Categories/Affliliations eligible and not eligible to take language courses at UNHQ

Eligible (Non-paying)

  • United Nations Secretariat staff members (Secretariat, UNICEF, UNFPA, UNOPS, UNDP*, UNWOMEN*), including those at other duty stations for online courses (with contracts ending after the last class of the course)  (See Note)
  • Delegates of the Permanent Missions to the United Nations
  • Delegates of Non-Member States with a standing invitation to participate as an observer (Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See and Permanent Observer Mission of Palestine).
  • All ICSC staff (Secretariat and Permanent Missions to the UN)
  • All ACABQ members
  • UN Tour Guides
  • UN Retirees (Secretariat, UNDP, UNICEF, UNFPA, UNOPS)

Note: The UN is reimbursed for the permitted students under separate arrangements with the Fund, Programme or Agency. There is no cost to the student unless they incur penalty fees (no-show, incomplete attendance).

*With approval from their HR.

Eligible (Paying - see rates per course)

  • Mission staff of Permanent missions to the UN (White D on badge)
  • Mission experts of Permanent mission to the UN (White D with red stripe across it on badge)
  • Delegates of Intergovernmental organizations (as listed here)
  • Specialised agencies and related organizations maintaining liaison offices at Headquarters
  • UNFCU (Up to 10 participants) with approval from their HR
  • UN accredited Press (both White and Green P on badge)
  • UN recognized Spouses/Partners of staff members
  • NYLESA members (excluding NYLESA associate members)

Not Eligibile

  • Spouses of United Nations Diplomats
  • Consultants and/or affiliates
  • UN Child Care Centre
  • NATO representatives
  • Embassies and consulates to the United States
  • Children of all United Nations Staff and Diplomats
  • Interns
  • NGO staff
  • UNIS teachers
  • United States Committee for UNICEF
  • Women's Guild
  • Restaurant Associates
  • American Express
  • Various church affiliations
  • When Actually Employed (WAE staff)