Schweizerische Hotelfachschule Luzern
Lucerne, Switzerland

SHL – Schweizerische Hotelfachschule Luzern

SHL Schweizerische Hotelfachschule Luzern has been paving the way for the worldwide renowned Swiss dual education system, teaching premium practical and academic hospitality management skills since 1909. With a proven record of being a forward-thinking educational institution developing talents and training the best in the hospitality industry, SHL offers an individual and versatile, international student experience on campus in Lucerne.

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Schweizerische Hotelfachschule Luzern

SHL – Schweizerische Hotelfachschule Luzern

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Languages of instruction English, German
Nr. of Students 270
School Type University
Day/Boarding Day, Full Boarding
Curriculum Bachelor of Arts (BA), BEng, BSc, LLB

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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, as well as the regarded Swiss Diploma Dipl. Hôtelière-Restauratrice / Hôtelier-Restaurateur HF.

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.

Dipl. Hôtelière-Restauratrice / Hôtelier-Restaurateur HF

The renowned Diploma programme at SHL Schweizerische Hotelfachschule Luzern, culminating with the title Dipl. Hôtelière-Restauratrice / Hôtelier-Restaurateur HF, is based on the experience that future hospitality managers should have experienced all the main areas of hotel operations. The five practice-oriented semesters taught on-campus at SHL, as well as four mandatory industry internships in Switzerland and abroad, reflect this philosophy and lead to comprehensive competencies that are essential in managing a business. In this way, the diploma paves the way for your successful start to a promising career and opens doors to attractive management positions.

SHL Summer Academy

At the SHL Summer Academy we welcome young, interested people from around the world to explore the pulse of hospitality. During the educational, interactive and fun one-week programme, you will gain a short, but extensive glimpse into the hospitality industry, learn more about hospitality careers, discover world- renowned Lucerne and meet lots of great people. Through the varied workshops and activities offered during the one-week programme, you get the chance to improve your hospitality knowledge, develop your personal skills and have lots of fun.


Only a ten-minute walk from the city centre, with a breath-taking view of Lake Lucerne, our campus offers both state-of-the-art academic and practical training facilities, as well as group rooms, independent study spaces, creative areas and lounge areas. Completely renovated in summer 2019, the school has a design that exude real hospitality ambiance. Our four F&B outlets offer you fresh and delicious meals and beverages.

Hotel SHL, where our students live during their on-campus semesters, mirrors a modern city hotel, with various en-suite room categories for you to choose from. In addition to the spacious rooms, the student hotel offers a Community Room with a fully equipped kitchen and an attached courtyard, laundry facilities, as well as a large rooftop terrace to enjoy.

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