Switzerland has a long established and outstanding reputation for excellence in Hospitality Education. Many of the world’s successful hoteliers have been educated in this beautiful and safe country. Switzerland demonstrates greatness in its precise approach to detail. That is why so many Swiss corporations rank among the world’s finest research institutes.

Switzerland is also home to some of the world’s leading laboratories. Majestic mountains, green woodlands, crystal clear lakes, roaming vineyards, breathtaking landscapes and enchanting cities – Switzerland has it all. Located in the heart of Europe, Switzerland has Paris, London, Amsterdam, Rome and Madrid at its doorstep, as all are within an hour’s flight. Switzerland offers not only the finest landscapes, but also the cultural heritage of a multilingual population, where people have learned from childhood to live peacefully with their countrymen and women, who often speak a language different from their own. In such a country and environment everybody can feel safe.

These secure and friendly surroundings make it very easy to combine study with the discovery of people, culture and the beauty of the country.
Many international companies have selected Switzerland for their headquarters because of the country’s reputation for stability, safety and multicultural understanding.


Why study in Switzerland?


According to international student testimonies, Switzerland is considered a great place to receive higher education in Europe. In the Study Portals International Student Satisfaction Awards 2014 more than 7,000 students reviewed their international study experience with the help of the world’s largest database of international student experiences.

The Student Satisfaction Awards are a valuable source of information for future students who wish to enroll at universities in Switzerland or elsewhere in Europe.

Six universities in Switzerland received awards of international student satisfaction. The first three had average ratings of at least 9 out of 10 and were awarded the Certificate for Excellent International Student Satisfaction.

  • Since Switzerland has no natural resources, education and knowledge have become very important resources. Therefore, Switzerland claims to have one of the world's best education systems.
  • Swizz schools are renowned worldwide for their high standards and are almost a pre-requisite for hospitality students looking for a first-class education.
  • Students must pass one or more additional tests before they can be considered by most universities for admission. These range from the standardised graduate and college admission tests such as GRE, GMAT and SAT to English Language tests, such as TOEFL and IELTS.
  • The education is now broken up into two parts similar to the education in the USA, a bachelor study (three years), a masters study (one and a half or two years).
  • Popular courses at Undergraduate level, are Tourism, Business Administration, Tourism Marketing Management, Banking, Communication Design, Human Resources, Accounting, Sports Management, Media Science, Systems Engineering, Civil Engineering, Multimedia Production.
  • Popular courses at Postgrade level are Hospitality Management, Tourism, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship Management, Information Science, Engineering.

Minimum Wage Rate

Switzerland has a government mandated minimum wage rate and no worker in Switzerland can be paid less than this mandatory minimum rate of pay. Employers in Switzerland who fail to pay the minimum wage rate may be subject to punishment by Switzerland’s government. As per the latest reports, minimum wage rate differs from 2200 to 4200 Francs per month for unskilled workers and 2800 to 5300 Francs per month for skilled employees.