List of documents to provide

When using the "guide", the specific documents required according to your specific situation will be listed.

The lists below cover all possible documents.

Application for a Bachelor's program

  1. Two copies (use the "print" button) of the enrollment application form, completed, dated, and signed.
  2. Two passport photos, one glued to each of the signed and dated application forms (see criteria).
  3. A copy of your identity document (front and back) or of the personal information page of your passport.
  4. A  copy of your Swiss residency permit (front and back) (if you have one).
  5. A complete CV, including full details of your studies at the secondary and university levels (for example the Europass CV format). Each year should be clearly accounted for, including years during which you undertook no studies.
  6. Copies of your transcripts and/or grade reports for the last three years of secondary studies (including the current academic year) in their original language.
  • Please note : for studies in countries that have not signed or ratified the Lisbon Convention, CERTIFIED TRUE COPIES are required.
  • Grade reports are not required for students who will obtain or have obtained a Swiss federal or secondary-school "maturité".
  • Proof of registration or student status in the original language, bearing the official stamp of your institution, if the transcripts or grade reports for the current school year are not (yet) available.
  1. A copy of your secondary diploma certificate in the original language (+ translation if required, see below), along with a copy of the final transcript or grade report (if such exists).
  1. Proof of admission in the targeted field from a university recognized by UNIGE in the country where the secondary studies diploma was awarded (ONLY if required by UNIGE as a condition of enrollment).
  2. Copies of all university grade reports and transcripts obtained to date (even in cases of withdrawal or failure) in the original language.
  • Please note : for studies in countries that have not signed or ratified the Lisbon Convention, CERTIFIED TRUE COPIES are required.
  • Proof of registration or student status in the original language, BEARING THE OFFICIAL STAMP of your institution, if the transcripts or grade reports for the current academic year are not (yet) available.
  1. Copies of any university diploma(s) earned in the original language.

  1. For students who have studied at Swiss higher education institutions (UNI, EPF, HES, HEP), proof that you are no longer enrolled at that/those institution(s) (“attestation d’exmatriculation”).
  • For applicants whose studies are still ongoing, this proof must be provided at the latest when your enrollment at the University of Geneva is confirmed.

In addition to the documents in their original languages, official translations for all documents not in French, German, Italian, English or Spanish.

  1. If required in our conditions of admission, a copy of a certificate indicating at least a B2 level of proficiency in French, if you have one (see list). This may excuse you from the requirement to take the UNIGE French exam if you are otherwise subject to that requirement..
  2. For students having previously undertaken university-level studies and who wish to obtain equivalencies to be applied towards a future Bachelor's degree program: the completed form, along with all required documentation listed on the 1st page of the form.
  • This application is optional.
  • Equivalencies are not available for the Bachelor's degree from the Faculty of Translation and Interpreting.
  • Equivalencies for Bachelor's degrees from the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences must be applied for with the Academic Advisor during the first three weeks of the semester.
  • For the Bachelor’s degree in International Relations (BARI) of the Global Studies Institute (GSI), equivalencies are only granted upon successful completion at GSI partner institutions of courses identical to those offered within the BARI program, see the BARI rules and regulations.

PLEASE NOTE :

  • The documents specified above must reach us by the deadlines indicated online (guide) regardless of whether the candidate has received the degree necessary for enrollment to the University by that date.
  • The Admissions Office reserves the right to request additional documents needed to evaluate the application, and to reject an excessively incomplete application.
  • No original documents should be included in the dossier. The University declines all responsibility in case of loss of any original documents.
  • Any omission or submission of inaccurate or falsified documents can lead to the definitive rejection of admission and/or dismissal from UNIGE.

