12 months
24670 EUR/year
24670 EUR/year
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International Law from Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies is a one-year postgraduate degree course that provides advanced, comprehensive and practice-oriented training in international law.  


At International Law from Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies students gain exposure to world-renowned faculty, benefit from being at the heart of international legal affairs in Geneva and share ideas with other participants who come from an array of different legal backgrounds and perspectives.

The Programme allows for students to tailor their studies according to their particular interests, while compulsory courses provide a firm grounding in public international law. Our courses are designed to facilitate a deeper exploration of the most pressing questions in the field with professors and practitioners at the cutting edge of international law.


The LL.M. in International Law is also profoundly committed to developing the transferable skills necessary to succeed in the professional world. To this end, law clinics, workshops on legal writing, presentation skills and career development, as well as a variety of network-building events, provide the best possible springboard from which to launch or advance a career in international law.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • International Law Making 

  • Participants in International Legal Processes

  • The International Law of Responsibility

  • International Dispute Settlement  

  • The International Law of State Jurisdiction  

  • International Institutional Law

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • To be eligible for the LL.M. Programme, applicants must possess a full legal education which entitles them to sit for the bar exam in their country of origin
  • A letter of motivation describing why you wish to pursue the LL.M. programme (1 page maximum);
  • Copies of official transcripts of all grades obtained in all university exams, accompanied by grade scales and their values;*
  • Copies of all university diplomas and qualifications obtained;*
  • English language test results. 
  • Two reference letters (in French or English) are also required. 
  • A copy of the page(s) of your passport with your surname, first name and nationality;
  • A recent passport-sized photograph
  • Application fee

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24670 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24670 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • National

    24670 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24670 EUR per year during 12 months.

CHF 25'000

Living costs for Genève

1925 - 2850 CHF /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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