SHMS is Switzerland’s largest English speaking Hotel Management School offering a wide range of world-class academic programmes for undergraduates and postgraduates in Hospitality, Events, Resort and Spa Management. The curriculum includes Internships in Switzerland or around the world. The two SHMS campuses in Caux and Leysin welcome students from over 65 nationalities making student life a truly international experience. As a member of the SEG, Swiss Education Group, SHMS is 100% Swiss owned ensuring its students receive top quality education with a distinctive Swiss style that is renowned worldwide.

Top 3 reasons to study here

  • At the Swiss Hotel Management School students gain hands-on experience in operational facilities including a restaurant , a culinary arts studio.
  • The Swiss Hotel Management School offers an exciting range of programmes founded upon the internationally recognized .
  • Students from more than 80 nationalities are found studying in two exceptional settings, which offer a unique learning environment.



In 1992 The Swiss Hotel Management School was founded as a private hotel management school in Les Paccots.


At the Swiss Hotel Management School students learn the traditions of Swiss hoteliers in an authentic environment. Students at the international Swiss hotel school can choose from a broad range of programmes in Hotel Operations, Events, Resort and Spa Management or Food & Beverage and Restaurant Management.


The hotel industry is a thrilling, dynamic and large-scale industry in which to pursue your career in hospitality and hotel management. There are many hospitality career opportunities for people with the right skill set. The Swiss Hotel Management School offers precisely the type of education and skills that hospitality managers need for a successful career in hotel management.

Master's Programmes

Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (3)

Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Master at SHMS - Swiss Hotel Management School!


Library services

A full-time librarian is on hand to assist with questions in the well-stocked library. In addition, students have access to a wide range of online catalogues and articles.

Student Life

Campus life

  • Caux Campus
Located in the historic Caux Palace, the campus enjoys a unique situation close to the lively city of Montreux. As one of the first palace hotels built in Switzerland, the Caux Palace is a truly memorable place for students to study.
  • Leysin Campus
The Leysin campus is housed in two former hotels: the Mont-Blanc Palace and the Belvédère. The campus is located directly opposite the train station and five minutes’ walk from the town’s facilities. Leysin offers students the unforgettable experience of living in the Swiss Alps.


The Swiss Hotel Management School has successfully fulfilled the high quality criteria of the following accreditation bodies in the hospitality industry:

  • University of Derby
  • Swiss Hotel School Association (ASEH)
  • EduQua

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