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Glion Institute of Higher Education Bulle

Top 3 for Hospitality & Leisure Management
Address: Rue de l'Ondine 20, 1630 Bulle, Switzerland

Description Glion Institute of Higher Education Bulle

For students from all over the world who wish to receive a prestigious education in hospitality, hotel and restaurant business, the Glion Institute of Higher Education Bulle does not need a special introduction. This high-tech, modern institution is one of the leaders of education in the hospitality industry, one of the largest and most prestigious specialized world schools.

The first campus of the Glion Institute of Higher Education Bulle was opened in 1962 in the premises of a former five-star hotel: today Glion offers education on several campuses in Switzerland, has branches in London and China. This is the first private school of hotel and restaurant business in Switzerland, offering a variety of higher education programs, diploma courses and short-term educational programs.

The main advantage of the Glion Institute of Higher Education Bulle is a harmonious and effective combination of theoretical studies and a large amount of practice: on each of the presented programs, students are expected to have compulsory practical work and internships that are paid. This makes it possible to quickly check theoretical skills directly in the work, to capture modern trends in hospitality and hotel business, to establish valuable professional contacts. Thanks to constant internships, employers highly appreciate the graduates of Glion - many of the students receive job offers before the diploma is received, which facilitates their further career path.

The Glion Institute of Higher Education Bulle is designed to teach 2-3 year students and graduate students. In a cozy, modern and well-equipped campus, senior students and undergraduates can successfully conduct a variety of studies, group and individual projects, devote maximum time to practical pursuits.

The Glion Institute of Higher Education has all the relevant accreditations and permits: it has received accreditation from the Association of New England Schools and Colleges (NEASC), received recognition at the state level as a university of hotel business, entered the TOP-3 of the best universities in the world. Since 2002, the Glion Institute of Higher Education is part of the Laureate International Universitie network: this prestigious organization unites 24 top universities in the world, with a total student population of 600,000 people.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Glion Institute of Higher Education Bulle

Program name
from 27 800 CHF / semester

Bachelor's program

The program of study at the bachelor course is designed for 3.5 years. This is a basic, universal course that will help students to absorb all key knowledge and skills for successful work in the hospitality and hotel business. Thanks to the constant practical studying and compulsory internships, students timely practice their skills, generate valuable business contacts and acquaintances. Almost all graduates have one or several job offers and are ready to build a successful career by the time they receive the diploma.

Bachelor's courses in Bulle are represented by the following specialties:

  • Hospitality Management Degree: Luxury Brand Management, Sales and Marketing, Real Estate Finance and Revenue Management
  • Event, Sport and Entertainment (ESE) Management.

Requirements for applicants:

  • Age from 17.5 years and over
  • Certificate of completed secondary education (12 years)
  • English language level (if for the student it is not native): IELTS 5.5 (minimum 5.0 for each block), or TOEFL (Internet version from 72, "paper" version from 543) or FCE (C and above).
from 20 350 CHF / semester

Master's Courses

Master's Degree is the next stage of bachelor's degree of higher education. This is a sharpening of practical skills and a deepening of knowledge in the chosen field: the student can continue to study his priority area of ​​business or focus on a more narrowly professional field, increasing his qualifications. Studying for a magistracy is chosen by specialists who want to improve their value in the international labour market, claiming a highly paid, prestigious, managerial position.

The term of study is usually 1 year. On the campus in Bulle, undergraduate students are offered MSc in International Hotel Management (International Hotel Management).

Requirements for applicants:

  • Age 21 years and over
  • Diploma / Bachelor's Degree
  • The level of the English language (if for the student it is not native): IELTS 6.0 (minimum 5.5 for each block), or TOEFL (Internet version from 83, "paper" version from 585) or FCE (B and above).
from 30 050 CHF / semester


This graduate program is available for professionals with sufficient experience and deep theoretical knowledge: MBA in Hospitality and Service Industries Management is chosen by students who want to occupy really high, high-paying positions, to work as managers and top managers, to open and develop their own business.

Active personal and academic qualities, leadership skills, so that students in the future can easily and effectively work with staff. The program takes 1 academic year and is conducted entirely in full time: you can enter in January, April, July or October.

Requirements for applicants:

  • Age 21 years and over
  • Diploma / Bachelor's Degree
  • The level of the English language (if for the student it is not native): IELTS 6.0 (minimum 5.5 for each block), or TOEFL (Internet version from 83, "paper" version from 585) or FCE (B and above).

