United Nations Information Service Graduate Study Programme 2022 for Graduates Worldwide

Deadline: 11th March 2022

United Nations Information Service Graduate Study Programme 2022 for Graduates Worldwide

The United Nations Information Service’s Graduate Study Programme provides an opportunity for participants to deepen their understanding of the United Nations system through first-hand observation and study. The Graduate Study Programme is held at the United Nations Office at Geneva each year during the month of July.

Eligible Countries: All

To Be Taken At (Country): Geneva, Switzerland

About the Award:

The jubilee 60th United Nations Information Service Graduate Study Programme will be held at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, from Monday, 4 July until Friday, 15 July 2022. It will consist of lectures given by representatives of the United Nations and other Geneva-based international organizations, visits to institutions, and daily work in groups under the guidance of moderators.

The theme of the Graduate Study Programme in 2022 will be:

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NB: While the organizers expect that the pandemic situation will improve sufficiently by summer 2021 to allow that the 59th GSP take place physically in Geneva, final decision in this regard will be made in the spring. Applicants should bear in mind that, depending on the conditions, the programme might need to take place virtually. All updates will be published on this page.

Type: Conference


The majority of the sessions will be held in English, therefore absolute fluency in English is essential. As several sessions will be held in French, solid working knowledge of French is also required.

Selection and 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

In order to give the largest number of students the possibility to participate in the Programme, applicants who have already participated in previous editions of the Graduate Study Programme will not be considered by the Committee.

Applications are considered on a case-by-case basis. The Selection Committee does not disclose the motivation of its choices. Decisions of the Selection Committee are final and cannot be appealed.

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award: Participation in the programme is free. The United Nations does not make any financial contribution towards the travel costs and residential expenses of participants. Governments or universities may offer grants to selected candidates. Candidates should seek advice from their universities on this point.

Duration of Program:  4 July until 15 July 2022.

How to Apply: 

  • The application form shall be completed on our website, accompanied by a copy of the applicant’s passport; a letter of recommendation (in English or French) from a university or a governmental authority; a proof of current enrolment (at the time of application) in a master’s degree, a postgraduate degree, or a doctorate programme; and copies of previous university diplomas obtained.

For more Information:Visit the Official Webpage of the United Nations Information Service Graduate Study Programme 2022 for Graduates Worldwide

Important Notes: Please note that incomplete applications will not be taken into consideration.

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