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EHL – World’s Leading Hospitality Business School

Founded in 1893, EHL (Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne) is recognized as the best university of hospitality management in the world, and it boasts a 96% employment rate among recent graduates.

Renowned Academic Quality

EHL delivers Swiss-quality education that blends real-world experience and applied management techniques with academic rigor. It connects students with industry leaders and an expert faculty to explore best practices, conduct research and implement innovation. EHL is a member of Switzerland’s HES-SO, University of Applied Sciences and Arts (UAS), recognized by the Swiss Federal Government, and it is accredited by NECHE, recognized by the US Ministry of Education.

Inspiring International Environments

EHL offers an international learning experience for talented, ambitious students from around the world. It has an average of 120 student nationalities for around 3,400 students. The school has two campuses in Switzerland, and a new campus in Singapore, which allows bachelor’s degree students to explore Southeast Asia and enjoy Singapore’s big-city vibe, cultural melting pot and high-tech innovation.

Career-Boosting Connections

EHL graduates join a powerful global network of 30,000 professionals in 150 countries, and they rise quickly to success in many sectors. In fact, nearly half of all EHL alumni work outside of hospitality, tourism and F&B, and 50% of them are CEOs, owners, and executive managers. Every year, top international companies such as Apple, LVMH, L’Oréal, Proctor & Gamble, Nestlé, Tesla, and many others, actively recruit EHL graduates.

Future-Ready with Digital Learning Options

As a partner for life-long learning, EHL delivers a wide range of continually updated programs including full-time undergraduate and graduate degrees in hospitality management, masterclasses in culinary arts and restaurant management, and online courses for executives. In response to the growing need for online education, EHL has added digital learning modules for its bachelor’s degree, pre-university program and Executive MBA.

Programs for Every Stage of Your Educational Journey

EHL is a leading university that provides learning solutions for enthusiastic, talented and ambitious students. With undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs, EHL offers its students a range of on-campus and online education opportunities at different stages of their professional journey. Programs are currently offered:

  • EHL Junior Academy (Pre-University Program)


Programs

Bachelor's degree
Tourism & Hospitality Delivery method Length Location
Bachelor of Science in International Hospitality Management On campus 4 years Multiple (3)
Master's degree
Tourism & Hospitality
Master of Science in Global Hospitality Business On campus 16 months Lausanne
Wine & Beverage
Master in Wine Management & Hospitality Blended learning 16 months Paris
MBA
Business
Business Administration
Executive MBA (EMBA) Blended learning 18 months Multiple (2)
MBA in Hospitality Online / Distance Lausanne
Diploma / certificate
Tourism & Hospitality
Culinary & Restaurant Management Certificate On campus 5 months Lausanne
Graduate diploma / certificate
Business
Innovation
Trends, Innovation and New Business Models Online / Distance 5 weeks Lausanne
Tourism & Hospitality
Advanced Corporate Finance for the Hospitality Industry Online / Distance 5 weeks Lausanne
Driving Hotel Revenues Online / Distance 5 weeks Lausanne
Feasibility Analysis, Development and Negotiations Online / Distance 5 weeks Lausanne
High Performance Distribution Strategy for Hotels Online / Distance 5 weeks Lausanne
Hospitality Economics Online / Distance 5 weeks Lausanne
Hotel Asset Managment Online / Distance 5 weeks Lausanne
Hotel Budgeting and Forecasting Online / Distance 5 weeks Lausanne
Hotel Development and Real Estate Investments Online / Distance 5 weeks Lausanne
Hotel Financial Statements Analysis Online / Distance 5 weeks Lausanne
Managing Underperforming Properties Online / Distance 5 weeks Lausanne
Mastering Hotel Financials Online / Distance 5 weeks Lausanne
Performing Through the Business Cycles Online / Distance 5 weeks Lausanne
Revenue Management for Market Leaders Online / Distance 5 weeks Lausanne
Successful Hotel Digital Marketing and Social Media Strategies Online / Distance 5 weeks Lausanne
Valuation of Hotel Investments Online / Distance 5 weeks Lausanne
Summer / Short course
Business
Marketing
EHL Junior Academy Online / Distance, On campus 5 days Multiple (3)
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  • = Course Level Intermediate
  • = Course Level Advanced

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Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) is in the Top 10 Countries to Study Abroad

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Awards & Accreditations

1st University for Hospitality & Leisure Studies Worldwide

QS Rankings, CEO World Magazine (2019 & 2020)

7th Business and Management schools in Switzerland

QS Rankings (2020)

One Michelin Star for EHL’s student training restaurant

(2019 & 2020)

Student services & facilities

The school proposes a variety of services to meet students’ every-day needs and specialized health and emergency services.

  • Reception : Postage stamps, taxi service, cash dispenser, phone cards.
  • Service Center: Special requests and administrative formalities
  • Dry cleaning service
  • IT service desk, for your IT and printing issues

Other services are also included in the fees:

  • Access to all sports facilities and sports activity training
  • Student Affairs Services: coaching, psychological support, sport and health center
  • Internships and Career Services: Internship planning & monitoring, job fairs on campus
  • 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.)

Campuses

EHL campuses are a benchmark for international university living and learning environments. They are constantly updated to implement the latest tools, materials and techniques for sustainable building and living;they feature leading-edge technology to improve the convenience, safety and wellbeing of students;and they use architectural and design features to facilitate human interactions and support active learning.

