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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 as well as/and 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
  • Optional: 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 (valid on the day of the intake),
  • your diplomas and transcripts,
  • your essay,
  • 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, computer-based, composed of:

The online interview
This interview lasts 20 minutes and we will ask you to turn on your webcam.

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. 

 

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.

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. Students who do not meet these subject requirements are kindly asked to contact admissions@ehl.ch
  • French Baccalauaréat Diplomas
    • Baccalauréat Général: min. 12/20
      • + Mathematics in Première AND Terminale (Spécialité for both years OR spécialité + Option mathématiques complémentaires)
      • + 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 further information, please reach out to 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 minimum C in each subject. A pass grade in Project Work AND General Paper or Knowledge & Inquiry paper must be attained.
    • Nitec + Higher Nitec / O-Level + Diploma from a Business, Science or Engineering stream from recognized Polytechnic institution with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (highly recommend a minimum of 3.4). Recognized schools are:
      • Nanyang
      • Ngee Ann
      • Singapore Polytechnic
      • Republic Polytechnic
      • Temasek Polytechnic
American High School Diploma:

  • Minimum weighted GPA of 3.2 

    +
    • SAT with a min. score of 1200 OR
    • ACT with a min. composite score of 24 OR
    • CLT with a min. score of 83

All original score reports must be sent directly to EHL. EHL’s institutional code for SAT: 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. The transcripts must show the courses you have taken and the grades you received. Predicted grades are required for the International Baccalaureate and British A-levels candidates who have not received their diploma by the application deadline. The French Baccalauréat candidates are required to send the results of the exams they already took in Première (épreuves anticipées). You must then submit your final exam results and a copy of your diploma as soon as they become available.

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 also required.

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.

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?

 

Students who commence their studies in the Preparatory Year 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 (OIB or BFI), Swiss Bilingual Matura, Academica Dual Diploma 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
  • TOEFL Essentials – 8.5
  • Duolingo – 110

Minimum performance for Speaking & Listening:

  • TOEFL (iBT) - 20 points
  • C1 Advanced - Grade C
  • IELTS Academic module –  6.0
  • TOEFL Essentials – 8
  • Duolingo – 110

Students who achieve minimum scores of IELTS 7, C1 Advanced B, TOEFL iBT 100, Duolingo 130 or TOEFL Essentials 10 are exempt from the mandatory English classes and exam given during the Preparatory year.

Minimum performance for Speaking & Listening:

  • TOEFL (iBT) - 25 points
  • C1 Advanced - Grade B
  • IELTS Academic module –  7.0
  • TOEFL Essentials – 10
  • Duolingo – 130

 

Students applying for exemption of the Preparatory Year may consult the language requirements here.

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
  • TOEFL Essentials – 8.5
  • Duolingo – 110

To be exempted from taking an English language proficiency certificate, students must have completed the following courses with English as the language of study: International Baccalaureate (IB), French Baccalaureate with an international option (OIB or BFI), Swiss Bilingual Maturité, Academica Double Degree or 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.

Struggling with English or Maths?

Join our Foundation Program "Essentials for Hospitality & Business Studies".

This 12-week course is designed to support aspiring students seeking admission to bachelor’s degree programs in Business or Hospitality Management. As a bridge semester, it caters to individuals with diverse academic backgrounds, bridging potential gaps in English or Mathematics, as well as or other essential skills.

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.


Application deadlines for September 2024

  • 31st May 2024 (VISA deadline)
  • 16th June 2024 (Final deadline)

Application deadlines for February 2025

  • 31 st October 2024 (VISA deadline)
  • 10th December 2024 (Final deadline)

Interview 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.