Support for student parents

Will you be bringing your children to Geneva?

For both mothers and fathers, a successful reconciliation of work, studies and family life may be quite challenging. Life standards in Geneva are quite high and thus, rent, food, childcare facilities, insurance and medical costs may heavily impact a family's budget. 

Furthermore it is important to know that: 

  • Primary and secondary schools are OFF on Wednesdays.

  • Most public day care has a waiting list of up to two years.

We recommend that you check out the website CAGI Family life of the International Geneva Welcome Centre, which includes very helpful information for parents related to schools and childcare. 

The Bureau d'Information Petite Enfance (BIPE) (Early Childhood Information Office) in Geneva welcomes parents, directs them to the different methods of care and registers enrolment applications for all of the centres supported by the City of Geneva.

Here's what we can offer to parents who are studying at the Graduate Institute: 

  • A lactation room is available at the Maison de la paix. This room, located on Level 1 of Petal 1 is available for pregnant or breastfeeding women and anyone needing rest.  The keys are available at the reception desk.

  • Parents with documented financial needs may contact the financial aid office for further information.

  • A request for examination and study arrangements can be submitted to the Academic Adviser.

Childcare facilities in Geneva

Practical info about child care centers, schooling system, sport & recreation for children & teens