Accommodation, housing and food

Student accommodation in Bulle is organized directly on the campus of the Institute: it is comfortable, safe conditions, corresponding to the hotel Swiss standards. A big plus: in the rooms of the students and in the common areas the authentic atmosphere is preserved - the pupils will get acquainted every day with the features of the hotel room fund, the subtleties of the work of hotel services. The rooms can be equipped or decorated to your liking: standard rooms for 1-2 people, superior rooms are offered.

Food is organized on the principle of a boarding house in a common restaurant, it is also an additional opportunity to evaluate the structure of the restaurant service in a good hotel. In addition, students are offered the opportunity to grab a snack or coffee in a cozy lounge café, to dine outside the campus, choosing one of the numerous restaurants.

Subjects, specialties, faculties

Subjects list : Accounting, anaesthesiology, ballet, BBA IN INTERNATIONAL HOSPITALITY BUSINESS, biochemistry, bioengineering, biology, Biomolecular, chemical engineering, Business and management, chemistry, child psychology, chiropractic, Communication and media, computer science, criminal law, criminal psychology, criminology, DUAL MBA AND MSC IN INTERNATIONAL HOSPITALITY BUSINESS, Electrical engineering, English, English as a Foreign Language, English literature, family psychology, Film industry, finance, French, gender philosophy, graphic design, history, industrial engineering, Information Systems, Information Technology, Interior Design, international Management, journalism, literature, management, marketing, MASTER'S IN INTERNATIONAL HOSPITALITY BUSINESS, maths, Medical sciences, middle class teacher, molecular biology, Nanotechnology, National security, Nursing, occupational therapy, parish management, Performing arts, personnel Management, philosophy, Physical culture and sports sciences, physiotherapy, political science, psychology, radiology, Religious studies, sociology, software, Spanish, speech pathologies, sports medicine, Valeology, Writing skills


  • High-tech, state-of-the-art campus equipment: Glion Bulle aims to keep up with the times and offer its students the most current knowledge and practical skills;
  • A large choice of educational programs and courses, a variety of specializations;
  • Balanced, effective programs: Glion Bulle graduates are really qualified professionals with practical experience that helps them to quickly find a prestigious and well-paid job in their profile;
  • Interactive educational methods, individual approach to each student, highly skilled practical teachers;
  • More than 50 years of successful work, high reputation in the world educational market and international labour market, valuable diplomas;
  • A huge number of practical works, studies and internships: students are issued by really experienced specialists, ready for intensive work in the chosen field, they have all the necessary skills.

Equipment Glion Institute of Higher Education Bulle

The cozy Swiss town of Bulle is a modern campus in the center of the Gruyère region: tourists and professionals come from all over the country, Europe and the world to Gruyère to assess the local highest cultural level of life and entertainment, to visit a variety of sports events. The Bull Campus is about an hour's drive from Geneva and just half an hour from Montreux, one of the main Swiss resorts and cultural centers.

Modern lectures with advanced equipment, laboratories, a library, restaurants and a cozy student café are prepared for students. Local hostels meet the standards of quality of a good hotel: accommodation at the guesthouse is comfortable. Students have free access to the general student club, several restaurants and cafes (including fast-food establishments), play areas and cozy living rooms with TV for relaxation, spacious outdoor terraces, computer laboratories with modern PCs (each connected to high-speed Internet). On the Bulle campus there is a large laundry room, a fitness center and a gym, tennis and squash courts, and there is a guarded parking lot (if the student arrived by car).

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The cost of education in Glion Bulle depends on the program you selected.

Additionally paid::

  • Registration fee
  • Deposit and uniform (returned)
  • Tutorials, books and materials
  • Mandatory medical insurance
  • Additional language course (if necessary)
  • Accommodation and meals (see details in the appropriate section)
  • Examination boards
  • Additional leisure activities and excursions (optional)
  • Round trip airfare
  • Round trip
  • Personal pocket expenses
  • Visa fees and services, translation and certification of documents
  • Consular fee (payable at the Embassy).

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

The more complex the program you are planning to enter, the higher the introductory requirements:

1) Undergraduate:

  • Age from 17.5 years and older
  • Certificate of completed secondary education (12 years)
  • English language level (if for the student it is not native): IELTS 5.5 (minimum 5.0 for each block), or TOEFL (Internet version from 72, "paper" version from 543) or FCE (C and above).

    2) Master and MBA:

  • Age 21 years and older
  • Diploma / Bachelor's Degree
  • The level of the English language (if for the student it is not native): IELTS 6.0 (minimum 5.5 for each block), or TOEFL (Internet version from 83, paper version from 585) or FCE (B and above).

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- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- 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
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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