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Entry Requirements

Discover the entry requirements for our Bachelor, Postgraduate, MA/MIB, MIB in Hotel, Resort and Wellness and MSc programmes.

How to apply to hospitality programmes

Find all the relevant information for your course below before submitting your application form, including minimum age and English language proficiency requirements.

Direct entry is also an option for our Bachelor's Degree and Master's Degree.

 

Our admissions team will be happy to help answer any of your questions.

 
Bachelor in International Hospitality Management
Bachelor in International Hospitality and Events Management
BA in Hotel Management in Switzerland

Bachelor's Degree

  • Completed secondary school education (IB Diploma, IBCP Diploma**, Maturité, Abitur, French Bac, 2 A-levels, high school diploma or equivalent)
  • English language proficiency of IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL iBT 55 or equivalent
  • Recommended minimum age of 18 years*

**Direct Entry options may be available for IBCP Candidates. For further details or an individual assessment, please kindly contact ibcp@swisseducation.com.

Bachelor's Degree related pages:

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N.B:
Students who do not have the required English level will be advised to join the English Foundation Programme (please check the English Language Academic Entry Requirements section to confirm EFP validity for your programme of interest)
Please contact the admissions office to find out your nearest test centre.

Direct Entries into Year 2 or 3 of the Bachelor's Degree

Direct entries into year two of the programme may be possible for students who hold appropriate academic qualifications in hospitality.

Applicants for direct entries into the final year of the Bachelor's Degree should have:

  • Higher Diploma in a relevant field
  • English language proficiency of TOEFL iBT 65 or IELTS 5.5

Swiss Hotel Management School admission counselorsPlease contact the admissions office for more information about direct entries.


 
PG Diploma in Hotel Management at Swiss Hotel Management School
Postgraduate Diploma in events management
Postgraduate Diploma in Food & Beverage in Switzerland

Postgraduate Diploma

  • Bachelor degree in any discipline or at least 3 years work experience in any industry
  • English language proficiency of IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL iBT 55 or equivalent
  • Recommended minimum age of 21 years

Postgraduate Diploma related pages:

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N.B:
Students who do not have the required English level will be advised to join the English Foundation Programme (please check the English Language Academic Entry Requirements section to confirm EFP validity for your programme of interest)
Please contact the admissions office to find out your nearest test centre.


 
Master of International Business in Hotel Management
MIB in Hotel Management
MIB in Hotel Management in Switzerland

Master of Arts in International Hotel Business Management / Master of International Business in Hotel Management

  • Recognised Bachelor’s degree (minimum 2:2) in any discipline*
  • English language proficiency of IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL iBT 67-74 or equivalent
  • Recommended minimum age of 21 years

*If the award qualification is below 2:2 (or equivalent), students will be required to attend an additional support module during the 18-week duration

Master of International Business related pages:

Programme Details Dates & Deadlines
   
Application Procedure Fees

N.B:
Students who do not have the required English level will be advised to join the English Foundation Programme (please check the English Language Academic Entry Requirements section to confirm EFP validity for your programme of interest)
Please contact the admissions office to find out your nearest test centre.


 
Master of International Business MIB in Hotel Management at Swiss Hotel Management School
Master of International Business MIB in Hotel Management in Switzerland
Master of International Business MIB in Hotel Management

Master of International Business in Hotel, Resort and Wellness Management

  • Successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma from any Swiss Education Group school** (with internship) or a Bachelor degree in Hotel Management (or related discipline) with a minimum of four-months work experience
  • Recognised Bachelor degree in any discipline and minimum of three years work experience in a supervisory position in the Hospitality / Tourism industry
  • English language proficiency of TOEFL iBT 55 or IELTS 5.5 or equivalent*
  • Recommended minimum age of 21 years

*Please note that if you require a visa, Swiss authorities need to be provided with a valid TOEFL or IELTS score (not older than one year).
**Please note that students must be 18 years of age to commence an industry internship.

Master of International Business related pages:

Programme Details Dates & Deadlines
   
Application Procedure Fees

N.B:
Students who do not have the required English level will be advised to join the English Foundation Programme (please check the English Language Academic Entry Requirements section to confirm EFP validity for your programme of interest)
Please contact the admissions office to find out your nearest test centre.


 
Master of Science in International Hospitality Management
Master of Science in International Hospitality Management in Switzerland
MSc in International Hospitality Management at Swiss Hotel Management School

Master of Science in International Hospitality Management or in International Hospitality Management and Digital Value Creation or in International Hospitality and Design Management

  • Bachelor’s Degree with honours (minimum 2:2) in Hospitality Management / Events Management or in any discipline with a minimum 3 years work experience at managerial/supervisory level in the industry
  • English language proficiency of TOEFL iBT 67-74 or IELTS 6.0 or equivalent*
  • Mature applicants with over 3-5 years supervisory/managerial work experience, may be considered without higher education qualifications.

*Students who do not have the required English level will be advised to join the English Foundation Programme (Please refer to page 5 for further Information)

Master of Science related pages:

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Application Procedure Fees

* Please note that students must be 18 years of age to commence an industry internship.


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