International Hospitality Management, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Full programme)
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English, French
The bachelor's degree program,International Hospitality Management from Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) is considered by the industry to be the world's best degree in hospitality management. The program is open to students who wish to obtain a high-level hotel management degree and who have successfully completed their final secondary school exams, qualifying them for university admission.


The International Hospitality Management program from Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) is regarded by industry as being the best in the world. It is open to students who have successfully completed their final secondary school examinations, qualifying them for university admission.

The program is focused on personal development, and mirrors a progression in hotel hierarchy. You will start with a solid grounding in hospitality service fundamentals, followed by courses on managerial competencies, and continue on to advanced management skills. In the final year, you will consolidate everything you have learned through an external consulting mandate or an individual applied research project. You will also undertake two internships, one in operations and one in management, which will provide the real-life experience needed for a flying start to your career.


U.S. accreditation
Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges in the United States

Swiss and European accreditation
Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne is the only hospitality school recognized as part of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Western Switzerland, which warranties the educational excellence provided by all our programs.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

  • Year 1-  Management fundamentals 

The goal: Acquire the basic skills that you will need in your future role as a manager.

  • Year 2 - Skills enhancement and management internship 

The goal: To further develop your leadership and management skills and put them into practice. Year

  • Year 3 - Integration and final degree project

The goal: To bring together all the skills, knowledge and experience acq

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B): 193

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score: 100

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

The basic academic requirement is completion of a final secondary school diploma that leads to university admission in the country where the student completed his or her secondary education.
  • Candidates presenting an IB diploma are expected to achieve a minimum of 28 points to be eligible for admission.
  • Candidates enrolled in the British secondary education curriculum are expected to present at least 3 A Levels with an average grade of B, with no grade under C. 
  • Candidates enrolled in the American secondary education curriculum are expected to present their High School Diploma plus evidence of higher achievement (3 AP or IB Higher Level certificates or SAT II subject tests), plus satisfactory SAT 1 or ACT results.

Student Visa

Students from United States need a visa in order to study in the Switzerland.
Read more about visa information and requirements for this country.

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • EUR 142970 International
  • EUR 60450 EU/EEA


Compulsory expenses (Fees in Swiss Francs)

Preparatory Year

  • Tuition fees 15,000
  • Facilities and services 6,080
  • Prepaid food and beverage account 3,500
  • Total 24,580

Year 1

  • Tuition fees 26,900
  • Facilities and services 5,980
  • Prepaid food and beverage account 2,805
  • Total 35,685

Year 2

  • Tuition fees 21,100
  • Facilities and services 5,980
  • Prepaid food and beverage account 2,805
  • Total 29,885

Year 3

  • Tuition fees 18,200
  • Facilities and services 5,200
  • Prepaid food and beverage account 1,700
  • Total 25,100

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