Certificate: CHF 8'500
Diploma: CHF 3'500 to 25'000, according to country of origin
If you come from a country that is on this list, your financial contribution will be limited to CHF 3'500. Special consideration will be given to applicants from the first column (least developed countries), as well as those working in local NGOs. Logistics are provided and covered by the programme. You are only required to organise and take at your expense the round trip to attend Module 1.
Opportunities for other countries
If your country is not included in the above list, you may still be eligible for cost reduction. Your financial contribution will be fixed according to the Human Development Index (HDI):
CHF 12'500 for candidates coming from a country with a low-to-medium HDI
CHF 17'500 for candidates coming from a country with a high HDI
CHF 25'000 for candidates coming from a country with a very high HDI
Your contribution will vary between CHF 3'500 and CHF 25'000 and will be fixed according to your 'Revenu Déterminant Unifié' (RDU). For more information, please, contact Bruno Medroa.
If you are a Geneva taxpayer, you may be eligible for the chèque annuel de formation (CAF) up to CHF 2'250, delivered by the Canton of Geneva. You must make the CAF request before the start of the training. The programme reference is 2713.
Scholarship Terms and Conditions
Bachelor's degree (minimum three years) and several years (ideally 5-7 years) of professional experience (or an equivalent combination of training and experience)
Proficiency in English (no certificate is required, although interviews by skype or in-person in Geneva may be requested)
Support of the applicant's organisation - Diploma only
To better reflect the professional orientation of our programmes and to comply with Swiss practice, the titles of the degrees we award will be as follows:
Executive Certificate in Development Policies and Practices - Conflict and Fragility Management
Certificate of Advanced Studies - CAS (15 ECTS)
Requires successful completion of Module 1 assessments and final paper
Executive Diploma in Development Policies and Practices - Conflict and Fragility Management
Diploma of Advanced Studies - DAS (30 ECTS) - equivalent to the Executive Master
Requires successful completion of Modules 1, 2 and 3 assessments and thesis
The contents, degrees awarded, duration and credits remain the same; only the titles change.
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Both programmes count towards the Executive Master in International Relations
Online application form
Scanned copies of your academic degrees
Letter of reference from your current or previous employer - Certificate only
Letter from your current employer explaining the relevance of your professional thesis for the institution's activities and objectives. This letter must be written on headed paper and include the full contact details of the person signing it: surname, first name, position, email address and telephone number - Diploma only - Download letter outline
Upon successful completion of the degree (Certificate or Diploma), participants become alumni of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies and get the following benefits:
Full alumni membership of the Graduate Institute alumni network of 19,000+ members
10% discount on Executive Education programmes
Networking and professional development opportunities through alumni regional chapters and the DPP community of practice