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Student support

Each faculty has its study advisor(s) giving academic advice. In addition, there is an International Coordinator, who can give more information if needed.

Counseling Services

Study Facilities

Students can join in a wide range of activities, such as:

Student ID-Cards

The Student ID-Card will be given to the students at the orientation meeting. It entitles them to use students' facilities like the libraries and the university’s restaurants. Some theatres and bookstores also offer discounts for students.

Computer Access and Email account

Each faculty has its own computer rooms, accessible during daytime. All students at the University of Geneva receive an e-mail account and access to the university intranet website. All university buildings offer WiFi access.

For more information, please contact Ms. Vera Sandoval at the University of Geneva.


Students are entitled to use all academic and public libraries in Geneva. There are many research libraries, the BPU being the more important one, and over 50 faculty and department libraries, which offer access to approximately 5 million books and several thousands electronic resources. Many of them are open on Saturdays and even Sundays.

Sports and Recreational Facilities

Université de Genève, Jacques Erard

All students are members of the sports section of the University and are invited to take part in sports activities. There are many sports facilities (swimming pools, tennis courts, gyms, ice skating). Furthermore there are lots of possibilities to sail or windsurf on the lake and the mountains surrounding Geneva are close enough to allow one-day skiing trips during the winter.

Dance, photography, cooking courses and several other recreational activities are also organized for students.

The International Affairs Office organizes some activities for international students during the academic year. International students are also invited to join in the International Students Association of Geneva’s University.

We also organize some parties and sail cruises on the lake during the year. 

Université de Genève, Matthias Thomann


Geneva and its area offer a wide range of cultural and leisure activities: opera house, museums, concerts, sports events, music and dance festivals, bars, night clubs and discos.