Tuition and expenses

Our tuition fees & expenses 2019-2020*

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 (1/1,5 year) CHF 18’000.-
Diploma of Advanced Studies in International Relations and Diplomacy (20 days) CHF 9,000
Certificate of Advanced Studies in International Relations and Diplomacy (10 days) CHF 3,600
Certificate in International Relations and Diplomacy (5 days) CHF 1,800
DIR by Research (three years) CHF 11’000.- per year
DIR by Dossier CHF 9’000.-
Short Term Certificate Course CHF 4’600.-
Summer School 2019 CHF 1’200.- + CHF 100.- reg. fee

*subject to annual adjustments and registration fees (please see our Tuition Policy document at the bottom of this page)
** starting for February 2017 intake

Registration fees are non-refundable

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


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 for more information.

Other Fees

Books and course material (non-refundable)

BA, MIR, MA-IR CHF 1200.- per year
EMIR CHF 600.-
Registration Fee CHF 100.- (CIR) / CHF 200.- (CASIR) /CHF 300.- (BA, MIR, EMIR, Accel. EMIR, DAS, 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.-


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: 8098 Zurich / SWITZERLAND

Account #:  22855816401Q


IBAN: CH460022822855816401Q

Reference: Candidate’s name + course reference.

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:

Please note that the deadline for payments is 1 month before the start of your intake.

For any other details regarding estimates of living expenses in Geneva, financial aids, GSD fellowship, Terms of Payment, please refer to our Tuition policy 2018-2019 document below. Please click here for more information about our transfer policy.

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