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Cost of Program

Program Fees

Intensive Course Week Only

  • Duke Students pay a subsidized fee of $1,500 *
  • Non-Duke Students: $3,000
  • *Duke Sanford MIDP and MPP students pay a subsidized fee of $1,000.

What's Included?

  • Tuition for PubPol860 course (worth 3.0 academic credit from Duke University Graduate School)
  • Advising, program webinars, and orientations to equip fellows to live and work in Geneva
  • Networking and social events in Geneva
  • Course reception and special dinner
  • Access to alumni network (over 700 previous participants)

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

Internship Course Week + Internship 

  • Duke Students: $2,100 *
  • Non-Duke Students: $3,125
  • *Duke Sanford MIDP and MPP students pay a reduced fee of $750.

What's Included? 

  • Tuition for PubPol860 course (worth 3.0 academic credit from Duke University Graduate School)
  • Advising, program webinars, and orientations to equip fellows to live and work in Geneva
  • Internship coaching: resume/cover letter review, interview coaching, assistance with identifying internships and submitting applications
  • Support for the Swiss Visa application process
  • Networking and social events in Geneva
  • Course reception and special dinner
  • Access to alumni network

Other Fees & Notes

Program fees do not cover room and board, airfare, visa fees and other living expenses. Review cost estimates for these expenses. Each participant is responsible for paying program fees, room and board, airfare and other living expenses.

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

Scholarships and Funding Opportunities

Students should inquire with their home institutions, programs, or sponsors for potential support early in the year.

Global Energy Policy Scholarships for Duke University Students:

The Duke University Energy Initiative (DEI) is proud to partner with the Duke Global Policy Program 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 be considered, please complete the application by Monday, November 18, 2019, 11:59PM EST. This generous Duke University Energy Initiative Scholarship involves a two-part process for receipts:

  • First, award winners will receive a provisional scholarship award letter in November/December. Recipients of the provisional scholarship will be required to secure an energy-related internship.
  • 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. Funds will be disbursed to recipients with approved energy-related placements in late April or in May. 

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.

Other Funding Opportunities

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

Limited funding is available for Duke Global Health Institute and Nicholas School of the Environment DGP fellows. Students interested in this funding should contact their Career Services Office for more details.