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




Number of students 5 (Updated: November.27, 2018)
Eligibility Students enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program
Period of study September 2019 - June 2020
Location CH-1211 Genève 4, Switzerland
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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.
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

Courses in English for 2018-2019 :

Undergraduate programs NOT open to exchange students
Please refer to our website for restrictions:
Graduate programs open to exchange students
Please refer to our website for restrictions.
Graduate programs NOT open to exchange students
Please refer to our website for restrictions:
Minimum GPA (UG) 2.9
Minimum GPA (G) Same as above.
Minimum language proficiency  (UG)
・Students who wish to take classes in French: B2 (B1 is mandatory for the "School of French language and  Civilization" and the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences). 
Students who wish to take classes in English: TOEFL iBT 70 or IELTS 5.5         
English-taught courses are limited.     
Minimum language proficiency (G)
Sufficient command of French or French & English to be able to do research and follow lectures without difficulty.
English-taught courses are limited. 
Academic calendar 2019 FALL SEMESTER:
 Classes begin: Mid-September, 2019
 Exams end: Beginning of February , 2020
 Classes begin: Mid-February, 2020
 Exams end: End of June, 2020
Important university website for exchange students
Scholarship information ------
Dormitory information Housing is not guaranteed by the University. Rooms are allocated on a first come first serve basis. We will contact the student as soon as we get nomination from home university. Please check the website: