Apply now for United Nations Information Service’s Graduate Study Programme
Applications have been invited for the ‘United Nations Information Service’s Graduate Study Programme (GSP)’ an educational programme of the United Nations aiming to train youth to deepen their understanding of the United Nations System and the International Geneva through first-hand observations, lectures, research, group work, and visits to Geneva-based institutions.
The 59th Graduate Study Programme having the theme ‘Post-COVID World: Reset, Resilience, Recovery’, will be held at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland from 28 June to 9 July 2021. It will comprise lectures given by representatives of the United Nations and other Geneva-based organizations, visits to institutions, and daily work in working groups under the guidance of expert moderators.
Eligibility: Applicants must be between 22 and 32 years of age and must be enrolled in a Master’s/ Postgraduate degree programme at the time of application. Fluency in English is essential and working knowledge of French are needed.
Participation in this programme is free of charge. The United Nations does not make any financial contribution towards visa, travel, board and lodging costs of participants. Governments, universities or foundations may offer grants to selected candidates. Candidates should seek advice from their universities in this regard.
Application: Applications can be submitted latest by 5 March 2021 (Friday) at the link at https://www.ungeneva.org/en/graduate-study-programme
It should be accompanied by a copy of the applicant’s passport, a letter of recommendation (in English or French only) from a university or a governmental authority, a proof of current enrolment (at the time of application) in a master’s/ postgraduate degree programme, and university diplomas obtained.
Selection will be based on • Academic background • Extracurricular activities • Geographical balance • Gender balance • Knowledge of the two working languages of the Programme (English and French) • Usefulness of the Programme for the career of the applicant.
Applicants will be notified of the Selection Committee’s decision via email by 19 April 2021 (Monday). Those selected will be asked ahead of time to provide a medical certificate attesting their good health and a proof of medical insurance coverage in Switzerland for the duration of the GSP. These two documents will be accepted in English or French only.
Travel costs, travel arrangements, living and accommodation expenses are the sole responsibility of students and/or their sponsoring institution.
For details, see https://www.ungeneva.org/en/graduate-study-programme