Students

Updated 21 August

The Career Centre offers the publication of job offers of all types (traineeships, student jobs and graduate jobs) free of charge to all employers (including UNIGE employees).

UNIGE students can apply by consulting the Career Center platform.

The recommended rates for student payment remain the same.

Updated 26 November 2020

Starting on Monday, 2 November, classes will move online until the end of the 2020–2021 fall semester, both for standard and continuing education. Classes requiring access to specific UNIGE equipment, rooms or other resources will be exempted from this rule and will be allowed to be held in-person, with authorization granted on a case-by-case basis and provided health and safety rules are followed. This is the case, for example, for lab work, workshops, practicals, clinical work or exams that cannot be carried out remotely. The limited number of classes concerned are identified by the relevant dean's office or management team, who  provide the students in question with a list of such classes.

> Discover the tools for optimized learning

The University’s essential research and educational facilities will still be available to staff members and students. The UNIGE library will thus remain open. Where necessary, the library will provide information about any changes to its opening times on its website.

Updated 21 August

Advice on distance learning, access to platforms, use of available resources, available training offers: 
> Discover the tools for optimized learning

Updated 10 November 2020

Stronger financial support plan for 2020-2021 Academic year

A public-private partnership enables the UNIGE and the HES-SO Geneva to strengthen their financial support on a long-term basis.

At the start of the 2020 academic year, the procedures for processing applications were reshaped in order to reduce by half the processing time. As the second wave arrives, new adjustments were made to the plan: the aid is now open to students in second training and can be accumulated under certain conditions. > Discover the services available (French only)

The Social and Financial Service offers numerous punctual aids allowing students to get out of a temporary and unexpected financial difficulty (sudden and temporary loss of income, unexpected expenses, ...).

The Social and Financial Service is available for any further information.

 

 

 

 

Updated 21 December 2020

cross-boarder students commuters

Students resident in France who have to attend the UNIGE during curfew hours must must download the "Attestation de déplacement dérogatoire".

Students complete this document themselves for each journey by ticking the first box "Journeys between home and the place of work or an education or training establishment, business trips that cannot be postponed".

Incoming and outgoing exchange students

For information on the impact of the pandemic on the conditions of academic mobility and the guidelines for exchange students, read more on the Mobility reference page.

All persons who have entered Switzerland from the UK or South Africa since 14 December must go into quarantine for 10 days. The Federal Council has also introduced a general entry ban for all foreign nationals seeking to enter Switzerland from these two countries.

Private travel

The UNIGE encourages the members of its community to follow the recommendations of the FOPH and to refrain from unnecessary travel abroad.

Students who have travelled to a risk zone according to the FOPH's list must observe a ten-day quarantine period.

All persons who have entered Switzerland from the UK or South Africa since 14 December must go into quarantine for 10 days. The Federal Council has also introduced a general entry ban for all foreign nationals seeking to enter Switzerland from these two countries.

Before traveling abroad, you are strongly advised to contact the embassies or consulates of your country of destination. In all situations, it is essential that you respect to the letter the rules of hygiene and behavior established by the federal and cantonal health authorities. Members of the UNIGE community must also be aware of the UNIGE policy regarding risk areas.

Udpated 21 December 2020

> Directive on teaching and assessments for the 2020–2021 academic year

Assessments for the fall semester will also be conducted online, with exceptions: exams for classes being held in-person, assessments that are part of a selective admissions procedure, and exceptional cases where in-person assessments have been authorized by the relevant dean's office or management team.

The directive on teaching and assessments for the 2020–2021 academic year precises the conditions. It notably states that :

  • To prevent cheating, online exams can be proctored remotely, and students' identity can also be checked online. Teachers are authorized to use Zoom (image and sound) to proctor their exams virtually in real time.
  • It is not allowed to record the examination using Zoom.
  • The use of online proctoring methods other than Zoom must first be authorized by the Rectorate.

Updated 21 August

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During this period, it is essential that UNIGE students can continue to express themselves and to be listened to. The psychological service of the University's Health and Psychology Service provides them with a free telephone hotline: +41 22 379 74 41.

They can directly contact a psychologist in the service, who will listen to them in complete confidentiality and help them, if necessary, to refer them to the resources that will meet your expectations.

Students also have the opportunity to make an appointment with the psychologists who are available to them and who offer confidential face-to-face or electronic interviews.

