The United Nations Information Service’s Graduate Study Programme: (Deadline 5 March 2021)
Applications are open for the United Nations Information Service’s Graduate Study Programme. The United Nations Information Service’s Graduate Study Programme (GSP) is the longest-running educational programme of the United Nations. Now in its 59th year, over the decades the GSP has trained thousands of youth from over 100 countries.
- The seminar provides an opportunity for participants 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.
- Furthermore, the 59th graduate program 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.
- Fluency in English is essential.
- As several sessions and discussions may be held in French, working knowledge of French is also necessary.
- Be between 22 and 32 years of age at the time of application.
- Enrolled in a master’s degree programme or a postgraduate degree programme at the time of application.
- Applicants who have already participated in previous editions of the Graduate Study Programme will not be able to apply again.
The Selection Committee is guided by the following criteria:
- 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
The application form is to be completed on our website, 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 degree programme or a postgraduate degree programme, and university diplomas obtained.