International

International mobility

The HES-SO Valais-Wallis has its own international relations office: the MOVE office (Mobilité Valais Etudes). Each year, with the help of the Move team, around 150 Valais-based students head off abroad supported by a grant, while 40 students from all over the world come to take one of the degree courses available at Valais’ Schools. EDHEA has also established partnerships with more than 35 foreign institutions, offering students the chance to study abroad for a semester. These institutions are mostly based in Europe (Belgium, Germany, Greece, Finland, France, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Romania, Spain, UK), as well as in Canada.

Contact:
Bureau MOVE Sierre
Rue de la Plaine 2, 3960 Sierre : Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday - phone 027 606 89 14
Bureau MOVE Sion
Rte du Rawyl 47, 1950 Sion 2 : Monday - Thursday - phone 027 606 85 93
move@hevs.ch

Application deadline :

  • exchange during the spring semester: 1 October
  • exchange during the fall semester: 1 March

Be careful! Some schools have different deadlines. Please, visit their website.

BE - Belgium
SINT-LUCAS UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN ANTWERP Antwerpen
ÉCOLE NATIONALE SUPÉRIEURE DES ARTS VISUELS LA CAMBRE Bruxelles
ECOLE DE RECHERCHE GRAPHIQUE Bruxelles
LUCA SCHOOL OF ART, CAMPUS SINT-LUKAS BRUSSEL Bruxelles
LUCA SCHOOL OF ART, CAMPUS SINT-LUKAS GENT Gent

DE - Germany
WEISSENSEE ACADEMY OF ART BERLIN Berlin

ES - Spain
FACULTAD DE BELLAS ARTES Cuenca

FI - Finland
UNIVERSITY OF LAPLAND, FACULTY OF ART & DESIGN Rovaniemi

FR - France
ÉCOLE SUPÉRIEURE DES BEAUX-ARTS TOURS ANGERS LE MANS Angers
ÉCOLE SUPÉRIEURE D’ARTS ET MÉDIA CAEN /CHERBOURG (ESAM) Caen
ÉCOLE SUPÉRIEURE DES BEAUX-ARTS Marseille
ÉCOLE NATIONALE SUPÉRIEURE D’ART Nancy
ECOLE NATIONALE SUPERIEURE D’ART DE PARIS CERGY (ENSAPC) Paris Cergy
ÉCOLE EUROPÉENNE SUPÉRIEURE D’ART DE BRETAGNE Quimper

IE - Irland
THE DUBLIN SCHOOL OF CREATIVE ARTS / DUBLIN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (DIT )Dublin

IS - Iceland
ICELAND ACADEMY OF THE ARTS / LISTAHASKOLI ISLANDS Reyjkavik

IT - Lithuania
VILNIUS ACADEMY OF ARTS Vilnius

LV - Lettonie
ART ACADEMY OF LATVIA Riga

NL - Netherlands
WILEM DE KOONING ACADEMY ROTTERDAM UNIVERSITY Rotterdam

RO - Romania
UNIVERSITY OF ARTS Târgu-Mures

UK - United Kingdom
COVENTRY UNIVERSITY Coventry


OUT OF EUROPE

CA - Canada / Québec
Through the exchange program BCI - BUREAU DE COOPÉRATION INTERUNIVERSITAIRE DU QUÉBEC: Université Bishop's / Université Laval / Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) / Université du Qzébec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR) / Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO) / Ecole de technologie supérieure (ETS)

The School of Arts EDHEA (Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts or Master MAP in Public Spheres degree programmes) welcomes students from partner institutions with a bilateral exchange agreement. The duration of the exchange is 3 to 12 months.

Study mobility for European students

Switzerland currently holds ‘Partner Country’ status in the activities of the EU education programme Erasmus+ (2014-2020). The Swiss-European Mobility Programme (SEMP) offers similar conditions to Erasmus+, including the possibility to apply for a grant. Grants for incoming students vary between CHF 380 and 440, depending on the country of origin and the type of mobility.

Study mobility for non-European students

International mobility allows students from countries outside Europe or from European countries not participating in the SEMP programme to come and study at EDHEA. A scholarship is possible for people from a country with a low, medium or high HDI.
There is no scholarship for students from countries in the very high category.
HDI information

Applications via the MOVEON portal

Once we receive your nomination by your home university, you will receive the electronic application form MOVEON.

Deadlines

Fall semester

  • Nomination: April 15
  • Application: May 15
    Spring semester
  • Nomination: October 15
  • Application: November 15

Documents


Wyss Foundation scholarship

The Wyss Foundation scholarship is for international emerging artists from non-European countries, including Latin America and the Middle East.
It is awarded to MAPS students by the Hansjoerg Wyss Foundation.

Selection criteria for the Wyss Scholarship

Candidates who have taken the entrance examination for the Master in Visual Arts programme at the EDHEA – école de design et haute école d’art are eligible for the Wyss Scholarship.
The EDHEA Masters faculty provides a preliminary ranking of candidates eligible for scholarships.

Values and principles:

  1. The aim of the Wyss Scholarship is to support emerging artists from the south.

  2. The evolution of inequalities and conflicts in the modern world influences ‘artistic geography’. In this context of constant change, the Wyss Scholarship focuses on developing countries, characterised by the lack of social and/or economic inaccessibility of a study programme equivalent to those provided by the EDHEA.

  3. The EDHEA is committed to developing long-term exchanges with the cultural scenes of the native countries of scholarship students. Since 2012, stable partnerships have been established particularly with Jordan, Palestine, Egypt, southern Chile, Venezuela, Argentina, South Africa and Zimbabwe, thanks to the involvement of alumni scholars.

  4. The EDHEA considers the Wyss Scholarship as a tool to open up its art education to multi-faceted teaching, built on diversity where differences are respected.

Criteria for inclusion:

  1. The Wyss Scholarship is only awarded once while studying at the EDHEA. Students who received a scholarship while studying for a Bachelors degree at the EDHEA cannot therefore apply for a MAPS Masters scholarship.

  2. Age criteria: Candidates up to the age of 30 can apply for a Masters at the EDHEA.

  3. Previous education: Bachelors degree in Visual Arts or an equivalent qualification according to HES-SO regulations; candidates do not hold a Masters in Visual Arts.

  4. Residence at the time of application and previous countries of residence:
    a. Candidates are not resident in Europe at the time of application;
    b. Applications from artists having lived in Europe for a maximum of 6 months may be considered, after consultation with a representative from the Wyss Foundation.

Assessment criteria:

  1. Quality of the application and portfolio – taking age and previous experience into consideration. Notably:
    a. Commitment displayed in the cover letter;
    b. Commitment to forms of contemporary art engaged with the local community, society and alternative cultures.
  2. Sufficient knowledge of the French language for the Bachelors degree and English for the Masters degree is a basic requirement to be able to work and discuss with students, professors and associates at the édhéa.
  3. Consistency between the motivation to work in Switzerland, at the EDHEA and their research proposal.
  4. Knowledge of the EDHEA and the programme for which the candidate is applying.

Master of arts in public Spheres