The Division of Philosophy, Art & Critical Thought at The European Graduate School / EGS offers students and scholars an exceptional academic experience centered on annual intensive seminar sessions led by eminent faculty in residence. This dynamic structure provides a critical and creative forum for students and scholars to engage with thinkers and artists distinguished in their fields. 

Applicants may write to admissions@egs.edu with any questions. To begin the application process, click here: Online Application ↗ 

The application and selection process for the division of Philosophy, Art & Critical Thought at The European Graduate School / EGS is personal and stringent. We consider only independent minded students prepared to accept both the challenge and reward of our cross-disciplinary, low-residency MA and PhD programs in Saas-Fee, Switzerland↗, and Valletta, Malta↗.



Application Dates & Deadlines

The EGS academic year begins the 1st of September and ends the 31st of August with a spring session in Valletta, Malta, and two summer sessions in Saas-Fee, Switzerland (June and August). Early application is encouraged to ensure entry into the program and session of choice. Please note our application dates and deadlines below, and review our Academic Calendar↗ for further important dates and deadlines.


Early Decision Period (for all programs)

01 September – 31 December 2016


Application Deadlines

Spring Session / Valletta, Malta

15 February 2017
June Session / Saas-Fee, Switzerland 1 June 2017

August Session / Saas-Fee, Switzerland

15 July 2017

Fall Session / Valletta, Malta*

15 September 2017

 
*N.B.: Students can attend the Fall Session in Malta to fulfill academic requirements of the 2016-17 academic year. Those students using US federal loans must pay for fall tuition with a 2016-17 loan application, corresponding to the year to which their academic requirements apply.
Otherwise, students can choose to attend the Fall Session in Malta to fulfill academic requirements of the 2017-18 academic year, and those using US federal loans must apply with a 2017-18 loan application. These students should be aware that this loan would be the only federal student loan available to them in the 2017-18 academic year – there cannot be two federal student loans to attend the same school in the same academic year. Their next federal student loan funds would not become available until September 2018.
For additional information, please contact Mark Daniel Cohen, Asst. Dean. mark.cohen@egs.edu


Application Documents

All application documents must be submitted online as well as via postal mail (including a printed copy of The EGS Online Application form) to: Office of Admissions and Financial Aid, Division of Philosophy, Art & Critical Thought, The European Graduate School / EGS, Alter Kehr 20, CH - 3953 Leuk-Stadt, Switzerland.


Transcripts

Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges, universities, and/or graduate schools (post-secondary institutions) must be sent directly via postal mail. Copies of transcripts must also be included in the Online Application↗ (or issued electronically directly from previously attended institutions to: admissions@egs.edu). Transcripts not originally in English or French must be submitted with certified translations in English or French.


Letters of Evaluation (Optional)

Applicants may submit up to three letters of evaluation/reference. Letters should include the evaluator’s signature and contact information. At least one of these letters should be from an academic institution.


Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

The language of instruction at The EGS is English. Applicants who have not already completed a university degree where English was the language of instruction should submit TOEFL test results to The EGS.

TOEFL Educational Testing Service Code:
European Graduate School: 7418 or 7394


Tuition & Fees

The European Graduate School / EGS is a private, non-profit graduate school that is tuition funded. Committed to offering its students rewarding experiences of the highest academic standard affordably, The EGS strives to maintain low operating costs, as reflected in our tuition fees.


Degree Cost (current average in USD)

MA (three years) USD 23 800.00
PhD (four years) USD 27 100.00


Tuition Fees / 2016-2017

Tuition fees are calculated in USD and based on the number of required seminar and workshop credits (seminars are typically three credits; workshops are typically two credits). Required workshops (Research Methods, etc.) are inclusive in the tuition total; additional elective credits must be additionally calculated (see schedule of fees).


1st Year MA/PhD USD 10 600.00
2nd Year MA/PhD USD 10 500.00
3rd Year MA (Thesis Supervision fee) USD 2700.00
3rd Year PhD (Dissertation Supervision fee) USD 3000.00
4th Year PhD (Dissertation Supervision fee) USD 3000.00
5th Year PhD (Dissertation Supervision fee - optional)
USD 3000.00


Schedule of Tuition Fees / 2016-2017

Administration fee (one time fee) USD 100.00
Individual Seminar for non-matriculated students (4,5 Credits) USD 1800.00


*Tuition rates are based on the current curriculum and are subject to change. Tuition fees do not include health insurance, living expenses, travel expenses, and residency accommodation. For further questions, contact the admissions office (admissions@egs.edu).


Accommodation Fees 2016-2017

Current average cost in Valletta for a private room (not including meals):
Spring Session / Valletta, Malta EUR 50-75.00 / day (approximately)


For more information and to make reservations see Valletta Campus Accommodation?


Current average cost for a private room in a shared apartment, including three meals per day, with our accommodations partner, Hotel Allalin, in Saas-Fee, Switzerland:
June Session / Saas-Fee, Switzerland CHF 3’072.00 (CHF 128.00 / fixed day rate)
August Session / Saas-Fee, Switzerland CHF 3’072.00 (CHF 128.00 / fixed day rate)

Shared double rooms are also available starting at CHF 103.00 / fixed day rate.


