Students in the EHL's Bachelor degree in hospitality management, renowned as world's best hospitality management program

Document checklist: Prepare your bachelor's program application

  1. Applications to the Bachelor's degree program in hospitality management are submitted online.
    Please collect all the required documents listed below, so you can upload them during the application process.

  2. You will need the following documents to complete your online application for our bachelor's degree program in hospitality management:

    1. A copy of your secondary school diploma
    If you are in your final year of secondary school and have not yet received your diploma, you may apply for conditional acceptance based on your grades to date. You must submit your final exam results and a copy of your diploma as soon as you have them. 

    If your application is successful, you will need to bring your original diploma and exam results with you on your first day at EHL. These official documents are needed to register in the Swiss university system; they will be examined and approved by the Swiss authorities. 

    2. Transcripts for your last three years of secondary education 
    The transcripts must show the courses you have taken and the grades you received. If you have attended university since leaving secondary school, you must submit your university certificates and/or transcripts, as well. Projected grades are required for International Baccalaureate, British A-level and French Baccalauréat candidates who have not received their diplomas before the application deadline. 

    Translation of credentials
    All certificates and transcripts that are not in English, French, German or Italian must be translated into English or French by a certified translator. The translation should be accompanied by comprehensive information on the school or university attended and an explanation of the grading and assessment system.

    Submission of academic documents
    All these documents must be submitted electronically via the online application form, except for the original copy of your secondary school diploma, which you should bring with you on your first day at EHL. The school reserves the right to ask for original copies of the above-listed documents at any time during the admission process.

    3. Essay
    The essay is an important part of your application. It is an opportunity for you to showcase your strengths, motivation and interests.   

    Your essay should be typed and double-spaced, and the essay should count a minimum of 500 and a maximum of 650 words.

    Topics (choose one):

    • Having a dream is the first step towards an ambitious career; please tell us about your dream job and career aspirations, and how EHL will help you get there.
    • Please describe your personal journey, from the moment you discovered a passion for hospitality to the moment you started your application.
    • How does EHL correspond to your expectations for a particular kind of learning, community, and future? Please address with some specificity your own wishes and how they relate to EHL. 

    Your essay will tell us a great deal about you, and it will also enable us to assess your analytical skills and determine whether you can organize your thoughts and express them clearly.  We expect you to produce an interesting personal account for your selected topic. 

    Please remember to add your name and the topic you have chosen at the top of the first page.

  3. Certificates required for the bachelor's program - English section

    Certificates required for the bachelor's program - French section

  4. Please include any other documents that you feel would be beneficial to your application for our bachelor's degree program in hospitality management, such as academic awards, employment certificates and/or your resume.

  5. Students from international schools offering the below diplomas need to send the indicated exam results with their applications:

    • American high school diploma: Evidence of higher achievement (3 AP or IB Higher Level certificates or SAT II subject tests), plus satisfactory SAT I or ACT results.  
    • Chinese senior high school graduation diploma: Gaokao or SAT I exams with a minimum of 500 per section.Gaokao or evidence of higher achievement (3 AP or IB Higher Level certificates or SAT II subject tests) and satisfactory SAT 1 or ACT results. Minimum Requirement: Minimum Gaokao results vary according to the province and year.
    • Korean high school diploma: KSAT or evidence of higher achievement (3 AP or IB Higher Level certificates or SAT II subject tests) and satisfactory SAT 1 or ACT results. Minimum requirement: Average of stanine 3 in each subject on the KSAT.

    You will need to select EHL’s institution code on your SAT examination (4102) or ACT examination (5384) for the original certificate to be mailed directly to our Admissions office. You may consult the College Board or ACT website for more information. Remember, the essay is required for our application process!

  6. During your online application process, you will be charged an application fee of CHF 195. This payment may be made online using Visa or MasterCard.

    Kindly note that this fee is not refundable or transferable to another application.

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