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English Programs at EHL Campus Passugg

Two Top Swiss Degrees in International Hospitality Management:
Swiss Professional Degree
Bachelor in International Hospitality Management

Programs overview

English Programs at EHL Passugg

EHL Campus Passugg proposes two top Swiss Degrees in International Hospitality Management delivered in English:

1. The Swiss Professional Degree

The Swiss Professional Degree (also called Dipl. Hôtelière-Restauratrice/Hôtelier-Restaurateur HF) is a hospitality management program taught in English that has achieved Swiss federal accreditation.

Professionals with strong people skills, intercultural competence and entrepreneurial thinking are in high demand in the international hospitality industry. An essential feature of the skill-based management training at SSTH is the focus on bringing together business and practical thinking into action. Being highly motivated, responsible and self-dependent are requirements for this rigorous training.

2. The Bachelor in International Hospitality Management

The degree offers two pathways, academic and professional, offering you a choice of two different learning experiences. 

The Academic Pathway to a Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality is is composed of a preparatory year with a complete overview of hospitality operations, and then focuses intensely on hospitality management theory and application. 

The Professional Pathway to a Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality is the combination of completing the Swiss Professional Degree and  3-4 aditional semesters to earn a Bachelor.

The Professional Pathway

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

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.

How will you gain competitive career advantages for your professional future with these two top swiss degrees?

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Learn From Top Hospitality Experts

  • Get hands-on professional and managerial training, coached by passionate professionals

  • Take part in prestigious conferences and banquets

  • Experience a wide range of future positions and hospitality formats in a real-life setting

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Experience Swiss Quality Education

  • Live and study in a stunning former hotel and enjoy our close-knit community

  • Join the program in Passugg and benefit from individual coaching in a supportive learning environment

  • Complete your bachelor studies in Lausanne, profit from EHL’s state-of-the-art facilities and unparallel industry network

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Develop Unique Professional Expertise

  • Customize your professional degree: specialize in Culinary Arts or Spa & Wellness Management

  • Deepen your skills in your preferred area during customer projects, events and internships

  • Gain cross-cultural experience working with your international and Swiss classmates

  • Expand your international exposure with an internship abroad

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Get Hired By The Best Hospitality Companies

  • Gain strong professional skills, applicable straight away

  • Increase your job market value with up to two years work experience within the program

  • Enjoy 95% job placement upon graduation

Swiss Professional Degree

The Swiss Professional Degree

The program focuses on fundamental hospitality management concepts: economics, marketing, law, human resources, accounting and communication, combined with in-depth operational skills in Food & Beverages and rooms division.

You will work individually and in teams on projects to develop your interpersonal leadership and communication skills.

In your final semester you will specialize in one of our two Majors: Culinary Arts or Spa & Wellness Management.

An integral part of the Swiss Professional Degree* is the mandatory, paid internships. Your first internship is an operational internship that takes place in Switzerland. For the managerial internship you can choose to stay in Switzerland, or to go abroad.

Upon graduation from the Swiss Professional Degree*, you will have acquired a set of key competencies that will enable you to pursue a management career in our industry.

The Curriculum

The Swiss Professional Degree comprises four academic semesters, each of 18 weeks duration, plus 12 months of paid practical experience/industrial placement.

The Swiss Professional Degree program of EHL Campus Passugg is the first English taught program of higher professional education accredited according to the new Swiss legislation.

The basic idea behind the training is entrepreneurship. The necessary knowledge and skills for a holistic understanding of operations and the assumption of management responsibility are imparted step by step.

Semester 1: Food & Beverage Operations

In the first semester, the kitchens and service practice are part of the curriculum of the hospitality management students. They develop and learn the basic skills of kitchen preparation, from safety and hygiene standards to specialist knowledge and practical activities.

In the lesson Service Practice, they work in our in-house restaurants and gain an insight into the various aspects of guest care. Here the students will learn the basics of service preparation and fine dining.

At the end of the first semester, the students have to prepare a gala dinner. At the gala dinner, the students demonstrate their kitchens and service skills.

Semester 2: Rooms Division Operations

In the second semester, students gain insight into the practical requirements in housekeeping and in the front office. In the housekeeping practice, they learn about quality and hygiene standards and how hotel infrastructure is operated and maintained.

In the front office practice, the students will gain insight into the practical activities at the front and back office. At a practice reception desk set up in the school hotel, students train guest contact skills and apply their acquired knowledge of the administrative processes of reservations and booking systems.

Semester 3: Operational Internship

In the third semester, students gain their first practical experience outside school during an operation internship. Personality development and self-reflection are further deepened, among other things through regular feedback from the practice companies.

Semester 4: Hospitality Management

The concept week takes place in the fourth semester. During the concept week, students put their theoretical knowledge into practice as group work.

The aim is to create a catering concept and then implement it effectively. Each student takes on a task in the group, such as Food and Beverage, Finance, Marketing or Organization. The students are evaluated for their work and receive a budget for its implementation.

They must present the concept to the Head of Studies and have it approved. In recent years, the students have set up various pop-up restaurants.

Semester 5: Managerial Internship

In the third semester, students gain their second practical experience outside school during a managerial internship. 

In the previous semesters, the students were trained to assume leadership and responsibility and to engage empathetically with cultural differences. They were also able to develop their own ideas and concepts.

It is now a matter of deepening these skills in management departments in practice and profitably contributing to the practical operations.

Semester 6: Business Management

In the sixth semester, a business plan developed together with an external business partner. The students develop a real business case and find solutions to financing questions, project and process management, marketing and, in some cases, even legal questions.

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Swiss Professional Degree

Major in Culinary Arts

The EHL Passugg Major in Culinary Arts program is based on four pillars:

  • Pleasure and senses
  • Service arts
  • Sustainability
  • Practical projects
Discover Some of the Major in Culinary Arts Program Highlights
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Swiss Professional Degree

Major in Wellness & Spa Management

The EHL Passugg Major in Wellness & Spa Managementprogram introduces students to the basic principles of medical wellness management and explores its wider context.

The hotel management students get to know the tourism offers, processes as well as the market environment. Individual areas from a conceptual, operational and business management point of view are specifically deepened. A central focus lies likewise on personnel development and - recruitment in the Wellness & Spa range.
Admission & Fees - Swiss Professional Degree

All You Need to Know to Apply

We have gathered all the information necessary for a successfull application and all the frequently asked questions about the Swiss Professional Degree

What is the Admissions Process?

Step 1 - Prepare your documents

  • Complete the online application form and check the box at General Terms and Conditions, which will complete your application.
  • Certified high school transcripts, including an explanation of the grading system, as well as a copy of the final Diploma (or proof of graduation).
  • Proof of employment (if applicable).
  • English language certificate (TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS or Cambridge First Certificate).
  • One passport sized photograph.
  • Passport copy.
  • Résume, including special interests and activities.
  • Statement of motivation- Please cover the following four questions and limit your statement to no more than two A4 typed pages:
    • What attracts you to the hospitality industry?
    • What attributes do you think you have to be successful in the hospitality industry?
    • Why have you chosen SSTH and Switzerland?
    • How do you think SSTH can help you to achieve your objectives?

Step 2 - Selection process

  • SSTH will confirm the receipt of your application and issue the application fee invoice of CHF 300.
  • Your application will be reviewed. If successful, you will be invited for a personal interview, either by telephone or Skype (or on campus if you are in Switzerland).
  • After the interview, the decision will be made for selection. When successful, a Provisional Letter of Acceptance will be sent to you, along with the SSTH Student Contract and the invoice for the first semester.

Step 3 - Payment Information for International Students

  • SSTH Swiss School of Tourism and Hospitality has engaged Western Union Business Solutions for secure, low cost payment in your currency of choice. Please follow the payment instructions on the website from Western Union.

Step 4

- For non EU/EFTA nationals - Visa application

  • As soon as payment for the first semester has been received and the Student Contract has been signed and returned, your place of study at SSTH will be confirmed and reserved.
  • SSTH will now send your Letter of Acceptance, which you need for your student visa application. Please note that a visa application can take up to 10 weeks.
  • As soon as the visa is confirmed, SSTH will issue a school fee payment confirmation to the Swiss Embassy in your home country, which allows the visa to be stamped into your passport.
  • You can now book your flight (please check the entry date on your visa) and send us your arrival details so we can organize your transfer from Zürich airport to Passugg.

- For Swiss and EU/EFTA nationals - Confirmation of study place 

  • As soon as payment for the first semester has been received and the Student Contract has been signed and returned, your place of study at SSTH will be reserved and a formal Letter of Acceptance will be sent.
  • You can now book your flight and organize travel arrangements and send us your arrival details so we can organize your transfer from Zürich airport to Passugg. For those that are transferring individually to SSTH, please let us know when you will be arriving.

 

What are the Application Deadlines?

Intake summer semester 2020: 18 weeks of tuition

9. January 2020 Arrival and check-in for new students
10.-12. January 2020 Introduction weekend for new students
11.-12. January 2020 Arrival for returning semester students
13. January 2020 Start of the semester
22. May 2020 End of the semeste
22.-23. May  2020 Check out

 

Intake winter semester 2020: 18 weeks of tuition

6. August 2020 Arrival and check-in for new students
7.-9. August 2020 Introduction weekend for new students
8.-9. August 2020 Arrival for returning semester students
10. August 2020 Start of the semester
11. December 2020 End of the semester
11.-12. December 2020 Check out

 

Intake summer semester 2021: 18 weeks of tuition

7. January 2021 Arrival and check-in for new students
8.-10. January 2021 Introduction weekend for new students
9.-10. January 2021 Arrival for returning semester students
11. January 2021 Start of the semester
21. May 2021 End of the semester
21.-22. May  2021 Check out

 

Intake winter semester 2021: 18 weeks of tuition

5. August 2021 Arrival and check-in for new students
6.-8. August 2021 Introduction weekend for new students
7.-8. August 2021 Arrival for returning semester students
9. August 2021 Start of the semester
10. December 2021 End of the semester
10.-11. December 2021 Check out

 

Intake summer semester 2022: 18 weeks of tuition

6. January 2022 Arrival and check-in for new students
7.-9. January 2022 Introduction weekend for new students
8.-9. January 2022 Arrival for returning semester students
10. January 2022 Start of the semester
20. May 2022 End of the semester
20.-21. May  2022 Check out

 

Intake winter semester 2022: 18 weeks of tuition

4. August 2022 Arrival and check-in for new students
5.-7. August 2022 Introduction weekend for new students
6.-7. August 2022 Arrival for returning semester students
8. August 2022 Start of the semester
9. December 2022 End of the semester
9.-10. December 2022 Check out

 

Intake summer semester 2023: 18 weeks of tuition

5. January 2023 Arrival and check-in for new students
6.-8. January 2023 Introduction weekend for new students
7.-8. January 2023 Arrival for returning semester students
9. January 2023 Start of the semester
19. May 2023 End of the semester
19.-20. May  2023 Check out

 

Intake winter semester 2023: 18 weeks of tuition

10. August 2023 Arrival and check-in for new students
11.-13. August 2023 Introduction weekend for new students
12.-13. August 2023 Arrival for returning semester students
14. August 2023 Start of the semester
15. December 2023 End of the semester
15.-16. December 2023 Check out

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Scholarship Award for International Students

In order to reward international students in the English Division who deserve special recognition of their performance during school and internship training, SSTH offers a CHF 4,500 scholarship in the following form:

Semester 1 & 2
A CHF 1,500 scholarship will be automatically awarded to all international students "Swiss Professional Degree" who apply with an IELTS > 6.5 (or equivalent). Students who qualify will have their tuition reduction by CHF 750 for each of the first two semesters.

Semester 4 & 6
At the end of each internship (semester 3 & 5), students may apply for a CHF 1,500 scholarship for semesters 4 and 6. If awarded, the scholarship amount will be deducted from their tuition fee or reimbursed to them should the fees already have been paid.

The assessment for awarding the scholarship is based on the following criteria:

  • Few absences in the previous school semester
  • No serious violations of the campus regulations during the previous semester
  • Excellent social skills during internship
  • Good grade point average from the previous school semester

Details to the grading system and approval procedures are outlined in the "Scholarship Assessment form".

Other scholarships or offers

This scholarship is only open to international students in the English Division "Swiss Professional Degree". Swiss students, in the Swiss Professional Degree either German or English programs, who wish to receive a scholarship must apply for the Tschumi Fond Scholarship from hotelleriesuisse.

The first year scholarship (semester 1 & 2) cannot be awarded in conjunction with the Early Bird offer.

What are the Program Fees?

Below you will find the costs for the international course which is taught in English. The costs for the course in German can be found here.

1) An additional registration fee of CHF 300 is due prior to the admission procedure.
2) Accommodation mandatory for all students in semester 1 & 2, more categories are available.
3) During semesters with accommodation contract full board is mandatory. Choice between a 5 day (reduction of CHF 500) or 7 day food & beverage contract. Minimum consumption (lunch only) CHF 1200 for all students without an accommodation contract.
4) Subsidized fee (Konkordats-Beiträge) for Swiss students. Eligible students (with a B or C permit) may apply for the subsidized fee if they can show that they have been resident in Switzerland for minimum 2 years.
5) Average gross internship salary CHF 2 212 per month if in Switzerland.

What is the Professional lnternship Foundation (PIF)?

Designed to best prepare you for entering our Swiss Professional Degree* program and the demanding operational semesters, the Professional lnternship Foundation course will introduce you to working in Switzerland, while also giving you a head start in the theory classes to come.

  • Cuisine Practice
    You will help cook meals for our students and staff while learning the basics of culinary arts from our team of chefs who will teach you how to recognize excellent products and how to prepare them to best reveal their qualities. You will learn basic cutting and preparation methods, how to use knives and kitchen equipment properly, and how to work safely in a kitchen.
  • Service Practice
    Through working in our restaurant and coffee bar under the supervision of senior students and guidance of our experienced lecturers, you will learn the art of serving guests. Table setting for various restaurant set-ups, napkin folding, banquet decoration, different service techniques and more will best prepare you for the semester ahead.
  • Introductory Theory Classes
    With the goal of introduclng you to terms and language specific to this industry, these theory classes will help ensure you have the necessary foundation of knowledge to perform your best, Service Theory, Kitchen Theory, German, Housekeeping, lntercultural and Business Behavior, College Study Skills and Hospitality English.
  • Field Trips
    You will visit local producers of vegetables, wines, chocolate or cheese and take part in behind-the-scenes tours of hotels, restaurants or spas, gaining a solid understanding of how suppliers and hospltality professionals work.

* Hôtelière-Restauratrice/Hôtelier-Restaurateur HF

Industry Immersion
The Swiss Professional Degree (Hôtelière-Restauratrice/Hôtelier-Restaurateur HF) prepares students for pursuing management roles through accredited theoretical curriculum, practical skills training and professional work experience, Graduating from SSTH gives you a competitive edge through the professional work experience integrated into your studies.

