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Application Guide for the Bachelor Program

Diplomas & Transcripts

Should you be in your final year of secondary school and have yet to receive 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 receive them.

The transcripts must show the courses you have taken and the grades you achieved. Should you have attended university since leaving secondary school, you must submit your university certificates and transcripts (for students who have attended university in Switzerland an exmatriculation letter is required). Predicted grades are required for the International Baccalaureate, British A-levels and the French Baccalauréat candidates who have not received their diploma by the application deadline.

Below you may find our academic requirements:

  • Switzerland - Maturité gymnasiale/fédérale/professionnelle/spécialisée: successful completion
  • France - Baccalauréat général S and L (for the Baccalauréat Littéraire, the mathematics option is mandatory): 10/20
    and Baccalauréat général ES and French Baccalauréat technologique STMG: 12/20
  • United Kingdom -  A-Levels (minimum 3 required, a numerical subject is highly recommended): BBC
  • Germany -  Abitur: 3
  • Spain - Bachillerato, plus satisfactory results in the Selectividad exam: Average of 6 for the Bachillerato
  • Italy - Maturità: 60/100
  • Canada - Diplôme d’Etudes Collégiales / Secondary School Diploma with a minimum overall average of 75% (including English and at least 1 quantitative subject in the final year)
  • Brazil - Certificado de Conclusão do Ensino Medio (7/10), plus satisfactory results in the Concurso Vestibular or ENEM (400-500 min. required).
  • South America - Bachillerato: dependent on the country
  • China - Senior High School Graduation Diploma, plus (1) Gao Kao or (2) satisfactory SAT 1 or ACT results and evidence of higher achievement (3 AP or IB Higher Level certificates or SAT II subject tests): Minimum Gao Kao results vary according to the province and year
  • India - Senior Secondary School Certificate: 70%
  • Australia - Senior Secondary School Certificate (HSC, VCE, WACE etc) : Minimum ATAR 75
  • Korea - High School Diploma plus (1) KSAT or (2) satisfactory SAT 1 or ACT results and evidence of higher achievement (3 AP or IB Higher Level certificates or SAT II subject tests): Average of Stanine 3 in each subject on the KSAT

International Baccalaureate: diploma: 28/45

American High School Diploma: 

Unweighted GPA of min. 3
+ SAT 1 (min. 500 points in each section and 15 out of 24 in the essay - mandatory)
OR ACT results (with a min. composite score of 24 + the essay is mandatory).

Plus evidence of one of the following higher achievements in 3 different subjects:

  • 3 AP certificates with a min. score of 3
  • 3 IB HL certificates with a min. score of 4
  • 3 SAT II subject tests with min. 500 pts
    Students may also choose a mix of the above.

All score reports must be sent directly to EHL by the College Board:

  • EHL’s institutional code for the SAT I, SAT II and AP certificates: 4102
  • EHL’s institutional code for the ACT: 5384

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.

Other Credentials

Other higher secondary education credentials may be accepted at our discretion. Please contact the admissions office for further details.

    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 contain between 500-650 words.

    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.

    Topics (please 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.

      Language certificates - Preparatory Year

      Please make sure you can demonstrate that you meet the language proficiency requirements for either the English or the French section of our bachelor's degree program in hospitality management. 

      To study in the French section you must*:

      • Provide proof that for the last 3 years of your secondary education you studied in a school where French was the main language of instruction

      Or provide one of the following French language certificates:

      • DSLCF (Diplôme Supérieur Langue et Culture Françaises)
      • DALF C1 (Diplôme Approfondi de Langue Française)

      Students must also provide one of the below English language certificates:

      • TOEFL (iBT) - 80 points 
      • C1 Advanced - Grade C
      • IELTS Academic module – Overall band score 6.0

      Students can be exempted from taking an English certificate if they have studied the following curricula in English: IB, French Baccalauréat option Internationale (OIB), Swiss Maturité bilingue or the European baccalaureate. 

      * Please note that your command of French will be assessed during the admissions process and EHL reserves the right to ask you for an additional French qualification or course.

      To study in the English section you must**:

      • Provide proof that for the last 3 years of your secondary education you studied in a school where English was the main language of instruction
      • Study one of the following curricula in English: IB, French Baccalauréat option Internationale (OIB), Swiss Maturité bilingue or the European baccalaureate. 

      Or provide one of the following English language certificates with the following minimum requirements:

      • TOEFL (iBT) - 80 points 
      • C1 Advanced - Grade C
      • IELTS Academic module – Overall band score 6.0

      Students who achieve scores of IELTS 7, C1 Advanced B or TOEFL 100 and above are exempt from the mandatory English classes and exam given during the Preparatory year.

      ** Please note that your command of English will be assessed during the admissions process and EHL reserves the right to ask you for an additional English qualification or course

      French in the English section
      Although not compulsory, some knowledge of French is recommended to get the most out of your time at EHL. In the preparatory year, all students in the English section take French lessons.

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

      Other documents

      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, letters of recommendation and/or your resume.

        Application fee

        During your online application process, you will be charged an application fee of CHF 175. 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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