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Admissions Requirements for the Bachelor

To start the application process, we invite you to read the information on this page carefully, prepare your documents and complete the online application. 

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Application Deadlines

A selection day will be chosen according to the deadline you respected. However, we strongly encourage you to apply early in order to guarantee availability. The visa application process takes up to 3 months.

Application deadline for February 2020:

  • 1 September 2019
  • 1 October 2019
  • 1 November 2019 (deadline for VISA candidates)
  • 18 December 2019

Selection days on campus:

  • 15 - 16 - 17 October 2019
  • 20 - 21 November
  • 11 - 12 December 2019
  • 09 January 2020

Application deadline for September 2020:

  • 1 December 2019
  • 1 February 2020
  • 1 March 2020
  • 1 April 2020 (deadline for VISA candidates)
  • 1 May 2020

Selection days on campus:

  • 21 - 22 - 23 January 2020
  • 25 February 2020
  • 10 - 11 - 12 March 2020
  • 21 - 23 - 28 April 2020
  • 12 - 14 - 26 - 28 May 2020
  • 9 - 11 June 2020

Final decisions will be communicated approximately one month after the selection day.

Application deadlines for selection days abroad
    Are you fit for EHL?

    At EHL, we take a comprehensive approach to admissions. We look for candidates who have the academic foundation and personal qualities to be successful in our challenging program and to become leaders in the industry. Here are a few of the qualities we seek:

    • Academic aptitude for critical thinking & creativity
    • Interpersonal skills for management and leadership roles
    • Motivation and service mindset
    • International outlook and language skills.

    We invite you to learn more about the admissions requirements here below. Our dedicated Admissions Team is here to help if you have any questions about eligibility and the application process.
     

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      Academic Requirements:

      To access our Bachelor in International Hospitality Management program, you must have successfully completed your final secondary school examinations, qualifying you for university admission in the country where you went to school. In addition to academic achievements we also take into consideration the difficulty of the courses you chose and prefer subjects that develop the analytical skills needed to succeed at EHL.

      For details, see our Bachelor application guide.

      Bachelor Application Guide
        Language Level

        English proficiency is an entry requirement at EHL for both the French and English sections of our Bachelor program.

        For details, see our Bachelor application guide.

        Bachelor Application Guide
          Language Programs

          EF (Education First) is happy to offer EHL candidates 10% discount on their different language programs around the world

          Application Process

          Step 1. Online Application

          All of the documents listed below must be submitted electronically via the online application portal. We accept documents in French, English, German or Italian.
          Please kindly note that you must be at least 18 years old at the beginning of the intake.

          • Copy of passport
          • Copy of secondary school diploma & transcripts
          • Essay in French or in English depending on the section you are applying to (3 topics to choose from)

          When you have uploaded all of the required documents, you will finalize your application by paying your application fee of CHF 175.

          Step 2. Online Admissions Assessment

          Upon a positive evaluation of your online application to our bachelor's program in international hospitality management, you will receive an invitation to complete an online evaluation that includes a 20-minute online interview that you can complete at home. You need a computer, a webcam and access to internet in order to complete the online interview.

          Step 3. Selection Day

          If you pass the online evaluation, you will be invited to take part in a selection day. The selection day is an opportunity for us to examine your interests and abilities in much greater depth. 
          We advise you to attend one of our selection days in Lausanne. This will give you a chance to visit our campus, meet members of our faculty and other employees, and talk to current students. If you do not live in Switzerland and are unable to come to Lausanne for your selection day, you may ask to take part in one of our selection days abroad. Such requests are considered on an individual basis.
           

          Our selection days involve the following activities: 

          • An interview
          • A team-building exercise
          • An analytical and quantitative aptitude test
             

          The interview

          The interview is not a test of your knowledge, and you will not be quizzed on specific facts. The aim is to assess your motivation, your potential and your suitability for the demands of the hospitality industry. We will ask you to tell us about your experience and your expectations. Our questions will focus, for example, on any summer jobs you may have had in the hospitality industry, your extracurricular activities and your international exposure.

          The team-building exercise

          Working in a team will be an important part of your studies at EHL. We therefore would like to see if you enjoy teamwork and if you have the necessary skills needed to work successfully as part of a team.
           

          The analytical and quantitative aptitude test

          This test is composed of 4 different exams in order to evaluate your leadership, interpersonal skills, analytical reasoning and motivation. This test will be computer-based; that is why we will ask you to bring your own laptop.

          Preparing for your selection day

          No specific preparation is needed. However, to make sure you are choosing the right career, you should find out as much as you can about the hospitality industry, the career opportunities it offers and the training options available in our international hospitality management degree program.

          Step 4. Final Decision

          Following the selection day, your complete candidature will be evaluated by the Admissions Committee. Admission to EHL is competitive, and only students who show excellent academic and leadership potential, motivation and interpersonal skills will be selected.

           

          Special provisions for Junior Academy participants

          As of 2019, Junior Academy participants will benefit from first-hand coaching by the Admission team and receive tips to best prepare their application to the Bachelor Programme. Junior Academy participants who then apply to EHL’s Bachelor degree will be exempted from the application fee and the online interview, which will be done during the Academy.