Each year, more than 200 students join our courses, each one of them bringing their own unique experience.
In our classes we have doctors and nurses, lawyers and communications experts, project managers and emergency coordinators, all committed to improve the global humanitarian response.

Our student body reflects the geographical, cultural, professional diversity of the humanitarian sector, and approximately half of our students come from low- and middle-income countries.

In 2020, we started offering some of courses to graduate students with relevant voluntary or work experience. We want our classes to be a unique learning experience, where both experienced and newly graduated students come together, learn from each other and use their similarities and differences to achieve a greater understanding of the humanitarian sector.

All our courses are student-focused, hands-on, interactive, and involve an engaging and supportive relationship with our experienced and professional teaching team and leading experts in humanitarian action, with many esteemed lecturers from accredited humanitarian organisations and academic institutes.

The flexible, modular structure of our teaching programme allows students to adapt their learning to their schedules.

Our students enjoy a unique opportunity to join a vibrant intercultural community, fostering intellectual exchange among other humanitarian professionals, researchers in humanitarian action, and experts in the field.

“I structured – destructured, and  restructured my opinions based on other experiences, contrasting my view with theirs was part of my own learning process”. 

Student, Diploma of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Action

Most courses include visits to relevant international humanitarian organizations, where students can engage with high-level practitioners and experts in their disciplines.

Our alumni community ensures that these connections are maintained and developed after completion of studies, giving graduates the advantage of a strong, supportive and global network of humanitarian professionals.

We are committed to support our students as much as possible before, during and after their time with us.

Our MAS students have access to all our Alumni services and those of our parent institutions, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) and the University of Geneva. MAS Alumni can access the IHEID Career Services and Alumni activities. An overview of the services offered by the University of Geneva is available here.

We invite all our Alumni to keep in touch by joining our mailing list  and following us Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn .

If you have any specific question related to our Alumni activities, send us an email.

What do our alumni do after graduating?

Our students are experienced managers who come from practice and will go back to practice. During their time with us they take a step back and integrate a holistic learning process to better reflect and inform practice. Many of our alumni then return to the organization they were working for before, some being offered interesting promotions. Others obtain jobs in international organizations or NGOs, occasionally even before they have formally obtained their degree.