Logistic fees are organised and covered by the programme. You are only required to organise and take at your expenses the round trip to attend Module 1.
If you are coming from a priority country, your financial contribution will be limited to CHF 3'500.
Opportunities for other countries
If you are coming from a non-priority country, you may still be eligible for cost reduction and 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 tax payer, you may be eligible to the chèque annuel de formation (CAF) up to CHF 2'250, delivered by the Canton of Geneva. The CAF request must be made before the start of the training. The programme reference is 2713.
Bachelor's degree (minimum 3 years) and several years (ideally 5-7 years) of professional experience (or an equivalent combination of training and experience)
Proficiency either in English, French or Spanish
Support of the applicant's organisation - Master only
Optimal age: between 30 and 45 years - Master only
Executive Certificate in Development Policies and Practices
Certificate of Advanced Studies - CAS (15 ECTS)
Requires successful completion of Module 1 assessments and final paper
Executive Master in Development Policies and Practices
Diploma of Advanced Studies - DAS (30 ECTS)
Requires successful completion of Modules 1, 2 and 3 assessments and thesis
This programme counts towards the Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in International Strategy and Leadership
IMPORTANT: Please, note that CAS and DAS degrees cannot be counted as academic degree requirements needed for PhD applications.
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 - Master only - Download letter outline
Upon successful completion of the degree (Executive Certificate or Executive Master), 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 DPP community of practice