U.S. Accredited Education in the Heart of Europe
Established in Switzerland in 1978, Webster University Geneva is an accredited American university campus that offers high-quality programs in English at the undergraduate (bachelor level) and graduate (masters) level. Webster provides a broad Liberal Arts approach to teaching in the culturally-rich context of Switzerland, and the University has become an important member of the community and spirit that comprise "Genève Internationale”.
At Webster University Geneva, the concept of an international education becomes reality, as students from about 90 countries per year come together in a community of learners engaged by a globally diverse faculty. At Webster, you will not only find a stimulating environment that will prepare you for the future, but you will also join a fascinating network of students and alumni.
Our academic facilities and library are modern, attractive, and well-equipped. We offer both on and off-campus residences. On campus, we also have a cafeteria, a fitness room, and excellent recreational facilities.
Webster’s Geneva location will add further dimensions to your higher education experience. Geneva is home to the United Nations headquarters in Europe, and to other major international organizations, numerous multi-national corporations, and a vibrant financial and trading center. These organizations and other cultural institutions can provide you with additional opportunities to augment your learning beyond the classroom.
When it comes to recreation, lake Geneva and the broader Alps region offer some of the best sporting terrain in the world -- right at your doorstep. Moreover, Geneva is situated in the heart of Europe, so it is easy to immerse yourself in the culture of other European cities, most of which are accessible in less than two hours by plane.
Upon being admitted to Webster in Geneva, you join an international university network where the world is your campus. You are able to study in Leiden, Vienna, or Athens if your goal is to stay in Europe. Opportunities also await you for a semester abroad in Thailand, Ghana, the United States, and several other destinations.
The University offers degree programs under four primary academic departments: Business and Technology; International Relations; Media Communications; Psychology and Professional Counseling. The University offers a broad range of interdisciplinary bachelor options (including combinations of academic majors, minors, and certificates across departments) as well as master's degree and graduate certificate programs.
Our faculty conduct research at the forefront of their disciplines, with an ambitious research initiative aimed at strengthening the university's reputation and contribution to the global academic community.
Service to the local community is also an integral aspect of our local mission and activities. In addition to various academic conferences throughout the year, we host a wide range of public events for which the broader Geneva community is invited, ranging from cutting-edge business topics to issues at the forefront of world affairs. The University also supports and encourages the Webster Humanitarian Association, a student-led, registered NGO.
For over 100 years, Webster University (St. Louis, USA, since 1915) has served students from around the world in search of a first-class higher education. Webster University Geneva, the University's first international location, remains the most culturally diverse campus within the Webster worldwide network. Students who enroll in a Webster degree program have the global Webster network within reach, with the possibility to integrate a study abroad experience either in the U.S., at other campuses in Europe, or beyond.
Pursuit of Individual Excellence
At Webster University Geneva, we support each student in their aspiration to excel. This includes various academic resources, from a Scholars' program designed to inspire, mentor motivate the school's highest academic performers to programs and services that enhance the academic achievement of students at every level. Excellence is also encouraged in character development through participation in co-curricular activities, including an optional Webster LEADS program, which earns a Leadership Certificate upon successful completion.
Learning in a Global Context
Webster is a welcoming, inclusive global learning community. At Webster University Geneva, across about 400 students per year, we have students representing up to 90 distinct nationalities and a faculty whose citizenship (and/or origins) span about 25 countries.
Webster's core curriculum, called the Global Citizenship Program, is required of all bachelor students and is designed to support the development of global citizenship. Students studying at Webster in Switzerland benefit from a worldwide network of Webster campuses that allows for exciting study abroad opportunities while offering a unified academic experience, firmly grounded in Webster’s educational philosophy.
Diversity & Inclusion
Webster University Geneva is a learning environment that welcomes individuals from diverse cultures, ages, and socioeconomic backgrounds. As a diverse, gender-inclusive campus, we support critical conversations about how a spirit of inclusion is embedded in the concept of global citizenship. We aim to instill in students a respect for diversity and an understanding of their own and others' values, where:
Diversity embraces all human differences while building on commonalities. It serves to eliminate discrimination and exclusion based on race, color, creed, national origin, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, socioeconomic status, disability, religion, or military status;
Inclusion affords faculty, staff, students, and community partners the opportunity to participate, regardless of differences. It is being included in activities and the chance to participate using one's abilities in day-to-day activities as a member of the community.
On Webster Geneva's residential campus, students are surrounded by a supportive and collegial community that provides individual attention on topics relating to academic and extra-curricular life. Webster University Geneva brings together the atmosphere of a small, intimate campus experience with the academic knowledge and resources of a large international university. Webster staff and faculty work together to enable all students to fulfill their academic potential.
As a private, non-profit university, Webster focuses its efforts on each of these student-focused aspects and excels at connecting them, making the whole University learning experience greater than the sum of the parts.