Further information

Getting to the school

Based in the former Sierre municipal hospital, next door to the current hospital, the edhea main building is easily accessible with public transport (‘Sierre, Hôpital’ bus stop) and on foot (15 minutes from the station).
The Movimax building in the north of the town is also close to a bus stop (‘Sierre, Devin’) and 15 minutes on foot from the station.


Visiting the school

It is possible to visit the school by arrangement (+41 58 606 95 11, edhea@hevs.ch). Visitors will be received by the coordinator of the course in which they are interested. EDHEA is also holding open days.
Anyone wishing to find out more about the Federal VET Diploma/Federal Vocational Baccalaureate in graphic design can register for an Elève d’un jour taster session, attending a first year class for a half-day or whole day.


Teaching languages

All classes at secondary school and Bachelor’s degree level are taught in French, while Master’s degree classes are taught in French or English, or in another language depending on student requirements and the language skills of the teaching staff.


Catering

EDHEA does not have a cafeteria as such. However, the school has a dozen microwave ovens for general reheating use and also provides dining areas. The school has also arranged for a mobile food service supplier to sell bakery products .
A student’s monthly food costs are estimated to be CHF 600.


Study areas for Bachelor’s and Master’s students

At EDHEA, all Bachelor’s and Master’s degree students have use of study workshops. Each space is shared by groups of 2, 3 or 4 students, according to capacity. Test installation spaces are also available by reservation at Usego, Movimax and in the main building. The Movimax building is equipped with group workshops for sound and video.


Visas

Students domiciled outside Switzerland (with the exception of Wyss scholarship holders) must complete the formalities required to obtain a student visa and residence permit. Relevant information can be found at www.ch.ch. It is essential to complete these formalities before entering Switzerland or even before booking a flight to Switzerland because the process can take up to three months.
NB : a tourist visa cannot be changed to a student visa.


Scholarships

The Foundation Hansjörg Wyss offers scholarships for the MAPS course to emerging artists under the age of 30 from non-European countries, including Latin America and the Middle East. Application form

The EDHEA scholarship supports students who wish to work intensively on-site during their Master studies. It consists of an apartment shared by the recipients. For more informations, please contact the secretary’s office (+41 58 606 95 11, edhea@hevs.ch).

For other requests for study bursaries or loans, candidates must apply on their own initiative to the relevant authorities : cantonal departments, the Swiss Confederation or private foundations.


Accommodation costs

Students requiring accommodation in Sierre or the surrounding area have several options. Allow approximately CHF 500 per month for a shared apartment rental and CHF 600 for an individual studio apartment.
Subject to availability, EDHEA can provide rooms at the Auberge des Collines (Chemin du Grand Lac 8, Sierre) for international Bachelor’s and Master’s students and those from other cantons. The monthly cost is CHF 363.
The secretary’s office often has information about available apartment shares and is happy to provide interested parties with details (+41 58 606 95 11, edhea@hevs.ch).