MIDS offers a unique environment in which to acquire the knowledge, skills, tools and the network needed to develop a career in international dispute settlement. Students benefit from an outstanding and accessible faculty, a supportive staff, and a strong network of alumni. After ten successful years, MIDS is a leading program in international dispute settlement.



The strengths of the program are its faculty, the scope of the curriculum, and the career services.

MIDS faculty comprises some of the most well-known practitioners and academics in international dispute settlement. The small size of the class allows for a close interaction with the professors.

The MIDS curriculum is broad in scope covering public and private dispute settlement mechanisms. Its diverse offer of types of courses, seminars and workshops provides a thorough understanding of international procedural law while at the same time allowing for deeper specialization in a particular area of interest.

MIDS career services play a critical role. Since day one and throughout the academic year, and in the life after the MIDS, our staff looks after you. The services include group and individual coaching on career strategy, networking and interviewing skills, cv and cover letter drafting, and professional social media presence.


Life after the MIDS

MIDS alumni, 400 for now, hold positions all over the world in law firms, international organizations, governments, companies, arbitral institutions or international tribunals. Some also have embarked on an academic career.



Applications open in mid-October and close on 20 December 2018. Check our admission requirements and application procedure, and start working on your application for a one-year life changing experience.


Meet us

Reach out to us with any queries. We are pleased to help:

  • Talk to a student: Alumni provide a first-hand perspective about what it is like to be at MIDS.
  • Schedule a visit to our campus: do let us know when you are in Geneva and we will show you around.
  • Learn about the MIDS coming to your city: follow us on social media and find out when we are coming closer.
  • Meet our team: we are available on the phone, Skype, or in person.

 Brochure MIDS 2019-2020