Fees, Travel, and Other Information

Activities, Meals and Accommodations Fee – U.S. $2,600 or $3,600

The student activities, meals, and accommodations fee will be $2,600 for a double (shared) room and $3,600 for a single person accommodation. In addition to the hotel room, this fee will also cover the cost of breakfast each day, lunches on class days at the Law Faculty, seminar refreshments, the welcome and farewell dinners held at Geneva restaurants, and a special boat cruise on Lake Geneva. The fee will also provide a public transportation "pass" to enable students freely to use trams and buses in Geneva. Participants who wish to bring along an accompanying person should make such reservations in consultation with Ms. Tonya Jacobs.  Students are expected to live at the hotel unless they meet one or more of the criteria for non-resident status (see below under "Non-Resident's Fee"). Such students should consult Ms. Jacobs and submit their requests to live elsewhere in writing along with their applications.

Non-Resident's Fee - U.S. $225

Non-residents will be required to make a payment of U.S. $225. The fee will cover special events, including Institute dinners. The fee will not, however, cover daily breakfasts and class day lunches, nor will it cover the transportation pass. In order to achieve non-resident status, a student must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  1. The student is a resident of Geneva;
  2. The student has a family member residing in Geneva with whom he/she will live;
  3. The student has been working in Geneva prior to the start of the program and already has his/her own apartment;
  4. The student is married and will be bringing his/her spouse (or SSSE) to the program.

Tuition Fee - U.S. $4,600

Tuition for the full four-week program is U.S. $4,600; tuition for a two-week period only is U.S. $2,300. Tuition for a single course is U.S. $1,533 for the four-week period and U.S. $767 for a two-week period. (Geneva lawyers may enroll for a single course only; other program participants do not have this option and are required to pay the full tuition regardless of the number of courses taken.)

Registration Fee - U.S. $350

The non-refundable registration fee of U.S. $350 covers the cost of administrative and related expenses, including all transcript fees.

Health Insurance

Students are required to provide their own health insurance. The Institute is not responsible for medical or dental expenses incurred by the students during the operation of the program. Be sure to include health insurance information on the application, if available; otherwise, submit information to Ms. Tonya Jacobs by June 5, 2015.

Financial Aid

Duke students should apply for loans through the Financial Aid Office at the Law School. Students at other American law schools should consult the financial aid office at their own school. If a financial consortium agreement is required, financial aid officers are welcome to consult Duke Law School's Financial Aid Office for guidance. Non-American participants are encouraged to apply to foundations and other sources of funding in their home countries for scholarship assistance.

"I had grand expectations for the Duke-Geneva program, and it exceeded those expectations. Our professors were superb and offered diverse, comparative legal perspectives on practical and relevant legal issues. Perhaps the program's greatest asset, though, was its participants, who hailed from two dozen different countries and therefore turned every conversation - whether about the law or about our favorite desserts - into a cultural exchange. Beyond that, the food was good, the hotel was comfortable and conveniently-located, and Geneva was a beautiful city that was difficult to leave, even for short weekend trips to the mountains or to the Montreux Jazz Festival. I learned a lot, I made friends from around the world, and I wish I could do it all over again."

—Jeffrey Ward, participant from Duke Law School