Flexible Internship Program
To obtain the SSTH Swiss Professional degree you will be required to complete two years of hospitality work experience as per the qualification standard set by the Swiss Federal accreditation. We are flexible in shaping the right path for you to build up the required work experience by offering internships. Applicants wlth hospitality work experience are given credit towards the total time required for completing the Swiss Professional Degree of up to one year (work certificates required).

lf you have 1-year work experience, you will have 12 months of internships:

  • 6-month paid internship in Switzerland in an operational position
  • 6-month paid management internship in Switzerland or abroad in a supervisory position.

lf you have 6-months work experience, you will have 18 months of internships:

  • 6-month paid internship in Switzerland in an operational position
  • 12-month paid management internship in Switzerland or abroad in a supervisory position.

lf you have no prior work experience, you will have to complete a Professional Internship Foundation (PIF) semester at Passugg plus 18 month internship as above.

lnternships in Switzerland
lnternships in Switzerland are paid at an average salary of CHF 2212 per month.

Career Objectives
To insure that you reach your career objectives, SSTH offers you a great range of internship opportunities to explore different paths. From cooking to event management, marketing or reception, we will help you find your preferred specialty and build the experience you need to start your professional life.

Career Services
Our Career Services Team will oversee your search for a suitable job or internship with the aim of giving you the very best start in your career. Our internship service and job board are two tools that help us to place students efficiently Regular events such as the International Career Day or the opportunity for companies to hold corporate presentations on site offer direct dialogue between potential employers and students.

« Here in the school hotel, we do a lot of operational training, so you don’t always have to determine everything yourself and make it yourself – it’s the teamwork that counts. So I have been able to build up a lot of self-confidence in the service and kitchen practical classes. »
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Manuela Indergand
Swiss Professional Degree Student - Switzerland
« The passion of the lecturers for their profession has also infected me, igniting a real fire for hospitality and customer service. »
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Federica Sandrini
Swiss Professional Degree Student - Switzerland
« Intensive teaching with up to 15 subjects in one semester is very challenging. But this is the only way to get an insight into the different activities in a hotel. So I am glad that we also have business subjects such as financial accounting. »
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Sandro Pucher
Swiss Professional Degree Student - Switzerland
« Theoretical and practical training in the first two semesters prepared me well for my internship in Wiesbaden. In particular, I was glad to have experienced service at a gala dinner. »
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Xenia Marchesini
Swiss Professional Degree Student - Italy
« After I have completed my apprenticeship in culinary arts, I started looking for further training opportunities and quickly came upon SSTH. I liked it because of its comprehensive management training program without first needing to have a Matura. »
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Cyril Egli
Swiss Professional Degree Student - Switzerland
« I had no experience in the kitchen and service practice. Here at the SSTH I got to know these workflows and gained a look behind the scenes of the hotel industry. If I go to a restaurant now, I can imagine exactly what's going on in the background. »
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Vora Drishti
Swiss Professional Degree Student - India
Bachelor

The Bachelor in International Hospitality Management

With a Swiss Professional Degree* you are granted access directly into the Bachelor of Science in International Hospitality Management.

Depending on your HF degree, you will enter a 3 or 4 semesters Bsc Program.

The program curriculum is designed by Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) and delivered on EHL Campus Passugg SSTH. Granted by the University of Applied Sciences and Arts – Western Switzerland (HES-SO), this is the only available Bachelor degree in Hospitality Management recognized by the Swiss Federal government.
 
Why join the BSc Program delivered on SSTH Campus:

  • Study with a curriculum designed and delivered by Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne
  • Join a small class with professors dedicated to your success
  • Obtain your Bachelor degree in only 3 academic semesters
  • Semester 1 and 2 on Campus Passugg, Semester 3 on Campus Lausanne
  • Gain a complete portfolio of skills in sales & marketing, HR, and business management
  • Access Master-level studies worldwide upon graduation
  • Get hired by employers ranging from major hotel brands to private banks, consulting or marketing firms. 

The Curriculum

The completion of the Bachelor consists of three aditional academic semesters, which follow the EHL Lausanne curriculum.

