Founded in 1559 by Jean Calvin, the University of Geneva (UNIGE) is dedicated to thinking, teaching, dialogue and research. With 16’500 students of more than 150 different nationalities, it is Switzerland’s second largest university.

UNIGE offers more than 500 programmes (including 129 Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes, 80 doctoral programmes) and more than 300 continuing education programmes covering an extremely wide variety of fields: exact sciences, medicine, humanities, social sciences, law, etc. Its domains of excellence in research include life sciences (molecular biology, bio-informatics), physics of elementary particles, and astrophysics. UNIGE is also host and co-host to seven National Centres of Competence in Research: Frontiers in Genetics, MaNEP, PlanetS, SwissMap, Chemical Biology, Synaptic Bases of Mental Diseases and LIVES-Overcoming vulnerabilities in a life course perspective.

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.

This school also offers:

Summer courses

Maison des Langues

Summer courses in French language and French-speaking culture ... [+]

Located in the historical heart of the city of Geneva, the French Summer Courses of the University of Geneva provide an exciting set of 2, 3 and 6-week intensive course to students from all over the world and of all levels. This is one of the best adult French language and culture programmes available in Switzerland since 1891.


2-week course

- from 4 to 15 of February 2019

- from 1 to 12 of July 2019

3-week course

- from 15 of July to 2 of August 2019

- from 5 to 23 of August 2019

CPU: preparation for university studies

from 15 of July to 23 of August 2019


Accommodation at the Cité Universitaire... [-]

Switzerland Geneva
June 2019
2 - 6 weeks
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5 rue de Candolle
1211 Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland