Financing your studies


If you are going to live and study in Switzerland, please keep in mind that Geneva is amongst the most expensive cities in the world. It is important to establish a realistic and sustainable financial plan for the entire period of studies. Of course obtaining a degree is also an investment in your personal development and in your own future. The financial aspect therefore should not be the only factor when deciding to begin or continue your studies in Geneva.

We are happy to provide you with more information about the options for financial assistance. These include existing financing options as well as information about budgeting and ways to reduce your living costs. Please contact us via accounts@genevadiplomacy.com for more information.

Tuition and expenses


Our tuition fees & expenses 2016-2017*

BA-IR Bachelor’s degree (three years) CHF 27’500.- per year
MIR Master’s degree (one year) CHF 32’900.-**
MA-IR Double Master’s degree (1/1,5 year) CHF 37’500.-
EMIR Executive Master’s degree (9 months) CHF 18’000.-
DIR by Research (three years) CHF 11’000.- per year
DIR by Dossier CHF 5’000.-
Short Term Certificate Course CHF 4’600.-

*subject to annual adjustments
** starting for February 2017 intake

These fees do NOT include travel, living accommodation, meals, medical or health insurance and the required study trip.

Other Fees


Books and course material (non-refundable)

BA, MIR, MA-IR CHF 1200.- per year
EMIR CHF 500.-
Registration Fee CHF 300.- (BA, MIR, EMIR, Accel. EMIR, Short term Cert.) / CHF 400,- (MA-IR) / CHF 500.- (DIR)
Maintaining matriculation DIR CHF 1’000.- for the first year, CHF 1’500.- for the 2nd year, CHF 2’000.- for the 3rd year and beyond / MIR, MA-IR, EMIR CHF 1’000.- for 3 months
Late payment fees CHF 300.-
Transcript fees CHF 20.-

Course repeats


BA-IR Programme CHF 1’500.-
MIR Programme CHF 1’500.-
MA-IR Programme CHF 1’500.-
EMIR Programme CHF 1’500.-
Class audit for a semester without receiving credits CHF 1’000.-

For any other details regarding Estimates of living expenses in Geneva, Financial aids, GSD Fellowship, Terms of Payment, please refer to our Tuition policy 2016-2017 document below. Please click here for more information about our transfer policy.

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