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SHL Schweizerische Hotelfachschule Luzern

Founded in 1909, SHL Schweizerische Hotelfachschule Luzern is one of the two original Swiss hotel management schools and offers one of the only two Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management degrees in Switzerland accredited by the Swiss federal government and in compliance with the Bologna Declaration.

For over 100 years, the world’s finest hotels have turned to SHL to find the hoteliers, entrepreneurs and managers of tomorrow. Today, we are known across the world for developing people’s talent and training the very best in the hotel industry.

BSc in Hospitality Management

The Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management programme is a full-time, four-year degree programme, which includes two paid internships and provides you with transferable skills in hospitality leadership, management, strategy, and operations. During your studies, you will focus on the highest standards of excellence, along with modern management practices, and you will work on applied business projects, as well as academic research projects. The Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management is a worthwhile investment in your personal development and professional future.

As the only hotel management school offering a degree programme in cooperation with the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Lucerne (HSLU), SHL students are guaranteed educational excellence as well as ensured degree recognition throughout the world.


Bachelor's degree
Tourism & Hospitality Delivery method Length Location
Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management On campus 4 years Lucerne
Summer / Short course
Tourism & Hospitality
Summer Academy On campus 1 week Lucerne

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Scholarships & funding

We aim to discover the top talents around the world and support them in their quest to become the next generation of enthusiastic hoteliers and hospitality leaders.
Eligible SHL Inspire candidates demonstrate their outstanding passion and fascination for hospitality, as well as their dedication to become inspiring leaders. Whilst there are no typical SHL Inspire scholarship candidates, we are looking for students who have the talent and the drive to create a lasting impact on the hospitality industry and contribute to taking it to the next level.

Are you the one we're looking for? Get in touch with us or visit our website for more information.

*only available for our BSc in Hospitality Management program.



BSc in Hospitality Management - On Campus Information Session

If you happen to be in Switzerland, why not take part in our in-person information session and discover our Lakeview Campus here in Lucerne? This is an exciting opportunity for you to discover SHL Schweizerische Hotelfachschule Luzern and our heritage, feel the SHL spirit, meet SHL students, learn more about our BSc in Hospitality Management programme and our application and admission process.

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Date:   12/15/2021    Time:   2:00 PM - 3:00 PM   Learn more

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The SHL Campus is made up of :

  • the Lakeview Campus, with its breath-taking views of Lake Lucerne
  • the City Campus
  • our student accommodation, Hotel SHL

For more information please visit our website.


Hotel SHL, our student accommodation, has an excellent standard and supports a healthy lifestyle in a beautiful lakeside environment that reflects a real hotel experience, with various en-suite room categories to choose from. In addition to the modern, spacious rooms, the student hotel offers a Community Room with a fully equipped kitchen and an attached courtyard, as well as a large rooftop terrace to enjoy.

Check out our Hotel SHL Brochure on our website.


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Based on 3 reviews.

From the very beginning, I felt very welcome at SHL. The different classes make the studies varied and no day is the same. I can't imagine a better place to study hospitality management.
In my opinion, SHL is the top hospitality school in Switzerland as the school incorporates intensive practical & theory training which prepares their students to become the best hoteliers in the world. In addition to that, as the Bachelor Program is relatively new, the school is always open to feedback and they prioritise improving certain aspec...
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SHL Schweizerische Hotelfachschule Luzern

Adligenswilerstrasse 22
6006 Lucerne

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