Global Citizenship Education, Certificate | University of Geneva | Genève, Switzerland
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Global Citizenship Education

5 days
809 EUR/full
809 EUR/full
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The program at the University of Geneva is designed for Master/PhD students, advanced researchers, and practitioners interested in thinking more critically about issues of Global Citizenship Education and global competencies.


UNESCO defines global citizenship as a “sense of belonging to a broader community and common humanity”. Global citizenship education, in this context, concerns learning to recognize and respect multiple levels of identity and collective identity that transcend individual cultural, religious, ethnic and other differences.

The strength of Global Citizenship Education comes from the fact that it takes a long-term, root cause approach to the social problems we are experiencing today. This is why this concept has been integrated into the Education-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). At the same time, this notion has been criticized for its conceptual fuzziness and for embodying Western, privileged perspectives.

The Global Citizenship Education program at the University of Geneva will prepare participants for research and action and will include meetings and discussions with professionals from a wide range of academic institutions and international organizations in Geneva and internationally.

The program will promote interdisciplinary cooperation both in research and in teaching and will bring together scholars, experts and students from around the world.

With its strong emphasis on theory, research and practice, the program will serve as an excellent preparation for professionals interested in further research or careers in international education.

Programme Objectives

  • Understand the history and theoretical foundations of Global Citizenship Education;
  • Develop the ability to create institutional projects in the area of Global Citizenship;
  • Gain the skills and knowledge necessary to set up research projects on Global Citizenship;
  • Prepare for a critical analysis of pedagogical projects in international, national and local contexts aiming to promote Global Citizenship Education.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Global Citizenship Education: A Promising Concept?
  • Teaching and Learning for the Global Citizen
  • The Universal Learning Program
  • How Government-NGOs Partnerships Shape Community-Centric Global Citizenship Education Policies
  • Cosmopolitan Nationalism: Exploring Mechanisms of Globalized Education Policy in the US

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 5 days

Start dates & application deadlines






On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • CV: academic and/or professional resume
  • Motivation letter (maximum of 500 words): explain briefly your motivations to take part in the course of your choice
  • University certificate of registration (external students only): only students providing such a certificate are eligible for the external students fee
Application: No reference letter needed for this specific course. You need to submit only your -1- CV and your -2- letter of motivation.

Tuition Fee

To always see correct tuition fees
  • International

    809 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 809 EUR for the full programme during 5 days.
  • National

    809 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 809 EUR for the full programme during 5 days.
  • Professionals: CHF 1,000
  • External students: CHF 800
  • UNIGE students: CHF 200

Living costs for Genève

1925 - 2850 CHF /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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