Semester 1 - Campus Passugg

Corresponding to the Academic Path Semester 3

In the first semester, you will build upon the knowledge acquired during your Swiss Professional Degree* by studying subjects at an advanced level in business analysis, applied hospitality management, communication and culture.

Teamwork will continue to be an integral part of your studies, providing you with the skills needed to be an effective leader in your future career.

Semester 2 - Campus Passugg

Corresponding to the Academic Path Semester 5

During the second semester, you will have a broad range of hands-on learning opportunities. You will study strategic management, integrated hospitality management and participate in practical case studies – often interacting with industry experts who will provide you with valuable advice.

Semester 3 - Campus Lausanne

Corresponding to the Academic Path Semester 6

In the final semester, you will choose electives in the areas that interest you the most.

You will then complete your Bachelor of Science in International Hospitality Management with a final degree project. The two following options are available:

1. Student Business Project

You will be part of a team providing a consulting service to an external client. The tasks assigned by our clients will be varied, ranging from market studies to process audits to the creation of new catering concepts.

2. Thesis

Your task will be to find a solution to an industryspecific problem using qualitative and/or quantitative research methods. You will be supervised by an experienced faculty member, who will coach you in the methods needed to successfully complete your project.

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Bachelor

Student Business Project

You will join a team of five students tasked with providing a consulting service to an external client. During the course of the project you will either work on the client's premises or on a consulting-mode and deliver your project through a formal presentation on campus. A large majority of our students' proposals are put into action by the clients and a significant number of students are hired by the same client at the end of the project.

What is a Student Business Project (SBP)?

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Elective Courses

EHL Bachelor students in the final semester of their studies are asked to complete 3 elective courses.

During these 6 weeks, students will learn how to analyze, manage, and improve service processes throughout the value chain, ultimately to add value to the firm. They will extend the knowledge and solution sets to organizational challenges they acquired in previous semesters with specialist knowledge in their desired elective field.

Discover some Elective Courses

Admission & Fees - Bachelor

All You Need to Know to Apply

We have gathered all the information necessary for a successfull application and all the frequently asked questions about the Swiss Professional Degree

What is the Admissions Process?

Your admission process will be handled by EHL. 

Step 1 - Check that you meet the admission entry requirements

Step 2 - Assemble the required documents:

  • HF Diploma and transcripts
  • essay
  • language certificates

Note: You can submit your application prior to having completed your diploma and language tests

Step 3 - Go to the EHL Admission page to start your application

Note: Once in the online application system, please select the Bachelor program "for direct entry into year 2" 

Step 4 - Pay the application fee (SSTH students and alumni are exempted) and submit your application online.

The EHL Admissions team will then review your online application, and if you qualify, you will be invited to an interview with EHL Representatives. 

We hare happy to help you with the process, don't hesitate to ask!

What are the Application Deadlines?

Intake winter semester 2018/2019: 15 weeks of tuition

12.-14. September 2018 Introduction days in Lausanne
17. September 2018 Start of semester in Passugg
22. December 2018 - 6. January 2019 Winter holidays
14.-25. January 2019 Exam week
25. January 2019 End of Semester
26. January -12. February 2019 Holidays

 

Intake sommer semester 2019: 15 weeks of tuition (easter break: 19.-22.April)

13.-15. February 2019 Introduction days in Lausanne
18. February 2019 Start of semester in Passugg
10.-21. June 2019 Exam week
21. June 2019 End of semester
From 22. June Holidays

 

What are the Program Fees?

