Our Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations (BAIR) is a three year undergraduate programme providing students with an advanced understanding of international relations. The programme prepares them both practically and intellectually for further studies and a wide choice of career options. Our BAIR graduates have continued their education at some of the most prestigious institutions in the world, including Harvard, LSE, Tufts Fletcher School, Johns Hopkins, Sciences Po, GSD, or upon graduation have launched their careers with highly reputable international organisations.
Students are required to have completed a recognised school leaving certificate, including but not limited to: the International Baccalaureate Programme, A-Levels, High School Diploma, French Baccalauréat, Swiss Maturité, Abitur, etc., to be able to apply for the Bachelor’s Programme. Due to the diversity of applicants, there are other international qualifications that we may accept as the equivalent of a university entry level. As the language of instruction is English, applicants need to submit proof of their language proficiency.
Applicants are required to submit the following documents in support of their application:
Details on secondary education qualifications
If you don’t meet the standard entry qualification, the GSD Admissions Committee will review your application to determine if enrolling in the Career Development Programme is necessary.
BAIR degree (3 years) / CHF 28,900.- per year
Application fee (non-refundable) / CHF 300.-
Learning Resources and Administration fee/ CHF 1,200.- per year
These fees do NOT include travel, living accommodation, meals, medical or health insurance and the study trip.
Financing your studies
If you are going to live and study in Switzerland, it is important to establish a realistic and sustainable financial plan for the entire period of studies. Obtaining a degree is also an investment in your personal development and future. The financial aspects, therefore, should not be the only factor to be considered when deciding to begin or continue your studies in Geneva.
In order to assist students in the financing of their studies GSD offers several fellowships and scholarships. Please check the Financing your studies page to learn more about the fellowships and scholarships opportunities available at GSD.Please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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It is mandatory for all GSD students to complete at least one internship during the course of their Bachelor studies. This is an ideal way for students to gain practical experience, expand their network, and apply theoretical knowledge to real world issues.
In order to assist students in their internships search, GSD has developed regular agreements with a network of organisations, benefiting from its Geneva location and the nearby presence of Embassies, diplomatic missions, governmental agencies, NGOs, multinational corporations, etc.