University of Geneva | Switzerland

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University of Geneva | History, and Background

The University of Geneva is a public research university located in Geneva, Switzerland. It was founded in 1559 by John Calvin as a theological seminary. It remained focused on theology until the 17th century, when it became a center for Enlightenment scholarship. The university was founded in 1559 as the Academy of Geneva (Académie de Genève) by John Calvin, as a seminary administrated by the Company of Pastors, to be the center of public education in Protestant Geneva. With the goal of educating not only pastors but also magistrates for the republic, in 1565 the academy began the teaching of Law. During the French annexation of Geneva (1798-1813), the school was reorganized into a more universal format, with the introduction of degrees and its division in faculties. This process of modernization continued into the period of national Restoration.

UNIGE’s academic year runs from mid-September to mid-June. It is divided into two semesters, each one being concluded by an examination session, held respectively at the beginning of January and at the beginning of June. An examination session is held at the end of August and the beginning of September as a retake for students who failed their January or June examinations. During the three days before the start of the new academic year, the Journées d’accueil (Welcome Days) is organized by the University to introduce the new students to the city and the facilities, tips are also given on how to succeed at university. A second chapter including city tours, outdoor concerts, and animations is also organized by the student association UniAccueil (AUA) to celebrate the new academic year.

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Why University of Geneva?

Quality Education
Cutting Edge Research facilities
High employability rate
High Multicultural Ambiance

Total Faculty:

University of Geneva has almost every faculties covered.

Tuition Fees Range:

900 EUR/year (Changebele)

Entry Requirement:

  • Valid Travel Documents (Passport)
  • Curriculum Vitae (Detail Address, Phone Number, Email & Skype ID)
  • Two valid references with email & phone number
  • SSC & HSC result in 75% in Marks or above
  • Bachelor result above result 75% in Marks or above
  • English Proficiency Certificate (IELTS 6 or above)/French Language Proficiency Certification at least B1 level
  • Statement of Purpose/Motivational Letter
  • Job Experience (If Available)


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Admission Charge

Service                                                    Fee (BDT)
Admission                                               15,000/=

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