The Swiss School for International Relations is an international school, an institution of higher education founded 25 years ago, located on the shores of Lake Geneva.
The study programs are varied: there are summer and winter schools, corporate continuing education programs, Foundation and, of course, joint undergraduate programs with leading universities.
A thorough preparation is required for admission to the best universities in Russia and Europe. The Foundation Program is based on the student’s personal needs and is carried out within the framework of an individual plan.
English and French (or German) are intensively taught during the whole period of study.
Besides, there is focused preparation for the exams in the University, where the student plans to apply, or for the Swiss Maturite exam, and for passing or retaking Russian school exams.
The best professors of Lomonosov Moscow State University, MGIMO MFA of Russia, Swiss School, and others do the training.
An integral part of the professional training of any modern specialist is the study of foreign languages.
Foreign languages are taught according to the system adopted at MGIMO MFA of Russia, which combines both the best traditions accumulated by the Soviet and Russian schools and new approaches developed by leading European specialists.
Throughout the curriculum, students study English and French intensively, following the methods developed by the experts in the field of international lawyers’ training, leading professors of MGIMO MFA and Swiss School for International Relations, reaching the final B2 / C1 level. Students with initially high language level have the opportunity to study with native speakers in C1/C2 groups.
The teaching system allows students to pass international certification exams without further preparation.
Group size is 6-8 people, which allows for an individual approach to language learning.
Throughout their studies in Geneva, students study English intensively using methods developed by experts in the field of language training for international lawyers, leading professors of MGIMO and the Swiss School for International Relations, reaching the final C1 / C2 level. Students with initially high language level have the opportunity to study with native speakers in C1 / C2 groups.
French is a must for anyone who wants to get involved in international law, because French is an official language of the United Nations, the European Union, and most international organizations.
Once students reach B1 level, classes in French law and basic translation (Français Juridique) are introduced. The programs focus on international law, Swiss and French law, etc.
One of MGIMO’s oldest departments, the German Chair has extensive experience and tradition in training international specialists with a professional command of German. Students study using modern textbooks that preserve the achievements of the Soviet school and have been revised to reflect new trends.
The main purpose of this course is to teach you how to write the basic documents needed to find an internship or job (resume, cover letter), how to go through the various stages of the interview, the process of analyzing a potential employer.
Swiss School for International Relations offers a variety of accommodation options in the center of Geneva, as well as in the area of international organizations: on three campuses or in studios and apartments.
The Grand Morillon campus is located in the international organizations district, a twenty-minute tram ride from the premises. The campus building has a gym, cafe, lounge area, cinema and laundry.
The Henri Dunant campus is located in the center of Geneva, a 7-minute walk from the academic building. The campus building houses a laundry, as well as a grocery store.
The education process is carried out on a contractual basis.
Two separate contracts for the provision of paid educational services are concluded: one with MGIMO University and the other with Swiss School for International Relations with tuition fees in accordance with each contract.
Admission to the Program (Pre Bachelor) is in a separate competition based on the USE/exam:
■ English (60 points),
■ Social Studies (60 points).
Admission to the Program (Pre Master) is based on a diploma of higher education and a test in English/French or German.
For more information about the Program, please contact us 8 (800) 302-80-79 (call is free in Russia) or fill out the form: