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Vatel Hotel and Tourism Business School

VATEL Istanbul, which aims at contributing to the production and dissemination of hospitality management education welcomed its first students in 2013/2014 academic year with its unique, participatory perspective and flourishing team. VATEL Istanbul today, continues its activities in Kadir Has University – Cibali Campus which is located in the center of Istanbul. 

Bachelor's programmes

Business & Management (1)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)



In 1981, the first Vatel School opened in Paris. Convinced of the necessity of internationally targeted education in Hospitality and Tourism Management, Alain Sebban nonetheless decided to begin by consolidating the Group in France. Today, together with VATEL Istanbul established in 2013-2017 academic year, Vatel Group has over 40 campuses in the world. 


In the 1st year, students are introduced to Marketing, Human Resources, Administration & Professional Culture, and also get familiar with catering, culinary production techniques, banquet constraints and unexpected events in receptions or seminars. Students will be studying 13 weeks in Istanbul and then are offered to spend 10 weeks in France for the practical application. In any case, internships are mandatory for all students to complete their first year. In their 2nd year, while continuing to enhance their theoretical knowledge, students gradually gain managerial experience in their second year: they also gain self-confidence through an internship.


Vateliens, compared with graduates of other schools, reside in the accumulation of professional experiences during schooling. Jenna LI as a 2013 Vatel alumnus and current Meeting & Special Events Executive at the Dubai Ritz Carlton, mentions her Vatel experience: “I finished my exams, then a few days later I took the plane to Dubai and started my internship in the Ritz-Carlton. Three months later, they hired me in the job in which I’m currently employed.” Or let us hear from Helene Myon as a 2011 graduate and the R&D Manager at Curty’s in Paris: “It’s not unusual at Vatel to transform your final internship into your first job.”

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Housing services

Our school is located at KADIR HAS UNIVERSITY in the city center, in historical Balat district, by the seaside. Finding an accommodation at reasonable cost is always possible.

Library services

Kadir Has University has a comprehensive library in the very same campus where VATEL Istanbul is located in. Our students are eligible to use the library, as they can register for borrowing materials and sources and they can use the studying rooms. 

ICT services

All the required materials for classes including Computer Science are provided for our students. Our classrooms are equipped following the recent technology and innovations. 

Medical services

During the 3 year-program in VATEL Istanbul, our international students will have a health insurance.

Student Life

Campus life

Kadir Has University’s Cibali campus is located on the grounds of the Historical Tekel Cibali Works.  Located on the shores of the Golden Horn in an area of Istanbul particularly rich in history, the main campus building, a recipient of the Europa Nostra Award, is ideally suited to the dynamics of today’s world as a center for research and education.

The interior of the campus measures over 45,000 square meters, with classrooms, labs, and the university’s central library, in addition to faculties, institutes, the rectorate and deans' offices. VATEL Istanbul’s management office is located in the historical white building 100 meters to the main entrance.

Sports facilities

The campus has sports facilities where students can enroll for free. The facilities are consisted of a gym, football area, basketball court, volleyball court and a tennis court.


Upon completion of 3 year-academic program as well as the mandatory internships in VATEL Istanbul the student will achieve a Bachelor degree and for an EU diploma for Hotel Management. 

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