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Study Hospitality, Business and Culinary Arts with Swiss Education Group

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With a career in hospitality, you can live and work anywhere in the world, discover different cultures and ways of life, and engage with people from across the globe who share your interests.

Our schools are among the best in the world. Four of our schools rank among the Top 8 in the QS World Universities Rankings’ Hospitality and Leisure Management category. Swiss Hotel Management School is ranked #3 globally – the fifth consecutive year the school has made the Top 10 list. Alongside SHMS, Hotel Institute Montreux is ranked #7, César Ritz Colleges Switzerland is ranked #6, and Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland is ranked #8 worldwide.

Our schools

Swiss Education Group is the largest hospitality and business education group in Switzerland, with four leading schools.

César Ritz Colleges Switzerland

A leading business school with entrepreneurship and hospitality at its heart

César Ritz Colleges Switzerland draws from nearly 40 years of experience in hospitality management and the ethos of Swiss pioneer César Ritz to offer students a multi-campus learning experience focused on entrepreneurship and business management.

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Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland

Passion for food, career for life

At Switzerland's finest culinary school, students learn from a highly experienced team of chefs and experts in state-of-the-art facilities, exploring the fundamentals of fine dining, vegetarian cuisine, pastry and chocolate, and launching successful culinary businesses.

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Swiss Hotel Management School

The contemporary Swiss hospitality management school

Swiss Hotel Management School offers a classic hospitality and event management education with four distinct pathways to choose from. Students have the unique opportunity to live and learn hospitality in fully operational historic palace hotels set in stunning locations.

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Hotel Institute Montreux

Hospitality and business education in dynamic Montreux

Hotel Institute Montreux offers students a world-class education that combines the best hospitality and business practices to prepare tomorrow’s leaders to be agile, dynamic, and innovative in an ever-changing world. Students can pursue one of five specializations while studying in an iconic Swiss town.

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Our campuses

Le Bouveret

Le Bouveret is a charming village nestled on the shores of beautiful Lake Geneva, just a five-minute drive away from neighbouring France. Located in a magnificent former hotel dating back to the early 1900s, the campus offers a tranquil and safe study environment, with modern facilities. In summer, students can enjoy a wide range of water sports, and for winter sports enthusiasts the prestigious ski resorts, Gstaad and Verbier, are less than an hour’s drive away.


Nestled in the sunny Rhône Valley at the foot of the Alps in the beautiful Valais region, this German-speaking town and its surroundings offer a relaxed lifestyle and a host of activities to keep you entertained. From Brig, you can escape to mountain resorts like Zermatt or Saas-Fee, go on spectacular mountain hikes, taste the local cuisine at amazing restaurants, and relax in one of Switzerland’s largest open-air thermal baths.


Hotel Institute Montreux is housed across three buildings within walking distance, each renovated and equipped to provide state-of-the-art accommodation and modern learning facilities. An hour away from Geneva International Airport and minutes from the train station, Montreux is a perfect starting point to explore Switzerland and its surroundings. Or make the most of this dynamic city’s fine dining, entertainment, and nightlife set on the shores of stunning Lake Geneva.


The historical Caux Palace offers an inspiring environment in which to study, steeped in the heritage of Swiss hospitality traditions. This unique campus offers modern facilities and is equipped with the latest technology to aid students in their studies. Caux is located in the french-speaking area of Switzerland and is an hour and twenty minutes from Geneva airport, easily accessible by car or train.


Located in a well-known ski resort, the Leysin campus offers students a wide range of recreational and sporting activities in a setting surrounded by stunning alpine scenery. Located in the French-speaking area of Switzerland, Leysin is easily accessible by train from Geneva and Zurich airport.

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Stories from our students

Our students are driven, ambitious, and globally minded. They are people from a variety of cultures, backgrounds, and life experiences who all dream of creating a better future.


From South Africa

South African student Mokete Sello discusses connecting with industry leaders, the school’s close community, and the endless possibilites that become available to you with a degree from Hotel Institute Montreux.


From Brazil

On her quest for the right bachelor’s degree, Brazilian student Giuliana Barone Jost fell in love with Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland at first sight. She discusses her educational experience and the multicultural environment she’s immersed in on campus.



Alexander Mäder decided to study Hospitality as he liked to work with people in a social environment. The experiential education he received at César Ritz Colleges Switzerland prepared him for his internships and provided him with a real-world education he hopes will give him an edge in the pursuit of his career as a general manager or in banking.



Katy, a student from Hong Kong, talks about the networking opportunities and the access to industry experts that studying at Swiss Hotel Management School gave her. The combination of practical and theoretical learning provided her with an insight into the industry and presented her with opportunities to apply her knowledge to the real world.

Equipped for global leadership

Swiss Education Group is committed to equipping tomorrow’s professionals with the leadership and entrepreneurial skills highly sought after in the global hospitality industry and beyond.







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A stamp of Approval

Our schools provide internationally accredited university qualifications and are recognized and certified by EduQua and accredited by The International Centre of Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality Education (THE-ICE).