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Since 1978, Webster Geneva Campus has welcomed students from around the globe, either for a bachelor or master's degree or just for a semester or summer abroad.

Earning admission to Webster Geneva Campus opens a new world of opportunity.  As a Webster student, you'll have access to the resources of a large, international university, with all the benefits of a small campus community — and our commitment to your individual success.

Admission Status

Open to applications for entry in 2024-2025.

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Study at Webster Geneva Campus

Studying in Switzerland, specifically in Geneva, offers access to a cosmopolitan city renowned for its international organizations. This unique environment provides unparalleled networking opportunities, fosters a diverse and inclusive community, and delivers a high-quality education within a globally significant political and diplomatic hub.

It is recognized among top higher education institutions globally — see our Rankings and Recognitions. According to UniRanks, Webster Geneva is ranked as the No. 1 private university in Switzerland. Our dedication to academic innovation, world-class programs, and elite faculty offer our students an unparalleled educational journey.

Students should reach out to their academic advisor and complete the Registration survey approximately two months before the start of the semester. This proactive step ensures a well-organized and timely course registration process, allowing students to effectively plan their academic journey. Early registration also increases the likelihood of securing preferred courses, ensuring a seamless and efficient start to the semester.

A student transcript is an official record of a student's academic performance and achievements. Often searched as "academic transcript" or "university grades record," it details courses taken, grades earned and any honors received during one's time at an educational institution.

Definitely! At Webster Geneva Campus, we value diverse educational journeys and warmly welcome students who've had a study gap or taken an academic break. Understanding that life events can lead to educational pauses, we ensure flexibility in our admissions process. However, for specific degree programs, be aware that previous degrees should fall within a 10-year frame for admissions consideration. Your dedication to furthering your education is what matters to us. Reach out to our admissions team if you have any inquiries or require guidance on your application.

Certainly! At Webster Geneva Campus, our undergraduate and bachelor's degrees, integrates Study Abroad programs and internships for a comprehensive learning experience. To delve into these opportunities, connect with our Student Services team. Your journey at Webster Geneva promises both depth and breadth in education.

To gain clarity on your academic path at Webster Geneva Campus, you can request the Preliminary Evaluation Form from your admissions counselor. This document will help determine how your previous courses transfer to Webster and identify the additional credits you need for graduation. After receiving your final, official transcripts, our registrar's office will meticulously evaluate your transfer credits. These will be incorporated into your academic record and will appear in your degree audit at the start of your first semester. We're committed to ensuring your transition and academic journey at Webster is as smooth as possible.

Accreditation plays a vital role in evaluating educational quality, with two primary types in higher education: Institutional and Program Accreditation. At Webster Geneva Campus, we proudly hold both. Our Institutional Accreditation is from the esteemed Higher Learning Commission (HLC), garnering global recognition and setting us apart from many private Swiss institutions. This recognition extends to graduates who've pursued advanced studies worldwide. Additionally, Program Accreditation guarantees the quality and value of specific programs, ensuring a well-rounded education.

Absolutely. Thanks to our Institutional Accreditation, which all Webster campuses possess, our degrees hold global recognition. This recognition ensures that a Bachelor or Master degree is recognized by both employers, and other universities. This includes the public universities in Switzerland and abroad.

HLC, the Higher Learning Commission, accredits institutions rather than specific programs. In the case of Webster Geneva Campus, the institution itself is accredited by HLC, ensuring the quality and standards of all its programs. Webster Geneva Campus has significant specialized accreditations and designations, including programmatically, in Geneva and globally. Globally, Webster Business and Management Programs are accredited by the American based Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) since 2008. ACBSP is dedicated to improving the quality of business schools and programs around the world and ultimately to improving the practice of business in every industry around the world. Locally, the Master of Arts in Counseling is fully accredited by the Swiss Association for Counselling (referred to as Association Suisse de Conseil, in French and Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Beratung, SGfB, in Swiss German). This allows Webster Geneva Campus master’s students to pursue the status of Members in Training SGfB, until receipt of their degree when they will become Active Members SGfB. 

IELTS stands out as a commonly preferred choice, although we accept results from all internationally recognized English exams.

At Webster Geneva Campus, students with documented disabilities may be eligible for adapted accommodations. We are committed to equal educational opportunities and strive to provide the necessary support for academic success among students with disabilities. This inclusive approach fosters a learning environment where all students can excel academically.

