Graduates worldwide can now access the Application Form for the United Nations Graduate Study Programme 2023 otherwise referred to as the UN Geneva GSP61.
The 61st UN Graduate Study Programme is scheduled to run from 3 – 14 July 2023 at the United Nations Office in Geneva.
The program will have lectures presented by representatives of the United Nations, other international organizations and NGOs, visit institutions, and work on group projects.
Summary of The United Nations Graduate Study Programme 2023
- Type: Graduate Study
- Host Organization: United Nations
- Country: Switzerland
- Duration: Two weeks (3-14 July)
- Gender: Men and Women
- Application status: Open
- Application Deadline: March 3, 2023
About United Nations Graduate Study Programme (GSP61)
The UN Graduate Study Programme will run for two weeks;
- During the first week of the GSP61 Programme, there will be an overview of some of the main themes addressed by International Geneva, which includes sustainable development, humanitarian action, peace, security, climate, health, Trade, Gender equality, education, refugees and migrants.
- The second week will focus on human rights, part of the year-long initiative to mark the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).
Benefits of the United Nations Graduate Study Programme 2023
- Candidates are not required to pay any fee to participate in the Graduate Study Programme
- Please note that the United Nations does not make any financial contribution towards the visa, travel, board and lodging costs of participants.
- Governments, Universities, private foundations, companies, or charities may offer grants to selected candidates.
About United Nations
After the famous World War II in 1945, the entire world seeks for peace as nations were in ruined states. Therefore, Representatives of 50 countries came together at the United Nations Conference on International Organization in San Francisco, California from 25 April to 26 June 1945.
These countries went ahead to establish and sign the UN Charter, which created a new international organization (United Nations), with the aim of preventing another world war.
The United Nations officially kicked off after four months after the conclusion of the San Francisco Conference on 24 October 1945. The United Nations is committed to maintaining international peace and security, giving humanitarian assistance to those in need, protecting human rights, and upholding international law.
How to Apply for United Nations Graduate Study Programme 2023
Kindly visit the UN website at: http://icts-surveys.unog.ch/index.php/985318?lang=en for more details about this program and how to apply
Criteria for the United Nations Graduate Study Programme Qualification
- Some discussions may be held in French, thus, knowledge of French is also recommended in addition to fluency in English
- All Applicants must be between 22 and 32 years of age at the time of application.
- Candidates must be enrolled in a master’s degree, a postgraduate degree, or a doctorate programme at the time of application with Proof of enrolment
- Candidates who are already employed full-time are not eligible to apply.
- Applicants who have previously participated in past editions of the Graduate Study Programme are not eligible to apply.
Selection Criteria for United Nations Graduate Study Programme
The UN Selection Committee for the Graduate Study Programme 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 Decisions of the Selection Committee are final and cannot be appealed.
Documents Required for Application
- Applicant’s passport;
- letter of recommendation (in English or in French) from a university
- Evidence of current enrolment in a master’s degree, a postgraduate degree, or a doctorate programme;
- Previous university diplomas obtained
- Motivation letter (300 words maximum).
March 3, 2023
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