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Conditions for Direct Entry and Credit Transfer

To apply for direct entry into the Bachelor of Science in International Hospitality Management, we invite you to read the information on this page carefully, prepare your documents and complete the online application.

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Transfer into first year

Under certain conditions, we accept applications from students wishing to transfer to the first year of our Bachelor Program: Students who have a defined set of work experience in hospitality or whose prior academic qualifications are considered. Such students are not required to complete the preparatory year.  

Direct Entry into the Bachelor Program - 4 Additional Semesters

Students of the following types of institutions are eligible to apply for direct entry. Applications are evaluated on a case-by-case basis:

  • Hospitality schools: A minimum of 60 ECTS and one year of professional experience, including internships.
  • USA: Associate Degree, minimum 40 US credits one year of professional experience, including internships.
  • Others: please contact admissions
     

Direct Entry into the Bachelor Program - 3 Additional Semesters

Exclusive for graduates of the diplôme hôtelière-restauratrice / hôtelier-restaurateur HF/ES/SS  (Swiss Professional Diploma in Hospitality Management):

Students holding a Diplôme hôtelière-restauratrice / hôtelier-restaurateur HF degree may now complete our Bachelor Program in only 3 semesters. The first semester of the direct entry path takes place on EHL's campus in Passugg, near Davos, home of Swiss School of Tourism and Hospitality.  For details on the program flow, please refer to this page: Bachelor Degree - Direct Entry

All direct entry students must also meet the same academic and language requirements as those applying for the bachelor’s degree.

Other restrictions may apply. Contact an admissions officer if you have any questions.

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Application process

Step 1. Online Application & Documents

All of these documents must be submitted electronically via the online application form.

  • Copy of your passport(s)
  • Copy of your secondary school diplomas and transcripts as soon as available
  • Copy of your hospitality education diploma, transcripts and course descriptions in English
  • Proof of English level 
  • Copy of work certificates - if applicable
  • Essay

When you have uploaded all of the required documents, please finalize your application by paying your application fee of CHF 175. Please note that this amount is not refundable nor transferable to another application.

Step 2. Admissions Interviews

Once you have submitted a complete application, our Admissions Team will evaluate it and contact you if you are selected for an interview. The interview is conducted on campus or by video conference.

Step 3. Final Decision

Final decisions will be made by the Admissions Committee after an evaluation of your complete application file and interviews. Allow a minimum of 2 weeks after the second interview to receive your final decision.

Next dates: We will conduct interviews for direct entry candidates at the Swiss School of Tourism & Hospitality on April 10th and 11th.

Application Guide