Students wishing to apply to the Bachelor of Science in International Hospitality Management must apply to the campus where they wish to follow most of the courses for the degree (Lausanne or Singapore).  This page is about the application procedure to join the Bachelor in Lausanne.  There are additional steps required to apply for the Bachelor in Singapore.

Please note, students who apply via the CommonAPP are not required to submit an additional application via our online platform.

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How to Apply

Select your Bachelor program options, open an EHL account and apply online.  It's simple!  Let us walk you through the steps. 

Select your Bachelor program options: Choose your campus, intake and language of study.

  • Choose your campus of study according to where you wish to follow most of the courses for the degree (Lausanne or Singapore).  Please note the Preparatory year takes place on EHL Campus Lausanne for all students.
  • Choose the intake:  when do you want to begin your studies? (spring or fall) 
  • Choose your language of study: Our Bachelor program is delivered in English, but is also available in French if you choose to study on EHL Campus Lausanne.  
 
 

Please begin by creating a profile on our online application portal. You can save your file at any time and return later to upload documents and finish your application. You will be required to submit the documents listed below electronically via the online application portal. We accept documents in French, English, German or Italian.

All certificates and transcripts that are not in English, French, German or Italian must be translated into English 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.

  • Passport/s copy
  • Diplomas and academic transcripts
  • Language certificate
  • Essay
  • CV
  • Work certificates and references

Important!

Don’t forget to hit the “Submit” button when you have uploaded your documents!  

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.

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):

  • Why have you chosen to study at EHL? What criteria did you use when assessing whether EHL is the right fit for you?
  • EHL prepares students to become leaders in a competitive, demanding and global industry. What are your expectations for EHL and your career objectives ?
  • Which current trends do you find most interesting in the hospitality industry? How do you think EHL will help you manage these trends in your career?

You will need to submit a copy of your passport or ID, your diplomas and transcripts, your essay, and a language certificate, if applicable.

You will find detailed information about required documents in the "Admissions Requirements" section below.

An EHL admissions officer will review your online application. If you meet the admissions requirements, then 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 with a webcam and access to internet in order to complete the online interview.

The analytical and quantitative aptitude test

This test is composed of 3 different exams in order to evaluate your leadership, interpersonal skills, analytical reasoning and motivation. 

If you pass the online evaluation, you will be invited to take part in a motivation day. The motivation day is an opportunity for us to examine your interests and abilities in much greater depth. 

Our motivation days involve the following activities: 

  • An interview
  • A team-building exercise

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.

Preparing for your motivation 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.

Once you receive your final decision, you must complete your enrollment on the EHL online portal.

Start Your Application

Use the button below to open and account and start your application for the Bachelor of Science in International Hospitality Management. 

Continue Your Application

If you already have an EHL account, please login with your existing credentials to proceed with your application.

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Admissions Requirements

The admissions criteria are the same for the Bachelor course in Lausanne or Singapore. To access our Bachelor in International Hospitality Management, you must have successfully completed your final secondary school examinations, qualifying you for university admission in the country where you went to school. In general, we require grades that are well above the minimum pass level. 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.

The minimum age for entry to our Bachelor's course is 18 (You must be 18 before the course start date)

We expect a student to have studied Math for the last 3 years of their secondary education. Should you have a different academic background then please contact admissions@ehl.ch

