Do you consider working in international affairs in the future and would like to learn about it?

Come and join us at GSD for a one week programme in the summer of 2017 and experience the life of a diplomat at the United Nations in Geneva. The objective of the summer school is to offer students short courses on relevant topics in international relations taught by leading experts in the field. In July 2017 we organise the Summer School programme in the week of 3 – 7 July 2017 and another programme in the week of 17 – 21 July. The outline of the Summer School is the same for both weeks, however some visits or classes might be different than the other week. Please see the programme schedule for both weeks (programme week 1, programme week 2) for more information. On the application form you can enter for which week you would like to register.

The Summer School, taught in English, is designed for (international) students from 15 to 20 years old who are interested in pursuing undergraduate studies in areas of political science, international relations and the political economy.

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Located in Geneva, the world capital of diplomacy, the GSD Summer School in International Relations offers students a unique exposure to the diplomats work in International Relations.

The programme will give students the opportunity to experience how global affairs are managed on a daily basis, meet with students from all over the world and make contacts for future internships and career opportunities. Conducted by professors and practitioners from the Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations, the curriculum aims at providing participants with an understanding of the international affairs world.

Please click here for the programme of Summer School 2017 from 3 – 7 July 2017 and here for the programme of the Summer School from 17 to 21 July 2017.


To register for the five days Summer School in International Relations, there is a CHF 100,- inscription fee (this is non-refundable). The tuition fee for the full week of Summer School is CHF 900,-*.

If you register and pay (registration and tuition fee) for the Summer School before 30 April 2017, you will receive a 10% discount. 

Your registration will be complete once the payment has been confirmed by GSD. The tuition fee does not include travel costs, accommodation or other living expenses in Geneva. Your place will be reserved upon receipt of your payment.

*Please note that if you start your studies (for one of our programmes) at GSD within one year after Summer School 2017, the fee will be refunded to you.

Deadline for registration is June 15, 2017.


Payments can be made by using the following bank details:

Account’s holder:  Geneva School of Diplomacy & International Relations

Address:  Château de Penthes, Chemin de l’Impératrice 18, 1292 Pregny /Switzerland

Name of the bank: UBS SA

Address of the bank: 1260 NYON / SWITZERLAND

Account #:  22855816401Q


IBAN: CH460022822855816401Q

Reference: Candidate’s name + course reference “Summer School 2017”

Payments through Paypal are accepted but are subject to commission depending on the countries.

Any financial matters should be addressed to:


Students who successfully complete a summer school programme will receive a GSD certificate of completion.


The individual courses will take place in two 1.5 hour sessions per day during one week from 09h30 to 12h30. In the afternoons, theory will be put into practice thanks to various visits and briefings at diplomatic missions, United Nations agencies and international development organizations.

For further information on the Summer School, please contact us at:

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