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University of Business & International Studies UBIS Geneva

Address: Avenue Blanc 46, 1202 Genève, Switzerland

Description University of Business & International Studies UBIS Geneva

  • Established: 2006
  • Location: Geneva, Switzerland
  • Students age: from 17 years old
  • Number of students: 700 people
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Type of study: private university.

The University of Business & International Studies UBIS, Geneva is a private Swiss university offering high quality education in business, international relations and intercultural global issues.

UBIS is a network of 12 international educational institutions providing teachers and students of over 40 nationalities with a unique international experience.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in University of Business & International Studies UBIS Geneva

Program name


The Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Arts in International Relations degrees are designed for three years. UBIS BBA offers innovative methodologies implemented in small groups (20 students) working on a real project (projects of their own students).

UBIS offers students a unique experience, the ability to participate in a secure, personalized academic learning environment, while maintaining the flexibility, convenience of immersive online courses throughout the program.

Students have the opportunity to take face-to-face courses at the technology campus while enjoying the freedom to travel the world or study from the comfort of their own home through the online learning platform UBIS.

Students use the UBIS mobility program, which gives the opportunity to complete one or more semesters at a partner school. Students can obtain a double Swiss / American diploma, which is issued jointly with the University of Washington, Potomac.

from 27 000 CHF / year


The Master in Business Administration (MBA) program provides the necessary skills to take on leadership positions in the world of corporate business. Graduates successfully continue their careers in the private sector, public administration, international organizations, and NGOs. To earn a dual MBA / EMBA, you need to complete 90 ECTS credits.

Program structure:

  • 10 core courses
  • 6 advanced courses (management, marketing, banking and finance, digital entrepreneurship, international business, sustainability and business ethics)
  • 1 Capstone project.

The Master of Arts in International Relations (MA-IR) combines courses in international relations, international business. This combination provides the deep knowledge, managerial skills required for any leadership position.

from 25 000 CHF / year


Our managers will provide information on the direction and available specialties upon request.

Accommodation, housing and food

The UBIS student team helps students to book a shared or private room in a student residence in Geneva, at the request of students, offers a number of agencies for moving or finding a room in a private apartment. The student service helps to find accommodation within walking distance of campus. In Geneva, public transport is well developed, bike rental is available, so getting to the campus is easy.

Events University of Business & International Studies UBIS Geneva

UBIS conducts educational events, conferences, debates and seminars: thanks to a network of highly qualified international experts, consultants from the private and public sectors, UBIS is a reliable partner of well-known corporations. Together with these organizations, UBIS organizes workshops and symposia to help students to develop living skills in the international community.

UBIS also actively promotes leisure activities for students and teachers: welcome dinner, Christmas party, annual graduation ceremony.


  • The University of Business and International Studies is committed to improving the quality, accessibility of higher education around the world.
  • UBIS creates an environment for self-determination through education, caring for each student in an international, multicultural environment, providing the highest quality learning with experienced, dedicated teaching practitioners using modern teaching technologies.
  • The University meets the needs for education throughout life - from student to management level, adhering to the highest academic, ethical standards.
  • UBIS pays special attention to ensuring and maintaining the highest quality, high educational standards in a multicultural educational community.

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The Geneva UBIS campus is located in the city center close to the United Nations in Geneva, the headquarters of banks, corporations and international organizations, including the WTO, the Global Fund. The campus is located 3 minutes from Lake Leman, 2 minutes from the Botanical Gardens of Geneva.

The classrooms are spacious, well equipped, have natural and artificial lighting, a stable internet connection, a recreation room, a small library, and a kitchen. There are cafes, kiosks, supermarkets, restaurants near the campus.

UBIS students have access to the sports facilities of Geneva at special discounts:

  • Subscription to the pool - 10CHF / month
  • Gym membership - 49-65CHF / month
  • Admission to the football stadium is free.

Bicycles, boats, catamarans are available for rent.

UBIS has a small library on campus + students receive a free annual pass to the United Nations Library, access to the EBSCO Business Source Premier database, one of the best and most comprehensive business research databases.

UBIS provides a convenient learning environment for students with special needs.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

UBIS operates for three terms of 16 weeks a year, with each trimester divided into two 8-week modules.

There are several payments to be made at the start of your studies: health insurance payments, first semester tuition fees, first rent (usually includes a mandatory deposit), medical examination bill for international students.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

Application procedure:

  1. Submitting documents (verified by the academic team)
  2. Registration fee
  3. UBIS Application, Financial Plan
  4. First payment from the candidate
  5. UBIS Visa Package: Confirmation of Enrollment, Final Letter of Acceptance, Check, Declaration of Return
  6. Help with placement.

Bachelors provide an application form with the following documents:

  • Maturité Fédérale Suisse (high school) high school diploma or equivalent
  • Maturité Fédérale Suisse transcripts or equivalent school transcripts
  • English Proficiency Test Certificate (TOEFL, IELTS)
  • Proof of Identity - Scanned version of the 1st page of an ID card or passport
  • Motivation letter of 250 words.

Masters provide an application + documents:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent
  • Academic transcript, diploma
  • English language test (TOEFL, IELTS)
  • Resume describing professional, academic experience
  • Scanned version of the 1st page of the ID card, passport
  • Motivation letter of 250 words.

Future doctoral students provide:

  • Online application, being interviewed by the admissions committee
  • Submit scanned images (front and back) of government issued ID
  • Master's degree or equivalent
  • IELTS or TOEFL test results
  • Motivation letter (250 words)
  • Description of professional and academic experience
  • A letter of recommendation from the previous educational institution of the candidate or employer
  • Bank statement with the amount.
  • Proof of English proficiency.

International students may submit official transcripts of the successful completion of coursework at an accredited high school or SEVP certified English school. Another option is to pass any of the approved qualifying exams, meet the minimum requirements:

  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) - 6.0
  • PTE (Pearson Test of English) - 67 (minimum 56 in each of the "Communication Skills" sections)
  • CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency) - Grade B
  • CAE (Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English) - A grade
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) - 75 (Internet).

TOEFL test results are valid for 2 years after the test date.

Scholarships University of Business & International Studies UBIS Geneva

UBIS is a small private university with limited funding, but according to the policy of the university, every student deserves an education, so UBIS strives to help as many students as possible.

Holders of UBIS financial assistance cannot receive more than one scholarship / grant at the same time, their size is limited, financial assistance is only for studying.

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- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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