About GSD

For better world leadership - for a more compassionate world. Understanding the world around us - past, present and future - and influencing that world in a more human direction, is what the Geneva School of Diplomacy is all about. 

The Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations (GSD) prides itself on rigorous teaching and on a faculty renowned for their concern for the individual needs of each student. This tradition is enhanced by the specialist and interdisciplinary nature of the curriculum. Our culture of responsiveness to students forms the basis of a stimulating and cosmopolitan atmosphere for the exchange of ideas, research, teaching and socializing.

The high quality of education is presented by well-respected and renowned professors, statesmen and women, and ambassadors. They instruct, research, and publish in both classic and cutting edge areas in the field of International Relations. International Relations is an exciting, fast-changing, broad-based discipline which allows students to engage in key issues in today’s world and acquire crucial transferable skills.

GSD offers a very wide range of programmes including the BA-IR, MIR, EMIR and DIR degrees. Our programmes also include study trips abroad, internships and the opportunity to complete a term with one of our partner universities in China, Costa Rica, or the United States. The Geneva School of Diplomacy has traditionally focused on training world class international public and private sector leaders who will influence the world in a more human and productive direction. On our beautiful premises of Château de Penthes, this incomparable institution prepares leaders for the future. – We teach our motto, “serviendo guberno” – that to govern is to serve.

All degree programmes are entirely held in English.

We are looking forward to meeting and sharing the Geneva School of Diplomacy experience with you.