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United Nations 60th Graduate Study Programme [UN-GSP; July 4-15] 2022: Apply by Mar 11

Applications are now open for The United Nations 60th Graduate Study Programme (GSP) on the theme ‘Agenda 2030 at Halfway: Implementing the SDGs Amidst Global Turbulence’.

About UN

The United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) in Geneva, Switzerland, is one of the four major offices of the United Nations where numerous different UN agencies have a joint presence. The United Nations and its specialized agencies, programs, and funds may have other offices or functions hosted outside the Palais des Nations, normally in office spaces provided by the Swiss Government.

UN specialized agencies and other UN entities with offices in Geneva hold bi-weekly briefings at the Palais des Nations, organized by the United Nations Information Service at Geneva.

United Nations Information Service’s GSP 2022

The United Nations Information Service’s Graduate Study Programme (GSP) is the longest-running educational program of the United Nations. This 2-week-long summer seminar provides an opportunity for participants to deepen their understanding of the United Nations and International Geneva through first-hand observations, lectures, research, and visits to Geneva-based institutions.

The 60th Graduate Study Programme will be held at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland from Monday, 4 July to Friday, 15 July 2022.

It will comprise lectures given by representatives 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 2021 will be Post-COVID World: Agenda 2030 at Halfway: Implementing the SDGs Amidst Global Turbulence.

Participation in this program is free of charge. The United Nations does not make any financial contribution towards visa, travel, board, and lodging costs of participants. Governments, universities, or foundations may offer grants to selected candidates. Candidates should seek advice from their universities in this regard.

Who can Apply?

  • Fluency in spoken and written English is necessary. As some discussions may be held in French (without interpretation), knowledge of French is also needed.
  • Applicants must be between 22 and 32 years of age at the time of application.
  • Applicants must be enrolled in a master’s degree, a postgraduate degree, or a doctorate programme at the time of application. Proof of enrolment will be required.
  • Those who are already employed full time are not eligible to apply.
  • Those who have participated in previous Graduate Study Programmes are not eligible to apply.

How to Apply?

  • The application form is to be completed on UN GSP’s website, accompanied by:
    • A copy of the applicant’s passport
    • A letter of recommendation (in English or French only) from a university or a governmental authority,
    • Proof of current enrolment (at the time of application) in a master’s degree program or a postgraduate degree program and university diplomas obtained.
  • Once selected, successful candidates will be asked ahead of time to provide a medical certificate attesting their good health and proof of medical insurance coverage in Switzerland for the duration of the GSP. These two documents will be accepted in English or French only.

Selection 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)
  • The usefulness of the Programme for the career of the applicant.

Application Deadline

March 11, 2022

Please Note: Applicants should bear in mind that, depending on the conditions of the pandemic, the program might need to take place virtually. All updates will be published on the official page.

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