Prospective Students

Complément d'études

New professional horizons with the BA complément

If you already have an MA, you can enrol to take a BA complement d’études. This training, followed in one discipline, is recognised by the Canton of Geneva’s Département de l’Instruction Publique (DIP) and qualifies you to teach in Geneva’s secondary schools.

Study for a classic BA (with two disciplines) takes up to a maximum of 6 semesters. The complément can be acquired in a shorter time (3 to 4 semesters). It is possible to combine these studies with a part-time job, but naturally this prolongs the duration of the course.

If you are planning to become an English teacher in a secondary school in Geneva, after successfully completing the BA complément you will have to follow a two-year course at the Institut Universitaire de Formation des Enseignants (IUFE). This course can be combined with actual teaching. Students who have already validated prior pedagogical training are dispensed from certain parts of the course.

The deadline for enrolment in the BA complément is the same as the general University of Geneva deadline: 30 April for the academic year beginning in September. Applicants who have already been enrolled at the University of Geneva in the past are allowed an extended deadline (1 July to 15 August).


Contact :

English Department:  Prof. Guillemette Bolens

Student counsellor for the Faculty of Humanities: M. Olivier Frutiger

Additional Information:

Studies at the IUFE

Enrolment at the University of Geneva

Website of the Département de l'instruction publique (DIP) of the Canton of Geneva