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Admissions at Swiss Hotel Management School


How to apply

Three-step application process

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Apply online

  1. Register
  2. Check your email & create your password
  3. Login to complete your application and include the documents: 
    • High-school or University transcript / diploma / certificate
    • Proof of English proficiency - TOEFL, IELTS, or equivalent
    • Passport copy
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Motivation letter
    • Reference letters (if applicable)

Documents must be translated into English by an official translator. Copies are accepted, however original documents may be requested.

After you submit your application, we will send you a confirmation email that includes a link to pay your application fee (CHF 75).


  1. The admissions office will review your application. If you have met the requirements and have displayed motivation for the program, a provisional letter of acceptance will be sent. 
  2. To secure your enrollment the confirmation fee of CHF 3'000.- must be paid within 30 days and will be applied toward your first term fees. 
  3. Cancelation Insurance is optional at of fee of CHF 400.- 

Confirmation & visa application

  1. After your payment, you will receive your enrollment letter to apply for your visa (if applicable).*
  2. The remaining balance of the first term fees must be recieved six weeks before your start date. Any special room requests (first-come basis) can only be confirmed once full payment is received.

*For non-EU students, you will need apply for a student visa at the nearest Swiss Embassy or Consulate with your confirmation letter and proof of payment. The absolute decision is made by Swiss authorities and can take up to 12 weeks.


What to know before you apply

Bachelor of Arts with Specializations

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Postgraduate Diploma

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Master of Arts

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Master of Science

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Online Master of Hospitality Management

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Tuition fees

The fees and scholarships associated with our programs are provided here for informational purposes only. We reserve the right to modify these at any time. For payment plans and special conditions, please contact your official representative

Student at SHMS

Scholarship and payment plans

Each scholarship has specific criteria and applications will be examined on a case by case basis. All scholarships are calculated on the tuition fees only and cannot be combined with other fee reductions. Limited scholarships are available every year on a first-come first-serve basis.

  • 30% scholarship on the full duration of their studies to all new applicants who are Swiss citizens.
  • 20% scholarship on the full duration of their studies to all new applicants who are C Permit holders.
  • 15% scholarship on the full duration of their studies to all new applicants who are B Permit holders.
Direct entry at SHMS

Direct entry

Transfer your credits

Experience Swiss hospitality and a world-class business education by transferring your credits to our top-ranked school. Benefit from personalized teaching, highly qualified faculty, and a global community of over 24'000 alumni. 

Our Direct Entry program makes it easy for students who have undertaken compatible vocational or university courses to continue their academic journey at our school. Candidates who have undertaken vocational or university courses compatible with the modules offered at SHMS may apply to transfer their credits and shorten their academic progression. 

 We recognize previous studies towards diploma programs, undergraduate, and postgraduate degrees. 

To apply for direct entry and credit transfer into your program of choice, please provide the following documents: 

  • Curriculum vitae/resume 
  • Transcripts and diploma from previous education 

Next intakes

We highly recommend applying early. If you need a student visa, please be sure to allow 8 – 12 weeks between application and program start date.

Bachelor of Arts

September 04, 2023

February 05, 2024

Master of Arts

September 04, 2023

November 06, 2023

Master of Science

September 04, 2023

Online Executive Master

Postgraduate Diploma

September 04, 2023

February 05, 2024



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