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29 Feb 2016

Ecole cantonale d'art du Valais: Studying Fine Arts in Switzerland with a Scholarship

Patricio Gil Flood, 'Travailler moins pour lire plus', Installation

Hansjoerg Wyss Scholarship 2016-2017
Ecole cantonale d'art du Valais - ECAV


Deadline for applications:
Bachelor :
April 8th, 2016
Master of Arts in Public Spheres :
April 8th, 2016

Stéphanie Rey
+41 (0)27 456 55 11
+41 (0)27 456 55 30

Ecole Cantonale d'Art du Valais
Rue Bonne Eau 16
3960 Sierre

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Founded in 1948, the Ecole Cantonale d'Art du Valais (ECAV) has been affiliated since 2008 with the HES-SO. Due to its specific location in the heart of the Valais alps, above the city of Sierre, ECAV has established a significant identity. Switzerland's linguistic and cultural differences are well-represented among the students and teachers. Moreover, the legendary hospitality of Valais is a strong influence, as it regularly welcomes numerous foreign students who come to study here.
Over the years, the atypic alpine situation 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 an ideal lifestyle for studies, research and creation.

The Hansjoerg Wyss Scholarship

Since 2001, the Hansjoerg Wyss Scholarship is yearly granted to 5 to 6 students from Africa, Asia or Latin-America and allow them to undertake a Bachelor or a Master 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 duly completed (to be downloaded on following address

• Motivation letter

• Letter of recommandation from a teacher of home institution

• Your curriculum vitae

• Your portfolio of artistic works

• Copies of your diplomas (baccalauréat)

• Copy of your passport

• 1 photo

To apply for MA (Master of Arts in public spheres), the candidates must add following document : 

• A statement of educational objectives, including a project referring to the art in public spheres

• Application form duly completed (to be download on following address :

All application documents have to be sent by email to the following address: