Transfers and direct entries

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Transfer your credits to a top-ranked hospitality school

For over 30 years, our Swiss Hotel Management School has been recognized as one of the finest hospitality schools in Switzerland – and the world. If you’re considering transferring to a top-ranked school to continue your studies in the global hospitality industry, joining us will put you on the path to success.

Why transfer

Why transfer to Swiss Hotel Management School

  1. Attending a school with a global reputation puts you further ahead when you graduate. Not only are our programs internationally recognized, but our curriculum is endorsed by industry professionals.
  2. Our faculty is dedicated to providing personalized teaching and tailored support to each student, ensuring that you receive a practical, relevant, and unparalleled education in hospitality.
  3. With campuses in some of the most breathtaking locations in Switzerland, attending our school also means living, learning, and being inspired in exciting, global places.
  4. Our school was ranked as the second-best hospitality school in Switzerland, and the third-best in the world. Studying with us means unparalleled support, excellent teaching, and stronger employability.
  5. Once you join our global community of more than 24,000 alumni worldwide, you become a part of something bigger. Our network is a powerful resource for our students, providing them with access to support, industry connections, career opportunities, and insights into the industry.
How it work

How it works

Transferring is simple. We offer a Direct Entry program that makes it easy for students with compatible vocational or university courses to continue their academic journey at SHMS.

How to apply

To apply for direct entry and credit transfer into your program of choice, you will need to provide the following documents:

Curriculum Vitae

Your CV should highlight your academic achievements, work experience, and other relevant information.


Your transcripts are required to provide us with a record of your academic achievements in previous courses or degrees.

Course Syllabus

Your course syllabus should provide a detailed overview of the courses you have completed, including the topics covered and the assignments completed.

Professional Experience (not mandatory)

If you have any relevant professional experience in the hospitality industry, it should be noted in your CV. Additional documentation, if applicable, can be included with your application.

Once you have gathered the requested documents, our admissions team will be happy to assist you throughout the application process and answer any questions you may have.


Your finances should not hold you back from gaining a world-class education and a promising future. We offer academic scholarships to eligible students to help make the transfer process as smooth as possible. These scholarships are designed to recognize and reward academic excellence and financially support those who need it.

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