Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) has a reputation for being the best hospitality management school in the world, based on the criteria that matter most for hospitality graduates: learning methods, academic quality, employer reputation, career readiness, student life, and innovation.

Learn why students choose EHL over other  Swiss hospitality management schools and discover if EHL is right for you.

Ranked the Best Hospitality Management School in the World

EHL is regularly ranked number one among hospitality schools worldwide according to rankings that compare academic excellence, industry and employer reputation and research contributions. In the past decade alone, EHL has been ranked among the top universities for hospitality management 19 times.

# 1 in 2019, 2020 and 2021:

-QS World University Rankings Hospitality & Leisure Management
-Best Hospitality and Hotel Management Schools in the World, CEO World Magazine

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Awarded Hospitality Training Facilities

EHL's student training restaurant, Le Berceau des Sens, was the first to receive a Michelin star and it maintains high ratings in the Gault & Millau guide. The practical courses at EHL immerse students in a five-star hospitality environment where they learn from industry-awarded professionals and visit other renowned Michelin-starred restaurants in Switzerland, as part of their training. 

-First educational restaurant in Switzerland to receive a Michelin star, 2019
-Le Berceau des Sens, rated 16/20 by Gault & Millau, 2018-2020

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Exceptional Diversity & Society

EHL is the most international hospitality school having more than three thousand undergraduate and graduate students. We hand-pick students for our community where cultivating awareness, connections and personal interests creates a perfect school of life.

  • 120 Nationalities
  • 84% of students speak at least 3 languages
  • 30+ Student Sport & Social Committees (Campus Lausanne)

International Study Options

EHL has two campuses in Switzerland, in Lausanne and Passugg, plus a new campus in Singapore. Students of the Bachelor of Science in International Hospitality Management can request to spend a semester on a different campus from where they are based, and all three campuses bring the strengths and trends of their surrounding industry regions to augment the quality of the student experience.

 

Lausanne

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Campus Lausanne, Switzerland: A modern business university setting in Lausanne, a dynamic city on the shores of Lake Geneva. (Undergraduate & Graduate Degrees)

Passugg

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Campus Passugg, Switzerland: A mountain-resort style campus near Chur, in a region famous for Alpine tourism and luxury hospitality. (Undergraduate Only)

Singapore

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Campus Singapore: A century-old mansion near Singapore Botanic gardens, this campus offers a gateway to Asia with the vibes of a big city for exploration, culture and art-de-vivre.

Dual Excellence & Accreditation

EHL courses combine premium professional education, which instills the art of hospitality, with rigorous academics that develop the student's capacity to use a scientific approach in hospitality business and research. This balance draws upon the experience and knowledge of both the professional teachers and academic faculty members who are all recognized experts in their fields.

EHL is the only hospitality management school to have US and Swiss accreditation. This measure of academic quality ensures that our students can transfer credits and our graduates can continue studies with other universities around the world.

  • Membership as a University of Applied Sciences (HES-SO), recognized by the Swiss Federal Government
  • Accredited by the New England Commission on Higher Education (NECHE), recognized by the US Secretary or Education
  • Recognition under the Bologna system, using the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS)

Career Springboard

The reputation of EHL students and graduates brings companies from around the world for internships and regular positions. Our Industry Relations department organizes this interest into events and platforms for students to benefit from a wide variety of employment options.

  • 96% Of EHL graduates start a job within 6 months after graduation

  • 4000+ companies recruit EHL students and graduates
  • 200+ companies recruit directly on our campuses every semester
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Powerful Network

Over 125 years, EHL has formed countless leaders and created the hospitality industry’s largest and most active university alumni group. This community stays with graduates for life, connecting to resources, opportunities and a feeling of family wherever they go.

  • 70 Alumni chapters
  • 30,000 members
  • 150 countries
  • 20% alumni start a business