Upon your arrival in Switzerland, it's essential to apply for your Student Permit within 14 days. After registering at the cantonal migration office, please keep in mind that the permit processing might take a few weeks. During this period, you may receive a temporary document to maintain your legal status in Switzerland.

Extended Freshman Application Deadline for August 2024 Term: June 30, 2024*

*If places are still available, Freshman applications may be accepted after June 30. Check Admission Status

Applications and Deadlines

For most Webster scholarships: May 3

At Webster Geneva Campus, you can apply online for any of our five annual intakes. Non-EU/EEA students should apply at least three months before a term begins due to visa requirements. For EU/EEA students, it's one month prior. For exact deadlines or admissions questions, contact our Admissions team. We're ready to help with your application journey.

Extended Freshman Application Deadline for August 2024 Term: June 30, 2024*

*If places are still available, Freshman applications may be accepted after June 30. Check Admission Status

At Webster Geneva Campus, our academic calendar is tailored for convenience with five unique start dates annually. We have two fall terms, two spring terms, and a summer term, allowing you the flexibility to begin your studies when it aligns with your plans. At Webster Geneva, we ensure education integrates smoothly with your aspirations

At Webster Geneva Campus, our admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis. Typically, you can expect a response within 1 week once we have ALL necessary documents. For a smooth evaluation, ensure your application is comprehensive. The essentials include:

  • A copy of your passport.
  • A CV outlining your academic and professional journey.
  • Two recommendation letters for both undergraduate and graduate applications, or one for university transfers.
  • A 500-word essay detailing your background, academic aspirations, professional goals, and reasons for choosing our program.
  • Relevant transcripts: High school for bachelor's applicants, and bachelor's for master's applicants. Note: Master's applicants should have an undergraduate degree from an institution recognized by Webster Geneva.
  • Results from an English Proficiency Examination.

To apply to Webster in Geneva, simply visit our official application page. Follow the prompts, ensuring you fill in all required sections, and hit “Submit application.” From there, you can easily return to upload all necessary documents for your application

For any questions related to credit transfers, feel free to reach out to our Admissions office at geneva.admissions@webster.edu. We accept credits from other accredited institutes, and we're here to assist you at every step of your academic journey.

Fees and Scholarships

Absolutely, at Webster Geneva Campus, the enrollment deposit is refundable. Plus, students can receive a partial tuition refund up to a certain date before the term or semester begins, ensuring added flexibility. The deposit is CHF 1,500 and CHF 2,500 including the housing deposit.

At Webster Geneva Campus, we stand out from many other universities and business schools by not charging an application fee. Students are only required to pay fees once they've been officially accepted and have secured their registration.

Absolutely, at Webster Geneva Campus, graduate students have the opportunity to apply for both financial aid and merit-based scholarships. With the potential combined award covering up to 30% of the annual tuition, we're committed to offering substantial financial support.

Life on Campus

Experience the vibrant student life and campus housing at Webster Geneva Campus! Immerse yourself in the dynamic world of our students through our social media accounts:

For an inside look at the exciting campus adventures, follow our student stories and discover the enriching student life and campus experiences that make Webster Geneva Campus the perfect choice for your academic journey.

At Webster Geneva Campus, students engage in ongoing collaboration with academic advisors to strategically plan their university courses. These advisors offer valuable assistance in selecting coursework that aligns with each student's unique educational and career goals while providing guidance on academic policies and procedures. Additionally, students have access to study support services through the Learning Center, where peer tutors provide valuable assistance with academic writing and math, equipping students with the essential resources for achieving academic excellence. These comprehensive services empower students to excel in their academic pursuits.

Yes, parking for students is available at CHF 50 per term or CHF 200 for the academic year.

At Webster Geneva Campus, our Counseling Department places great emphasis on student welfare, encompassing mental and general well-being. We offer a variety of workshops and services to promote student welfare, ensuring they have the resources and guidance to thrive academically and personally.

Of course! Ensuring student well-being is paramount at Webster Geneva Campus. That's why student insurance is mandatory for everyone enrolled. This insurance is designed to safeguard you against unforeseen circumstances during your time in Switzerland. It's essential to organize your student insurance promptly, specifically within three months of starting your studies. Your safety and peace of mind drive our policies. Should you have further queries or need clarification about this requirement, our dedicated Webster Geneva team is always available to assist.

