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Glion Institute of Higher Education

Address:  Route de Glion 111, 1823 Glion-sur-Montreux

Description Glion Institute of Higher Education

  • Location Glion Institute: Montreux, Brull (Switzerland)
  • Founded: in 1962
  • Training programs: preparation for admission, baccalaureate, master's program, MBA
  • Specialties (most in demand): business, tourism and hospitality, management (sports, event)
  • Total number of students: 1600 people
  • Language of instruction: English.

Switzerland has long established itself as a world leader in teaching students on the programs of hotel and tourist business, hospitality, hotel services, event and sports management. Employers all over the world appreciate the diplomas of Swiss educational institutions, and in particular the Glion Institute of Higher Education.

This is one of the most popular, prestigious and in demand schools of hotel and tourist business. The educational institution is located in Glion, a picturesque suburb of Montreux (the distance to Geneva can be overcome in about an hour), and there is also a separate campus in Bühl. The institution was founded in 1962 and today conducts instruction in English; The school has about 1600 students, and the total number of graduates already reaches 7,000 people who successfully work and build careers in 85 countries around the world.

Glion Hotel School and the Glion Institute of Higher Education founded the Association of Hospitality Schools in Switzerland (ASEH). Also, the institute has a prestigious organization of the American NEASC (New England Association of Schools and Colleges). All training programs - from undergraduate to MBA - include active practice and internships in Swiss hotels and restaurants (it is possible to take practice in other countries), and students necessarily receive wages. There is a special department for internships, which helps students find a suitable place to practice. Graduates of the Glion Institute of Higher Education receive the widest opportunities for employment and building a successful career. They work in the best companies, hotels and restaurants in the world, occupy leadership positions (approximately 65% ​​of graduates) and are in demand by world-class specialists. Approximately 86% of graduates already have offers from employers before they receive a diploma of higher education! The Institute cooperates with a huge number of partners in the tourism and hospitality business - the total number of them reaches 15,000 companies! Every year, 40-60 representatives of companies, future employers, visit the institute in search of new labor, managers and managers for their corporations. Each student, according to statistics, receives 5-6 proposals for internships and practical work, from which he can choose the most attractive for himself personally.

Based on the results of independent statistics (TNS), the Glion Institute of Higher Education is one of the flagships of the specialized education in the tourist and hotel business, it sets high standards of quality that all schools and universities must meet. Today the hotel and tourist business is one of the most dynamically developing and diversified branches of the world. According to statistics, today in all countries there are more than 236 million (!) Vacancies for representatives of many spheres:

  • TourismBeauty and health
  • Hotels and hotels
  • Ecotourism
  • Resorts
  • Sport and active recreation, safari
  • Cruises
  • Casino and gaming business
  • Business administration and top management, top managers
  • Finance and consulting
  • Entertainment: playgrounds and amusement parks
  • Private enterprise
  • Sales
  • Business development (including "from scratch")

In the training programs, theoretical and practical lessons are harmoniously combined: this helps students to receive comprehensive literate training and is issued by already knowledgeable specialists with practical experience. Actively developing useful personal qualities, which in the future will help students build a successful career and take their place in the global tourism and hotel industry: communication skills, leadership and organizational qualities. At school, a sufficiently rigorous academic approach is welcomed, the intensity of teaching is high. The international atmosphere of campuses also positively affects: here students from 96 countries of the world study, therefore pupils are able to find a common language with the representative of any country, religious confession and nationality. Students become more tolerant and tolerant, share cultural experiences, get the opportunity for travel and internships around the world.

Very convenient and territorial location of the campuses of the Institute. In their free time - on weekends and holidays - students can go to France, Italy, Spain, Germany and even the UK. Thanks to the developed system of transport communication, the proximity of airports and railway stations, such trips will not be difficult.

