Key Information



Course Dates

  • Module 1: 9 to 20 Aug. 2021 (online) and 4 to 22 Oct. 2021 (face-to-face in Bishkek) - Certificate & Master

  • Module 2: 4 months part-time, between September and December 2021, at your place of work - Master only

  • Module 3: 31 Jan. to 16 Feb. 2022 in Geneva - Master only

Application Deadline

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Location & language



  • Module 1: Online and in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

  • Module 2: Place of work

  • Module 3: Geneva





Executive Certificate: CHF 8'500

Executive Master: CHF 12'500 to CHF 25'000 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

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.

Early Birds: Our early applicants who are admitted to the course could receive an ‘Early Bird’ tuition reduction. For more info, please, contact us :

Alumni: 10% discount

Geneva tax-payers may be eligible for a chèque de formation from the Canton (the amount can be up to CHF 2,250).
Programme reference - Executive Master: 2713
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For detailed information, please refer to our Terms and Conditions

Entry requirements


  • Bachelor's degree (minimum 3 years) and several 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 - Master only

Degrees awarded


Executive Certificate in Development Policies and Practices - Conflict and Fragility Management
Certificate of Advanced Studies - CAS (15 ECTS)
Requires successful completion of Module 1

Executive Master in Development Policies and Practices - Conflict and Fragility Management
Diploma of Advanced Studies - DAS (30 ECTS)
Requires successful completion of Modules 1, 2 and 3

Both programmes count 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.

application process

  • 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

Alumni benefits

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 18,000+ members

  • 10% discount on Executive Education programmes

  • Networking and professional development opportunities through alumni regional chapters and DPP community of practice