UN Immersion Programme 2023

Applications are open for interested and suitably qualified candidates for the UN Immersion Programme 2023. The entire application details for the UN Immersion Programme Scholarships can be accessed below.

UN Immersion Programme

UN Immersion Programme 2023 is open for International Students. The scholarship allows internship-level programs (s) in the field of International Relations and Diplomacy taught at United Nations Institute for Training and Research. The deadline for the scholarship is Open.

United Nations Immersion Programme is a fully funded programme organized by UNITAR during the upcoming year in Geneva, Switzerland. Participants will have the chance to gain first-hand experience with the UN by joining this programme.


UNITAR will host most of the activities in the headquarters of the UN in Geneva, the historic Palais des Nations. They will consist of a nuanced balance between the following elements:

Degree Level:

UN Immersion Programme 2023 is available to undertake internship-level programs at United Nations Institute for Training and Research.

Available Subjects:

The following subjects are available to study under this scholarship program.

  • International Relations and Diplomacy

Scholarship Benefits:

The UN Immersion Programme to Geneva serves to provide an overview of the United Nations. It will help participants build solid ground knowledge of themes and topics in international affairs, deliver training in core diplomatic skills and offer activities with the following Geneva-based agencies:

  • United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG)
  • United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR)
  • World Trade Organisation (WTO)
  • International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
  • World Meteorological Organisation (WMO)

Eligible Nationalities:

This programme is open to people of all nationalities.


Eligibility Criteria:

The Immersion Programme is open to everyone with a deep interest in the United Nations. Participants can come from the public or private sector, NGOs, think tanks and academia. University students and participants from entirely different backgrounds are equally welcome to apply.

In order to ensure the highest quality standards, a maximum of 30 participants per field visit and 50 participants per online training programme will be allowed. Slots will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. At the end of the programmes, participants will receive a UNITAR certificate of completion.

How to Apply

In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, UNITAR will assure the program will entirely conform to up-to-date health safety standards, including social distancing, hygiene measures, and contact tracing in case some participants are not yet fully vaccinated. The programme’s agenda may be subject to modifications in line with the most recent developments in this regard.

In case that due to any COVID-19-related travel restrictions, participants registered for the field visit to Geneva are unable to travel to Switzerland this spring/summer, it is possible for them to attend the UN Young Leaders Online Training Programme free of charge. In addition, their slot for the field visit to Geneva will be automatically transferred to its next editions from 17 – 21 July 2023, from 21 – 25 August 2023 or any time thereafter, with no additional costs charged.


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