THE EUROPEAN GRADUATE SCHOOL ACCREDITATION

The EGS is a graduate and postgraduate degree-granting University with two divisions: Arts, Health and Society (AHS) and Philosophy, Art and Critical Thought (PACT).  The European Graduate School, founded by the non-profit European Foundation of Interdisciplinary Studies, is governed by The European Graduate School Foundation (EGSF) with a Board of Directors that includes a representative of the accrediting state (Canton of Wallis, Switzerland).

As of February 2016, The National Commission for Further and Higher Education (NCFHE) in Malta has licensed The European Graduate School as a University (Licence number: 2015:007) within the The European Qualifications Framework (EQF), which allows for transportability of higher education degrees within European Union nation↗. Malta and Switzerland are both members of the Bologna Process/Higher Education Area (EHEA). 

The following programmes at The EGS have been formally recognized and accredited by the National Commission for Further and Higher Education:


Master of Arts in Philosophy, Art and Social Thought

Master of Arts in Expressive Arts Therapy with a minor in Psychology

Master of Arts in Expressive Arts Coaching and Consulting

Master of Arts in Literary, Musical and Visual Thought

Master of Arts in Expressive Arts Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding

PhD in Expressive Arts

PhD in Philosophy, Art and Social Thought

PhD in Literary, Musical and Visual Thought


More information about Higher Education in Europe: 

NCFHE List of Universities↗
ENIC-NARIC Home Page↗ 
ENIC-NARIC Higher Education Institution↗
ENIC-NARIC Malta↗
ENIC-NARIC Recognized higher education institutions↗
Bologna Process - EHEA↗

The EGS has been formally recognized as a University of Wallis by the State Council decision in 1998 (renewed again in 2007), accredited to award a Master of Arts (MA) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). The EGS is listed as a private research institution and University in the registry and website of the Canton Wallis (CANTON DU VALAIS)↗.

Within the United States, the Council of Higher Education Accreditation — standard bearer for the transportability of international higher education degrees to institutions of higher education in the US — formally recognizes the National Commission for Further and Higher Education (NCFHE) of Malta as their Quality Assurance Body international partner agency↗. The European Graduate School MA and PhD degrees meet all accreditation and quality assurance standards for institutions of higher education within the United States, as standardized by the Council of Higher Education Accreditation.

The United States Department of Education determined that, as of December 12, 2000, The European Graduate School fulfills the definition of an eligible institution under the Higher Education Act of 1965↗. The EGS School Code OPE ID Number is 03518300.

To read about partnerships with other Universities, see here: The EGS University Partnerships↗

For further enquiries, please contact: Admissions Department Email