Hansjoerg Wyss Foundation Scholarship Program in Switzerland

The Hansjoerg Wyss Foundation is pleased to invite applications for the Hansjoerg Wyss Scholasrhip Programs. Those scholarships are open to visual arts students from the continents of Africa, Asia and Latin America wishing to pursue Bachelor or Master studies at ECAV. Entries are accepted no later than 29 March 2018.

Scholarship Description
The winners of the Hansjoerg Wyss Scholarship are selected by professors and heads of ECAV partner institutions on the aforementioned continents (Wits University of Johannesburg, Funda College in Soweto; the Rockston Artists Collective Artists Studio part of the Triangle Arts Trust in Lusaka, Zambia, Pro Helvetia Office, etc.), as well as by a panel comprising ECAV professors and members of the Hansjoerg Wyss Foundation.

Award Value
The Wyss grant covers tuition fees, accommodation, equipment costs and day-to-day expenses. It is awarded for one year and is renewable based on one of the student’s satisfactory results.

Level and Area of Studies
Bachelor or Master degree in visual arts.

Place of Study
In Switzerland.

Eligibility and Criteria
In order to be eligible for the Hansjoerg Wyss Scholarship, students must meet the requirements as follow:

  • Applicants must be willing to pursue Bachelor or Master studies at ECAV.
  • Grants are awarded on the basis of candidates’ artistic merit and cover Bachelor (Fine Arts) and Master (Master of Arts in Public Spheres) programs.
  • Candidates applying for a Wyss grant for the Bachelor program must be under the age of 30.
  • Applicants whose first language is not English are to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level.

Applicants’ Nationality
All applicants must be coming from the continents of Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

Application Instruction
Please download and complete the application form at this link: http://www.ecav.ch/media/document/0/bourse_wyss_applicationform_2018_2019.pdf

Submission Deadline
The deadline for the Hansjoerg Wyss Scholarship is 29 March 2018.

Website and Application Link