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

Program name

The term of study for this program is 4 years; Obligatory practice and internship (in Switzerland or in another country of the world). Proposed specialties:

  • Hospitality Management (43665 CHF / academic year)
  • Luxury Brand Management Track (43915 CHF / academic year)
  • Event & Sport Management (43915 CHF / academic year).
from 21 350 CHF / semester

For admission to post-graduate programs, including a master's degree, you will be required to present a diploma of higher education (bachelor's or specialist's), and it is desirable that the specialty on which you were already studying should coincide, at least in part, with the one you chose For the master's program. The term of study is 1 year. Proposed specialties and their cost:

  • Postgraduate Diploma Hospitality (50470 CHF / academic year)
  • Master of Science Hotel Management (69770 CHF / academic year)
  • Master of Science Hospitality Finance (69770 CHF / academic year)
  • Master of Science Event & Sport (69770 CHF / academic year).
from 30 050 € / semester

The Glion Institute was founded in 1962. In addition to higher education, you can also take an MBA program and get a degree in international management in the field of services and hospitality.

Features of the MBA program

- Duration - 1-2 years (2 semesters per year).

- The group's size is 20-25 people.

- Language of instruction: English.

- The beginning of the training: January, April, July, October.

- Program subjects: personnel management, administrative work, financial management and accounting, marketing in services and hospitality, strategic management, communications, entrepreneurship and business planning, corporate and social responsibility.

Studying programs:

- Primary: 1 year (for training on the campus of the Institute in London or Switzerland).

- Mixed: 2 years (on campus and online).

- Online program: 2 years (without training directly on the territory of the institute).

Entry requirements

- copy of the passport;

- a copy of the diploma of completed higher education (bachelor) in business, tourism, hospitality or event organization;

- resume from portfolio;

- letters of recommendation;

- the international certificate confirming knowledge of English language: TOEFL from 83; IELTS from 5.5; FCE - Grade B; CAE - any result *.

- availability of the results of GMAT, CAT, GRE, PAT examinations or their equivalents;

- work experience of 2 years in the field of services and hospitality or related areas.

Tuition fees in Switzerland and additional costs:

- Tuition for 1 semester - 24,400 CHF.

- registration fee - 250 CHF (one-time).

- deposit (refundable) - 1,250 CHF.

- Study materials - 500 CHF (annually).

- Medical insurance - 750 CHF (annually).

- accommodation on the campus of the Institute - 5,850 CHF (annually).

The cost of studying in England and additional costs:

- Tuition for 1 semester - 15,400 €.

- registration fee - 150 €.

- study materials - 300 € (annually).

- accommodation on the campus of the institute in a single room - 430 € (annually).

* The results for all international certificates must be less than 12 months.

Accommodation and food

Students studying at the university can count on rooms in a common residence - they are usually designed for 2 people (include amenities), but for an additional fee it is possible to provide a private bedroom.

Subjects and sport

Subjects list: BACHELOR (BBA) IN HOSPITALITY BUSINESS, BBA IN INTERNATIONAL HOSPITALITY BUSINESS, DUAL MBA AND MSC IN INTERNATIONAL HOSPITALITY BUSINESS, Hotel and tour management, Hotel business, hotel industry, Hotel management, Hotel management: management, communication, International hotel business, MASTER'S IN HOSPITALITY BUSINESS, MASTER'S IN INTERNATIONAL HOSPITALITY BUSINESS, Summer Camp Experience Program, Tourist management, travel business
Events list: badminton, basketball, fitness, football, gym, gymnastics, rugby, swimming, table tennis, volleyball

Term dates and fees

The cost of studying at Glion Hotel School is (the cost is given for 1 academic year):

  • Undergraduate = 43665CHF
  • Masters = from 50470 CHF
  • MBA (Online) = $ 30,000.

The price includes:

  • Accommodation and meals (campus residences)
  • All study materials, manuals and Books
  • Training on the selected program
  • Medical insurance
  • Laundry services
  • Major cultural and recreational activities.

Included and paid separately:

  • Student uniform (deposit) = 1200CHF
  • Registration fee = 100CHF
  • Round trip
  • Roundtrip air tickets.

Entry requirements and extra fees how to apply, what is required to enrol

To enter the institute, you must provide a certificate or diploma of education (for the undergraduate program, a certificate of secondary education is enough, for master's programs and MBA you will need a bachelor's or specialist's diploma). Also you will need to confirm the high level of the English language - the following certificates are accepted:

  • IELTS (from 5.0)
  • TOEFL (from 500)
  • Cambridge First Certificate (level C)
  • TOEFL CBT (from 173) .

Each applicant presents a detailed accompanying essay letter to the admission committee.


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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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