Information for Students

Although the coronavirus epidemic has meant the closure of our campuses, the Institute is committed to retaining continuity in our academic programmes.

For this reason, we are pleased to announce that all of our classes are available in an online format.

Psychological and medical support

ARE YOU ENCOUNTERING MEDICAL OR PSYCHOLOGICAL PROBLEMS? WE ARE HERE TO HELP!

Prevention and well-being
 

The safety and well-being of our community is our highest priority. Please see our prevention and well-being page for details on how you can help protect yourself and prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

 

Arriving into geneva
 

The Swiss Federal Council decided that from the 6th of July 2020, people arriving into Switzerland from certain countries are required to go into quarantine. Please visit our FAQ for more detailed information.

 

Financial Assistance
 

Due to lack of funds, Special/Emergency and Coronavirus Aid is no longer available until January 2021.

In light of the exceptional circumstances due to the outbreak of the Covid 19 virus in Switzerland and worldwide, we understand that some students may be affected financially and would require some financial assistance due to their particular situation caused by the pandemic, for example in the form of tuition fee reduction, rent or cash.

If you consider that you are adversely affected and are unable to cope with possible additional expenses, please complete this form.

We will review your particular situation and will get back to you within a period of 2 weeks.

 

How to attend classes online
 

For the 2020 Autumn semester, a hybrid system of teaching will be offered.

Please refer to the following instructions to learn how to access classes online with Google hangouts.

Zoom and Cisco webex manuals will soon follow.

 

Student housing

 
For preventive reasons, the Student House is accessible to tenants and authorised personnel only until further notice.

As a precaution, and to ensure the well-being of all of our tenants, a security guard has been placed at the entrance of the Student House.

Meetings in apartment common areas are not permitted, and each resident must stay in their respective accommodation.

Please note the following closures and new schedules:

  • The fitness room is closed.
  • The common room will be open every day to tenants for study purposes only.
  • The laundry room as well as the garbage room will remain accessible.

Please respect the enforced recommendations, particularly those regarding social distancing when using common spaces.

For any housing related questions, please visit our Housing FAQ or contact:  housing.administration@graduateinstitute.ch 

 

Absences due to illness?
 

Faculty are asked to maintain flexibility in allowing students to decide whether or not to attend classes without providing a valid medical certificate from a doctor. 

 

Contact information
 

For academic queries linked to the coronavirus situation, please contact: studies_coronavirus_19@graduateinstitute.ch
For all other related questions, please contact: coronavirus_19@graduateinstitute.ch