At César Ritz Colleges, we provide our students with a truly Swiss journey through hospitality education. César Ritz Colleges are part of SEG - Swiss Education Group.

Top reasons to study here

  • Close industry partnerships with global industry leaders, including the Ritz Paris hotel and UBS.
  • As a member school of Swiss Education Group, all of our students are part of one of the world's largest hospitality alumni networks.
  • Studying here will lead you to a fully elaborated, realistic business plan that is ready to be implemented after graduation.

About

Education

Our programmes give students the best of both worlds: a ‘Ritzy’ Swiss hospitality education in campuses drenched in history and tradition combined with an American/British approach to business management and entrepreneurship.

Career

Encompassing 3 main roles, our Swiss Education Group Career Services department works hand-in-hand with each school to offer all students a 5-star service. To do this, we have established our 3 pillars:

  • To EMPOWER our students’ career development by providing them with the tools to be successful
  • To ENHANCE the quality of each student’s search with tailored career opportunities
  • To ENGAGE with members of our community (students, parents, faculty, alumni, corporate partners) to nurture key relationships​

Services

Student services

Student Services

When you join our hotel school, you will become a part of a bigger family. Whether you find yourself far from home for the first time, or if you need a bit of friendly academic advice, we make sure there is always someone you can talk to.​

  • Academic Office - Assists students with any administrative issues related to academics: study attestations, records of achievement, diplomas, class schedules, module exemptions.
  • Administrative Office - Availabe for questions regarding students visas, resident permits, invoices, and other enrolment information.

ICT services

Computer Room - It is accessible to students outside of class hours.

Medical services

The school provides students with health care coverage (including the daily cost of hospitalization in a shared room) and for corporal accident both on and off school premises in Switzerland and abroad. In case of accident or illness, students should first contact the reception or the student counselor who will organize further action. 

Student Life

Campus life

César Ritz Colleges Switzerland is comprised of three campuses: the historic centre of Lucerne, lakeside at Le Bouveret, and at Brig.

  • Le Bouveret - Discover student life at our Le Bouveret campus, nestled on the shores of Lake Geneva. Sharing a campus with Culinary Arts Academy students, this campus is also home to the unique Mosimann Collection: A Culinary Heritage.
  • Lucerne - Discover our Lucerne campus ), based in the heart of the city, offering the benefits of city living while enjoying all of the activities Lake Lucerne has to offer.
  • Brig - This unique location is only an hour from Bern and under 2 hours from Milan, and offers the perfect chance to immerse yourself in the best of Swiss alpine life.

Sports facilities

The Sports and Leisure Coordinator and the Student Ambassador Forum organise various activities throughout the year, such as:

  • Ski trips to nearby world-class ski resorts with ski instructors if need
  • Snowshoe trips in the winter
  • Sport Days
  • Paintball, bungee jumping and many other fun activities

Student clubs

The aim of the Student Ambassador Forum is to represent the entire student body. The committee strives to offer students a diverse, unique and unforgettable college experience by:

  • Developing the student activities calendar every term
  • Organising extracurricular activities
  • Helping students solve communal and personal problems
  • Promoting a positive, tolerant and multicultural school environment

Accreditation

All Bachelor students at César Ritz Colleges Switzerland can receive a federally recognized University award from Washington State University, and all Masters students receive a federally recognized award from University of Derby. César Ritz Colleges Switzerland holds accreditation in Switzerland with EduQua. The main accrediting body for all training institutes in Switzerland.

César Ritz Colleges Switzerland holds international accreditation with THE-ICE (International Center of Excellence for Tourism and Hospitality Education).