HIM - Hotel Institute Montreux

Montreux, Switzerland
HIM, Hotel Institute Montreux is located in the heart of Montreux, a lively town on beautiful lake Geneva. HIM offers a wide range of world-class academic programs for undergraduates and postgraduates in Hospitality Management. As a member of the Swiss Education Group, HIM is 100% Swiss owned which ensures its students receive top quality education with a distinctive Swiss style that is renowned worldwide.


HIM has a long and proud tradition as one of Switzerlands finest and most well established hotel management schools. Our international accreditations and affiliations, a strong alumni network and excellent links to the hospitality industry ensure that your qualification is recognized worldwide, providing you with the best possible career opportunities.

Graduates leave HIM as highly educated professionals after completing their academic and practical curriculum including Internships in Switzerland and around the world.

HIM is located in the heart of Montreux, a lively town rich in hospitality history, on beautiful lake Geneva. The unique living environment as well as the blend of over 60 nationalities under one roof creates an exciting and unforgettable student experience.

Since its opening in 1984, thousands of students who followed the hotel management programs have graduated from our institute and now hold important positions within the hospitality industry. Many of our graduates are members of our Alumni Association currently active in more than 80 countries around the world

HIM offers four intakes each year in January, April, July and October. For students who need to improve their English language skills prior to beginning the academic year, the school provides a partly sponsored English Foundation programme.

Master's Programmes

Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Master at HIM - Hotel Institute Montreux!


  • wireless internet access in the entire building free of charge
  • city centre of Montreux
  • train station, lake, major shops are all within 5 minutes walking distance
  • private study room for BA students
  • modern and well-equipped academic library
  • students bar
  • lounge area
  • 1 fine dining training restaurant
  • 2 international self-service restaurant , open 7 days/week for breakfast, brunch (Saturday, Sunday), lunch and dinner
  • 1 coffee shop
  • accommodation in single/double standard or single/double deluxe or single/double superior deluxe rooms.
  • Front desk open 7 days/week, 24h/24h
  • Student counsellor

Student Life

Montreux is located just one hour by train from Geneva International airport making it very accessible for both local and international visitors. There are also excellent travel links by rail to the surrounding countries including Italy, France, Germany and Austria.

HIMs Leisure Manager organizes, in cooperation with the HIM Student Ambassador Forum, a wide range of sports and leisure activities as well as excursions and professional visits. Sports and social activities provide an important balance to academic study. Many of these events are funded by HIM. School sports teams are also organized each term. This allows students not only to get to know Switzerland better but also to relax and enjoy their stay.

  • Professional Visits
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Mountain Biking
  • Hiking
  • Swimming
  • Horseback Riding
  • Water-skiing
  • Free access to professional Gym
  • BBQs
  • In-house-Parties
  • International Night
  • Pubs
  • Discos
  • Cinemas
  • Concerts


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