The course is divided in five modules:
- M1: Humanitarianisms
- M2: Contexts, Actions and Consequences
- M3: Revisiting Vulnerability and Needs
- M4: Humanitarian Governance, Norms and Principles
- M5: The Humanitarians
The Diploma also includes the writing of a final dissertation.
The process includes a series of five online workshops organised in December 2020 and January 2021 to help the students design their dissertation project.
The DAS dissertation must be presented by May 2021.
- Professionals in the humanitarian, development or social sector looking to develop their competencies as well as reflect and capitalise on their experiences
- Professionals from other sectors who wish to increase their understanding of the humanitarian sector for a potential career change
- Graduate students with relevant volunteer or intern experience, looking to undertake a post-graduate course with a view to entering the humanitarian sector.
30 ECTS credits. Once the students successfully complete the Diploma of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Action’s full programme according to CERAH requirements, they obtain a joint degree delivered by the Graduate Institute of Inte
A bachelor’s degree or an equivalent, university degree requiring three years of study.
Admission is based on the overall quality of the application, including academic achievement, quality of application documents, relevance of previous work experience and English language skills. The Selection Committee examines the quality of the applications and aims to reach a balance between the number of men and women, educational profiles and professional experience, geographical distribution and financial contribution.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
All classes at the Geneva Centre of Humanitarian Studies are delivered in English. All students must have an excellent command of English. Students whose mother tongue is not English, who do not have secondary or post-secondary qualifications taught in English or who have not spent a minimum of one year studying full-time at a university level in English (please provide transcripts certifying that courses were delivered in English), must provide a certificate to prove their mastery of English. More information on recognised tests and scores is available here.
- Regular academic year (starting in September)
- with scholarship/visa: For candidates who wish to apply for a scholarship and/or who need an entry visa for Switzerland, application deadline is February (before the academic year).
- all other candidates: applications are open until 30 June (before the academic year).
- Candidates without scholarship can also enroll to the Master during the current academic year.
To submit your application:
- Duly fill in the form on the online enrollment platform
- Register to the correct programme
- Upload all requested documents (check your scholarship eligibility beforehand: see Fees & Scholarship)
You will receive a confirmation by e-mail. Should you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dates 18 January - 26 March, 2021
- Duration 10 weeks
- Location Geneva
- Language English
- CREDITS 30 ECTS
- Fee CHF 8,000
- Application Deadline 31 October, 2020
- If applying for a scholarship Deadline: 29 February, 2020 (expired).