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Glion Institute of Higher Education London

Address: Downshire House, Roehampton Ln, London SW15 4HT, United Kingdom

Description Glion Institute of Higher Education London

  • Glion Institute of Higher Education London is based in 2013;
  • Location: London, UK;
  • Total number of students: 1700.

The University of Glion Institute of Higher Education London was opened in 2013 to provide students from all over the world with a prestigious Swiss education in one of the largest, brightest and most distinctive cities in the world. London - the financial, cultural and tourist center of England - is perfectly suited for education and practice in such spheres as hospitality industry, hotel, restaurant and tourist business.

Academic standards that have been working at the Glion Institute of Higher Education London for more than 50 years. A big advantage for the students is the indispensable, compulsory internships and production practices: this makes it possible to practice theoretical skills in practice in the best organizations in England, Switzerland and the world, to establish valuable contacts and business contacts, to increase their human resources immediately after the release on the international labor market.

According to statistics from the Glion Institute of Higher Education London and specifically the London Corps, 89% of students receive job offers. Even before graduation, and within 5-10 years after graduation, prestigious, managerial, high-paying positions. The university has long and fruitfully cooperated with the best world companies (in the "permanent list" of more than 60) who are interested in new qualified personnel and constantly organize job fairs, Open Doors and other profile events.

There is a special Career Center for students: it helps students to find vacancies in the specialty, teaches to pass an interview using a variety of communication techniques and interaction, make a resume, make the right impression. The Career Center organizes internships for students, gives valuable recommendations on employment, at the student's request can make up his psycho-emotional portrait and conduct professional testing. Internships for Glion students can take place around the world - here are recent statistics for the last 7 years:

  • 38% choose European states;
  • 15% are trained in Switzerland;
  • 33% are sent to Asian countries;
  • 7% are interns in the USA and North America;
  • 7% are sent to the Middle East;
  • 7% choose an internship in the states of Africa.

The University of Glion Institute of Higher Education, according to TNS Global Survey, is a member of the global TOP-3 institutions teaching international students in the hospitality industry. The training programs are aimed at full theoretical training, combined with constant practice, testing knowledge in the process of direct work. Students are offered the following programs and specialties:

  • Hotel Management;
  • Event and sports management;
  • Management in the entertainment industry;
  • Postgraduate programs (PhD, Post Graduate Diploma) - suitable for students who want Change or correct the previously received specialty (bachelor's degree).

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

Program name
from 21 910 £ / semester

Brief information:

  • Admission dates: in January, April, July and October;
  • Duration of study: 3,5 academic years.

About the educational program: Bachelor's programs Glion London are designed for graduates of secondary schools who plan to build a successful career in the field of hospitality, hotel and tourism business and management.

Each semester in the university is divided into 2 blocks of 10 weeks each: 9 weeks for study and 1 week for passing exams. Each block provides for the study of a certain set of objects; International students can optionally combine courses and study campuses (for example, study part time in Switzerland and participate in the program "Multicampus"). The program "Multicampus" means training for 3 semesters in the Swiss campus, 2 semesters in London and 2 internships for 6 months each.

Training in the undergraduate program provides not only theoretical training, but also production practice and 2 internships (6 months each). Internships can take place in organizations around the world - five-star hotels, sports clubs, prestigious restaurants, etc. For students, this is an excellent opportunity to test in practice the theoretical knowledge gained, perfect your professional skills, make valuable business acquaintances, and improve knowledge of a foreign language.

The academic bachelor's plan consists of 3 stages:

  • General subjects:
    • General education;
    • Restaurant service;
    • Developing strategies in a changing international environment;
    • Management and business;
    • Performance management of the organization;
    • Personnel Management;
    • Management of hotel room fund;
    • Business development;
    • Research activities and the macro environment of the enterprise.
  • Specialized training (theory + practice)
  • Fundamental business disciplines:
    • Financial management;
    • Legislation and the basics of jurisprudence;
    • Brand management;
    • Accounting;
    • Entrepreneurship;
    • Modern research methods;
    • Marketing;
    • The financial analysis;
    • Statistics.

Requirements for applicants:

  • Age from 17-18 years old;
  • Certificate / certificate of secondary (school) education in grades 12-13;
  • Good level of English: IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL iBT 72.

Tuition fee includes:

  • Studying on the chosen program;
  • Accommodation and meals (double room);
  • Medical insurance;
  • Educational books, manuals and materials.
from 44 340 £ / 2 years

Quick overview:

  • Admission dates: in January, April, July and October;
  • Duration of study: 1.5 academic years.

About the educational program: Master's and MBA programs are intended for international students who have already received a diploma and a bachelor's degree and who want to hone their skills, acquire new knowledge, adjust the chosen specialty or purchase a new one. Especially the MBA program is recommended for those specialists who already have experience in the chosen specialty (including in managerial positions) - after completing the training course, they can work as qualified business managers, claiming more prestigious and highly paid posts. Also, the master's course and MBA are ideal for ambitious professionals who want to start their own business.

Master of Science in International Hotel Management students master the following key skills:

  • Operational management;
  • Personnel Management;
  • Conducting business in the field of hospitality.

The academic course is divided into 2 academic semesters - each of them in turn is divided into two blocks of 10 weeks each: 9 weeks of study + 1 exam week. The first semester is devoted to honing the basic skills (including operational management), and in the second semester, students deepen their knowledge in the selected more focused area (income management, finance, work with staff, marketing).

  • First semester:
    • Diploma practice (in hospitality);
    • Professional Communications;
    • Strategic organization of events;
    • Hotel Management;
    • Management of restaurant service;
    • Management in the sphere of hotel services (advanced level).
  • Second semester:
    • Personnel Management;
    • Managerial and financial accounting;
    • Research and analysis of the market and industry;
    • Marketing in Hospitality;
    • Global Strategic Management;
    • Income management.

Also, the master's course provides for a 6-month internship after mastering the basic curriculum.

Requirements for applicants:

  • Diploma and a bachelor's degree (specialty - "Hospitality" or close to it);
  • High level of English: IELTS 6.0, TOEFL iBT 83 or equivalent.

Accommodation, housing and food

University residences, like the classrooms, are located on the territory of the University of Roehampton. Students are accommodated in cozy, comfortable single rooms (private bathrooms and kitchen shared by several rooms).

On the territory of the residence there are:

  • Small shops with food and household trivia;
  • Restaurants and cafes;
  • Cozy coffee shops for meeting friends;
  • Own bakeries.

Wi-Fi is available throughout the territory, there are separate computer classes with modern PCs and the latest software. On the campus there live not only students representing diverse countries and cultures, but also many teachers, administrators of the University of London.

Subjects, specialties, faculties

Subjects list : Accounting, Bases of legislation, Business and communication, Business and leadership, Business and management, business hospitality strategy, business management, catering business, Consumer behavior research, Design Management, entertainment technology, Entrepreneurship, Event management, Finance and economics, financial management, Financial planning, Hospitality economy, Hotel business, Hotel business studies, Hotel business: planning, analysis, Hotel management, Hotel management, Hotel management: management, communication, Human Resource Management, Internet Marketing, management of design projects, Management of hotel staff, marketing, operational management, Product and brand promotion, research methods, Restaurant management, Restaurant service and kitchen, Revenue management, Settlement of disputes, Sport management, statistics, Strategic management, the financial analysis, tourism

Events Glion Institute of Higher Education London

For the students in their free time, various studios and sections of creativity and sports are open:

  • Rugby;
  • Swimming ;
  • Badminton;
  • Table tennis;
  • Yoga;
  • Tennis;
  • Volleyball;
  • Basketball;
  • Football.

Students who study "Sports Management" receive additional practice by organizing a variety of games and themed events, tournaments and companionship.


  • Over 55 years of industry experience has helped Glion become No. 1 in hospitality research;
  • International recognition from the most influential companies - the university was named the "Best School of Management" in 2015 according to employers, in 2016 the university's academic programs were highly praised for its innovative approach;
  • Glion is an international community with teachers and students from all over the world, the university seems to have become a reflection of the hospitality industry;
  • The university has student exchange programs - you can study for a semester in Spain or China at a partner university;
  • Family atmosphere - a small campus in London creates a family atmosphere in which to study very comfortably (the number of students is about 200 people).

Equipment Glion Institute of Higher Education London

Students at the Glion Institute of Higher Education London are engaged in spacious, bright and modern classes equipped with modern interactive, digital and computer equipment.

It is worth noting the huge university library (by the way, during the exam periods it is available for students 24 hours a day) - its funds include more than 350,000 books, as well as numerous periodicals, electronic publications and resources, a variety of databases. A fast Wi-Fi is available throughout Glion London.

Students studying in London live in one of the centers of world culture, tourism, business. The Glion Institute of Higher Education London (and residences and classrooms) is located at the University of Roehampton University (specifically - Whitelands College). Just 40 minutes walk is the lively West End - the center of the theatrical life of the capital and England: here you can visit numerous theaters, art galleries, museums, concert halls, shops and antique shops.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The cost of studying at the university depends on the course chosen and its duration.

Types of educational program:

  • Bachelor's degree:
    • BBA in Hospitality Management;
    • BBA in Event management;
    • Sport and Entertainment Management.
  • Postgraduate Diploma In Hospitality Administration);
  • Master of Science in International Hotel Management;
  • MBA in International Hospitality and Service Industries Management.

Tuition fee already includes:

  • Study on the chosen educational program;
  • Accommodation and meals (double room);
  • Books, manuals and materials;
  • Medical insurance.

Extra fees:

  • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 450 GBP
  • Medical insurance 1700 GBP
  • Study materials 490 GBP

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

The requirements for the university entrants depend on the chosen program:

1) Undergraduate:

  • Age from 17-18 years old;
  • Certificate / certificate of secondary (school) education in 12-13 classes;
  • A good level of English: IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL iBT 72.

2) Postgraduate programs - PhD:

  • Age from 21 years;
  • Diploma and Bachelor's Degree;
  • Certificate of English Language Level: IELTS 5.0 or TOEFL iBT 61;
  • Desirable work from 2 years or more.

3) Master :

  • Diploma and Bachelor's Degree (specialty - "Hospitality" Or close to it);
  • High level of English: IELTS 6.0, TOEFL iBT 83 or equivalent.

4) Summer academic program:

  • Age from 15 years old;
  • Motivation letter + sponsorship letter for the student;
  • Certificate of sufficient knowledge of the English language: IELTS 4.5, TOEFL iBT 50 or equivalent.

5) English language courses:

  • Age from 18 years;
  • English intermediate level: IELTS 4.5, TOEFL iBT 42 or equivalent.

Scholarships Glion Institute of Higher Education London

Pupils of summer academic programs who are going to apply later to the classical courses of the university and have already booked a course (for example, a Bachelor's program) can study at the Glion London Summer Academy for free! The cost of studying in the summer academy will be deducted from the price of the first year of the Bachelor's degree, and this rule applies to any specialty (please check with your manager for details).

Also, Glion London Summer Academy (summer academic preparatory courses) offer a 10% discount - it is enough to fulfill one of the following conditions:

  • Bring a friend (both students of the summer academy receive the scholarship);
  • Apply simultaneously to the programs Glion and Les Roshes, and you will get a discount for both Programs at a rate of 10%.

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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- 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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