February 18, 2015

Hansjoerg Wyss Scholarship 2015–16

Valais School of Art (EDHEA)
Nihan Somay and Mirella Salame, Summer school Istanbul 2014.

Founded in 1948 the Ecole Cantonale d’Art du Valais has been affiliated since 2008 with the HES-SO. Its location, in the heart of the Valais Alps above the town of Sierre, has helped it to forge a strong identity. Switzerland’s linguistic and cultural differences are well represented among the students and teachers and the legendary hospitality of Valais is a strong influence, as it regularly welcomes numerous foreign students who come to study here.

Over the years, its eccentric alpine location has become one of its central research and investigation themes. This artistic and creative reflection evolves within its own special atmosphere and defies most customary approaches.

The School offers numerous options for housing and, thanks to its location, an ideal lifestyle for studies, research and creation.


The Hansjoerg Wyss Scholarship
Since 2001, the Hansjoerg Wyss Scholarship is granted yearly to five to six students from Africa, Asia or Latin America, and allows them to undertake a Bachelor or a Master’s degree at the Ecole cantonale d’Art du Valais (ECAV). The Hansjoerg Wyss scholarship covers: school fees, rent, material, as well as per diem costs.
All applicants for Hans Joerg Wyss scholarship must submit the following:
– Application form (to be downloaded here)
– Motivation letter
– Letter of recommendation from a teacher of home institution
– Your curriculum vitae
– Your portfolio of artistic works
– Copies of your diplomas (baccalaureate)
– Copy of your passport
– One photo

To apply for MA (Master of Arts in public spheres), the candidates must add following documents:
– A statement of educational objectives, including a project referring to the art in public spheres
– Application form (to be downloaded here)


All application documents must be sent by email to the following address: [email protected].


Patricia Comby: T +0041 27 456 55 11

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