Summer programme

Our Summer Programme is designed to give students from around the world a taste of graduate studies in the field of international affairs.

Courses are taught by our world-renowned faculty in the heart of International Geneva. This dynamic setting provides students with unparalleled access to international organisations and enriching opportunities to discuss with field experts. 

Summer Programme on International Affairs

The 2023 edition of the Summer Programme combines

- morning lectures in which participants will gain insight into humanitarian action, peace and security, UN policy agendas, digital technologies and democracy ;

- afternoon activities such as visits to international organisations, networking events and career workshops.

Participants can earn 3 ECTS credits per week attended in a choice of 4 modules :

Applications are now closed. See you next year!

Module 1: Humanitarianism: Its History and Politics | 19 - 23 June

Directed by Davide Rodogno 

Module 2: Security and Insecurity Today | 26 JUNE - 30 June

Directed by Mohamed Mahmoud Mohamedou

Module 3: The UN in a Changing World | 3 - 7 July 

Directed by Achim Wennmann

This Programme reviews the UN’s history and foundations, studies current policy agendas, and reflects on the UN’s future role in a changing world. It invites students to join a discovery of this unique organisation and proposes a nuanced and at the same time practical understanding of the multiple roles the UN is playing at the heart of today’s international cooperation.


Module 4: Digital Technologies, Democracy and International Relations | 10 - 14 July

Directed by Jérôme Duberry


  • Students registered as either undergraduate (BA),  graduate (MA) or postgraduate (PhD)

  • Professionals who would like to strengthen their understanding of international affairs and/or the UN.

Applicants are expected to be proficient in English, although English language certificates are not required.





Registration to :

  • 1 module: CHF 900.

  • 2 modules: CHF 1'800.

  • 3 modules: CHF 2'430 (10% discount included).

  • 4 modules: CHF 3'200 (20% discount included).

Participation in the programme will be confirmed upon payment of the tuition fees.

Unfortunately, the Institute cannot provide any financial support for participation in the summer programme.


contact us


Sarah Manierka

Sarah Manierka
Summer Programme Coordinator 
022 908 43 93