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EHL Hospitality Business School

EHL Hospitality Business School

EHL Hospitality Business School


EHL Hospitality Business School, founded in 1893 as Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne, pioneered the methods of Swiss hospitality education and set the standards of excellence. Today, EHL combines the Swiss values of academic rigor and industry practice with creativity and innovation for customer-centric hospitality management degrees that prepare graduates to lead the future and manage with respect and empathy.

About EHL Hospitality Business School

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 (USA), recognized by the US Secretary 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 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.

Our Programs & Courses

  • Bachelor of Science in International Hospitality Management
  • Swiss Professional Degree in Hotel & Restaurant Management (HF)
  • Master (MSc) in Global Hospitality
  • Master (MSc) in Wine & Hospitality
  • MBA in Hospitality (80% Online)
  • Executive MBA
  • Online Hotel Management Courses
  • EHL Academy (Pre-university Courses)
  • Short Courses in Gastronomy
  • Short Courses

Campus Features

Our Campuses

EHL has two campuses in Switzerland, in Lausanne and Chur-Passugg, plus a new campus in Singapore. Each campus brings the strengths and trends of their surrounding industry regions to augment the quality of the student experience.

Bachelor of Science in International Hospitality Management students can request to spend a semester on a different campus from where they are based, and our Executive MBA is now offered on both the Lausanne and Singapore campuses.

This multi-campus dimension will be developed and extended to more of our program offerings in the future.

EHL Campus Lausanne

Founded as the Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) in 1893, EHL pioneered the methods of Swiss hospitality management education and achieved rankings as the world’s best hospitality management university.

EHL Campus Passugg

The EHL Swiss School of Tourism and Hospitality has been part of the EHL Group since 2013, and it has been a leading provider of traditional Swiss hospitality education for over 50 years. Located in Chur-Passugg, the school offers small class sizes, professional training, and an “affective” approach to hospitality.

EHL Campus (Singapore)

EHL's new campus in Singapore delivers Swiss quality education with a Singaporean way of life: the perfect balance between comfort, calm and urban atmosphere. The campus offers our students a global business perspective and big-city life experience in a leading hub of innovation and sustainability culture.

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.

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.


    Year after year, EHL achieves top positions in university rankings and industry awards based on academic quality, reputation among employers, and contributions to research.

    For the last three years in a row, EHL was ranked number one among hospitality management universities worldwide, according to the QS World University Rankings and CEO World Magazine (in 2019, 2020, and 2021).

    EHL was ranked World’s #1 University for Hospitality and Leisure Management in 2019, 2020 & 2021

    Recent Hospitality University Rankings & Awards

    Awards for EHL Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne

    • University Ranking in Hospitality & Leisure Management, QS World University Rankings, worldwide, #1 in 2021, #1 in 2020, #1 in 2019
    • Business & Management Studies, QS World University Rankings, in Switzerland, #5 in 2020
    • Best Hospitality and Hotel Management Schools In The World, CEO World Magazine, worldwide, #1 in 2021, #1 in 2020, #1 in 2019
    • Masters Ranking in Hospitality Management (MGH), Eduniversal, worldwide, #2 in 2021, #2 in 2019
    • Master of Science in Global Hospitality Business (MGH), McCool Breakthrough Award, I-CHRIE, 2020
    • Masters Ranking in Hospitality Management, (MBA in Hospitality), Eduniversal, Worldwide #7 in 2021
    • Masters Ranking in Food and Beverage Management (MSc in Wine & Hospitality Management), Eduniversal, Worldwide #10 in 2021
    • Innovation Prize, MSc in Wine and Hospitality Management, Eduniversal, 2021
    • Best digital innovation of the year, The PIE Awards, 2021
    • Best Use of Simulations or Virtual Environments - Bronze winner - The Learning & Technologies Awards, 2021
    • Discipline Award, Social Sciences – Bronze winner, QS Reimagine Education Conference & Awards, 2021
    • Top 10 Universities to Study Hotel Management,, #2 in 2019
    • Innovation in an Educational Program, Worldwide Hospitality Awards, Paris, #1 in 2019

    Awards for our Student Training Restaurants

    • Le Berceau de Sens, the first educational restaurant in Switzerland to receive a Michelin star, in 2021, 2020 and 2019
    • Le Berceau des Sens, rated 16/20 by Gault & Millau, in 2021, 2020, 2019 and in 2018
    • EHLs Le Bistro, first educational institution in the world to be certified by le Collège Culinaire de France, 2018

    Awards for EHL Campus Passugg

    • Nurturing Employability Ranking, QS Reimagine Education Awards, London, #2 in 2020
    • Social Sciences Ranking, QS Reimagine Education Awards, London, #2 in 2020

    Awards for EHL Group

    • Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year - in Europe, International Business Awards, #1 in 2021
    • Innovations That Inspire, AACSB, in 2021.
    • Best Hospitality Management Academy, Lux Life Review, in 2020
    • "Great Place To Work", label, 2020
    • Best Workplaces™ 2021, Switzerland, GPTW
    • Best Employer in Western Switzerland Award, Bilan, in 2021, 2020, 2019, and 2018
    • Asia’s Most Trusted Companies Award, Bangkok, in 2019
    • Top 50 Education Companies, Global Forum for Education and Learning, Dubai, in 2019


    EHL Campus Lausanne

    • 78'150 Campus Surface (SQM)
    • 27% Students Living on Campus
    • 24 Student Committees
    • 10 Sports Activities Offered on Campus
    • 6 Sports Activities Offered Off-campus

      Alumni Statistics


      EFMD Equis AccreditedAMBA AccreditedAACSB Accredited

      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)

      Campus Life & 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.)

      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.

      EHL Hospitality Business School is in the Top 10 Countries to Study Abroad Top 10 Global rankings 2023 badge Top 10 Europe rankings 2023 badge Top 10 Europe rankings 2022 badge Top 10 Global rankings 2022 badge Top 10 Europe rankings 2021 badge


      • Lausanne

        EHL Hospitality Business School Route de Cojonnex 18, , Lausanne

      • Singapore

        EHL Campus (Singapore) 3 Lady Hill Road, , Singapore

      • Passugg

        EHL Campus Passugg, 7062, Passugg

      • Lausanne

        Route de Berne,301, 1000, Lausanne

        • Singapore

          3 Lady Hill Road, 258672, Singapore

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