12 months
7894 EUR/year
4933 EUR/year
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Global Health Law and Governance from Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies offers a unique opportunity to become a specialist in a rapidly evolving field of law and to study at the heart of global health law and policy-making. 


Global Health Law and Governance from Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies provides a comprehensive approach to global health through the broad portfolio of courses available at both Georgetown and the Graduate Institute, which means participants receive a well-rounded training in health, trade, economics, intellectual property, and human rights, for example. Participants also complete an internship at an organisation that engages with global health health issues, which allows them to apply what they have learnt in the classroom, gain an insight into international organisations and to build their professional networks.


  • Geneva is the home of international institutions such as the World Health Organization, UNAIDS, the World Trade Organization, and the International Labor Organization, which all play an important role in global health governance. 
  • Moreover, Georgetown University Law Center offers lawyers working nationally and internationally the opportunity to advance their knowledge and skills through focused studies in core law and policy courses.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Global Health Diplomacy

  • Human Rights Through the Concepts

  • Treatymaking in Contemporary International Society

  • Judicial Interpretation of Human Rights

  • Terrorism and International Law

  • Advanced Seminar on WTO Jurisprudence

  • The Security Council and Issues of Responsibility

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

  • Candidates for all LL.M. programs must have graduated from either (a) a U.S. law school that is approved by the American Bar Association or (b) a law school in another country if the level of study is equivalent to the American JD.  
  • $90 Application fee
  • An application form including basic biographical information such as name, address and birth date are required in the online application
  • Resume
  • Personal Statement
  • Law and Undergraduate Transcripts
  • Registrar's Certification Form
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • TOEFL score report

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7894 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7894 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • National

    4933 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4933 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • Swiss residents: CHF 5,000 per year 
  • Non-residents: CHF 8,000 per year

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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