The rules for working while you study differ according to whether you are a European Union (EU) or European Free Trade Association (EFTA) national.
In any case, you should be aware that both our LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights and our Master of Advanced Studies in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law are demanding programmes, which make it difficult to work while studying.
However, our Executive Master in International law in Armed Conflict is tailored to working professionals with full-time, demanding jobs.
You can have a revenue-oriented activity of no more than 15 hours per week, except during official holidays when you can work full time (i.e. 40 hours per week). To work, you will need the authorization of the Office cantonal de la population et des migrations.
You can only undertake a revenue-oriented activity six months after you receive your residence permit. This can be for no more than 15 hours per week, except during official holidays when you can work full time (i.e. 40 hours per week). To work, you will need the authorization of the Office cantonal de la population et des migrations.
The Geneva Academy was an essential step in my academic and professional career, since it enabled me to acquire the tools to face professional challenges and master the ‘language’ of international humanitarian law and human rights. After my LLM, I could present myself as a trustworthy candidate with a proven interest in the topics, and the knowledge of how to merge theory and practice in this field.
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.
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.
Our three master's programmes provide a solid foundation for careers in the humanitarian and human rights fields.
Our objective is to produce graduates who will be leaders in the humanitarian, human rights and transitional justice fields.