Application for a Master's program

  1. Two copies (use the "print" button) of the enrollment application form, completed, dated, and signed .
  2. Two passport photos, one glued to each of the signed and dated application forms (see criteria).
  3. One copy of your identity document (front and back) or of the personal information page of your passport.
  4. One copy of your Swiss residency permit (front and back) (if you have one).
  5. A complete CV, including full details of your studies at the secondary and university levels. The Europass CV format is perfectly acceptable. Each year should be clearly accounted for, including years during which you undertook no studies.
  6. A  copy of your secondary diploma certificate, in the original language, along with a copy of the final transcript or grade report (if such exists).
  7. Copies of all university grade reports and transcripts obtained to date (even in cases of withdrawal or failure) in the original language.
  1. Copies of any university diploma(s) earned in the original language.
  • Please note : for studies in countries that have not signed or ratified the Lisbon Convention, CERTIFIED TRUE COPIES are required.
  • Proof of registration or student status in the original language, BEARING THE OFFICIAL STAMP of your institution, if the transcripts or grade reports for the current academic year are not (yet) available.
  1. For students who have studied at Swiss higher education institutions (UNI, EPF, HES, HEP), proof that you are no longer enrolled at that/those institution(s) (“attestation d’exmatriculation”).
  • For applicants whose studies are still ongoing, this proof must be provided at the latest when your enrollment at the University of Geneva is confirmed.

In addition to the documents in their original languages, official translations for all documents not in French, German, Italian, English and Spanish.

  1. If required in our conditions of admission, a copy of a certificate indicating at least a B2 level of proficiency in French, if you have one (see list). This may excuse you from the requirement to take the UNIGE French exam if you are otherwise subject to that requirement.
  2. The completed application form for admission to a master’s, along with all required documentation listed on the 1st page of the form.

No application file is required for

  • the Master of Science in Neuroscience
  • the Master of Science in Learning and Teaching Technologies (MALTT)
  • all masters' of the Geneva School of Economics and Management (GSEM)
  • all masters' of the Geneva School of Social Sciences (SDS)
  • all masters' of the Faculty of Translation and Interpreting (FTI)
  • all master's of the Global Studies Institute (GSI)
  • all masters' of the University Institute of Teacher Education (IUFE)

PLEASE NOTE :

  • The documents specified above must reach us by the deadlines indicated online (guide) regardless of whether the candidate has received the degree necessary for enrollment to the University by that date.
  • The Admissions Office reserves the right to request additional documents needed to evaluate the application, and to reject an excessively incomplete application.
  • No original documents should be included in the dossier. The University declines all responsibility in case of loss of any original documents.
  • Any omission or submission of inaccurate or falsified documents can lead to the definitive rejection of admission and/or dismissal from UNIGE.

Application for a Complementary Certificate 

  1. Two copies (use the "print" button) of the enrollment application form, completed, dated, and signed.
  2. Two passport photos, one glued to each of the signed and dated application forms (see criteria)
  3. One  copy of your identity document (front and back) or of the personal information page of your passport.
  4. One copy of your Swiss residency permit (front and back) (if you have one).
  5. A complete CV, including full details of your studies at the secondary and university levels. The Europass CV format is perfectly acceptable. Each year should be clearly accounted for, including years during which you undertook no studies.
  6. A copy of your secondary diploma certificate, in the original language, along with a copy of the final transcript or grade report (if such exists).
  7. Copies of all university grade reports and transcripts obtained to date (even in cases of withdrawal or failure) in the original language.
  • Please note : for studies in countries that have not signed or ratified the Lisbon Convention, CERTIFIED TRUE COPIES are required.
  • Proof of registration or student status in the original language, BEARING THE OFFICIAL STAMP of your institution, if the transcripts or grade reports for the current academic year are not (yet) available.
  1. Copies of any university diploma(s) earned in the original language.
  1. For students who have studied at Swiss higher education institutions (UNI, EPF, HES, HEP), proof that you are no longer enrolled at that/those institution(s) (“attestation d’exmatriculation”).
  • For applicants whose studies are still ongoing, this proof must be provided at the latest when your enrollment at the University of Geneva is confirmed.

In addition to the documents in their original languages, official translations for all documents not in French, German, Italian, English and Spanish.

  1. If required in our conditions of admission, a copy of a certificate indicating at least a B2 level of proficiency in French, if you have one (see list). This may excuse you from the requirement to take the UNIGE French exam if you are otherwise subject to that requirement.
  2. The completed application form for admission to a complementary certificate for the following three complementary certificate, along with all required documentation listed on the 1st page of the form:
    • in Computer Science of the Faculty of Science
    • in Theology of the Faculty of Theology
    • in Special Education of the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences,

PLEASE NOTE :

  • The documents specified above must reach us by the deadlines indicated online (guide) regardless of whether the candidate has received the degree necessary for enrollment to the University by that date.
  • The Admissions Office reserves the right to request additional documents needed to evaluate the application, and to reject an excessively incomplete application.
  • No original documents should be included in the dossier. The University declines all responsibility in case of loss of any original documents.
  • Any omission or submission of inaccurate or falsified documents can lead to the definitive rejection of admission and/or dismissal from UNIGE.

