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EHL – Transferable Skills for More Career Options

A degree from the world’s leading hospitality university leads to a vast selection of international careers. In fact, nearly half of all EHL, also known as Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne, alumni work in sectors 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 for their hospitality (i.e. customer experience) expertise, cultural “savoir vivre” and business acumen.

Number One Worldwide

EHL was the world’s first hotel school, founded in 1893 in Switzerland. It pioneered the methods that have made Swiss hotel schools so famous. Today, EHL is the world’s leading university of hospitality management with multiple awards for outstanding excellence in hospitality management studies, culinary arts and business education.

  • Number 1 University of Hospitality & Leisure, 2019 & 2020, QS World University Rankings
  • World’s Best Hospitality Management School, 2019 & 2020, CEO World Magazine
  • One Michelin Star for EHL’s student training restaurant, 2019 & 2020

Hospitality and Business School

A degree at EHL is not the typical university experience. It’s an immersive, interactive learning process that takes students on a personal journey of professional development, self-discovery and entrepreneurship. It is based on dual excellence that balances premium hospitality training with academic courses. This combination prepares students to be well-rounded professionals who are attuned to customer needs.  Equally important, EHL’s immersive learning approach inspires students to be entrepreneurs and gives them the tools to follow their dreams. The curriculum satisfies their desire to explore, create and interact, while building the soft and hard skills they need for the future of the industry and the world.

In the first year, students explore every aspect of hotel operations and Food & Beverage concepts, they practice cooking and serving in Michelin-star settings, and learn to manage themselves and others by planning and executing many types of events and projects, and that’s just the start. The degree also includes two, 6-month internships, a real-world business consulting project and advanced electives. Students can even choose to intern in their own startup. All of that on top of a strong business degree foundation.

Professional Study Path

EHL is constantly striving to offer new and enhanced learning experiences to meet the needs of the industry. It also strives to provide students with different backgrounds and career aspirations. For students who enjoy real-world learning, culinary arts and hotel concepts, EHL has a new Professional Pathway to the bachelor’s degree. Based on the EHL campus in Passugg, in a region known for luxury resorts and Alpine tourism, the Professional Pathway offers a good balance of hospitality training and work experience, alternating with management and business courses. This path prepares “fullgrown” professional graduates who have solid work experience when entering the job market.

A Global Education

EHL’s new campus in Singapore allows students to gain a wider global perspective during the bachelor’s degree. With this option, students still get the immersive hospitality learning experience. This is achieved by completing their practical training on the Lausanne campus in Switzerland. Plus, they get to experience Singapore’s big-city vibes and dive into the tech culture as they learn from the examples of multinational businesses, refined tourism and culinary options that abounds in Singapore. Students can also choose to enrol in Switzerland (Lausanne or Passugg) and spend a semester in Singapore, or vice versa. It’s an ideal course for those who dream of international careers in global business environments

University Preparation Courses in Summer

The best way to find out if hospitality is the right option for you is EHL’s precollege programmes or EHL Academy. These one- or two-week courses are offered in summer, on the campuses in Switzerland, for students ages 16 and up. The programme gives hospitality-curious students a chance to try it out through hands-on workshops and courses that also develop a business mindset and valuable soft skills, while making international friends and exploring Switzerland’s outdoor activities or cultural highlights.

Get in Touch

EHL has admissions teams in regional offices worldwide to assist candidates and their parents to choose a programme and prepare an application. They also offer information sessions, evaluations and guidance during open days on campus in Switzerland and Singapore. Contact or visit to learn more.

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