Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) is non-profit hospitality business school that is shaping the industry with future-ready graduates, business consulting services, applied research and an Innovation Village. Founded in 1893, as the world’s first hotel school, EHL is the pioneer of hospitality education, and it frequently ranks first among the world’s best universities for hospitality management studies.

Having campuses in Switzerland and Singapore, EHL offers an international education and a comprehensive range of programs in hospitality management, culinary arts and restaurant management, and online solutions for executive education. 

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Innovation on Campus

We offer the most advanced technologies and premium infrastructures, such as the Innovation Village on Campus Lausanne, to connect students with industry partners and generate ideas, promote exchanges and enable personal achievements.
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Exceptional Students

With over 120 nationalities on Campus Lausanne, EHL's students are exposed to ways of thinking and working from all around the world. so we are not only training future managers, but creating a smart community of responsible leaders who will thrive in any human environment.

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Dual Excellence

EHL takes a dual approach to developing personal and professional excellence, which combines the Swiss values of academic rigor and industry practice with creativity and innovation.  This approach develops the soft skills that employers prize most and the technical business know-how to effectively manage operations from day one

EHL Awards and Rankings

Awards & Rankings

EHL is the world’s leading university of hospitality management with multiple top rankings and awards for outstanding excellence in hospitality and leisure studies, culinary arts and business education.

  • Number 1 University for Hospitality & Leisure Studies Worldwide (QS Rankings, CEO World Magazine, 2019 & 2020 )
  • Number 7 Business and Management Schools in Switzerland (QS Rankings, 2020)
  • One Michelin Star for EHL’s student training restaurant (2019 & 2020)
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History

EHL invented the concept of Hotel Management education in 1893, and it has continually pioneered new programs and teaching methods to deliver the highest quality of education. Likewise, EHL has contributed knowledge and resources to encourage innovation and sent thousands of exemplary graduates into the industry.

Our Campuses

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Campus Lausanne

Our Lausanne campus offers the best features of a Swiss hospitality school in a sophisticated business university environment. 

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Campus Singapore

EHL Campus (Singapore) is EHL’s newest campus.  It is located near the Botanical Gardens in an upscale part of Singapore, in lush natural surroundings.

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Campus Passugg

Our Passugg campus is located in a former Belle Epoque hotel in Switzerland's top toursim region with the biggest number of 4* and 5* hotels in the country.

Hospitality Management Courses

In today’s global hospitality industry, managers need to have hospitality know-how and a broader set of strategic business skills to reach upper-level positions.

To satisfy these requirements for companies and future hospitality professionals, we offer a wide array of hospitality management degrees for people with varying backgrounds and career aspirations.

 

Undergraduate

  • Bachelor in International Hospitality Management
  • Swiss Professional Degree

Master's & MBA

  • Master (MSc) in Global Hospitality Business
  • Master (MSc) in Wine & Hospitality
  • MBA in Hospitality (80% Online)
  • Hospitality Executive MBA (in China, with CEIBS)

Short Courses

  • Online Hotel Management Courses
  • Culinary & Restaurant Management Certificate
  • EHL Academy (Pre-University Program)
EHL Accreditations

Accreditations

  • HES-SO member, University of Applied Sciences and Arts (UAS), recognized by the Swiss Federal Government
  • Accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), USA