Come to Geneva

Why Geneva?

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An international university

Considered the smallest of the major world capitals, Geneva, which is home to some thirty international organizations including the UN, WTO, WHO and ILO and more than 300 NGOs and permanent missions of foreign states, has a true international vocation.

This multicultural environment is reflected at the University of Geneva, where about one third of the students are foreign nationals. The university pursues a very active policy of international relations; in particular, it participates in numerous bi- or multilateral agreements, networks and programs such as Erasmus and Socrates.

These partnerships take various forms such as student or teacher exchanges, joint research and training, presence at international events, etc.

A city on a human scale

Ideally located near the most famous ski areas of the Alps, not far from the Mediterranean, while being anchored in Central Europe, Geneva offers the rare advantages of a cosmopolitan city on a human scale.

Cuisine and music from all over the world are found here. Lovers of green spaces will find an atmosphere conducive to meditation in its parks or on the shores of Lake Geneva.

Culture lovers will be spoilt for choice, thanks to the presence in Geneva of one of the most prestigious opera scenes in Europe, several film festivals, and numerous concert halls and theaters.

The University of Geneva takes an active part in this cultural scene. Its film club and choir in particular attract large audiences. But Geneva also lives to the rhythm of a multitude of associations, representing the most diverse countries and interests, which make it uniquely suited for the exchange of ideas and traditions.

a city in the heart of europe

Situated between the Alps and the Jura mountains, at the southwestern tip of Switzerland and Lake Geneva, Geneva is in the heart of Western Europe.

Its ideal geographical location has made the City of Calvin a of Calvin a prosperous hub for trade and exchanges of all kinds. This cosmopolitan city is home to more than 180 nationalities and is recognized worldwide for its spirit of openness and tolerance.

Learn french

Geneva is located in the French-speaking part of Switzerland. The language of instruction at the University of Geneva is therefore French, even though more and more courses at the Master's level and in continuing education are offered in English.

Coming to study at the University of Geneva represents an exceptional opportunity to learn the language of Rousseau (a citizen of Geneva) in a highly livable cosmopolitan city.

In order to provide its international students with the necessary tools, the UNIGE offers them, through the Maison des Langues and the ELCF, an array of French courses for all levels.

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