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Tourism, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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When you think of tourism, you think of hotels, flights, New York, Paris and St. Moritz. But this industry offers a lot more than just the conventional travel services. Leisure activities in the areas of culture, music, sport, architecture, design and health have become integral parts of the industry today.

You know from your own experience: the desire to see the world inspires people all over our planet to travel both close to home and far afield. Furthermore, the business world is becoming increasingly mobile. As a result, tourism has become an exciting growth market. A simple comparison illustrates the potential. Today, the tourism and leisure industry is larger than the oil industry or the car industry and currently employs around 11% of the world’s population. The industry certainly offers professionals fantastic career development opportunities – in both ordinary and exotic destinations.

The Bachelor in Tourism introduces you to tourism as a business discipline and helps you to successfully create customer-focused offers that include a consistently high level of service. The University of Applied Sciences of the Grisons draws inspiration from Switzerland’s visionary thinkers, who were the first to recognise our country’s special resources. They created unique tourism opportunities that appeal to visitors from all over the world. Today, committed and cosmopolitan professionals are in high demand in order to ensure that our wide range of tourism offers remains competitive. That is why the University of Applied Sciences of the Grisons – more than any other university of applied sciences in Switzerland – focuses on innovation and an international perspective. As a result, we produce experts who are sought after both at home and abroad.


To guarantee that our teaching and research programmes at the University of Applied Sciences of the Grisons are of the highest quality, the entire establishment’s processes and procedures are ISO 9001:2015 certified. This certification makes the University of Applied Sciences of the Grisons a leader among Switzerland’s higher education establishments.

The Institute of Tourism and Leisure and the Bachelor’s degree course in Tourism have also been awarded the Swiss Tourism Federation’s QIII quality label. Furthermore, the Tourism degree course has also been accredited by the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) and by the Swiss Agency of Accreditation and Quality Assurance (AAQ).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
    • German
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

On the assessment level (first year of study), you acquire a foundation in business studies and self-management skills and are introduced to the basic methods of (academic) problem-solving.

On the bachelor level 1 (second year of study), you receive a comprehensive introduction to the tourism industry and further develop your understanding of business studies. You also learn how to think and act in a more international context.

On the bachelor level 2 (third year of study), you build on your knowledge of the tourism industry and develop targeted professional skills for your chosen major. You also broaden your knowledge through a wide variety of elective subjects, chosen according to personal preference. In your third year, you spend six months writing your bachelor’s thesis on the subject of a practical issue faced by a company or organisation which you tackled on their behalf.

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

Do you have one of the following diplomas?

  • Vocational diploma, high school diploma or specialised school diploma
  • International Baccalaureate

Do you have work experience?

  • One year of work experience in the field of business and services
  • Knowledge of English
    • English certificate level C1 (no more than three years old at the start of the programme)
    • International Baccalaureate
    • English is your mother tongue

    Work Experience

    At least 1 year(s) of work experience are required.

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      2840 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 1420 EUR per semester and a duration of 36 months.
    • EU/EEA

      2840 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 1420 EUR per semester and a duration of 36 months.
    We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
    • National: CHF 960 per semester
    • International: CHF 1,550 per semester

    Living costs for Chur

    • 900 - 1700 CHF/month
      Living Costs

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


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