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Swiss Hotel Management School

Swiss Hotel Management School

Check whether Swiss Hotel Management School is right for you as an international student.

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Caux, Switzerland
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Study abroad at Swiss Hotel Management School

Based in former traditional Swiss Palace hotels in Caux and Leysin, the Swiss Hotel Management School (SHMS) is part of the Swiss Education Group.

The School focuses on a hands on approach to learning. The historic Caux Palace campus overlooks the Swiss Riviera and the Leysin campus is made up of two former hotels in the stunning Swiss Alps. Facilities include lavish banqueting halls, a grand theater, fully equipped wet and dry spas and multiple restaurants.

The School offers bachelor’s degrees in Hospitality and Events Management, as well as master’s programs and a postgraduate diploma. All programs are validated by the UK’s University of Derby.

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Why study at the Swiss Hotel Management School?

  • Top hotel school

    Top three overall hotel school worldwide (I-Graduate 2018 Ranking)

  • Apple distinguished school

    Ed-tech initiatives at Swiss Hotel Management Schools have allowed a revolutionary teaching and learning experience

Life as an international student

Students from more than 80 nationalities study on the two Hotel Management School campuses. There are countless opportunities to participate in social and sporting activities throughout the year. The Student Ambassador Forum organizes events such as themed nights, winter sports, excursions around Switzerland, and sports days.

As part of the Swiss Education Group, international students will become a part of a bigger family and have access to a worldwide alumni network. Counseling and cultural services are available to students if they need them.

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Fees and funding

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. All prices are in Swiss Francs (CHF).

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

Partner Scholarships

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 the School to check the validity of your current educational institution.
  • And / Or Scholarships on tuition fees.

Merit-based Scholarships

Swiss Education Group rewards academic excellence and encourage new applicants to continue with their outstanding performance by granting them merit-based scholarships. Merit-based scholarships are usually one-off scholarships applied to a particular term/semester.

Financial scholarships

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.

Payment Plans

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.

Academic scholarships

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


Swiss Hotel Management School

Caux Campus Caux Palace, CH-1824, Caux, Switzerland

The historic Caux Palace campus overlooks the Swiss Riviera and the Leysin campus is housed in two former hotels in the stunning Swiss Alps.

Visa requirements for Swiss Hotel Management School

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