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César Ritz Colleges Switzerland

Address: Löwenstrasse, 6004 Luzern

Description César Ritz Colleges Switzerland

  • Age of students: 18 years of age
  • Total number of students in César Ritz Colleges Switzerland: 600 people
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Location of César Ritz: Switzerland (Brig, Lucerne, Le Bouvre)
  • Founded: 1982
  • Course start: January 11, April 4, July 4, October 3
  • Duration of studying: from 1 year
  • Programs: Bachelor's, Master's, MBA, University Preparation (International Business in Hotel and Tourism Management; Arts in Hospitality Business Management; Tourism Management; Science in International Hospitality Management).

For over 20 years Cesar Ritz Colleges has been studying highly qualified specialists for the hospitality industry, restaurant business and international tourism. The educational programs are based on the foundations laid down by the legendary César Riz, who created the first luxury hotels, is the founder of the world-famous Ritz network, he is also the author of the world-famous slogan "The customer is always right". This legendary man was the first to turn hospitality technology into a prestigious and profitable business.

Separate and significant plus of studying in Cesar Ritz Colleges - the opportunity to pass a valuable paid internship in the best restaurants and hotels in Switzerland, Europe and the world. In the process of practice, international students quickly understand all the processes of the hotel or restaurant as a whole, acquire the most valuable practical skills and knowledge, experience in the specialty - all this helps them to get a profitable job and a successful post after graduation.

Every year a large job fair is held: all students have a chance to communicate with representatives of the best companies in the hospitality industry, to establish business contacts and acquaintances, to agree on internship. Participating companies represent not only hotels and restaurants, but also travel agencies, casinos, insurance and airlines companies, cruise ships. Examples include organizations that collaborate regularly with Cesar Ritz and host their students for internships:

  • Meridien
  • Sheraton
  • Jadini beach Mombasa
  • Four Seasons
  • The St Regis New York
  • Ritz-Carlton
  • Hotel at Universal Studios
  • Movenpick Hotels
  • The Swiss Grand Seoul
  • Hilton
  • Jumeirah
  • Holiday Inn
  • The Nikko Hotel Sydney
  • The Savoy London
  • Holiday Inn
  • Four Points
  • Mandarin Singapore
  • Navarro hotels
  • Ramada
  • Accor
  • Dusit Thani Bangkok
  • Marriott
  • Radisson
  • Caesar park
  • Raffles
  • Intercontinental
  • Kempinski
  • La Casa de Zorro California
  • Hyatt
  • Westin
  • Melia
  • Conrad.

College Is a part of the prestigious educational association Swiss Education Group - today this organization is the leader in its field in Switzerland. A fruitful and productive cooperation has been established with the American colleague Washington State University and the British University of Derby, giving students the opportunity to obtain a double diploma - the college and the State University of Washington.

The first campus of the Cesar Ritz Colleges was opened in 1982 (Brig), now campuses are added to the structure in Le Bauver (French-speaking part of the country) and Lucerne (German part of Switzerland): usually students 1-2 Year bachelor, students of final semesters and the master's program are engaged on the basis of Brig:

  • Le Bouvere is located almost on the shore of the famous Lake Geneva, very close to the state border of France (the nearest airport is in Geneva) - this is a famous summer resort near Lausanne and Montreux;
  • Lucerne is located in the German-speaking canton in the building of the former elite hotel (the nearest airport in Zurich, the journey time is 1 hour) - the population is about 76 thousand people, the city is famous for its hospitality, rich culture and history;
  • Brig is at the foot of the mountains near the major and famous ski resorts of the Swiss Alps, such as Zermatt and Saas-Fee (the nearest airport is Milan).

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in César Ritz Colleges Switzerland

Program name

Quick overview: Duration of studying is 3 years. One trimester is designed for 11 weeks plus practice from 4 to 6 months.

The course is divided into several programs:

  • Management in the field of public catering (2 terms + internship); Diploma - Swiss certificate in hotel and Restaurant Operations;
  • Number of rooms and hospitality (3 terms + internship); Diploma - Swiss Higher Diploma in Hotel and Tourism Management;
  • International Business, Business Planning (3 terms + internship at the request of the student); Diploma - Bachelor of International Business in Hotel and Tourism Management / WSU Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality Business Management.

Quick overview: the duration of studying is 2 years. Trimester lasts 11 weeks, also the paid internship for 4-6 months is included in the educational program.

