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Graduate Study Programme participants group together for a photo in front of the Palais.

The Graduate Study Programme (GSP) at UN Geneva is the longest-running educational programme of the United Nations, now in its 60th year. Over the past six decades, the GSP has brought together and trained several thousand young people from over 100 countries on all continents. This two-week long summer seminar provides an opportunity for participants to deepen their understanding of the United Nations and International Geneva through first-hand observations, lectures, research, and visits to Geneva-based institutions.

NB: Information about the 61st Graduate Study Programme will be posted on this page in December 2022.    

60th GRADUATE STUDY PROGRAMME

The jubilee 60th Graduate Study Programme was held at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, in July 2022. It consisted of lectures given by representatives of the United Nations and other Geneva-based international organizations, visits to institutions, and daily work in groups under the guidance of moderators.

The theme of the Graduate Study Programme in 2022 was:

Agenda 2030 at Halfway: Implementing the SDGs Amidst Global Turbulence

  • Fluency in spoken and written English is necessary. As some discussions may be held in French (without interpretation), knowledge of French is also needed.
  • Applicants must be between 22 and 32 years of age at the time of application.
  • Applicants must be enrolled in a master’s degree, a postgraduate degree, or a doctorate programme at the time of application. Proof of enrolment will be required.
  • Those who are already employed full time are not eligible to apply.
  • Those who have participated in previous Graduate Study Programmes are not eligible to apply.

Participants in the Graduate Study Programme will be selected by a Selection Committee composed of UN Geneva officials with various backgrounds and professional experiences.

The Selection Committee is guided by the following criteria:
• Academic background and achievements
• Extracurricular activities
• Geographical balance
• Gender balance
• Knowledge of the two working languages of the Programme (fluency in English, knowledge of French)
• Usefulness of the Programme for a prospective career of the applicant

Applications are considered on a case-by-case basis. The Selection Committee does not disclose the motivation of its choices. Decisions of the Selection Committee are final and cannot be appealed.

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