Masters of Science

The Masters of the internationally top-ranked Faculty of Science constitute an ideal entry for professional and academic careers. They cover a broad range of scientific disciplines: Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, Prehistoric Archaeology, Geology, Environmental Science, Pharmacy, Neuroscience and Proteomics and Bioinformatics.

Some important information


A French exam is not required to follow a Master program at the Faculty of Science. In most Master programs, lectures are partly in English, in some completely. To have the adequate proficienciy in English and/or French is the responsability of each student. Consult the web pages of each Master program or contact its coordinator for detailed information.

Admission criteria

Bachelor recognized by the University of Geneva. Contact the relevant Master coordinator for more details.

Academic Advisor

If necessary, you may also contact the , in particular for issues concerning recognition of past performances and deadline problems.


As is the case for the other Swiss public universities, tuition fees for Master studies are reasonable (in general 500 CHF/semester, ~425 €, ~510 $US, rate of the day)


The Faculty of Science has established an Excellence Fellowship Programme open to students of any university to support outstanding and highly motivated candidates who intend to pursue a Master of Science in any of the scientific disciplines covered by the Faculty. Next deadline 15 March 2018. More details...

Enrollment at the University of Geneva and general informations

The enrollment procedure is explained in detail on the Admissions Office website. For additional questions, you may contact the or the relevant Master coordinator. Enrollment deadline is 30 April for Master programs starting in September. In certain cases a start in the Spring semester is also possible and the enrollment deadline is 30 November. Candidates to a Master formation who are unable to meet the normal enrollment deadlines for reasons beyond their control, are asked to contact the and the contact person indicated in the web page of the relevant Master.