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EHL Campus Lausanne

Campus Lausanne gives you the best features of a Swiss hospitality school in a city location and a sophisticated business university environment that supports your global personal development. 

  • Located above Lausanne, the "best small city in the world" (Monocle, 2019)
  • Wide variety of indoor and outdoor sports activities and fitness center
  • Non-stop industry events and activities organized by student committees
  • Top-notch accommodations and food & beverage outlets, all on site 

Discover the facilities and beautiful surroundings of this unique university setting. 

Key Facts

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~3,000

Students enrolled

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~120

Student nationalities
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532

Students living on campus
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27

Student commitees
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20

Sport Activities Onsite or Nearby

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Practical Learning Facilities

Lausanne Campus offers state-of-the art practical learning areas for you to explore the art of hospitality and get hands-on experience with every function of a hotel and restaurant.

  • Demonstration Kitchens offer a good view of the tools and techniques used by master chefs.
  • Peter Michael Wine Laboratory: wine tasting, study of wine-making methods and qualities
  • Berceau des Sens, Michelin-starred restaurant, for fine-dining service and culinary arts
  • Six Food & Beverage outlets for practicing international cuisine and latest foody trends
  • Instructional Garden & Orchard (soon) to see how seasonal produce is cultivated and harvested
  • Innovation Village Food Lab: 400m 2 of space to test and develop new food concepts

Academic & Research Facilities

Auditorium: This multimedia auditorium has a seating capacity of 220, which can be increased to 300. Named after the school's founder, Jacques Tschumi, it is used for conferences, seminars, lectures and external events.

Aula: This event hall has a seating capacity of 270 to 500.  It is used for graduation ceremonies, student events and gala dinners for external clients.

Classrooms: The Lausanne campus has more than 50 classrooms, all conveniently located in N building and wheelchair accessible. 

Library: The library is able to accommodate 260 students over an area of 900 m²; it houses around 34,000 books and provides access to over 100 databases containing more than 103,000 full text documents. It is part of the Network of Libraries and Information Centers in Switzerland (NEBIS). NEBIS provides access to around 10.5 mio documents.

Study Rooms & Areas: Rooms are available for study and meetings in N Building, and “Meet & Retreat” areas in M Building. Students also often work in the Food Court and Hall N outside of meal hours. The Study Rooms can be reserved using Outlook, for 4 hours maximum.

Food & Beverage Outlets

Your taste buds are going to love it here!

Our campus features culinary delights from around the world prepared by students and award-winning chefs. From quick, gourmet sandwiches and pizza to Asian-style street food, salads and perfectly roasted meats, you will find the perfect meal conveniently located right near your study areas and classes.

La Boutique EHL

  • Sells freshly baked breads, pastries, snacks, cakes and chocolates
  • Open Mondays-Saturdays 10:00 - 17:00, Sundays 11:00 - 15:00

Food Court

  • Based on a "market"concept with five food stations: Mediterranean, grill, world cuisine, Indian, salads.
  • Open Monday-Friday, for Breakfast 07:00-09:00, Lunch 10:30-13:45, and Dinner 17:30-19:30.

Le Gourmet Breakfast at BDS

  • Offers a breakfast experience like you would find in a luxury 5* hotel
  • Open every morning from 7:30 to 9:30 (last orders 8:45)
  • Served at the table by first year students doing their practical course

Le Bistro

  • A 3-course meal featuring iconic «bistronomy» dishes
  • Walk-in or reservations on myEHL
  • Open for lunch only, Monday to Friday from 11:45-13:15

The Corner

  • Quick & friendly meal with delicious food from around the globe.
  • Open Monday-Friday, 11:00-13:30
  • Pop-up concepts that change every few weeks (sushi, shawarma, etc.)

Finger Food

  • Mostly hot food served for take away
  • Open Monday-Friday from 07:00-22:00
  • Open on Saturdays 10:00-17:00

Passerelle Bar, Lounge Bar, Grab N’ Go

Offering a variety of drinks, snacks, smoothies, etc.

Cocktail Bar

Offers delicious cocktails and fine wines served by the glass.
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Berceau des Sens

Our Michelin-starred gastronomic training restaurant is featured in the Gault & Millau guide and is open to the public from Monday to Friday. Reservations are highly recommended. Students and staff may reserve a table at the Berceau des Sens to taste their creations, served by our first-year students (under EHL staff supervision).

Student Accomodations

On Campus Lausanne, you can choose from a wide variety of top-notch student accommodations including single and double rooms and student apartment buildings for shared living arrangements. As the campus renovation work continues, the total number of available rooms on campus will increase, and EHL students are already enjoying the new residences. Find out more about the types of rooms and buildings available on campus with 360° virtual tours on the accommodations page. 

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A new campus for students, designed by students

Scheduled for inauguration in 2021, our new eco-friendly campus was designed by students to incorporate social design and use the natural campus environment for maximum inspiration. Initiated with crowd-sourcing, the project called for proposals from architectural schools all over the world.

Of the 120 projects submitted, 40 teams were invited to Switzerland to meet with EHL students for feedback and guidance. The result is a new campus that will meet Minergie-P © standards for energy efficiency and comfort and function as a healthy eco-system with an organic orchard, replanting of local trees, and a running trail around the campus that will be open to the public.

Administration & IT

The school proposes the following services to meet students’ every-day needs:

  • Reception : Postage stamps, taxi service, cash dispenser, phone cards.

  • Service Centre: Accommodation requests and administrative formalities

  • Dry cleaning service

  • IT service desk and printing center 

Internships & Career Services

Our dedicated team of industry relations specialists guide students towards fulfilling internships and careers: 

  • CV & letter checking

  • Internship planning & monitoring

  • Job fairs and company visits on campus

  • Personalized coaching services

Student Affairs

The Student Affairs department is composed of 22 qualified and certified professionals offering services that:

  • Enhance life on campus

  • Enrich the academic experience

  • Encourage personal growth and well-being

  • Target professional development

Writing Center

Offered as a free resource to help students develop their writing skills, the writing center provides:

  • Individual feedback and support

  • Coaching sessions and workshops

  • Guidance for professional-quality documents

Wellness & Medical Services

The school's health and medical services staff includes the following teams and resources: 

  • School Nurses – 24/7

  • Team 1222 (Student First Aid Team)

  • EHL Security 

  • Psychologists

  • Spiritual Counsellor

  • Meditation Room

Other Services

Other services included in the school fees: 

  • Access to Digital Centre and professional print-shop services

  • Alumni lifetime membership and services

  • Some extracurricular student activities

  • Mandatory Swiss insurance: accident insurance, public liability insurance, theft insurance, and computer equipment insurance covering theft and damage

  • Kitchen and service uniforms

  • Equipment for practical and theory classes (wines, utensils, etc.)

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Explore Switzerland
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Student Life on Campus Lausanne

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Sports & Outdoor
Activities