Application for a Specialisation Certificate

  1. Two copies (use the "print" button) of the enrollment application form, completed, dated, and signed.
  2. Two passport photos, one glued to each of the signed and dated application forms (see criteria)
  3. One  copy of your identity document (front and back) or of the personal information page of your passport.
  4. One copy of your Swiss residency permit (front and back) (if you have one).
  5. A complete CV, including full details of your studies at the secondary and university levels. The Europass CV format is perfectly acceptable. Each year should be clearly accounted for, including years during which you undertook no studies.
  6. A copy of your secondary diploma certificate, in the original language, along with a copy of the final transcript or grade report (if such exists).
  7. Copies of all university grade reports and transcripts obtained to date (even in cases of withdrawal or failure) in the original language.
  • Please note : for studies in countries that have not signed or ratified the Lisbon Convention, CERTIFIED TRUE COPIES are required.
  • Proof of registration or student status in the original language, BEARING THE OFFICIAL STAMP of your institution, if the transcripts or grade reports for the current academic year are not (yet) available.
  1. Copies of any university diploma(s) earned in the original language.
  1. For students who have studied at Swiss higher education institutions (UNI, EPF, HES, HEP), proof that you are no longer enrolled at that/those institution(s) (“attestation d’exmatriculation”).
  • For applicants whose studies are still ongoing, this proof must be provided at the latest when your enrollment at the University of Geneva is confirmed.
  1. If required in our conditions of admission, a copy of a certificate indicating at least a B2 level of proficiency in French, if you have one (see list). This may excuse you from the requirement to take the UNIGE French exam if you are otherwise subject to that requirement.

In addition to the documents in their original languages, official translations for all documents not in French, German, Italian, English and Spanish.

PLEASE NOTE :

  • The documents specified above must reach us by the deadlines indicated online (guide) regardless of whether the candidate has received the degree necessary for enrollment to the University by that date.
  • The Admissions Office reserves the right to request additional documents needed to evaluate the application, and to reject an excessively incomplete application.
  • No original documents should be included in the dossier. The University declines all responsibility in case of loss of any original documents.
  • Any omission or submission of inaccurate or falsified documents can lead to the definitive rejection of admission and/or dismissal from UNIGE.

Application for a Master's of Advanced Studies (MAS)

  1.  Two copies (use the "print" button) of the enrollment application form, completed, dated, and signed.
  2. Two passport photos, one glued to each of the signed and dated application forms (see criteria).
  3. A copy of your identity document (front and back) or of the personal information page of your passport.
  4. A copy of your Swiss residency permit (front and back) (if you have one).
  5. A complete CV, including full details of your studies at the secondary and university levels. The Europass CV format is perfectly acceptable. Each year should be clearly accounted for, including years during which you undertook no studies.
  6. A copy of your secondary diploma certificate, in the original language, along with a copy of the final transcript or grade report (if such exists).
  7. Copies of all university grade reports and transcripts obtained to date (even in cases of withdrawal or failure) in the original language.
  • Please note : for studies in countries that have not signed or ratified the Lisbon Convention, CERTIFIED TRUE COPIES are required.
  • Proof of registration or student status in the original language, BEARING THE OFFICIAL STAMP of your institution, if the transcripts or grade reports for the current academic year are not (yet) available.
  1. Copies of any university diploma(s) earned in the original language.
  • Please note : for studies in countries that have not signed or ratified the Lisbon Convention, CERTIFIED TRUE COPIES are required.
  • For students who have studied at Swiss higher education institutions (UNI, EPF, HES, HEP), proof that you are no longer enrolled at that/those institution(s) (“attestation d’exmatriculation”).
  1. For applicants whose studies are still ongoing, this proof must be provided at the latest when your enrollment at the University of Geneva is confirmed.
  2. A certificate of acceptance
    • For applicants to the Faculty of Science: signed by the Director of the program.
    • For applicants to the Faculty of Medicine: signed by the Vice-dean in charge of postgraduate education.

In addition to the documents in their original languages, official translations for all documents not in French, German, Italian, English and Spanish.

