying

If we add tuition fee (18,000 Swiss Francs), the total annual cost of studying here is therefore around 37,000–43,000 Swiss Francs.

Scholarship Opportunities

The Geneva Academy offers a limited number of scholarships to outstanding students who are unable to secure the funding required to cover their tuition fee and/or cost of living in Geneva.

The Need to Plan Ahead

Applicants need to make sure that they have adequate means to finance their studies. We encourage students to plan the financial aspects of their programme carefully and well in advance, and to explore all opportunities for financing their studies.

Scholarships

We offer scholarships to outstanding students who are unable to secure the funding required to cover tuition fees and/or the cost of living in Geneva.

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Our Campus

The Geneva Academy campus spans from Geneva’s international area – where most international organizations are located – to downtown Geneva with its cafes, restaurants and vibrant cultural life.

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Accomodation

Various accomodation options are available for our students. As Geneva has a reliable public transport system which extends to all parts of the city, and even to neighbouring towns in France, you do not necessarily need to live close to our campus.

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Visa

To prepare for their stay in Geneva, students are advised to begin visa formalities, if applicable, immediately after their place on the course is confirmed.

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The Geneva Academy LLM programme turned out to be the best year of my life. I not only had the opportunity to learn about international humanitarian law and human rights from some of the best scholars in the world, my participation in the LLM also left me with some of the best friends I ever made!

Stephanie Toye, Human Rights Lawyer, Just Rights