61st Graduate Study Programme
3 - 14 July 2023
United Nations Office at Geneva
" ALL RIGHTS FOR ALL PEOPLE: UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS AT 75 "
The jubilee 61st Graduate Study Programme will consist of lectures given by representatives of the United Nations, other international organizations and NGOs, visits to institutions, and working on group projects.
The first week of the Programme will provide an overview of some of the main themes addressed by “International Geneva”, such as sustainable development, humanitarian action, disarmament, peace and security, trade, climate, health, gender equality, education, refugees and migrants. In the second week, the focus will switch to human rights, part of the year-long initiative to mark the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).
Please note that in addition to registering online, candidates should upload the requested documentation by the United Nations Information Service (see at the end of the online application form).
- Fluency in spoken and written English is necessary. As some discussions may be held in French, knowledge of French is also recommended.
- Applicants must be between 22 and 32 years of age at the time of application.
- Applicants must be enrolled in a master’s degree, a postgraduate degree, or a doctorate programme at the time of application. Proof of enrolment will be required.
- Those who are already employed full-time are not eligible to apply.
- Those who have participated in previous editions of the Graduate Study Programme are not eligible to apply.
How to apply
The application form shall be completed on our website, accompanied by the following documents:
- a copy of the applicant’s passport;
- a letter of recommendation (in English or in French) from a university or a governmental authority;
- a proof of current enrolment (at the time of application) in a master’s degree, a postgraduate degree, or a doctorate programme;
- copies of previous university diplomas obtained
- a curriculum vitae;
- a short motivation letter (300 words maximum).
Please note that incomplete applications, or submitted without the documents mentioned above, will be automatically eliminated.
Once selected, successful candidates will be asked ahead of time to provide a medical certificate attesting their good health and a proof of medical insurance coverage in Switzerland for the duration of the GSP. These two documents will be accepted in English or French only.
Participation in the Graduate Study Programme is free of charge. At the same time, please bear in mind that the United Nations does not make any financial contribution towards visa, travel, board and lodging costs of participants. Governments, universities, private foundations, companies, or charities may offer grants to selected candidates.
Applications submitted after Friday 3 March 2023, 12 noon Geneva time, will not be considered.