Switzerland: Fully Funded Masters Scholarships at University of Geneva , 2019

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The University of Geneva in Switzerland is pleased to give scholarship opportunity for Master of Advanced Studies on European and International Governance (MEIG Programme) academic year 2019 – 2020. They offer 5 scholarships for MEIG participants from ODA-recipient countries according to the list established by OECD/DAC.

The Master of Advanced Studies in European and International Governance is designed for student and professionals who have obtained at least a Bachelor diploma. It aims to transfer knowledge about European and international governance, as well as to provide participants with the essential professional skills to become a leader in this specific field. The MEIG Programme prepares participants for leading positions in international or national organisations (public and private sector) working on governance issues.

In order to be eligible applicants must be fluent written and spoken English.

Country of Study Switzerland Institution/ University: University of Geneva
Application Deadline: 2nd session:Nov 30 to Jan 15, 2019, 3rd Session: Jan 15 to Mar 1, 2019 Level of Study: Master degree


The University of Geneva (UNIGE) is dedicated to teaching, research and dialogue with society. With more than 17’000 students of some 150 different nationalities, it is Switzerland’s second largest university.

UNIGE offers more than 500 programmes (including 136 Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes, 87 doctoral programmes) and 343 continuing education programmes covering an extremely wide variety of fields: exact sciences, medicine, humanities, social sciences, law, etc.


Scholarship Benefits:

A range of different scholarships are offered to help cover tuition fees.

Applicants will be recruited until the limited places in the MEIG Programme are distributed and considering the date of arrival of the MEIG candidate application form. In this regard, kindly send your application as soon as possible. They offer 5 scholarships for MEIG participants from ODA-recipient countries according to the list established by OECD/DAC.

Study Subject:

Scholarships are awarded to study Master of Advanced Studies, European and International Governance.

Eligibility Requirements:

The Master of Advanced Studies in European and International Governance is open to candidates who are willing to participate to the Programme in its entirety or to participate only in one or some of the proposed modules.

To take part in the entire programme or in the individual modules, applicants must:

  • Hold a valid academic degree, Bachelor or Master’s level or equivalent.
  • Be fluent written and spoken English
  • Professional Experience in the field of study is a plus.

The number of places available is limited to a maximum of 30 per year for the full programme.

Candidates to the MEIG Programme will have to submit their application along with all the required documentation via email at meig-at-unige.ch or postal mail to our secretariat.

The Programme directors may at any time require applicants to provide further information, in addition to the documents submitted as part of the application. An interview or a written test may supplement the admission procedure. Incomplete applications are not taken into consideration.

English Language Requirements: Applicants must be fluent written and spoken English.

Application Procedure:

To apply for a scholarship or financial aid please complete and sign the scholarship and financial aid application form. In addition to this form, please submit the following supporting documents, translated into English, if necessary (English translations do not need to be officially certified for this purpose):

  1. Copies of official statements of income (your own and/or any other relevant persons, family members or other, whom you might call on for support);
  2. Official statement from a bank or other savings institution, and/or tax forms, indicating available funds and assets;
  3. Copies of responses to your other scholarship and/or loan requests, including from employers, if applicable.

To apply for the Programme, candidates must submit a complete application file, containing the following documents:

  1. Completed and signed application form
  2. Curriculum vitae (in English) with a portrait photograph (headshot)
  3. Copy of passport or ID (personal details page)
  4. Copy of the relevant academic diploma (latest one)
  5. Transcript of records (if available)
  6. Copy of certificates or other evidence of past and present professional positions
  7. Letter of motivation in English

Please do not send original documents or certificates.

Any documents that are not in English, French, German, Italian or Spanish must be accompanied by a certified translation.

There is no application fee.

The application form can be downloaded here and sent back to our office per email or postal mail.

We prefer to receive documents via e-mail. If you choose postal mail, please do not staple or bind the pages of your application.

Please submit your application file to: meig-at-unige.ch.

Application Form

Official Scholarship Website




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