Université de Genève Overview

Founded in 1559 by Jean Calvin, the University of Geneva (UNIGE) is dedicated to thinking, teaching, dialogue and research. With 16,000 students of more than 140 different nationalities, it is Switzerland’s second largest university.
UNIGE offers more than 280 types of degrees and more than 250 Continuing Education programmes covering an extremely wide variety of fields. Just like the city of Geneva itself, the university enjoys a strong international reputation, both for the quality of its research (it ranks among the top institutions among the League of European Research Universities) and the excellence of its education.

This acclaim has been won in part due to its strong ties to many national and international Geneva-based organizations, such as the World Health Organization, the International Telecommunications Union, the International Committee of the Red Cross, and the European Organization for Nuclear Research.
Swansea University currently has agreements in place with the University of Geneva for the Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law.

Key Information


Accommodation in halls of residence is available in 10 different Halls of residence with a total of 629 places, private accommodation is also available. Information regarding accommodation will be provided on acceptance. Further information however can be found here.

PLEASE NOTE: Accomodation in Geneva is very limited and can be very difficult to access, with the international office in Geneva being able to provide little in the way of assistance. Swansea University is unable to provide assistance securing accomodation abroad.


Cost information


Semester 1 Semester 2
 31st August 2015 - 21st December 2015  22nd February 2016 - 24th June 2016

Swiss-European Mobility Programme

Switzerland is not a member of the European Union and therefore does not take part in the Erasmus+ but do operate a system for student mobility. For more information please get in touch with your partner institution. 

Please note

The prospect of studying at a university abroad is exciting, but there is also a lot of information you need to consider when choosing the right place for you. Above you will find summarised information which should help you with your decision. Please note that this information was accurate at the time of publishing and is subject to change. Be sure to confirm all information on the host university's website.