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Swiss Hotel Management School, Cesar Ritz Colleges and Culinary Arts Academy

2024/25 edition

About Swiss Hotel Management School, Cesar Ritz Colleges and Culinary Arts Academy

Founded in 1982 to meet the escalating demand for skilled hospitality professionals, SEG has since emerged as a beacon of excellence in hospitality education. With a network of prestigious schools and nearly 40 years of experience, SEG is committed to empowering students with the knowledge, skills, and mindset needed to thrive in the industry and beyond.

SEG's portfolio comprises six renowned brands across five campuses, each offering a unique blend of academic rigor and practical training:

  • Swiss Hotel Management School: Ranked QS No.3, this school's signature programme emphasizes experiential learning, accredited by the University of Derby.
  • Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland: A culinary paradise boasting state-of-the-art kitchens and training facilities, where aspiring chefs turn their passion into profession.
  • Hotel Institute Montreux: A hub of business acumen accredited by Northwood University, offering comprehensive programs in hospitality management.
  • Cesar Ritz Colleges Switzerland: A pioneer in entrepreneurship and leadership development, with Swiss Federal accreditation.
  • SEG Pro: Providing specialized professional training for those looking to elevate their skills in specific areas.
  • Swiss Education Academy (SEA): Igniting the passion for hospitality in the next generation through inspiring youth programs

Why Switzerland?

Nestled amidst the breath-taking beauty of the Alps lies a country renowned for its commitment to excellence in education and hospitality: Switzerland. Here, you'll discover a landscape dotted with prestigious institutions that have shaped the careers of countless hospitality professionals worldwide.

  • Renowned Institutions

Switzerland proudly hosts several world-class higher education institutions, and among them are the esteemed schools of the Swiss Education Group (SEG). It's worth noting that all SEG schools consistently rank among the top 8 worldwide in the QS ranking, a testament to the unparalleled quality of education they offer

  • Swiss Hospitality Tradition

Hospitality isn't just an industry in Switzerland; it's a way of life deeply ingrained in the country's cultural fabric. At SEG schools, students don't just learn about hospitality—they live and breathe it. From mastering the art of service to honing their leadership skills, students are empowered to step confidently into the global hospitality arena.

  • Multicultural Environment

One of the most enriching aspects of studying in Switzerland is its multicultural environment. With a high percentage of international students, Swiss universities offer a melting pot of perspectives and experiences. This diversity not only enhances the academic journey but also fosters invaluable cross-cultural connections that last a lifetime.

  • More than just studies

But Switzerland offers more than just academic excellence. Students here could immerse themselves in a myriad of extracurricular activities, from exhilarating hikes amidst breath-taking landscapes to thrilling winter sports and vibrant cultural festivals. It's a lifestyle that nurtures both personal growth and unforgettable experiences

With over 40 years of experience, SEG has grown to be an alliance of 4 world-top schools, with 6k+ students with 110+ nationalities and 25k alumni globally.

Offering 13 academic programmes, and partnering with over 50 educational institutions, SEG also provides highly hands-on and practical teachings, delivered and led by experienced industry practitioners including renowned chefs and former hoteliers.

PG subjects available

  • Hospitality Management (Hotel, Event, and Luxury Brand)
  • Business Management
  • Culinary Arts
  • Leadership

English language support

PG Programmes: IELTS academic module 6.0 or TOEFL iBT 79 or equivalent.

English Foundation Programmes

Facilities and support arrangements

Libraries are suited and operated at all campus, along with reading/study lounges.

Fees, funding and costs

  • CAAS: 45,900 including tuition fees, accommodation, food and other additional charges.
  • CRCS: 46,400 CHF including tuition fees, accommodation, food and other additional charges.
  • SHMS: 47,800 CHF including tuition fees, accommodation, food and other additional charges.

Campus locations

  • CAAS: Le Bouveret, Brig
  • CRCS: Le Bouveret, Brig
  • SHMS: Caux, Leysin

Switzerland offers one of the best job markets with a lot of opportunities in Europe. SEG holds the International Recruitment Forum twice a year which attracts over 170 employers from all over the world.


Accommodation is provided on campuses, with a variety of choices: Single and Double occupancy; there are deluxe rooms with spectacular lake/mountain views.

  • CAAS: 7,400 CHF
  • CRCS: 9,400 CHF
  • SHMS: 6,000 CHF


There are a lot of extracurricular activities such as extensions, field trips, outdoor sports. There are other facilities on campuses allowing students to enjoy their times together: night clubs, social/communal halls, sports/leisure centres; While professionalism is embedded into the vast variety of subjects, the diverse cultures are celebrated here through cultural evening, themed world cuisines weeks at the restaurants, prepared and served by the students.

How to apply

The admissions are operated on a rolling basis; for international students, it’s recommended that they submit their visa applications at least 6 weeks prior to the course start dates.

Contact details

Avenue de Florimont 11
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