EHL Swiss School of Tourism and Hospitality is one of Switzerland’s finest hotel management schools, with over 50 years of proven excellence in practice-oriented education. It offers federally recognized Swiss hospitality management programs with a contemporary, immersive approach that prepares graduates for leadership roles and entrepreneurship.

Founded in 1966, and backed by the EHL Group since 2013, EHL Swiss School of Tourism & Hospitality is a longtime member of hotelleriesuisse, which has over 3,000 industry members. EHL Swiss School of Tourism & Hospitality is accredited through the Swiss federal government (SFBI) framework for HF programs, and aligns with THE-ICE Standards of Excellence, an internationally renowned quality label for tourism and hospitality education.

Our strong reputation, accreditation and industry connections allows our graduates to enjoy the highest recognition and many resources for future academic and professional opportunities.


Our History

Founded in 1966, EHL Swiss School of Tourism & Hospitality has continually raised the standards of Swiss professional education for the hospitality and tourism sectors. Notably, it was the first vocational school to offer programs for students with higher entry qualifications, which lead to the current “Swiss Professional Degree in Hospitality Management”. It was also among the first Swiss hotel schools to introduce English study programs for international students.

About EHL Group

EHL SSTH joined the EHL Group in 2013. The EHL Group is governed by the non-profit EHL Foundation, sole owner of EHL Holding SA, and its Board of Governors defines the EHL vision and founding values. The activities of the EHL Group are divided into three main areas:

  • Hospitality Education: Provided by EHL Swiss School of Tourism and Hospitality in Chur-Passugg, Switzerland, and Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne, University of Applied Sciences (HES-SO), with campuses in Lausanne, Switzerland, and Singapore.
  • Business & Education Solutions: Provided by EHL Advisory Services, formerly Lausanne Hospitality Consulting, with offices in Switzerland, China and India
  • Innovation & Industry Partnerships: Transversal initiatives and services to the industry are provided through the campuses and Innovation Village

Our Professional Hotel & Restaurant Management Courses

Swiss Professional Diploma in Hotel & Restaurant Management (HF)

This traditional Swiss hotel management degree will prepare you to start your career as a skilled hospitality professional with the technical know-how to run a hotel or restaurant business. 

It gives you valuable, real-world experience and global hospitality skills that will put you ahead of the crowd when you enter the workforce.

Choice of two Majors: Culinary Arts or Spa & Wellness Management.

Hotel Communications Apprenticeship Diploma (HoKo, in German)

The Swiss Federation-certified Hotel Communications Specialist (HoKo) Apprenticeship Diploma is only offered in German.

It features exciting, hands-on learning experiences and industry internships, and it prepares you for immediate access to hospitality administrative roles or future hospitality management studies.

Professional Path to the Bachelor Degree

Graduates of the Swiss Professional Degree delivered by EHL Swiss School of Tourism & Hospitality can complete the Bachelor’s degree by studying for three additional semesters. The first and second semesters take place on EHL Campus Passugg (select students may study in Singapore for the second semester).  The final semester takes place at EHL Campus Lausanne.


EHL Campus Passugg

Experience Switzerland’s most famous region for alpine tourism and luxury hospitality, and enjoy a cozy, resort-style campus in the mountains.

Our Faculty

The list of faculty currently teaching at EHL Swiss School of Tourism & Hospitality is available here