EHL Campus Lausanne, in Switzerland

The Lausanne campus offers a modern business university setting, above a world-class city near the shores of Lake Geneva and the Swiss Alps. It’s a buzzing hive of innovation and diversity where the industry comes to life through a constant stream of events, company visits, conferences and visiting lecturers. The six food and beverage outlets offer a wide variety of high-quality food, including a gastronomic restaurant with one Michelin star and a gourmet boutique.

The new campus extension (opening in 2021) features facilities designed by architectural students with feedback from EHL students. Focusing on sustainability and a healthy, eco-friendly lifestyle, the site offers additional housing for students, extensive sports facilities, EHL’s Innovation Village, and outdoor highlights such as an orchard and running trail.
Campus Lausanne offers onsite or nearby accommodation for EHL students, including single and double rooms in dormitory-style buildings, studios, and apartments with multiple bedrooms.

EHL Campus Passugg, in Switzerland

This campus feels like a cozy, luxury retreat in a historical hotel venue with a contemporary interior. Located in a region famous for Alpine tourism and luxury hospitality, the facilities offer convenience and a close-knit community. The five food and beverage outlets include an Asian restaurant and specialty restaurant with traditional regional dishes. It has 140 rooms for double or single occupancy, with stunning mountain views. The nearby town of Chur is Switzerland’s oldest town, rich in tradition and historical importance, it has everything students need for shopping, dining out and entertainment.

EHL Campus (Singapore)

The EHL campus in Singapore is nestled in an urban oasis, just a few minutes by public transport from Orchard Road and the city center. There, EHL’s bachelor’s degree is offered along with semester exchanges for students on the EHL campuses in Switzerland. In Singapore, students experience big city vibes, refined hospitality and the latest food trends, while learning from leading examples in global business and innovative technology. As a gateway to Asia, it allows students to explore many different cultures, sights and tastes.

EHL has agreements with local providers in Singapore to rent modern, upscale apartments with excellent community facilities, for which transportation is organized to and from campus.

Student lifestyle

The EHL experience facilitates interactive learning, a healthy lifestyle, and a long-lasting, international friendships. Once you join the EHL family, you will always have a deep connection to EHL-ers around the world, offering life-long support and opportunities for your personal and professional growth.

Exceptional Diversity

At EHL, you will be immersed in a truly international university environment with around 4,000 enrolled students representing 120 nationalities on average, and 72% are international students. EHL students are selected for their exceptional academic and social qualities, and more than 85% of them speak three or more languages.

Student Committees

The school sponsors many self-governing Student Committees that allow EHL students to explore new interests and share their passions. These committees organize events, excursions, and exhibitions to raise money for their activities. Committees organize team sports, art workshops and cultural exhibitions, and food & wine clubs;there are even committees for entrepreneurship and charity work, which get involved with external organizations and competitions.

Travel & Excursions

EHL encourages you to get the most out of your experience in and around your campus. The school coordinates excursions to visit local businesses, sports and leisure attractions, and iconic hospitality and tourism sites.

EHL’s Swiss campuses are in the heart of Europe, offering quick and easy access to iconic destinations. You can take day trips around the country to explore Switzerland’s famous mountains and cities or take weekend trips with short flights to famous European cities, such as Paris, London, or Venice. During academic breaks, you can travel to the lovely beach vacation spots in Greece, Italy and Spain, or visit the exotic cities of Northern Africa and the Middle East, or explore Eastern Europe.

The Singapore campus is a gateway to Asia where you can explore a unique mix of cultures and cuisines in the city’s many hawker centers and neighborhoods, or you can take a short flight or ferry to visit the tropical beaches, ancient temples and historic cities of Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, etc.

Sports Facilities & Coordinators

Each EHL campus aims to provide students with convenient access to stimulating sports activities either on-site or through nearby providers. Request information about the school to learn more about the facilities and activities available on each campus.

Accommodation

EHL has started to build its new campus. During the renovation work, the total number of rooms available will vary depending on the progress of the project.

    Bachelor Degree Students

    First-year (Preparatory Year) students are encouraged to live on-campus. They are encouraged to live in one of our double occupancy rooms to facilitate their integration and make their travel to and from classes easy and enjoyable. For subsequent years, non-European students are given priority for single rooms, but many students choose to live off-campus, sharing apartments in the city of Lausanne.

    Graduate Students

    Students on the EMBA, CREM and MGH programs are given single rooms. Accommodation prices vary between CHF 800 and CHF 1400 monthly, depending on room type. Housing minimum rental period is for the duration of the academic program in which the student is enrolled. Heating, electricity and internet costs as well as bed linen, towels and weekly cleaning are included in the price.

    Reviews

    Average rating 5

    Based on 8 reviews.

    Tore
    Best hospitatly school in the world!
    Lotte Doornweerd
    Not only does the École hôtelière de Lausanne provide an extremely high quality of course content, but the teachers all have an impressive experience in the hospitality, business or finance industry. The network opportunities are enormous due to the approachable teachers and board members, many (hospitality-related) events and the possibility, a...
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    Jeanne S
    Good preparation for the real business world

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    Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL)

    Route de Cojonnex 18
    1000 Lausanne 25
    Switzerland

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