Annual training allowance (Ville de Genève)

The MEIG Programme participants are allowed to request an Annual training allowance for the full programme, if they fulfil the conditions.

What is the Annual Training Allowance (ATA)?

It is an annual cheque for a maximum value of 750 CHF; it can be given to you over three consecutive years or only once depending on the type of course you wish to follow. The amount that can be financed at one time is available on our website at the time of the selection of the course desired. The course chosen must last for a minimum of 40 hours.

Who can benefit?

  1. AA) Any person over the age of 18 who has been living and paying taxes in the canton for at least one year at the start of the requested training.
  2. BB) Any person over the age of 18 who has had a frontier worker permit for at least one year at the start of the requested training.
  3. CC) Confederates over the age of 18 who live near the border and who have been working in the canton for at least one year at the start of the requested training.

For more information, you can download the Flyer annual training allowance and visit this website.

Living Cost

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.