Admissions requirements at Hotel Management School - Admissions requirements at Hospitality Management School

Admission requirements at Hospitality Management School


Swiss students who are taxpayers in Geneva are eligible for a scholarship from the Scholarship and Student Loans Service.

Scholarship and Student Loans Service
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Tel : 022 388 73 50

Swiss students who are taxpayers in cantons other than Geneva can obtain information from the scholarships and study grants office in their canton of residence.

To enroll at the Hotel Management School of Geneva, motivation is part of the admission requirements

Like your future professional life, our training is dense and requires students to have real motivation and constant attendance.

The Hotel management School organizes several open days per year.

We also select our candidates based on enthusiasm, tenacity and passion. Interviews, cover letter, presentation of professional projects… all these are of real importance in our eyes and help us orient you as closely as possible to your aspirations.

The Hotel Management School offers two courses: the general course (3 years) and the professional course (2 years), both of which lead to an “ES” degree.

  • The General Course is aimed at anyone with a secondary school leaver’s certificate or a Certificat Fédéral de Capacité (CFC), and at least one year’s experience in catering.
  • The Professional Course is for anyone with a CFC in one of the branches of the sector.

The difference in duration is justified by the fact that the general course consists of six semesters, three of which are internships and three involve theory, while the professional course consists of a one-semester internship and three semesters of theory.

After graduation it is possible to take a three-month gateway course to directly enter the second year of the Haute École de Gestion de Genève (HEG) and thus obtain a Bachelor’s degree in business economics.

You meet all the admission requirements, welcome to one of the best the Hotel Management School in Switzerland

A swiss hospitality school with a unique educational concept

Thanks to a common core curriculum, hospitality management program opens the door to a career in the Lake Geneva region, in Switzerland or abroad. Our teaching is progressive and focuses on the acquisition of balanced theoretical and practical knowledge. It includes all the skills you will need to master in the career of your choice.

This school curriculum focuses on essential knowledge in the hotel and restaurant industry. Coming from hospitality industry, teachers provide all the keys to success in entering the labour market. It’s one of the reasons we are recognized as one of the best swiss hotel school

A campus in Geneva for living and learning

Located in Switzerland, on the shores of Lake Geneva, at the foot of the Alps and in the heart of the diplomatic and international Geneva, the campus of Hotel Management School of Geneva is surrounded by 3 hectares of green space.

At 10 minutes from the heart of Geneva and adjacent to the UN Palais des Nations, the hospitality management school is easily accessible (Cornavin, Autoroute A1, Geneva Cointrin International Airport…).

Hospitality Career opportunity at Hotel Management School Geneva
Why to Study in a Swiss Hotel Management School

Learn in one of the best european hospitality management school

Hotel Management School Geneva is ranked 6th out of 180 in the latest ranking made by the renowned CEOWORLD Magazine of the best hotel management schools in Europe for the year 2019.

One of the advantages of studying at an internationally renowned hotel school is that your diploma is respected and appreciated worldwide.

There are also the networks you will establish with the brightest former students and peers you will call your classmates.

Due to the growing popularity of the hotel and restaurant industry, there are many opportunities worldwide for advancement in this diverse industry for people with a degree in hospitality management.

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18 years of age minimum

Admission requirements.

The following are admitted to the Professional course without an aptitude test:

  1. Holders of a certificat fédéral de capacité (CFC) in hospitality and catering:
  • CFC cook.
  • CFC catering specialist.
  • CFC hospitality specialist.
  • CFC commercial HGT (Hotel-Gastro-Tourism) employee.
  • CFC sommelier.
  • CFC hospitality and catering assistant.
  • CFC hotel assistant.
  1. Holders of a professional qualification in the appropriate foreign field at ISCED (International Standard Classification of Education) level 3A, 3B or 3C, 4A or 4B.
  2. The candidates may be admitted to the professional course based on qualifications deemed equivalent and after passing an aptitude test, if candidates can prove that they have professional experience in the catering industry
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18 years of age minimum

Admission requirements.

Admission to the General course is also granted to candidates who can demonstrate at least one year’s professional experience in a corresponding professional field prior to admission to the training programme, who have passed an aptitude test and who are:

  • holders of a different CFC;
  • holders of different high school diploma;
  • holders of a professional qualification at ISCED (International Standard Classification of Education) level 3A, 3B or 3C, 4A or 4B.

Applicants may be admitted to the General course based on qualifications deemed equivalent and after passing an aptitude test, the requirements of which are the same as the aptitude test mentioned above, if candidates can demonstrate three years’ professional experience, including one spent in the hospitality/catering business.

  • Candidates must be able to demonstrate that they are fluent in the course language prior to the start of training.
  • The Hotel Management School of Geneva is empowered to set other conditions for admission, with the approval of the OFPC in its capacity as supervisory authority


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