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Graduate Study Programme

As the deadline for application to GSP is now over, no further application will be taken into consideration. Thank you.


The United Nations Information Service’s Graduate Study Programme provides an opportunity for participants to deepen their understanding of the United Nations System and the International Geneva through first-hand observations, lectures and study. The Graduate Study Programme is held at the United Nations Office at Geneva in early July every year.

This seminar, as part of the educational outreach programmes undertaken by the United Nations, provides an opportunity for outstanding graduate and postgraduate students from all over the world to deepen their understanding of the principles, purposes and activities of the United Nations, its related agencies and the International Geneva as a whole.

The 58th Graduate Study Programme will be held at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland from Monday, 29 June to Friday, 10 July 2020. It will comprise lectures given by senior members of the United Nations and other Geneva-based organizations, visits to institutions, and daily work in working groups under the guidance of expert moderators. The GSP theme for 2020 will be:

“United Nations at 75: Shaping Our Future Together”


The selection for the 58th Graduate Study Programme has now been completed, and the selected participants will soon be contacted by email. Decisions of the Selection Committee are final and cannot be appealed.

Bearing in mind the global COVID-19 pandemics and the impossibility to predict how the situation will evolve over the next several months, a decision has been made that the 58th GSP will be held in a condensed, online format from 29 June to 3 July. There will be no physical sessions in Geneva, and participants will not be required to travel to Switzerland. Instead, a number of interactive presentations will be organized using existing video technologies. Further details and guidance will be shared directly with the selected participants.

Important: language and age requirements

Most 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 needed.

Applicants must be between 22 and 32 years of age at the time of application.

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Related Information: GSP 2019 report.