Practical Geneva

Practical information for internationals living in Geneva.

Education & Family Life:


Canton of Geneva

The University of Geneva comprises 9 faculties and brings together various centers and institutes :

Sciences, Medicine, Literature, Law, Theology, Psychology and Educational Sciences, Translation and Interpretation, Economics and Management, Social Sciences.

The HES-SO Geneva offers tertiary education at university level focused on professional practice. It offers bachelors and masters degrees.

The Geneva Graduate Institute (IHEID) is a research and higher education institution dedicated to the cross-cutting areas of international relations and development.

The Hotel School of Geneva (EHG) provides training in the hotel, catering and service industry sectors.

There are two types of recognition: academic and professional. Having your diploma recognized may be necessary, in particular to practice a regulated profession; in the fields of health, pedagogy, social work and the technical and legal fields or to be admitted to training.

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Other useful information for
education and family life in Geneva

Daycare centers
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CAGI services

To learn about the practical aspects of daily life in Geneva and the region

Founded by the Swiss Confederation and the Republic and Canton of Geneva, the International Geneva Welcome Centre is the single entry point for the support and integration of employees of International Geneva and their families, NGOs and visiting delegates.