Frequently Asked Questions


Where is James Lind Institute located?
James Lind Institute (JLI) is a global higher education institutute with students from over 80 countries. The headquarter and main campus of JLI is in Geneva,Switzerland. We also operate from other global locations such as Singapore and India.
Can you tell me more about JLI?
James Lind Institute was founded in 2008 from experts in the industry and the institute has since grown to be one of the largest global schools in clinical research, public health, and allied areas. Over 5000 students have passed out from JLI to date from over 80 countries. We continue to grow our student numbers every year and this is a testament to the exceptional student experience we provide our students at JLI. You can find more information by clicking the button below.

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Is James Lind Institute an Accredited Institution?
James Lind Institute has secured various certifications and accreditations. JLI is registered as a higher education institute and business school in Switzerland and is approved to award Private Degrees to our students. Please see a list of our accreditations, certifications and membershipsby clicking the button below.

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Will my Degree be recognized?

JLI degrees are offered with our University partner, Universitá Telematica Internazionale UNINETTUNO, Rome, Italy. The university is fully accredited under the Italian Ministry of Education, University, and Research. UNINETTUNO is a recognized university in Italy and globally, whose awarded degrees fulfill the criteria of the Bologna Process of Universities.

JLI also awards private degrees to its students. Private degrees are not federally supervised in Switzerland. However, it is an expectation that private institutions such as JLI ensure adherence to extremely high quality of education and student experience. This is ensured through national and international quality certifications, accreditations and memberships. More information on this can be found by clicking below.

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How can I receive more information about James Lind Institute?
We recommend that you browse through various sections of this website to familiarize yourself with our institution. Our student advisors are always available to provide answers to your questions. You can get in touch with us and request more information by clicking the button below.

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Do I have to pay any application fee?
JLI does not charge any application fee.
When can I apply?
For our online programs, applications are received throughout the year and based upon processing time of your application, you will be enrolled in your program in the next upcoming start date. For most online programs, there are at least 12 start dates in a year.

For programs that are provided at the Switzerland campus, there are only 2 intakes a year – March and October. Students need to start the application process at least 6-7 months in advance of the start date since it usually takes this amount of time for all the formalities including visa and student permit to complete. Please get in touch with us by clicking the button below for more information.

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What are the admission requirements?
Admission into a program requires the applicant to meet certain acceptance requirements. Eligibility criteria are mentioned in the respective program detail pages. To get admitted you must meet the eligibility criteria and provide proof of eligibility such as a copy of your prior diploma, degree, or work experience as may be required for the program. You can learn more about the admission process by clicking the button below 

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How are online programs conducted at James Lind Institute?
James Lind Institute utilizes state of the art e-campus and Learning Management System (LMS) as well as online live classroom sessions. This mix provides students with a comprehensive system that is full of content, discussions, debates, forums, multimedial learning modules, live lectures, documents, repositories, and many other such resources. Program faculty stays in touch with students throughout the program and are always available for answering students’ questions.
What are the computer requirements for JLI programs?
Basic computer hardware, software and an internet connection are primary requirements. Our programs can be accessed across most devices including smartphones, tablets, PCs, Laptops, etc. We generally recommend devices that have been manufactured within 5 years to ensure that compatilibilty is not an issue with latest browser technologies that we utilize.
Is it difficult to learn how to use the online learning platform?
No, it is not difficult at all. Using our online learning platform is as easy as using email, surfing the internet or using any basic software. You will be provided with some orientation documents before the start of your program in order to help you learn navigation and other functionalities of the online program.
How do I receive and submit assignments?
All assignments to be completed will be posted in the user area when you log in. To submit assignments, simply upload it in the applicable section of your user area.
Whom do I contact I have any questions and need clarifications?
You can interact with the faculty and peers via  the Learning Management System (LMS). There are group discussions and forums where you can post your questions and participate in faculty led discussions. You may also interact with the faculty via a personal messaging system.
Will I be missing the give- and- take of a conventional classroom setting?
JLI offers a highly personalized and interactive learning experience. While different from in classroom experience, you will find training at JLI interactive and engaging. You will be interacting frequently with your mentors, tutors, counsellors, course administrators etc via email, telephone or chat. You can also have the opportunity to meet your mentor or tutor in person, whenever required and feasible.
What time are lectures held?
There is no set timing for classes. You can log in and study at any time as per your convenience. For some live web-sessions (if applicable to your program) you will be provided a schedule weeks in advance.
How and when do I enroll in the online programs?
JLI accepts new students on a continuous basis for online programs. The next start date is frequently updated on the program pages. For admission process please refer to the admissions section of this website. You may also contact our admissions representatives via Live Chat and they will guide you through the admission process.
How and when do I enroll in the online programs?
JLI accepts new students on a continuous basis for online programs. The next start date is frequently updated on the program pages. For admission process please refer to the admissions section of this website. You may also contact our admissions representatives via Live Chat and they will guide you through the admission process.


Will I need a visa to study in Switzerland?
If you are an EU/EFTA resident, you don’t need a visa to enter Switzerland but you will need to register with the Geneva Cantonal office within 14 days of arrival in to Geneva. The cantonal office will provide you with a resident permit which will allow you to study and live in Geneva.

For non EU/EFTA residents, you will need to apply for a visa from your local Swiss consulate or their representative. Following documents will be needed for the application.

A certificate of enrolment provided by James Lind Institute confirming your program and start date,

Proof of payment of school fees and means of support during studies

A written commitment that you will leave Switzerland upon completion of the studies

Your CV

After entering Switzerland, you must apply for resident permit at the Cantonal office in Geneva.

Does JLI provide accomodation?
JLI does not offer accomodation. However, we assist our students with finding the best accomodation. Students have a wide variety of accomodation types available. Accomodation in Geneva is limited and students are advised to start exploring options early during enrolment process. Our admissions team will be of help in this.
How much time does it take from admission application to enrolment?
We advise students to set aside 6 months for this process. If you are applying for March Semester, you must try to start your application process by November of last year. If you are applying for November Semester, you are advised to start your application process before May.