• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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The Bachelor of Science in International Hospitality Management  at Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) offers a balanced curriculum that combines industry immersion with management theory and applied business projects, for well-rounded professionals and leaders. 

The degree offers two pathways, academic and professional, offering you a choice of two different learning experiences and more or less internships. Both pathways include real-world business consultancy projects in the final semester on the Lausanne campus and deliver the same recognized hospitality business degree.

Immersion in the World of Hospitality

Both pathways of the bachelor program will give you a strong foundation of hospitality expertise and experience. The program begins with practical classes in hotel and restaurant operations followed by an internship that allows you to build experience in a real-world hospitality environment and discover your strengths.

Academic Pathway

After a preparatory year and a complete overview of hospitality operations, this pathway will allow you to focus intensely on hospitality management theory and application.

Location: This pathway is set in the busy, business-like Lausanne campus, with the option to spend a semester in Passugg. If you learn best in a dynamic university environment with group assignments inside and outside of the classroom, then this pathway is ideal for you.

Professional Pathway

This pathway offers a deeper immersion and broader overview of all the functions of the hospitality industry and more internship experience.

Location: This pathway begins in the cosy, hotel-resort setting of the Passugg campus, and it finishes with a final semester on the Lausanne campus.If you are passionate about culinary arts, communication and hotel management and you wish to gain extensive work experience before graduation, then this pathway is the right one for you.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Deadline for September:

    • 1 April 
    • 1 May 
    • 1 June 
    Deadline for February:
    • 1 September 
    • 1 October (deadline for VISA candidates)
    • 1 November 
    • 30 November 
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
    • Duration description
      • 4 years for the Academic Pathway (including 1 year of work experience)
      • 4 to 5.5 years for the Professional Pathway (including 2 years of work experience)
  • Languages
    • English
    • French
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

You will graduate with:

  • Professional skills and management expertise
  • Real work experience (internships)
  • An internationally accredited degree (Swiss/ECTS & NECHE)
  • Travel souvenirs, cultural awareness and language skills
  • A global network of alumni connections
  • Industry recognition and business contacts

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

General Requirements

To access our Bachelor in International Hospitality Management program, you must have successfully completed your final secondary school examinations, qualifying you for university admission in the country where you went to school. 

In addition to academic achievements we also take into consideration the difficulty of the courses you chose and prefer subjects that develop the analytical skills needed to succeed at EHL.

At EHL, we take a comprehensive approach to admissions. Here are a few of the qualities we seek:

  • Academic aptitude for critical thinking & creativity
  • Interpersonal skills for management and leadership roles
  • Motivation and service mindset
  • International outlook and language skills.

This programme is taught in different countries. Which country are you interested in?

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25836 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 103344 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    5928 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23723 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
  • Swiss citizens & students eligible HES-SO: 25.550 CHF
  • International students: 111.329 CHF

Living costs

  • Lausanne, Switzerland

    1609 - 1980 CHF/month
    Living Costs
  • Chur, Switzerland

    900 - 1700 CHF/month
    Living Costs
  • Singapore, Singapore

    1878 - 3880 SGD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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