Health Insurance

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Covering Healthcare Costs

Health insurance is mandatory when living in Switzerland. You are therefore required to provide proof of coverage within three months of your arrival. If you are a European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA) or European Free Trade Association (EFTA) national, you may be exempt from having to obtain Swiss health insurance.

EU / EEA / EFTA Nationals

You will need to verify that your insurance covers your healthcare costs in Switzerland. Once you obtain your residence permit, send a copy of your European insurance card to the Geneva cantonal health insurance office (Service de l'assurance maladie)

Non-EU / EEA / EFTA Nationals

Several companies offer student insurance at affordable prices. One of our parent institutions, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, has an agreement with Advisor Swiss Insurance, which offers preferential rates for students.

The insurance contract is solely between the student and the insurance company. The Graduate Institute or the Geneva Academy are not liable in any way. The general rules and conditions accompanying the insurance contract are binding, particularly those relating to the nature and duration of the coverage.

Further Information during Orientation Week

A special session is dedicated to health insurance during Orientation Week, allowing you to ask all the necessary questions.

The Geneva Academy offers an exceptional quality of training in international humanitarian law, international human rights law, public international law, refugee law, and international criminal law. The interdisciplinarity and rigour of this programme greatly contributed to my professional development, both at the international criminal tribunals in the Hague and at the ICRC.

Mariya Nikolova, Protection Delegate, Baghdad, International Committee of the Red Cross

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