The MSc in Economics at the University of Geneva is fully aligned with European standards. Students with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics delivered by a Swiss University or a fully accredited foreign institution are eligible for admission. Applications by candidates holding degrees from other institutions, as well as degrees in subjects other than Economics are also encouraged and will be evaluated on a case by case basis depending on the specialization opted for (see also the note Important below). In some particular cases, a successful completion of a one-year preliminary program of advanced Bachelor’s courses will be required prior to admission to the MSc program. (These courses are given in French).

Admission procedure:

Two documents namely, demande d'immatriculation (registration form) and demande d'équivalence (equivalence form), must be sent before February 28 to:

University of Geneva
Service des Admissions
Rue du Général Dufour 24
CH - 1211 Genève 4

Instructions to fill these documents are available on the web:

The documents may be downloaded from the web.

In addition to these two documents, applicants should also provide a curriculum vitae, two letters of recommendation from their professors and their results from the TOEFL and GRE, if available.

Important: The MSc program in Economics at the University of Geneva is designed for students who want to achieve a high level of qualification in formal economics and econometrics. Therefore, it is technically demanding. Since no refresher courses are offered, successful participation requires prior technical skills (in terms of mathematics and statistics) equivalent to those acquired in the Economics Bachelor’s curriculum at the Universities of Geneva and Lausanne. We strongly recommend that students wishing to enroll in this program make sure that they have the appropriate background knowledge in macroeconomics, microeconomics and econometrics prior to embarking in the MSc program. Candidates should also have a good working knowledge of English (TOEFL highly recommended) and a basic knowledge of French before registration at the University of Geneva.