Glion-sur-Montreux, Switzerland

Glion Institute of Higher Education

Founded in 1962, Glion Institute of Higher Education is firmly established among the world’s finest education institutions specializing in hospitality and luxury management. We offer applied business education, combining academic rigor, hands-on practical skills and professional internships – all with a focus on developing the soft skills that are a prerequisite in the modern global economy. To contact the school please contact Kathleen Brom, Country Enrolment Manager, either by email or phone +41 (0)79 367 89 86

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Glion Institute of Higher Education

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Languages of instruction English
Nr. of Students 1500
School Type International University
Day/Boarding Day, Flexi Boarding, Full Boarding, Weekly Boarding
Curriculum Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Business Administration, BEng, BSc, LLB, Master of Arts (MA), MBA, The Ordinary Programme, University

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Glion’s pre-eminent reputation for academic quality and hospitality excellence dates back to 1962, with a rich heritage founded on providing an applied educational experience that is always evolving. We have an exceptional record for shaping students into skilled, polished and career-ready graduates who are in high demand across the corporate world.

The Glion learning experience is as personalized as any in the world, with a student-to-teacher ratio of just 15:1. Our campuses are also highly diverse, with more than 90 nationalities represented. Graduating from Glion means joining an international community of 14,000 alumni – many of them leaders in their field.

Our exceptional academic standards have been recognized within the industry. We are ranked among the global Top 3 institutions* for Hospitality and Leisure Management, while also being ranked within the global Top 3 institutions for Employer Reputation. This underlines our expertise in crafting graduates who are ready to achieve their career ambitions.                                                 *QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2020

Bachelor’s in International Hospitality Business

Our Bachelor’s (BBA) in International Hospitality Business is the perfect preparation for high-level careers not just in the global hospitality industry, but also any customer-facing business where professional poise and soft skills are prized. The 3.5-year curriculum features applied practical and academic learning, with two professional internships and the opportunity to choose a final semester specialization.

Backed by a personalized Careers service, the ability to leverage more than 4,000 industry relationships, and the power of the Glion name among prospective employers, it’s little wonder that 98% of our job-seeking students have one or more employment offers on Graduation Day.

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Student life on campus

We offer truly multicultural campus environments, opening students’ eyes to new cultures, new perspectives and new ways of doing things. In doing so, we nurture the international outlook and intercultural fluency that is highly prized in all customer-facing industries, not just hospitality.

At Glion, students are the drivers of their own experience, having the opportunity to try many new things. Every semester, our campuses are buzzing with events and activities: talent shows, baking and cooking competitions, cultural fairs, sports competitions, theme nights, fundraisers and much more.

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Campuses in Switzerland and the UK

Each of our campuses has its own, singular appeal. But all deliver a sense of luxury and sophistication the moment you walk through their doors.

Glion, Montreux Occupying the site of a former grand hotel, the iconic Glion campus is situated in the hills overlooking the Montreux Riviera – surely one of the most beautiful settings of any place of learning. The Glion campus has been extensively renovated in recent years, and at its heart is Le Bellevue, an acclaimed fine dining restaurant.


Also located in Switzerland is the modern, university-style campus at Bulle, a charming medieval town nestled in the rolling countryside of the Gruyère region. Established in 1989, Bulle campus includes 4 accommodation buildings that can welcome around 700 students. With its 16 classrooms, study rooms, extensive library and two concept restaurants, it is a great place to live, study and create exceptional memories.


For students more attracted by the energetic city life, we are unique among Swiss hospitality schools in offering a campus in London, home to some of the world’s finest luxury hotels. The campus is located in historic Downshire House, in the grounds of the University of Roehampton, just 40 minutes by public transportation from the center of London.

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