61st Graduate Study Programme
Applications are now open for the 61st Graduate Study Programme (GSP), a two-week long summer seminar which provides an opportunity for participants to deepen their understanding of the United Nations and “International Geneva” through first-hand observations, lectures, research, and visits to Geneva-based institutions.
The Graduate Study Programme (GSP), at UN Geneva is the longest-running educational programme of the United Nations, now in its 61st year. Over the past six decades, the GSP has brought together and trained several thousand young people from over 100 countries on all continents.
The theme of the 61st Graduate Study Programme will be:“All Rights for All People”: Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 75”;The first week of the Programme will provide an overview of some of the main themes addressed by “International Geneva”, such as sustainable development, humanitarian action, disarmament, peace and security, trade, climate, health, gender equality, education, refugees and migrants;
In the second week, the focus will switch to human rights, part of the year-long initiative to mark the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).
Fluency in spoken and written English is necessary. As some discussions may be held in French, knowledge of French is also recommended;
Applicants must be between 22 and 32 years of age at the time of application;
Applicants must be enrolled in a master’s degree, a postgraduate degree, or a doctorate programme at the time of application. Proof of enrolment will be required;
Those who are already employed full-time are not eligible to apply;
Those who have participated in previous editions of the Graduate Study Programme are not eligible to apply.