Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne





The Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne [EHL] was the first hotel school in the world. It was founded over a hundred years ago, in 1893, during the Belle Epoque, when Switzerland was experiencing an unprecedented boom in tourism and there was an urgent need for skilled and professional personnel, at every level from management down.

Now part of the University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland, with nearly 2000 students, EHL is an international, bilingual school, offering its programmes in both English and French. It provides the solid management education of a top business school while basing its programmes on its own unique educational philosophy: hospitality management as both a science and an art.

EHL is accredited at university level both nationally and internationally. It is recognised by the Swiss government as part of a University of Applied Sciences and is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

Courses offered through English


There is on-campus accommodation available from about €450 pm for a double occupancy studio and about €750pm for single occupancy