Study abroad at César Ritz Colleges Switzerland
César Ritz Colleges is a private hospitality college in Switzerland comprised of three campuses: one in the historic center of Lucerne, one at the lakeside of Le Bouveret, and one up in the mountains at Brig. Bachelor’s students pick from Le Bouveret and Lucerne for their first two years of study, before moving to Brig for their final year. All master’s students are based at the Brig campus.
Why study at César Ritz Colleges?
- Industry links
close partnerships with global industry leaders, including the Ritz Paris hotel
- Top hotel school
Number one hotel school overall worldwide — I-Graduate 2018 Ranking
Life as an international student
César Ritz is a member school of the Swiss Education Group, giving students access to one of the world's largest international hospitality alumni networks including exclusive access to the International Recruitment Forum twice a year. At Le Bouveret and Lucerne campuses, students share the campus with Culinary Arts Academy students, giving them the chance to organize events together and develop their hospitality skills alongside future chef entrepreneurs.
There are also opportunities for students to participate in social and sporting activities throughout Switzerland and in Europe. The Student Ambassador Forum organizes multiple events across the year including ski trips, excursions around Switzerland, sports days and themed nights. Cultural integration and counseling services are available to support students throughout their study.
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Fees and funding
The Swiss Education Group is committed to making quality hospitality education accessible to students, independent of their financial background. While Swiss Education Group, as a private institution, cannot currently provide full scholarships, they offer a set of financial aid solutions for qualified and motivated students.
Scholarships for Swiss citizens (or Swiss permit holders):
Swiss Education Group offers a:
- 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.
Swiss Education Group has academic partnerships with a selection of educational institutions at high school and graduate level) around the world. This allows new applicants to benefit from:
- Credit transfers. Please contact us to check the validity of your current educational institution.
- And / Or Scholarships on tuition fees
At Swiss Education Group we reward academic excellence and encourage new applicants to continue with their outstanding performance at our school by granting them merit-based scholarships. Merit-based scholarships are usually one-off scholarships applied to a particular term/semester.
Students facing financial difficulties may apply for financial scholarships. In order to be eligible, students are asked to submit a scholarship application (motivation letter, financial statements). Financial scholarships are usually one-off scholarships applied to a particular term / semester.
Swiss Education Group can provide students (new and returning) with a payment plan to help extend the payment of their educational fees. Please note, this service will be subject to an interest rate applied on a per term/semester basis.
Up to 50% of tuition fees – potential Bachelor & Master’s degree students may apply and will be considered based on the following criteria:
- Previous academic success & academic recommendations from the current school
- Strong English proficiency – IELTS 6.5 or above
- Personal motivation statements including examples of 'living hospitality’, leadership and community service
- Students will continue to benefit from these academic scholarships throughout their study if they maintain a CGPA of 3.75
César Ritz Colleges
Route Cantonale 51, CH-1897
Le Bouveret is a tourism-oriented village with several amusement attractions, including the Swiss Vapeur Parc and the water amusement park Aquaparc. Lucerne is known for its preserved medieval architecture, sits amid snowcapped mountains on Lake Lucerne. Brig is known for its thermal baths, St. Sebastian Chapel and 17th-century Stockalper Castle.
Brig CampusLocated within walking distance to the central train station where trains can take students to Bern in one hour or to Milan in less than two.
Le Bouveret CampusJust minutes away from town center and lake
Lucerne CampusLocated just 45 minutes from Zurich International Airport
Visa requirements for César Ritz Colleges
Many international students will require a visa to study in Switzerland, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.Switzerland student visa requirements