Prospective Students

Our ambition is to recruit students with diverse education backgrounds (international relations, political sciences, law, economics, etc.) from all over the world. The intercultural and intergenerational exchange is one of the key assets of the MEIG Programme. We also seek to enroll candidates from a variety of ages, backgrounds and career plans. We take into consideration different gender and social conditions.

The MEIG Programme provides a unique learning experience combining European and international affairs. Its interdisciplinary teaching Faculty is composed of renowned academics and practitioners in various sectors of national, regional and International governance. Being a Geneva-based programme it offers opportunities to attend numerous international conferences and awards students who complete the programme with a Master of Advanced Studies degree (MAS) in 10 months.

Academic excellence

The MEIG brings together the interdisciplinary excellence of the University of Geneva and the best practices of the United Nations Office at Geneva. Benefit from the rich tradition of excellence in education and research of the University of Geneva, with world-class academic staff and a vibrant student life. Specialisedcentres such as the Centre d’études juridiques européennes (CEJE, Center for European Legal Studies) and the Global Studies Institute (GSI) are at your disposal.

Excellent networking opportunities

Profit from exceptional opportunities to build strong networks in Geneva and Brussels. Exchange with renowned professors and senior officials from the United Nations, the European Union institutions and from various international organisationsand NGOs based in Geneva and live an incredible intercultural experience meeting participants from all around the world.

Skills for future leaders

Boost your career and open research and professional sector perspectives including the possibility of internship, and the acquisition of skills indispensable for future leaders. Through the MEIG you will gain a deep understanding of the political, economic, social and legal aspects of European and international governance. Furthermore, you willacquire new qualifications and extend your knowledge on the functioning and the structure of the United Nations, the European Union institutions and the specialised organisations based in Geneva. During the whole year you will develop new competencies enabling you to take over executive functions in an international career or in a national career dealing with global governance issues.

Life after the MEIG Programme

Be part of the MEIG Alumni and benefit from the knowledge, expertise and support of the MEIG Community. MEIG alumni work in a great variety of fields and organisations all around the world including national and international organisations, administrations, NGOs as well as in public and private companies.


The applications to the MEIG Programme open in October. Find all necessary information on the requirementsthe application process, the tuition fees as well as the scholarships and apply for an incredible experience in the MEIG Programme.

Meet the MEIG people

We are happy to help and support you with any question or query you may have.

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