Scholarship and Financial Aid

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The total amount of the tuition fees for the 2018-2019 academic year is CHF 25,000. Living cost and study visits are not included in this fee.

The candidates are officially admitted to the Programme and enrolled as students at the University of Geneva (binding registration) only upon the payment of CHF 3,000 within the deadline set in the letter of admission. The amount of CHF 3,000 is deducted from the total tuition fees (CHF 25,000) which must be paid either in full at the latest on 15 August 2018 or in two installments, the first installment by 27 August 2018 and the second by 10 November 2018.

If a candidate withdraws before the start of the Programme, the advanced paid amount will be refunded, except for a flat fee of CHF 1,000 which will be withheld for administrative expenses.

Tuition fees cover: tuition, registration, examinations.

Scholarship and Financial Aid

A range of different scholarships are offered to help cover tuition fees.

All candidates to the “European and International Governance” Master Programme are eligible to apply for scholarships or financial aid. Scholarship requests for incoming participants must be submitted along with the candidate’s application. Financial needs are not taken into account in the evaluation of a candidate’s application for admission. The Programme Directors evaluates only the scholarship or financial aid requests of admitted applicants.

If awarded, the amount of financial aid is calculated according to the applicant’s financial situation, as reported in the scholarship and financial aid application form. Applicants are encouraged to provide as much information as possible, to give a complete picture of their financial situation, as well as that of their parents and/or spouse.

According to the terms outlined in scholarship and financial aid application form, only a partial scholarship in the amount of Programmes’s fees is possible.

To apply for a scholarship or financial aid please complete and sign the scholarship and financial aid application form. In addition to this form, please submit the following supporting documents, translated into English, if necessary (English translations do not need to be officially certified for this purpose):

  1. Copies of official statements of income (your own and/or any other relevant persons, family members or other, whom you might call on for support);
  2. Official statement from a bank or other savings institution, and/or tax forms, indicating available funds and assets;
  3. Copies of responses to your other scholarship and/or loan requests, including from employers, if applicable.

Application starts: 1st November 2018

Application deadline:

For the 2019-2020 Programme, the deadlines for application are  30 November 2018 (first deadline), 15 January 2019 (second deadline) and 1 March 2019 (last deadline).

Applicants will be recruited until the limited places in the MEIG programme are distributed and considering the date of arrival of the MEIG candidate application form.

Costs of Living

According to international rankings, Geneva figures among the cities with the highest quality of life… and among the most expensive. For students, this has a direct impact on living expenses which must be taken into account when planning your budget for the year. You will need a strict minimum of CHF 1,500 –  1,900 per month to live in Geneva.