  • International Baccalaureate - Diploma: 28/45.  Please release your final exam results transcripts through transcripts.row@ibo.org
  • Swiss Diplomas - Maturité gymnasiale/fédérale/professionnelle/spécialisée: successful completion
  • A-Levels - 3 required, minimum BBC grades, which must include 1 numerical OR Science subject
  • French Baccalauaréat Diplomas
    • Baccalauréat Général: min. 12/20
      • + Mathematics in Première and Terminale (Spécialité for both years OR spécialité + option mathématiques complémentaires)
      • + Minimum one year of Spécialité SVT (Sciences de la Vie et de la Terre) OR Physique-Chimie (The Première curriculum of Spécialité SVT or Physique-Chimie can be taken via the CNED during Terminale) for entry in September 2022 & February 2023
      • + Spécialité SVT (Sciences de la Vie et de la Terre) OR Spécialité Physique-Chimie in Première and Terminale (these can be taken via the CNED during Première and Terminale) for entry in September 2023 & February 2024
      • Students who wish to apply for the February 2022 intake and who have not taken SVT / Physique-Chimie are kindly requested to contact admissions@ehl.ch
    • Baccalauréat STMG / STHR / ES: min. 12/20
    • Baccalauréat S and L (mathematics option mandatory): min. 10/20
  • Singaporean Diplomas
    • GCE A Levels: Three H2 subjects and one H1 subject, including Mathematics, with a B average. A strong grade in Project Work and General Paper or Knowledge & Inquiry paper must be attained.
    • Polytechnic diploma: Ideally from a business or engineering stream, with a strong pass in GCE O Level Mathematics or equivalent (quantitative subject).
    • NUS High School Diploma
  • American High School Diplomas:
    • Unweighted GPA of min. 3, plus SAT 1 (min. 500 points in each section) OR ACT (with a min. composite score of 24).

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 Honors courses including 1 Math or Science subject with a minimum score of B
Please note: Students may also choose to submit a combination of the above certificates. If a student has not obtained any of the above-mentioned certificates, he/she may contact Admissions for consideration of other qualification on a case-by-case basis. All original score reports must be sent directly to EHL.  EHL’s institutional code for the SAT I and AP certificates: 4102  and EHL’s institutional code for the ACT: 5384
 

If you are in your final year of secondary school and have not yet received your diploma, then 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.

The transcripts must show the courses you have taken and the grades you received. If you have attended university since leaving secondary school, then you must submit your university certificates and transcripts (for students who have attended university in Switzerland an ex matriculation 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.

All certificates and transcripts that are not in English, French, German or Italian must be translated into English 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.

Students who have received a definitive failure decision from a Swiss University in the same field of study i.e., Business, Economics, Management or Finance, must wait 2 years after ex-matriculating before starting EHL’s Bachelor. Students may start the Preparatory year one year after the definitive failure.

Students may not be admitted to EHL for a period of 5 years should they have received a definitive failure decision from another HES-SO University of Applied Sciences in the same field of study i.e., hospitality, tourism, economics and International Business Management.

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):

  • Why have you chosen to study at EHL? What criteria did you use when assessing whether EHL is the right fit for you?
  • EHL prepares students to become leaders in a competitive, demanding and global industry. What are your expectations for EHL and your career objectives ?
  • Which current trends do you find most interesting in the hospitality industry? How do you think EHL will help you manage these trends in your career?

 

To study on the Bachelor program in English 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

Or 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.

Should you be unable to sit for your English certificate due to COVID-19 then please contact the admissions department to discuss further.

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

To study on the Bachelor program 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)

French section applicants 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.

What we look for

We look for candidates who have outstanding academic and linguistic potential, as well as the interpersonal skills needed to succeed in a high-status hospitality management career. 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

All applications should be made online through our application module. We will start reviewing your files once your complete application is received. Our dedicated admissions team is here to help if you have any questions about eligibility and the application process.

Application Deadlines

A motivation day will be chosen according to the deadline you respect when submitting your application. However, we strongly encourage you to apply early in order to guarantee availability.  Please keep in mind the visa application process may take up to 3 months in certain cases.

Remaining application deadline for February 2022

  • 15 December 2021

Application deadlines for September 2022

  • 1 December 2021
  • 1 February 2022
  • 1 May 2022 (VISA deadline)
  • 15 June 2022 (Final deadline)

Motivation Days

We have several online motivation days planned every month, covering all time zones.  Once you have completed your Motivation Day, you can expect a final decision within 2 weeks.

Professional Path to the Bachelor

More information is available here about completing the Swiss Professional Degree (delivered by EHL Swiss School of Tourism & Hospitality) and continuing the professional path to the Bachelor.