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September 2024 - August 2025
Study Mode Full-time
Application start 27 November 2023
Application end 24 February 2023
Application end (with scholarship) 26 January 2024

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Timelines

If you receive an offer, you cannot defer it to a later year. However, it is possible to reapply.

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Without scholarship

  • Applications open in November
  • Application closes at the end of February
  • Admitted students and those put on a waiting list will be informed at the latest by the end of April
  • All non-admitted students will be informed at the latest by the end of May

With scholarship

  • Applications open in November
  • Applications close at the end of January
  • Admitted students and those put on a waiting list will be informed at the latest by the end of April
  • All non-admitted students will be informed at the latest by the end of May

We make every effort to keep our admission process as swift as possible. Please note that due to the number of applications received we cannot reply to inquiries asking us to verify receipt of application materials or confirm application status. Thank you for your understanding.

Career Advice

During the year, our students benefit from the Career Services of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies.

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Our Campus

Our campus spans from Geneva’s international area to downtown Geneva with its vibrant cultural life.

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Student Life

Our three master’s programmes are organized around intimate learning communities enabling close interaction between students and professors.

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Events

Our events provide a critical and scholarly forum for experts and practitioners to debate topical humanitarian, human rights and transitional justice issues.

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To teach International Humanitarian Law (IHL) at the Geneva Academy is a unique pleasure and challenge: nowhere else will you find so many brilliant young people from all around the world, keen to specialize in IHL and to work in this field; nowhere else will I be subject to so many challenging questions on the most cutting-edge IHL issues, many of which I discover thanks to the students, but some of which I am perfectly unable to answer.

Marco Sassòli

Professor of International Law at the University of Geneva

Portrait of Tamara Aburamadan News

LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights: What our Students Say

16 December 2020

Tamara Aburamadan, currently enrolled in our LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, tells us about the programme and life in Geneva.

Portrait of Katja Schöberl News

LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights: What our Alumni Say

8 December 2020

Katja Schöberl is the IHL Legal Adviser for the German Red Cross in Berlin. In this interview, she tells about the programme and what it brought to her career.