EGS is enriched by a student body comprised of individuals from multitudinous cultural, educational and socio-economic backgrounds from around the world. Although the language of instruction is English, a majority of EGS students speak more than one language, as do our distinguished Professors and staff. Students, coming from research traditions varying from traditional philosophy and literature departments to artists, film makers and writers, all add to the unique diversity to the EGS student community. Our Admissions department recruits high performing students from across disciplines and academic backgrounds in order to produce a challenging symbiosis between students' interests and teachers' professional occupations.

We are a community of thinkers and artists whose dreams to pursue post graduate work in a progressive, critical, and forward-thinking institution come to fruition at a university whose internationally renowned faculty and diverse student body create a discernable vibrancy. The EGS campus is situated in the Pennine Alps, in a valley surrounded by four thousand metre peaks.