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.

Everyone goes through crucial junctures in life. The LLM programme at the Geneva Academy was one for me. I moved from the student phase of my life to its professional stage. The LLM and, more generally, the time spent in such an international, multicultural and stimulating city provided me with all necessary professional means to face the challenges of my early career.

Niccolò Pons, Associate Legal Officer, Trial Chamber, Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia

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