Frequently Asked Questions


How (when, and by what means) is tuition to be paid ?

It is paid in two equal yearly instalments, first one month ahead of the start date envisaged, second six months later, and on each anniversary of those dates until completion of the programme subscribed to. Means of payment include bank transfer and PayPal (using Payment is deemed effective only when it has been received. If any bank charges are involved (for instance, for conversion into Swiss francs of the currency used in the student’s of origin), the extra cost is borne by the student (and should thus be factored in in advance).

Attention new students : applications are subject to a CHF 100.– processing fee, payable in advance by bank transfer or via PayPal (see how to pay tuition fees).

What if I change my mind and decide to leave GGSG ?

Once started, any academic year is to be paid in full. If you enrolled in a Master programme, one way of limiting the cost and loss of time inherent in a change of mind is to change over to a one-year Certificate programme. But your best plan is to think hard about your choice of programme before you enrol.

Does GGSG grant financial aid to students who need it ?

Yes, it does: see Scholarships. Please note, however, that the few grants available every year cover only part of the tuition (25%), and are reserved for students from developing or conflict-stricken countries, conditional upon producing evidence that they (or their family) cannot afford the full tuition.

Do tuition fees cover book expenses?

No, they only cover tuition. Though Geneva boasts numerous public libraries (and access to other, institutional libraries can be arranged), students will face costs of approximately CHF 500 for book expenses.

Do tuition fees cover board and lodging ?


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