Semester Exchange - University of Geneva 

Semester Exchange - University of Geneva 

The University of Geneva is a public research university located in Geneva, Switzerland. Founded in 1559 by Jean Calvin, the University of Geneva (UNIGE) is dedicated to thinking, teaching, dialogue and research. With 16’500 students of more than 150 different nationalities, it is Switzerland’s second largest university. UNIGE offers more than 290 types of degrees and more than 280 Continuing Education programmes covering an extremely wide variety of fields: exact sciences, medicine, humanities, social sciences, law, etc. Its domains of excellence in research include life sciences (molecular biology, bio-informatics), physics of elementary particles, and astrophysics. UNIGE is also host and co-host to six National Centres of Competence in Research: PlanetS, SwissMap, Chemical Biology, Affective Sciences, Synaptic Bases of Mental Diseases and LIVES-Overcoming vulnerabilities in a life course perspective.

Country: Switzerland, Eurasia
Program Dates: Autumn semester : September – February, Spring semester: February  – June 
Type of program: Exchange
Length of Program: 5 months
Language of Instruction: French, English
Accommodation: Please refer to the accommodation website
More Information: Please refer to this website University of Geneva

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for this program, you must meet the following criteria:

  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher (varies each program), 
  • Completion of at least 18cp at the time of application. 
  • Enough credit points remaining to complete the program, 
  • Comply with the eligibility criteria outlined in the Student Exchange Policy.
  • Options and language requirements see website

How to apply

Important notes:

Application Fee: No fee

Payment Options: No fee

Logistics Fees: No fee

Insurance: It is a requirement of the exchange program that all students must purchase their own travel insurance to cover them for the duration of their entire journey overseas.  

Program Costs: You remain enrolled at Macquarie University and continue to pay your tuition fees to Macquarie University. As an exchange student you pay no tuition fees to host university. However, you must also always be prepared for unexpected expenses, and should consider how you will be dealing with the expenses of your exchange before you leave your home country. Prior to departure, you will need to save sufficient funds to cover all of your expenses for the duration of your exchange. Some costs to consider include: airfares, students visa (if required), travel health insurance, accommodation, food, additional travel, entertainment, textbooks, incidental expense. If you wish to work while you are away, it is important to note that work rights for international students vary from country to country. For further information about your visa restrictions please contact the consulate or embassy of your host country.

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The University of Geneva is a public research university located in Geneva, Switzerland. With 16’500 students of more than 150 different nationalities, it is Switzerland’s second largest university.

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Macquarie, Undergraduate, Sciences, Humanities, Economics and Management, Psychology and Education, Exchange, Geneva, Switzerland

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AU$1,500 minimum

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