In a dynamic, diverse and intellectually stimulating environment, the Department of International Law teaches our students how to practice law and how to think about law, providing them with technical knowledge, practical skills and a deep understanding of how international law works.
We offer a two-year master and four-year PhD in International Law, as well as a one-year LLM with the Executive Education Programme of the Graduate Institute and specialised joint degrees with the University of Geneva and Georgetown Law School.
Every student has the opportunity to specialise, but also to share ideas and to collaborate, which creates a very enriching environment.
The Graduate Institute strives to support talented scholars from around the world. Affordable tuition fees and financial aid enable our MA and PhD students to complete their studies with less pressure.
90% of our students find work within four months of graduation. An international law degree from the Graduate Institute opens the door for students to embark upon a career not only in the field of international law, but also in political affairs, diplomacy and a variety of other fields, both in the public and private sector. Students will have the opportunity to garner valuable legal writing and research skills that are highly sought after in the job market. Learn more
The Graduate Institute, Geneva is home to students from all over the world. Roughly 1,000 students from 100 countries are enrolled in our various programmes. Each year, we admit about 20 candidates to our Master in International Economics, while the two PhD programmes in Economics admit a combined total of 12 students each year. While admission rates vary by programme, the Institute generally admits about 30-40% of its applicants.
The Graduate Institute is a specialised school serving a very diverse community in the heart of International Geneva: nearly 20-25% of people in the Swiss city are connected to an international institution. The Institute’s close ties with the international community are reflected in the five social science disciplines taught here, all imbued with a global perspective.