United Nations Information Service’s Graduate Study Program 2019 – Geneva, Switzerland

Deadline: 1 Week

Deadline: March 3, 2019

Eligibility

  • The students invited to attend this program will be selected on the basis of their academic experience and motivation, with due regard to equitable geographical and gender distribution;
  • The age limit for application is 32 years of age;
  • The majority of the sessions will be held in English, therefore absolute fluency in English is essential. As several sessions will be held in French, solid working knowledge of French is also required.

Applications are open for the United Nations Information Service’s Graduate Study Program 2019. The Graduate Study Program provides an opportunity for participants to deepen their understanding of the United Nations system through first-hand observation and study. The Graduate Study Program is held at the United Nations Office at Geneva each year during the month of July.

Each year, as part of the educational outreach programs undertaken by the United Nations, the Information Service at Geneva organizes the Graduate Study Program. This seminar provides an opportunity for outstanding graduate and postgraduate students from all over the world to deepen their understanding of the principles, purposes, and activities of the United Nations and its related agencies through first-hand observation and study at the United Nations Office at Geneva.

The 57th Graduate Study Programme will be held at the Palais des Nations from 1 to 12 July 2019. It will comprise lectures given by senior members of the United Nations and the Geneva-based specialized agencies. The GSP theme for 2019 will be 100 years of multilateralism: taking stock and preparing the future.

Cost

  • Participation in the program is free. The United Nations does not make any financial contribution towards the travel costs and residential expenses of participants. Governments or universities may offer grants to selected candidates. Candidates should seek advice from their universities on this point.

Application

The application form must be filled accompanied by the following:

  • A copy of the applicant’s passport
  • A letter of recommendation (in English or French only) from a university or governmental authority;
  • Proof of current enrolment (at the time of application) in a Master’s degree program or a postgraduate degree program (or equivalent) and university diplomas obtained.