The European Graduate School
EST. 1994

Arts, Health and Society Division



Access Exam

Swiss Trees

The EGS Bachelor Waiver Procedure

The European Graduate School EGS is able to offer applicants without a Bachelor's Degree or its equivalent an opportunity to study at this institution in programs leading to a Masters Degree, provided that they pass the Access Exam before their third Summer School.

The Application

As an applicant, you must submit an EGS application form, and enclose a copy of your Bachelors Degree or its equivalent. If you do not have a Bachelor's Degree or its equivalent, please enclose all copies of your Diplomas, transcripts, letters of recommendation from present or past employers and an updated resume (typed). After EGS receives your application with all the needed information, the admissions committee will evaluate it. Should your academic background not be sufficient, an EGS Access Advisor will meet with you to discuss the Bachelor Waiver Procedure (Access Exam).

The Access Exam

The Access Exam can contain (according to the applicant's prior qualifications):

  • Evaluation of the applicant's formal education and validation of Professional and Life Experiences (VPLE)
  • Accredited courses or lectures from educational institutions
  • Written exam / Oral exam

The Access Advisor will be able to help and advise applicants to prepare for the exam.

The Access Advisor will be available for personal meetings with Summer School students on site at Saas-Fee. An appointment is required.

Please check with the EGS office for further details.