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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.


    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


      • 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