For more information and to make reservations see Saas-Fee Campus Accommodation?


Payment Submissions
Currency: USD

Successful applicants will receive detailed registration and enrollment information in their letter of admission, including payment instructions and deadlines for tuition fees. Keep in mind that foreign money transfers take approximately 8-10 working days. All payment submissions must include the student’s name and student ID number. Receipt of payments will be confirmed after the payment has been credited to the EGS bank account. Once the full tuition fee has been credited to the EGS bank account, students will receive an email confirmation of final tuition payment.


Payment Dates & Deadlines


Spring Session / Valletta, Malta / 1 - 12 April, 2017


1st Year MA/PhD Students within 14 days upon receipt of admission 50% Tuition Deposit



Matriculated Students MA/PhD 15 February 50% Tuition Deposit



All Students 15 March Final Tuition Payment



U.S. Financial Aid Students
(or other aid-based students)
n/a Contact The EGS Financial Aid Office
financial.aid@egs.edu



First Year Students MA / PhD
admitted after 05 March
n/a Contact The EGS Financial Aid Office
financial.aid@egs.edu


June Session / 7 - 9 June (Venice) / 11 - 29 June (Saas-Fee), 2017


1st Year MA/PhD Students within 14 days upon receipt of admission 50% Tuition Deposit



Matriculated Students MA/PhD 01 March 50% Tuition Deposit and
USD1000 Accommodation Deposit



Matriculated Students MA/PhD
(not attending Residency, supervision year(s) only)
01 March 50% Tuition Deposit



All Students 31 May Final Tuition Payment



U.S. Financial Aid Students
(or other aid-based students)
n/a Contact The EGS Financial Aid Office
financial.aid@egs.edu



First Year Students MA / PhD
admitted after 05 March
n/a Contact The EGS Financial Aid Office
financial.aid@egs.edu


August Session / 29 - 31 July (Venice) / 2 - 21 August (Saas-Fee), 2017


1st Year MA/PhD Students within 14 days upon receipt of admission 50% Tuition Deposit



Matriculated Students MA/PhD 01 March 50% Tuition Deposit and
USD1000  Accommodation Deposit



Matriculated Students MA/PhD
(not attending Residency, supervision year(s) only)
01 March 50% Tuition Deposit



All Students 31 July Final Tuition Payment



U.S. Financial Aid Students
(or other aid-based students)
n/a Contact The EGS Financial Aid Office
financial.aid@egs.edu



First Year Students MA / PhD
admitted after 05 March
n/a Contact The EGS Financial Aid Office
financial.aid@egs.edu


Fall Session / Valletta, Malta / 7 - 30 October, 2017


1st Year MA/PhD Students within 14 days upon receipt of admission 50% Tuition Deposit



Matriculated Students MA/PhD 01 July 50% Tuition Deposit



Matriculated Students MA/PhD
(not attending Residency, supervision year(s) only)
01 July 50% Tuition Deposit



All Students 15 September Final Tuition Payment



U.S. Financial Aid Students
(or other aid-based students)
n/a Contact The EGS Financial Aid Office
financial.aid@egs.edu



First Year Students MA / PhD
admitted after 05 March
n/a Contact The EGS Financial Aid Office
financial.aid@egs.edu


Financial Aid

Financial Aid refers to government-sponsored education loan programs. Depending on your country of origin, student loans are made available to help pay for the cost of higher education.


Canada (British Columbia)

StudentAid BC helps eligible students with the cost of their post-secondary education through loans, grants, scholarships, and other programs. B.C. student loans are provided by the provincial government and Canada Student Loans are provided by the federal government. These loans are managed as a single Canada-B.C. integrated loan at the National Student Loans Service Centre↗ (NSLSC).

Canadian Ministry of Advanced Education Student Aid BC School Code

European Graduate School: MQKQ

Canada Financial Aid↗


United States

Through the U.S Department of Education’s Federal Student Aid program, citizens and legal permanent residents of the United States may obtain loans to cover the full cost of attendance at EGS, including tuition, books, room and board, and travel and accommodation expenses. The European Graduate School / EGS is registered with the new Direct Loan Program of the U.S. Department of Education↗, which makes these government loans available.

U.S Department of Education Federal Student Aid School Code

European Graduate School: G35183

U.S. Financial Aid Manual (.pdf)

Other Countries

Please contact your government’s Department of Education or Education Ministry.


Matching Scholarships

For students in the PACT division, The EGS offers a Matching Scholarship program, in which the university matches money raised by the student up to a limit of $2,000 per student per year. The money to be matched may be raised from any outside source except a bank or government loan. The distribution of matching scholarships depends on available funds and will be disbursed to qualifying students on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Click here to learn more, or to complete the Matching Scholarship application form


Visa Requirements

Students from countries with visa requirements for entry to Switzerland or Malta may request payment confirmation and a letter of enrollment via regular post. These documents will serve as the student’s “letter of invitation” and should be presented when applying for their visa.

For further questions please contact the admissions office (admissions@egs.edu) or the financial aid office (financial.aid@egs.edu).


Accreditation Q & A (with The EGS President)

Read the Accreditation Q & A (with The EGS President) here