University of Geneva

4.0 out of 5 (46 ratings / 41 reviews) Genève, Switzerland
Founded in 1559 by Jean Calvin, the University of Geneva is dedicated to thinking, teaching, dialogue and research. With 16’500 students of more than 150 different nationalities, UNIGE offers more than 500 programmes (including 129 Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes, 80 doctoral programmes) and more than 300 continuing education programmes covering an extremely wide variety of fields.

Master's Programmes

Computer Science & IT (3)
Medicine & Health (2)
Education & Training (1)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)



Founded in 1559 by Jean Calvin, the University of Geneva (UNIGE) is dedicated to teaching, research and dialogue with society. 


UNIGE offers UNIGE offers more than 500 programmes (including 129 Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes, 80 doctoral programmes) and more than 300 continuing education programmes covering an extremely wide variety of fields: exact sciences, medicine, humanities, social sciences, law, etc. Its domains of excellence in research include life sciences (molecular biology, bio-informatics), physics of elementary particles, and astrophysics. UNIGE is also host and co-host to seven National Centres of Competence in Research: Frontiers in Genetics, MaNEP, PlanetS, SwissMap, Chemical Biology, Synaptic Bases of Mental Diseases and LIVES-Overcoming vulnerabilities in a life course perspective. 



To pursue the acquisition of fundamental knowledge through research. Where a research field may lead to practical spin-offs, the University supports the related applied research. The University is involved in most cutting-edge sectors and has been active in multi- and interdisciplinary research for several years

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University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Housing services

We provide different types of accommodation, such as individual bedrooms with access to communal kitchen and bathroom facilities, individual bedrooms in shared apartments for 2 to 7 people, and studio apartments, totalling 675 beds.

Library services

Yes, they have books, ebooks, articles or journal databases or you can even book a workspace.

ICT services

The IT research and teaching assistants (ARE-i) are students’ main points of contact for IT support. These students, who have undergone special training for their role, can be found in each faculty’s computer lab as well as the various libraries around campus.

Medical services

Medical and pharmaceutical costs are high in Switzerland. You must absolutely purchase medical and accident insurance upon your arrival. The various available insurance options will be sent to you with your letter of acceptance.

Student Life

Campus life

Geneva's multicultural environment is reflected in the University of Geneva’s student body and its strong international relations policy. The University takes part in numerous agreements, networks as well as bilateral and multilateral programmes such as the Swiss European Mobility Programme (ex-Erasmus). These partnerships take the form of student or teacher exchanges, research and joint programmes, participation in international events, and more.

Sports facilities

A rich sports and cultural activities programme awaits its students all year-long: more than 80 types of sports (including camps and championships) are on offer:

  • Aqua training
  • Aerobics
  • Aikido - Judo
  • Self-defense
  • Rowing
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Beach volleyball
  • Boxing etc.

Student clubs

A long list of student associations means many more activities, networking and friendship opportunities await all students.

  • Association des Étudiant-e-s en Archéologie Préhistorique et Anthropologie (AEAPA)
  • Association des Étudiant-e-s en Français Langue Étrangère (AEFLE)
  • Association des Étudiant-e-s en Histoire Économique et Sociale (AEHES)
  • Association des Étudiant-e-s en Droit (AED)
  • Association des Étudiant-e-s en Psychologie (ADEPSY)
  • Association des Étudiant-e-s en Traduction et Interprétation (AETI)
  • Association Latino-américaine de l’Université de Genève (ALMA)
  • Association Musulmane des Étudiant-e-s Universitaires de Genève (AMEUG)
  • Collectif Datcha
  • Club Genevois de Débat


The University of Geneva is accredited by the Swiss Agency of Accreditation and Quality Assurance (AAQ).

Student Reviews

Educative and academically enriching
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The experience was amazing, interactive and intellectually challenging. The Lecturers provided us with in depth academic tasks which shaped and improved our legal research and analytical skills.

Cool research is my approach
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Université de Genève has great opportunities in providing quality education and opportunities for building a scientific career. ARPES group together Prof. Felix Baumberger have a wealth of knowledge and high-precision equipment to conduct research at the highest level. Together with high-ranking education in the field of fundamental physics, I believe that this university...

Great minds
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Though quite distant but the professors have been nothing less of GREAT. it’s been a great honor

Genève, Genève, Switzerland

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