International mobility

The HES-SO Valais-Wallis has its own international relations office: the International Office. Each year, with the help of the International Office 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 and/or undertake internships at our research institutes.
EDHEA has also established partnerships with several foreign institutions, offering students the chance to study abroad for a semester. These institutions are based in Europe (Germany, Belgium, France, Iceland, Irland, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Romania, Spain) and in Canada (mobility through the Quebec Student Exchange Program.

International Office Sierre
Rue de la Plaine 2, 3960 Sierre: Wednesday
International Office Sion
Rue de l’Industrie 21, 1950 Sion 2: Monday - Friday

The School of Arts EDHEA (Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts or MAPS - Master of Arts in Public Spheres degree programmes) welcomes students from partner institutions with a bilateral exchange agreement. The duration of the exchange is 2 to 12 months.

Study mobility for European students

Switzerland currently holds ‘Partner Country’ status in the activities of the EU education programme Erasmus+ (2021-2027). The Swiss-European Mobility Programme (SEMP) offers similar conditions to Erasmus+, including the possibility to apply for a grant as long as an agreement exists between EDHEA and the institution of provenance.

Study mobility for non-European students

International mobility allows students from countries outside Europe to come and study at EDHEA. They have the possibility of obtaining a scholarship as long as an agreement exists between EDHEA and the institution of provenance.


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


Fall semester

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