The Hansjoerg Wyss Foundation was created in 2001 to provide financial support to visual arts students from the continents of Africa, Asia and Latin America wishing to pursue Bachelor or Master studies at ECAV.
Candidates 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.
Scholarships Number and Award:
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.
Education Level & Subject:
Grants are available to students wishing to pursue Bachelor or Master Studies at ECAV. Grants will support to visual art students.
-Students from the continents of Africa, Asia, and Latin America are eligible to apply for this grant.
-The Hansjoerg Wyss Foundation was created in 2001 to provide financial support to visual arts students from the continents of Africa, Asia, and Latin America wishing 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 usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.
–Application form duly completed
-Letter of recommendation from a professor or head of an art institution.
-A portfolio of recent artistic work
-Copies of qualifications (school-leaving certificate, recognized baccalaureate)
-Copy of passport
-1 passport photo
How to Apply:
For enrolment on the Master (MAPS), candidates must in addition provide:
-A copy of the Bachelor degree from a school of art
-A research project (1 page) having a connection with the public sphere
-Documents must be sent no later than March 29th, 2018 for the Bachelor program and April 10th, 2018 for the Master program by email to the following address: wyss-at-ecav.ch.
Documents must be sent no later than March 29, 2019, for the Bachelor program and April 10th, 2019 for the Master program.