César Ritz Colleges

Luzern, Switzerland
Switzerland offers you the very best in education and lifestyle. It is the ideal place for international students and is renowned for its high quality of life, central European location and reputation as the birthplace of hospitality. Without a doubt Switzerland presents the best conditions to study hospitality and tourism management.



  • 1982 - Opening of the first college, the "Schulhotel Alpina" in Brig, by Dr Wolfgang D. Petri.
  • 1985 - The first Bachelor programme in Hotel Management in Switzerland is launched in co-operation with Washington State University, USA.


The programmes offered at César Ritz Colleges are based on the philosophy of César Ritz, founder of the famous Ritz-Paris hotel, who is widely recognized as the pioneer of luxury hotels. With hard work, innovation, flair and a touch of class, César Ritz accomplished an unprecedented career in the hospitality industry and rose to legendary status. It is his tradition of luxury, excellence and service that created the standards for hotels and restaurants throughout the world, setting the foundation for our international Swiss hotel management school.


The hotel management industry is a challenging, innovative and multinational industry in which to start your career in hotel management. There are many career options for qualified, hard-working people. The education provided by César Ritz Colleges offers exactly the type of skills that new hospitality managers need to succeed in their hospitality career.

Master's Programmes

Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Master at César Ritz Colleges!


Student services

Our Cultural Integration Services aims to help you have a more fruitful experience & a better understanding of Swiss culture along with access to a wider social network.

Student Life

Campus life

  • Le Bouveret Campus
  • Lucerne Campus
  • Brig Campus

Sports facilities

Besides the sport facilities available on campus, the Student Activities Coordinator and the Student Ambassador Forum organise sporting activities throughout the year, such as:

  • Ski trips to nearby world-class ski resorts with ski instructors if needed
  • Snowshoe trips in the winter
  • Sport Days
  • Paintball, bungee jumping and many other fun activities.

Student clubs

The aim of the Student Ambassador Forum is to represent the entire student body. The committee strives to offer students a diverse, unique and unforgettable college experience by:

  • Developing the student activities calendar every term
  • Organising extracurricular activities
  • Helping students solve communal and personal problems
  • Promoting a positive, tolerant and multicultural school environment


  • Academic Recognition
  • Professional and Academic Quality Standards Assured
  • Quality of Education Certified
  • United Nations World Tourism Organization Certified
  • International Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education
  • International Centre of Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality Education (THE-ICE)

The Global Study Awards

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers 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.

Other Degrees