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September 2021 - August 2022
Study Mode Full-time
Application start 16 November 2020
Application end 26 February 2021
Application end (with scholarship) 29 January 2021

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If you receive an offer, you cannot defer it to a later year. However, it is possible to reapply.

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Without scholarship

  • Application opens on 16 November 2020
  • Application closes on 26 February 2021
  • Admitted students and those put on a waiting list will be informed at the latest by the end of April 2021
  • All non-admitted students will be informed at the latest by the end of May 2021

With scholarship

  • Application opens on 16 November 2020
  • Application closes on 29 January 2021
  • Admitted students and those put on a waiting list will be informed at the latest by the end of April 2021
  • All non-admitted students will be informed at the latest by the end of May 2021

We make every effort to keep our admission process as swift as possible. Please note that due to the number of applications received we cannot reply to inquiries asking us to verify receipt of application materials or confirm application status. Thank you for your understanding.

Career Advice

During the year, our students benefit from the Career Services of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies.

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Our Campus

Our campus spans from Geneva’s international area to downtown Geneva with its vibrant cultural life.

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Student Life

Our three master’s programmes are organized around intimate learning communities enabling close interaction between students and professors.

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Events

Our events provide a critical and scholarly forum for experts and practitioners to debate topical humanitarian, human rights and transitional justice issues.

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Probably the strongest and biggest strength of the LLM is the people who are involved, ranging from the professors, teaching assistants and also students who have very strong academic and professional backgrounds and who come from different parts of the world.

Guillem Puri Plana

Associate, Legal Division of the International Committee of the Red Cross

Portrait of Jelena Plamenac News

LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights: What our Alumni Say

10 December 2019

In this interview, our alumna Jelena Plamenac, an international humanitarian lawyer with over 10 years’ experience in practicing humanitarian and human rights law in international criminal justice systems and humanitarian organizations, tells us about the programme and what it brought to her career.

Portrait of Melina Fuidelis in front of the Geneva Lake News

LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights: What our Students Say

16 December 2019

In this interview, Melina Fidelis-Tzourou, who is enrolled in our LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, tells us about the programme and life in Geneva.