The United Nations Information Service’s Graduate Study Programme: (Deadline 5 March 2021)

The United Nations Information Service’s Graduate Study Programme: (Deadline 5 March 2021)


The United Nations Information Service’s Graduate Study Programme: (Deadline 5 March 2021)

Details

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.

Benefits

  • 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.

Requirements

  • 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.

Selection Criteria

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.

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