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Cost of Program

Program Fees

What's Included?

  • Internship coaching - Resume and cover letter review, interview coaching, assistance with identifying internships and submitting applications
  • Tuition from the Duke University Graduate School for the PubPol860 course worth 2.0 academic credit (one course associated with each program track)
  • Support for the Swiss Visa application process
  • Advising, program webinars, and orientations to equip fellows to live and work in Geneva
  • Several networking and social events in Geneva
  • Course reception and course-week dinner
  • Access to alumni network of over 500 program participants

Non-Duke Students: The 2017 program fee is $3,125, which includes a $500 nonrefundable deposit. 

Duke Students: The 2017 program fee for Duke students is $2,100 which includes a $500 nonrefundable deposit. 

If you are a Duke Sanford School MPP student, please contact us for information about program fellowships and costs.

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Other Fees

Please note that the program fee does not cover room and board, airfare, visa fees and other living expenses. Cost estimates for these expenses are in the FAQ section.

Geneva applicants: Non-EU citizens must apply and receive a work visa to intern in Switzerland. Most students participating in internships lasting less than 12 weeks will need to apply for their visa in person at the Consulate in their jurisdiction, which may require travel.  Students participating in internships that are 12 weeks or longer are typically able to apply for their visa through mail at their local Swiss Consulate.  For more information on your closest Swiss Consulate, please visit the Swiss Visa website

The Program on Global Policy and Governance cannot provide partial or full scholarships for participants. Each participant is responsible for paying program fees, room and board, airfare and other living expenses.

Scholarships and Funding Opportunities

Students should inquire with their home institutions, programs, or sponsors for potential support early in the year. Read below for information on potential funding opportunities.

Duke University Master of Public Policy Scholarships:

The Sanford School of Public Policy provides generous scholarships to Duke University MPP participants.  Please contact geneva@duke.edu for details.

Global Energy Policy Scholarships for Duke University Students

The Duke University Energy Initiative is proud to partner with the Program in Global Policy and Governance in Geneva to provide a limited number of scholarship awards, up to $4,000 per award, to Duke University students working in energy-related internship placements while in Geneva.  To apply, complete the Global Energy Scholarship Application which includes personal details and an essay question.  Applications are due Monday, December 12th at 11:59pm.

Scholarship recipients are approved in a two-part process:

  • First, award winners will receive a provisional scholarship award letter in January.
  • Secondly, after securing an internship, recipients will be required to provide the Energy Initiative staff with a description of their internship responsibilities that demonstrates the internship’s connection to energy policy and initiatives.  The second-part of the scholarship process takes place after the students are matched with a placement (typically March or April).

Funds will be dispersed to recipients with approved energy-related placements in late April or in May.  To apply for the scholarship, please indicate on the online application your desire to apply, and respond to the prompt, “Describe your experience, qualifications, and interests in energy policy, and how you see this opportunity supporting your career trajectory”. 

Other Funding Opportunities

Please review the following Funding For Geneva resource to learn more about other funding opportunities for your program participation.