Student Mobility

Mobility IN

Students on a Mobility program at the University of Geneva and attached to the GSI

The GSI welcomes you and hopes you will make the most of your stay!

The GSI has drafted guidelines for Mobility IN students at the University of Geneva interested in following courses at the GSI to help them better navigate the different aspects related to their studies. These guidelines include details on the academic calendar, choice and enrollment in courses, as well as on exams and the conditions for successfully completing the program.

All Mobility IN students attached to the GSI must familiarize themselves with these guidelines and submit a form confirming that they have read this document to the Student Advisor for Mobility, M. Marc Pochon.

Mobility at the University of Geneva within the framework of the GSI - academic year 2017-2018.pdf

Course Restrictions

There are restrictions on the courses available under the Bachelor of Arts in International Relations (BARI). The following GSI courses are not open to Mobility students, regardless of their Faculty / Institute within the University of Geneva:

  • J2M048 - Séminaire Modèle des Nations Unies
  • J2DPR - J2DPR9 - Projet de recherche en Droit
  • J2HPR - Projet de recherche en Histoire
  • J2EPR - Projet de recherche en Sciences économiques
  • J2PPR - Projet de recherche en science politique
  • J2MPR - Projet de recherche interdisciplinaire
  • J2M211 - Séminaire d'encadrement du projet de recherche interdisciplinaire
  • J2P024 - Séminaire d'encadrement du projet de recherche en science politique A
  • J2P025 - Séminaire d'encadrement du projet de recherche en science politique

The following GSI courses have a limited number of places:

  • J2M268 – Global History Lab (semestre d’automne): Enseignement à places limitées. Réservé en priorité aux étudiants du BARI.
  • J2M219 - International Geneva (semestre de printemps): limité à 40 places pour les étudiants en mobilité dans le cadre du Geneva Global Studies Network (GGSN). Les places restantes pourront être attribuées en premier lieu aux étudiants en mobilité rattachés au GSI et en second lieu aux étudiants de l’UNIGE d’autres Facultés/Centres/Instituts. Cet enseignement sera composé de cours et de visites qui auront lieu les mardis après-midis de 14h15 à 16h et les jeudis après-midis principalement entre 14h15 et 16h. Certaines visites qui auront lieu les jeudis seront étendues jusqu’à 18h. Les étudiants en mobilité IN sont donc priés d’organiser leur horaire pour être disponibles jusqu’à 18h les jeudis. Les visites ayant lieu dans le quartier de l'ONU, il ne sera pas possible d'être de retour pour 18h15 à UniMail.

Other important information

Exams: The exams will take place during three testing sessions annually, and may only be sat at the places, dates and times set by the GSI. Thus, no exemptions are granted to sit them at a distance and/or at a different date/time. With regard to the types of evaluation (e.g. written exam, oral examination, etc.), they are the same for all students. Additionally, some of the courses in the Bachelor of Arts in International Relations (BARI) program are not graded, but evaluated as pass/fail. It is not possible to obtain a grade if the examination is evaluated with a pass/fail and vice versa.

Level of Studies: Students enrolled in a Bachelor's program at their home university are not allowed to enroll in GSI Masters courses and vice versa for Master's students.

Mobility IN students not connected to the GSI: These students can enroll in GSI courses (subject to the restrictions outlined above). To do so, they must fill in the registration form (available at and submit it to the GSI Student Secretariat within the deadline.

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