International Relations

The worlds of art and design know no geographical borders, driven as they are by dialogue and diversity. Artists, designers and filmmakers are mobile and work in a globalised world. As such, HEAD – Genève structures its open-minded approach on its international teaching staff, exhibitions and transnational projects.  


HEAD – Genève promotes the students, teachers and researchers’ academic mobility and actively supports field trips and partnerships across the globe.

Reception hours of the International Relations Office: 
Tuesday from 11:00 to 13:00, in office 1.09, 1st floor, building E. 


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HEAD - Geneva has an extensive and diversified network of partner schools. Every year, about fifty students come to spend a semester at HEAD. A large part of these exchanges takes place within the framework of the Swiss European Mobility Program (SEMP). This program facilitates the admission of Swiss universities to the European program, in accordance with the activities of the Erasmus+ program. In total, HEAD cooperates with more than 110 universities worldwide.

The International relations office organizes these mobilities and ensures that the exchange semester runs smoothly. The team assists students arriving in Switzerland with their administrative procedures and practical everyday questions. It plans information sessions, events and French courses. It puts each NEWcomer in contact with a referent student, a HEADmate, to facilitate his/her integration into the school.

Fact Sheet 2023-24
Arrival in Geneva, practical information

International relations office



The International Relations Office provides detailed advice and organisational support to students who wish to spend a semester in a partner school in Switzerland or abroad.

Exchange Procedure

Key dates for the academic year 2022-23: 

General information session on international mobility, addressed to all BA and MA students: 
Thursday 2 November 2023, 6 p.m., James-Fazy auditorium, building D. 

Submission of exchange application forms (A):
Tuesday 23 January 2024, for exchanges in the autumn semester 2024-2025 according to the modalities communicated by email to HEAD - Geneva students.

International relations office


Internships abroad
Students doing ECTS-credit-bearing internships in companies abroad are eligible to apply for a mobility grant if the internships meet the following conditions:
- The application for a mobility grant is made before the placement.
- The traineeship lasts at least 2 full months (e.g. 01.06. to 01.08.) for traineeships in SEMP/Erasmus+ countries.
- The traineeship lasts at least 4 weeks for traineeships in non-European countries.

The organisation of the work placement is the responsibility of the students in collaboration with the respective course of study. 
An information session on internship mobilities takes place every year in November and is organised by the respective programme.