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 from Monday 16 to Friday 20 July 2018, 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. We will update this page with more information about the 2018 programme as soon as possible. The outline of the Summer School 2018 programme will be the same as in 2017. Please see the programme schedule of 2017 for an impression of the schedule and courses. If you would like to be updated as we have more news to share, please send us an email to:

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.


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

The deadline for registration for the Summer School, is 1 July 2018.  The deadline for payment of the fees is 15 June 2018.


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 2018”. Please note that the deadline for payments is 15 June 2018.

Payments through Paypal are accepted but are subject to commission depending on the countries. Please note that we only accept payments that also cover the transfer fees charged by Paypal, apart from the school fees..

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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