Glion Institute of Higher Education

  • 1987 Students (1512 int'l)
  • Private (for-profit)
Glion, Switzerland
Glion prepares hospitality-driven professionals who are ready for global careers in the world's premier businesses.Glion Institute of Higher Education, London (GIHE UK Ltd) has undergone a review for educational oversight by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) and has received its final report with positive feedback.

About Glion Institute of Higher Education

Glion is represented by 12,000 alumni in more than 150 countries who have forged its reputation for excellence as an international business school offering event management and hospitality degrees which nurture leadership skills.

In addition to top international hotel chains, our graduates are also valued in other service sectors where customer experience and loyalty are key to success. Events, finance, retail and luxury brand companies all value the soft-skills of cultural awareness, communication, and rigorous work ethic that our graduates embody.

Glion is one of only three Swiss hospitality schools to be accredited at university level by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. NEASC is one of six regional accrediting bodies recognized by the US Secretary of Education. Glion is accredited at university level and thereby delivers its own undergraduate and graduate awards.

Glion Institute of Higher Education is accredited by the New England Associations of Schools and Colleges, Inc. through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. Accreditation of an Institution of Higher Education by the New England Association indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment for institutional quality periodically applied through a peer review process.

An accredited college or university is one which has available the necessary resources to achieve its stated purpose through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future.

Institutional publications and the most recent audited financial statement, or a fair summary thereof, are available upon request. Institutional integrity is also addressed through accreditation. Accreditation by the New England Association is not partial but applies to the institution as a whole. As such, it is not a guarantee of every course or program offered, or the competence of individual graduates.

Backed by 50 years of excellence, Glion is innovative, with business degrees for fast-growing service industries: hospitality management, event management, sports and entertainment. Our accredited business degrees teach managerial and leadership skills at all degree levels – bachelor, postgraduate, and MBA - through applied learning and industry exposure.

Today, we are proud to say that 85% of our graduates are leaving Glion with a job or multiple job offers. And nearly 100 international companies recruit on campus every year offering accelerated career paths in diverse sectors such as finance, luxury, events, and many top hotel chains.

Through our campuses in Switzerland and London, online degrees, and inter-campus technology, we are offering unparalleled flexibility for our students from more than 90 different countries. Glion is not your typical university or hotel school, and we hope you will feel our unique Glion spirit and let us lead you to a career without boundaries.

Accreditations of Glion Institute of Higher Education

Glion is accredited at university level by the US Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).


Glion Campus

Our original residential campus in Glion remains a truly superb learning environment in all respects. Designed as a combined, simulated hotel and school, it features five restaurants for students to practice their hands on learning: Café Viennois, Bellevue dining room, Hotel des Alpes, The Club and La Residence. Our campus also offers great student accommodation, a superb library, full wireless Internet access, 16 classrooms and 1 auditorium, 2 computer labs, TV and game areas, beautiful terrace overlooking Lake Leman, a fitness center and sports hall, and more.

Bulle Campus

An impressive, modern university facility, the Bulle campus was specifically designed for a rigorous academic focus. Here, students develop their analytical and critical thinking through research, and group and individual projects. The campus features 20 classrooms, 3 auditoriums, 3 study rooms, TV lounges, 2 modern dining restaurants, a coffee lounge, free access to indoor tennis courts and a library containing thousands of books, magazines and online publications.

London Campus

Here, your superb Glion education will be enriched in countless ways in one of the most dynamic capitals in the world. You will study in our facility situated on the grounds of Whitelands College, one of the oldest universities in England, founded in 1841 and refurbished to modern learning environments. Our new campus offers outstanding lecture rooms, study areas, Sport facilities, student dining, single rooms with en-suite bathroom, retail outlets, bank and local shops within an on-site security and residential warden.

Student life at Glion Institute of Higher Education

At Glion, it is certainly not all work and no play. We believe life outside of school is just as important as study within the classroom. Enjoying life while studying enables graduates to be fully prepared to succeed as well-rounded international hospitality and business management professionals. All of our campuses are located in regions and cities that offer abundant opportunities for students to maximize their free time and indulge whatever extracurricular interests they may have.

Students have nearly unlimited choices for pursuing leisure, outdoor and fitness activities, such as yoga, Zumba and dance, which help them stay physically fit and mentally sharp. We also offer many sports clubs at both Swiss campuses including football, rugby, skiing, basketball, and more. Students at Glion London can choose from over 60 available sports and cultural activities, as well as countless more organized by the Student Union.

Glion students also enhance their personal and development with exciting and enriching leisure and social activities. Travel and sightseeing excursions; theater and museum outings; concerts and art exhibits; gourmet dining and more. They also benefit greatly by expanding their multicultural sensitivities through the deep and lasting relationships they make with fellow students from all over the world. While Glion students are training for global management success, they’re also doing something equally important. They’re having fun.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS we offer you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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