PLEASE NOTE :

  • The documents specified above must reach us by the deadlines indicated online (guide) regardless of whether the candidate has received the degree necessary for enrollment to the University by that date.
  • The Admissions Office reserves the right to request additional documents needed to evaluate the application, and to reject an excessively incomplete application.
  • No original documents should be included in the dossier. The University declines all responsibility in case of loss of any original documents.
  • Any omission or submission of inaccurate or falsified documents can lead to the definitive rejection of admission and/or dismissal from UNIGE.

Application for a doctoral program

  1. Two copies (use the "print" button) of the enrollment application form, completed, dated, and signed.
  2. Two passport photos, one glued to each of the signed and dated application forms (see criteria).
  3. A copy of your identity document (front and back) or of the personal information page of your passport.
  4. A copy of your Swiss residency permit (front and back) (if you have one).
  5. A complete CV, including full details of your studies at the secondary and university levels. The Europass CV format is perfectly acceptable. Each year should be clearly accounted for, including years during which you undertook no studies.
  6. A copy of your secondary diploma certificate, in the original language, along with a copy of the final transcript or grade report (if such exists).
  7. Copies of all university grade reports and transcripts obtained to date (even in cases of withdrawal or failure) in the original language.
  • Please note : for studies in countries that have not signed or ratified the Lisbon Convention, CERTIFIED TRUE COPIES are required.
  • Proof of registration or student status in the original language, BEARING THE OFFICIAL STAMP of your institution, if the transcripts or grade reports for the current academic year are not (yet) available.
  1. Copies of any university diploma(s) earned in the original language.
  • Please note : for studies in countries that have not signed or ratified the Lisbon Convention, CERTIFIED TRUE COPIES are required.
  • For students who have studied at Swiss higher education institutions (UNI, EPF, HES, HEP), proof that you are no longer enrolled at that/those institution(s) (“attestation d’exmatriculation”).
  1. For applicants whose studies are still ongoing, this proof must be provided at the latest when your enrollment at the University of Geneva is confirmed.
  2. In addition to the documents in their original languages, official translations for all documents not in French, German, Italian, English and Spanish.
  3. The completed application’s form for admission to a doctoral program, along with all required documentation, for applicants to the following faculties/schools:
  • Faculty of Science
  • Geneva School of Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Theology
  • Faculty of Pschology and Educational Sciences
  • Global Studies Institute
  1. Acceptance letters :
  • For admission to the Faculty of Science: for the PhD in Life Sciences, a letter from the dissertation director; for all other PhDs, a letter of acceptance for doctoral studies signed by the dissertation director.
  • For admission to the Faculty of Medicine: a letter from the dissertation director, which must specify the exact date (semester) of the beginning of the work on the dissertation, signed and bearing the stamp of the student secretary of the Faculty of Medicine at the University Medical Center (CMU - Rue Michel Servet 1 - Mrs. Marie-France Châtelain: Marie-France.Chatelain@unige.ch)
  • For admission to the Faculty of Humanities: a letter of acceptance for doctoral studies signed by the Vice-Dean of the Faculty.
  • For admission to the Geneva School of Economics and Management: a letter of acceptance for doctoral studies signed by the Dean of the Faculty.
  • For admission to the Geneva School of Social Sciences: a letter of acceptance for doctoral studies signed by the dissertation director.
  • For admission to the Faculty of Theology: a letter of acceptance for doctoral studies signed by the dissertation director.
  • For admission to the Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences (FPSE): the thesis supervision form signed by a professor of the Faculty who agrees to be your thesis director.
  • For admission to the Faculty of Translation and Interpreting: a letter of acceptance for doctoral studies signed by the Dean of the Faculty.
  • For admission to the Global Studies Institute: a letter of acceptance for doctoral studies signed by the dissertation director.

PLEASE NOTE :

  • The documents specified above must reach us by the deadlines indicated online (guide) regardless of whether the candidate has received the degree necessary for enrollment to the University by that date.
  • The Admissions Office reserves the right to request additional documents needed to evaluate the application, and to reject an excessively incomplete application.
  • No original documents should be included in the dossier. The University declines all responsibility in case of loss of any original documents.
  • Any omission or submission of inaccurate or falsified documents can lead to the definitive rejection of admission and/or dismissal from UNIGE.