Université de Genève

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world rank  183

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University Overview

Established in 1835, Université de Genève (University of Geneva) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Geneva (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants). Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Staatssekretariat für Bildung, Forschung und Innovation, Schweiz (State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation, Switzerland), Université de Genève (UNIGE) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Université de Genève (UNIGE) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 185 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name Universität Genf
Name University of Geneva
Acronym UNIGE
Founded 1835 Origins date back to 1559 as Academia Genevensis - Calvino
Motto Post tenebras lux
Light after darkness
Colours Pink

University Location

Address 24, Rue du Général-Dufour
Geneva (population range: 50,000-249,999)
1211 Geneva
T +41 (22) 379 7111
F +41 (22) 379 1134

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Not reported
Admission Office 24 rue Général Dufour
Genève 1211
+41 (22) 379 76 07

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 15,000-19,999
Academic Staff over-5,000
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Université de Genève's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes


Memberships and Affiliations

  • European University Association (EUA)
  • League of European Research Universities (LERU)
  • Coimbra Group
  • International Forum of Public Universities (IFPU)

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Site last updated: Thursday, 30 July 2020