University of Geneva (UNIGE) / ジュネーブ大学 / Université de Genève

 

Geneve Geneve
©University of Geneva + Erard, Jacques
Number of students 3
Eligibility Students enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program
Period of study September 2017 - June 2018
Location CH-1211 Genève 4, Switzerland
University profile Founded in 1559 by French theologian Jean Calvin, the University of Geneva (UNIGE) is
currently the second largest university in Switzerland. The University has a strong
international influence and strives to cultivate an open international outlook.
UNIGE is distinguished for its intellectual heritage, quality education covering not only
the main areas of the sciences, arts and letters but also advanced research.
The University offers a wide spectrum of courses, at the bachelor, masters and
doctorate level, as well as Continuing Education programmes.
There are also many fields of research, and every year UNIGE hosts many foreign PhD
students and researchers at its faculties and laboratories.
Undergraduate programs open to exchange students Most undergraduate courses are delivered in French.
http://www.unige.ch/progcours
A full academic year as a full time student represents an average of 60 ECTS and
one semester 30 ECTS ( 1 ECTS = roughly 25-30 hours of work to include independent study).
• You are advised to restrict your choice of courses to 2 faculty areas.
• Interpretation : students registered in this field of study only.
• Classes at the Medical School are only available at the internship stage of the 6th year.
• Prerequisites can apply to certain courses.
Undergraduate programs NOT open to exchange students Please refer to our website for restrictions:
https://www.unige-exchange.ch/en/in/international-exchanges/
admission-conditions/restrictions
Graduate programs open to exchange students An increasing number of graduate programs are available in English.
http://www.unige.ch/international/mobint/ProgrammeIN/progranglais.html
• Master level courses are available to postgraduate students and depend on availability
(no access to the Master in communication and media - journalism)
• Interpretation: students registered in this field of study only.
• Classes at the Medical School are only available at the internship stage of the 6th year.
• No access to Masters of Advanced Studies (or other courses in Continuing Education).
Graduate programs NOT open to exchange students Please refer to our website for restrictions:
https://www.unige-exchange.ch/en/in/international-exchanges/
admission-conditions/restrictions
Minimum GPA (UG) None, but students must show strong academic commitment and performance.
Minimum GPA (G) Same as above.
Minimum language proficiency  (UG) Requested French level: B2 (B1 for the Ecole de langue et de Civilisation françaises) -
Cadre européen commun de référence pour les langues
Minimum language proficiency (G) Sufficient command of French or French & English to be able to do research and
follow lectures without difficulty.
Academic calendar 2016 FALL SEMESTER:
 Classes begin: September 19, 2016
 Exams end: Mid-February, 2017

2017 SPRING SEMESTER:
 Classes begin: February 20, 2017
 Exams end: End of June, 2017
Important university website for exchange students http://www.unige.ch/exchange
Scholarship information ------
Dormitory information The University's Bureau des Logements runs different categories of housing solutions,
from one-bedroom appartments to shared appartments.
Our exchange students are a priority for the BLRU.
However, given the shortage of housing in the Geneva area, students are advised to submit the housing form in a timely manner to the BLRU office.
http://www.unige.ch/dase/bulog/