Life in Switzerland/Geneva

Student life in Geneva is vibrant, blending world-class education, multicultural experiences, stunning surroundings and the unique advantage of being in the heart of Europe. It offers a distinctive opportunity for personal and academic growth. Explore more on our social media channels.

In Switzerland, the international student visa approval process usually takes around 12 weeks or three months. It's essential to plan your application timeline accordingly and allow enough time for visa processing.

Geneva serves as a major travel hub with its international airport, strategic location at the crossroads of Europe, excellent transportation links, and the added advantage of offering competitive prices for students, making travel within Europe convenient and affordable.

Geneva offers a range of living expenses, but beyond accommodation and meals, additional costs can vary from CHF 300 to CHF 800 per month, providing students with affordability and flexibility.

When it comes to the best things to do in Geneva, you won't want to miss out on iconic attractions like the Jet d'Eau, the United Nations headquarters, and the picturesque Old Town. These renowned spots offer a captivating blend of natural beauty, cultural significance and historical charm. Exploring Geneva's Old Town and Bain de Paquis is a must for those seeking traditional scenic experiences.

You have the option to apply for student insurance, and our on-campus housing office can provide assistance throughout the process.

Unfortunately, the visa does not extend to cover accompanying partners.

To complete your visa application successfully, ensure you have the following documents ready:

  • Visa Application Form: Complete and sign the original of the visa application form type D. Note that incomplete or unsigned applications will not be accepted.
  • Passport Photos: Provide four recent passport photos. Digital files and photocopies are not acceptable.
  • Passport Copy: Include a photocopy of your passport.
  • Letter of Admission: Submit the original and a copy of your admission letter from Webster Geneva Campus.
  • Attestation in French: Include the original and a copy of the attestation in French provided by Webster Geneva Campus.
  • Previous Diplomas and Certificates: Provide copies of your previous diplomas and school certificates.
  • Resume/CV: Include a copy of your resume/CV detailing your biographical data and schools attended.
  • Proof of Funds: Submit bank statements showing sufficient funds (approximately CHF 25,000) to cover tuition, housing and other expenses for one year.
  • Confirmation of Deposit: Provide confirmation of your deposit to Webster Geneva Campus (Foundation Webster).
  • Confirmation of Departure: Include a written confirmation/declaration signed by you, stating your intention to leave Switzerland after completing your education at Webster Geneva Campus.
  • Letter of Intention: Provide a letter of intention or statement of purpose, outlining your future plans. This letter must be signed by you.
  • Visa Fee and Postage Fee: Pay the applicable visa fee and postage fee. Visit the website for current fees.
  • Student Schedule: Contact Peter Carson at petercarson43@webster.edu for your student schedule.

Please ensure that your application file is complete, as incomplete submissions will not be processed by the OCPM, potentially delaying the issuance of your visa.

Contact Admissions

For general inquiries about undergraduate or bachelor degree studies, email: geneva.admissions@webster.edu or call +41 22 959 8080

For general inquiries about master's programs (graduate studies), email: graduategeneva.admissions@webster.edu or call +41 22 959 8016

Admissions Staff

Mark Hatton

Mark Hatton

 

Director of Admissions

Email: markhatton@webster.edu
Phone +41 22 959 8018 (office)
Whatsapp: +41 76 277 7248

Joanna Witwicka

Joanna Witwicka

 

Associate Director of Admissions

Email: joannawitwicka@webster.edu
Phone: +41 22 959 8016

Florencia Canessa Sicardi

Florencia Canessa Sicardi

 

Senior Counselor for Undergraduate Admissions

Email: florenciac86@webster.edu
Phone: +41 22 959 8011
WhatsApp: +41 76 688 1856

Puja Schroth

Puja Schroth

 

Administrative Operations Assistant

Email: pujab63@webster.edu
Phone: +41 22 959 8080
WhatsApp: +41 76 687 3263

Asiya Jilan

Asiya Jilan

 

Senior Admissions Representative for Asia

Email: asiyajilan@webster.edu
Phone: +41 78 792 35 29

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Admission Partnership with Paris Saint-Germain Academy Pro

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Webster has a partnership with Paris Saint-Germain Academy Pro Greater Geneva, the official Academy Pro Residency of Paris Saint-Germain in Europe, designed for elite international players. Webster allows Paris Saint-Germain Academy Pro students to participate in an academic program at its Geneva campus while also training with PSG Academy Pro. This unique combination allows students to pursue their academic and athletic dreams at the same time, without having to compromise on either.