Apply to attend.

Applying for a scholarship provided by the VII Academy to attend Foundry if you’re from South or Southeast Asia is easy! Please click the button toward the bottom of the page that says “Apply Now!” to register on Award Force and then complete the application. We will likely let you know by March 15th if you’ve been chosen to receive a scholarship to attend. Please note international photographers from outside these regions can register and pay the full tuition of $850.

Travel stipends for accepted students who have need of assistance to reach Kathmandu are also available.

This year’s workshop will be held in Kathmandu, Nepal from May 3 to May 9, 2020 at at the Summit Hotel, Kupondole Heights.

The deadline to apply for a scholarship is March 8, 2020.

Photo by Cheryl Nemazie


Applicants for our scholarships must be both citizens of and residents of a South or Southeast Asian country. Those who want to join Foundry 2020 from outside these regions are welcome to register and pay the tuition fee in full. There are no age or experience restrictions*, and we offer classes for all levels of photography.


Thanks to the support of the VII Academy, students from South and Southeast Asia can apply to attend Foundry for free on a scholarship; you are still responsible for transportation, lodging, meals, and other daily expenses. However, please note we are offering travel stipends to those in need.  

To be eligible to attend, you must be a citizen and resident of a South or Southeast Asian country. We welcome those with a range of photographic experience but prioritize those who show a deep commitment to and passion for photography and visual journalism.  

A note on the application: We have included spaces for many social media links, so please include only those that you currently use. 

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact us at [email protected].