1) Subsidized fee for eligible Swiss students and foreign students residing in Switzerland. Please contact us for details regarding eligibility.
2) Semester 3 EHL Campus fee includes: access to all sports facilities and sports activity training; Student Affairs Services (coaching, psychological support, health programs); Career Services (interview preparation, job fairs on campus); access to Digital Center and professional printshop services; extracurricular student activities; Mandatory Swiss Insurances: accident, public liability, theft, computer equipment insurance covering theft and damage.
3) Accommodation options are available at EHL but are limited. Monthly leases  range between CHF 730 and CHF 1300 depending on location (EHL campus or neighborWood), features and number of students per room (single, double or shared apartment). For comparison purposes, a simple studio in the Lausanne region leases in general for 12 months at approximately CHF 1400 per month, excluding heating, electricity, linen, wifi etc. Heating, electricity, internet, hotel services are included in the price of the EHL on campus residences. For students staying in the NeighborWood apartments, heating, electricity, internet and supply of linens are included. Cleaning and laundry services are not included in the apartments. Interior and exterior parking spaces are available on the campus for a monthly fee respectively of CHF 250 and CHF 120. Student can also choose to pay per usage, with a prepaid system. EHL started to build its new campus and parking and lodging will be confirmed as the new student residences are ready. Prices are subject to change.
4) During semesters with accommodation contract in Passugg, full board is mandatory, with a choice between a 5 day or a 7 day Food & Beverage contract.

To complete their application, direct entry students are required to pay an application fee of CHF 175.

A downpayment of CHF 6,000 for international students and CHF 1,200 for Swiss students and eligible international students is required in order to guarantee their place. This amount is non-refundable, except in extreme circumstances.

Fees for students eligible according to the A-HES Intercantonal Agreement of 12 June 2003: The financial agreement between the Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne and the HES-SO (Haute Ecole Spécialisée de Suisse Occidentale) states that the HES-SO will cover part of the tuition fees of eligible students. According to this agreement, tuition fees for the students concerned are limited to CHF 1,000 per academic year, the remainder being paid by the HES-SO. This measure becomes effective as from the first year of the HES-SO Bachelor of Science in International Hospitality Management. It does not apply to the Preparatory Year, which is not covered by this agreement.

As well as students with Swiss nationality whose parents live in Switzerland, students are also eligible if, at the time they register, they fulfil one of the following conditions according to the A-HES intercantonal agreement (see below):

  • Students with Swiss nationality who have parents living abroad, or whose mother and father are deceased and who live abroad
  • Refugees and stateless persons of age assigned to a canton in Switzerland, whose mother and father are deceased or whose parents are living abroad
  • Foreigners of age whose civil residence is in Switzerland, whose mother and father are deceased or whose parents are living abroad
  • Foreign students of age who have lived permanently for at least two years in Switzerland, where they have had paid employment giving them financial independence, without undertaking a training course at the same time
  • Foreign students whose parents’ civil residence or whose guardians’ headquarters (if relevant) is located in Switzerland.

The questionnaire determining the granting of A-HES status will be sent to students one month before the start of the academic year. Only the HES-SO has the authority to determine a student’s status.

If a student abandons his or her studies or changes A-HES status for any other reason before 15 October or 15 April, depending on the half-year in progress, the HES-SO will stop contributing to tuition fees.

About Us

Education at EHL Passugg

Since 1966, SSTH has been a front-runner in professional Swiss hospitality management education. As a member of the world’s #1 EHL Education Group and a part of the Swiss Hotel Association family, you will enjoy the highest recognition worldwide with our degrees. SSTH was the first hotel management school in Switzerland with English and German programs accredited by the Swiss federal government.

You profit from over 50 years’ experience in hospitality management education. With our programs’ strong focus on combined theoretical and practical learning, you aquire a more comprehensive understanding of the industry. You will win over future employers with your exceptional communication skills, sense of professionalism and passion for the hospitality industry. At EHL Swiss School of Tourism and Hospitality | SSTH, you benefit from a teaching approach that focuses on your individual development. Throughout your studies you build the competencies needed to become a true hospitality leader. You gain a truly modern education and stay up-to-date on market trends based on SSTH’s close collaboration with both Swiss and international industry representatives.