Updated 6 October

scientific information

Remote support for students (online documentary research) is reinforced:

Temporary access to a wider range of digital resources, available 24/7:

  • Access our collections of e-books, journals, newspapers and magazines, articles, databases, videos, films, music, etc. here (only accessible with VPN). You can also access these resources by discipline;
  • To find free or Open Access digital resources, use the tips here;

More research assistance:

  • For all general questions, use this form (French only);
  • For bibliographical questions, contact Aide à la recherche. This service is also available by appointment via Zoom, telephone or institutional chat (CISCO Jabber);

Training sessions adapted for distance learning:

  • The e-learning platform InfoTrack, available in French and English, offers courses in the form of short and entertaining videos. This distance-learning tool provides useful guidance for writing academic papers (selecting and researching your topic, writing your bibliography, advice for avoiding plagiarism, etc.);
  • On the training page, you will find a list of the upcoming Rendez-vous de l’info scientifique and Workshops, now offered in the form of webinars.

 

Volunteering

The Geneva medical student association (AEMG) is giving students the chance to offer their services temporarily. Students can sign up to provide clinical support at the Geneva University Hospital, childcare services or other assistance to individuals.

> To sign up (in French only)

> For more information (in French only)

 

volunteering - Distribution of food bags

Mission to assist in the preparation and distribution of food shopping bags in the decentralized sites of the city of Geneva and communes, under the responsibility of the Fondation Partage. About forty volunteers take turns in morning and afternoon shifts.

Location: Palexpo, hall 4, door 44-45, bus access 5

When: Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays, except during the week of the Jeûne Genevois on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. From June 8 (phase 2 of the food emergency) until mid-September at Palexpo, then place to be determined for the rest.

Morning schedule: 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Afternoon schedule: 1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

If you are interested in this mission, please let us know your availability by e-mail at: benevolat(at)partage.ch or by phone at +41 (0)78 692 90 80. 

Helping each other at UNIGE: sharing resources and staying in touch

ADEPSY

The psychology student association has several Facebook pages that students can join so that they can help each other out and stay in touch.

> Psycho B1
> Psycho B2-B3
> Psycho M1-M2

Contact: adepsy(at)unige.ch

ADEPSY Website

 

CUAE

The Conférence Universitaire des Associations d’EtudiantEs (CUAE) is working to safeguard the interests of UNIGE students by helping to ensure that they have the right study conditions and to improve their financial situation during this difficult time.

> For more information

Contact: cuae(at)unige.ch

Decameron

TAFL UNIGE is bringing the student and university community together during the pandemic through its "Decameron" project – a Discord server designed to help UNIGE students stay in touch during this crisis.

> For more information

Unithek

This is a free platform developed by a UNIGE student allowing students to buy and sell secondhand books and IT equipment. It is available (in French only) at https://www.unithek.ch/

 

SaME

The University's medical students are on hand to provide mental health advice on their dedicated Facebook page.

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As part of our mission to support our local community, UNIGE is encouraging this kind of solidarity. Nevertheless, community initiatives are the sole responsibility of their organizers. It is up to them to ensure that everyone is kept safe by making sure that their members and other people involved in their initiatives meet the health and safety requirements issued by the relevant authorities – especially the requirements of the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH).

 

A number of other UNIGE student associations have rolled out similar initiatives. Don't hesitate to get in touch with them. The full list of associations and lots of other information are available (French only) at: https://agora.unige.ch/. Many initiatives are currently emerging, so please visit this page regularly.

To tell us about your initiatives, please contact: Romain.DeSainteMarie(at)unige.ch.

 

Updated 15 January 2021

Until at the earliest 1 April 2021, which is the date the Easter holiday begins, all teaching will remain online, except for classes requiring specific UNIGE equipment, premises or resources. So teaching conditions will be the same as they have been since 2 November. We hope to gradually introduce in-person teaching again starting on 12 April, when classes begin after the Easter break, provided the public-health situation makes that possible. We will provide details about the partial return to in-person teaching before the Easter holidays. In any event, all teaching content will be available remotely until the end of the semester.

Updated 12 November 2020

student life webpage is now online. It covers three main topics: your studies, with tips on remote learning, accessing the platforms, using the resources available, and available training; practical matters, which covers administrative and financial aspects, such as accommodations and health care; and campus life, which provides information about the UNIGE community, including associations, sports, culture and career opportunities.

A new class-scheduling interface has also been launched.

The Admissions Office, the Pôle santé social and the Career Centre maintain all their services remotely. They can be reached by telephone or e-mail at the times indicated directly on their website.

Following the cantonal government’s decision to ban all contact, combat and team sports, the University’s sports and culture team will provide information about the specific rules for each activity on their website.

March 9, 2020
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