Webster University opened its first European campus in Geneva in 1978 and today Webster University Geneva is the largest campus outside of the United States where 670 students from over 90 countries come together in a community of learners engaged by a faculty representing 25 nations. Webster University Geneva is located in a park-like setting in the suburban town of Bellevue, a 8-minute train ride from central Geneva. The secure and tranquil setting is a brief walk from Lake Geneva (Lake Leman) and affords spectacular views of Mont Blanc. Both train and bus service are available immediately adjacent to the campus.
The campus offers classrooms, academic and staff offices, recording and photographic studios, a cafeteria, a fitness center, a student recreational area, and a library. The library consists of a physical collection of over 25,000 items and is supported by a professional, accredited Librarian and trained staff. Back to Top
Geneva is the historic center of international cooperation and is home to the United Nations, other major international organizations, numerous multi-national corporations, and a vibrant financial and trading center. When it comes to recreation, the Alps and the Lake Geneva (Lake Leman) 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, all accessible in less than two hours by plane.
The primary language of instruction is English. Course offerings vary from semester to semester depending upon the faculty members assigned to teach at Webster-Geneva. For more information about the courses offered, please see the link below. The Fall semester courses are uploaded in late April, the Spring semester courses are uploaded in late October, and the Summer term courses are uploaded in late March. You can find previous course schedules listed here.
Study abroad students are housed off campus at Les Berges du Rhône. Les Berges is well serviced by public transportation, both train and bus, making the 20 minute commute to campus a cinch for students! Housing 118 students, Les Berges is located in the center of Geneva, on the banks of the Rhone River.
The level of security at Les Berges du Rhône offers peace of mind to students and parents. Three assistant resident coordinators live at Les Berges and students will have a swipe card to access the building and a key for their room. Les Berges also include security cameras and a security night guard.
During the fall and spring semesters, Webster students retain their federal, state, and Webster funding while studying abroad through a Webster program with the exception of work study funds. Summer study abroad students may be eligible for federal aid (i.e., Pell Grant, Federal Direct Loans). Meet with your financial aid counselor to discuss the options available to you. All other students will need to check with their home institution.