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César Ritz Colleges

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Le Bouveret, Switzerland
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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.

Student life & facilities

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  • Library
    • Computer labs
    • Group Study Rooms
    • Quiet Areas
  • Praying Rooms
    • Workshops
    • Language Center
    • Pre sessional English Academic skills courses
  • Food & Restaurants
    • Bars 2
    • Restaurants 5
    • Cafe’s 3
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    • No. of Badminton Courts 1
    • No. of Tennis Courts 1
    • No. of Basketball Courts 1
    • No. of volleyball courts 1
  • Fitness Centre
    • Machines
    • Free Weights
  • IT Support
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity
  • Clubs & Organisations
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  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
  • Sports Facilities
    • Sport facilities 3
    • No. of Natural Turf Soccer Pitches 1
  • Tutoring Support
    • Student Tutoring & Support
    • Academic Tutoring & Support

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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.

Cost of attendance from CHF 35,700 - 70,950 per year depending on program

These costs include tuition, housing, meals and insurance.

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

Merit-based Scholarships

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.

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


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.

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Visa requirements for César Ritz Colleges

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