The learning process is divided into two areas with several stages:

  • Master of Arts, diploma - Master of Arts in International Business in Hotel and Tourism Management:
    • Management in the field of public catering and tourism business: 3 terms + internship at the request of the student;
    • Hotel and tourist business project planning: 1 trimester.
  • Master of Science, diploma - Master of Science in International Hospitality Management:
    • Hospitality and e-business Management: 3 terms + internship at the request of the student + writing a thesis (2 terms).

Accommodation, housing and food

On all campuses of Cesar Ritz Colleges, students are provided with comfortable rooms with private facilities, designed for 1-2 people (class "standard"). Superior rooms (deluxe and superior deluxe), as well as priority single occupancy are available for a fee. The exception is the campus in Brig: all its rooms are single, with a private bathroom.

Meals are organized according to the full board scheme, three times a day in the campus's own restaurants.

Subjects, specialties, faculties and sport

Subjects list : Bachelor of International Business in Hotel and Tourism Management, Hospitality Management, Hotel and tour management, Hotel business, Hotel business: planning, analysis, hotel industry, Hotel management, Hotel management: management, communication, MA in Entrepreneurship for the Global Hospitality and Tourism Industry, Management of hotel staff, Master of Arts in Hospitality, Health and Wellbeing, Organization of hotel business, theater
Events list: bango jumping, Cyclotourism, oars riding, paintball, sailing, skiing, volleyball, Water skiing

Events César Ritz Colleges Switzerland

In their free time, students can devote time to sports: the conditions for this are on campus and in the city:

  • Swimming pool;
  • Skating rink;
  • Ski and snowboard trails.

Interesting and informative lectures, master classes, various entertaining events, creative meetings with representatives of the best hotels and excursions are constantly organized in the college.


  • Accreditation by the prestigious British university Derby (master's programs)
  • Collaboration with Washington State University (9th among the national ranking of the universities of hotel services and business) and the University of Derby (5th place in the UK among the studying of hotel staff )
  • The only profile school in Switzerland, which received the prestigious TedQual certificate from the UN tourism organization
  • The combination of intensive theoretical studying and a large amount of practice, active development of business, leadership skills, professional grasp
  • The variety of curricula: degree courses, bachelor's and master's degrees, a wide range of sought after specialties
  • Courses on the development of personal and social qualities are included in the compulsory curriculum for each course - colleges were the first in which it was accepted
  • The colleges also include the Swiss Academy of Culinary Arts
  • Full care for the employment of graduates: valuable internships, job fairs, regular meetings with representatives of leading companies, creative evenings and lectures.

Equipment César Ritz Colleges Switzerland

Each campus, regardless of the city, is equipped with a fitness center and many sports grounds (football, volleyball and other sports). There are restaurants and cafes, a separate multimedia center, and wireless Internet access (Wi-Fi). Also on the territory there is a library, a separate luggage room, training kitchens and modern classrooms.

Cesar Ritz Colleges students are provided with everything they need to study: traditional, time-tested books and materials, and modern electronic and multimedia resources, online services and special search engines (full access to the materials of the Manchester City University library). Projectors, electronic and multimedia boards, modern computer equipment are actively used.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The cost of tuition depends on the chosen program:

  • Undergraduate;
  • Master of Arts;
  • Master of Science;
  • Foundation.

Options of living (additional comfort conditions are paid separately) are:

  • Cesar Ritz College (Lucerne): double room Deluxe, double Superior Deluxe;
  • Cesar Ritz College (Lucerne): single standard, single Deluxe, single Superior Deluxe;
  • Cesar Ritz College single Superior Deluxe;
  • Cesar Ritz College double room Deluxe;
  • Cesar Ritz College (Le Bovere): single standard; single Deluxe; single Superior Deluxe.

Some services are paid additionally:

  • Translation and certification of documents;
  • Consular fee (paid at the embassy);
  • Education deposit (refundable);
  • Transfer to both side (airport);
  • Cancellation Insurance;
  • Operating expense;
  • Private car parking;
  • Express delivery DHL / TNT original invitations;
  • Medical insurance;
  • Round trip airfares.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

Students from all over the world aged 18 and over are accepted for education.

It is required to demonstrate a sufficiently high level of English: the results of language testing (IELTS from 5.0 or its analog, for example, TOEFL iBT 64 , Internal test institution); as well as a summary.

Applicants of the Master's program must present a bachelor's degree in this specialty (Hospitality Business) from any world university, as well as IELTS no less than 6.0 (either its analog - for example, TOEFL iBT 80, or pass an internal test ). If the first higher education was received in another specialty, to obtain a master's degree it is necessary to confirm sufficient experience in the field of hospitality. Master's program is available to students from 21 years old. In addition, applicants should prepare a detailed resume, a motivation letter and two reviews about their work.

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- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
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- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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