Swiss Education Group Partnership with GEMS

Opportunities for GEMS Students and Graduates

The Partnership

GEMS Education partnership with Swiss Education Group offers unique opportunities to GEMS students interested in studying hospitality  in Switzerland, the best destination in the industry!  This UniConnect collaboration gives GEMS students and GEMS Alumni access to a variety of higher education institutions in a more affordable manner.  Through this partnership, SEG will also be promoted on MyPathToUni that is a consortium of services and resources available to all students, GEMS and non-GEMS in the UAE and abroad.

Special offers for GEMS Students

Due to the partnership and excellent relations between Swiss Education Group and GEMS schools, scholarships will be provided to any eligible GEMS students wishing to enroll into a bachelor’s degree offered by SEG owned schools at a rate of 25% discounted price on tuition fees for the duration of the student’s studies.

The Swiss Education Group is Switzerland’s largest alliance of Hospitality & Culinary Management Schools.

The Group’s four schools are situated in six stunning campuses in both the French and German-speaking regions of Switzerland. They offer graduates an excellent foundation for a successful career in hotel, hospitality business & Culinary Arts management:

  • César Ritz Colleges Switzerland – Specialises in Hospitality Business and Entrepreneurship.
  • Hotel Institute Montreux (HIM) – Hospitality and Business with a specialization in Luxury Brand Management, Financial Analysis and Wealth Management, Human Resources & Development, Management of the Senior Living Industry
  • Swiss Hotel Management School (SHMS) – Specialises in Hospitality, Events planning, Resort and Spa Management.
  • Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland – Specialises in Culinary Management, Pastry and Chocolate Arts.

All programs offer one or two paid internships that can be done in Switzerland or internationally. Our team of career coaches will help you find your dream internship and assist you throughout the process. Students who wish to do their internship in Switzerland will receive a monthly salary of 2,500 USD.

All our schools offer state-of-the-art facilities, on-campus accommodation, meals, health insurance, books, career coaching, etc.. All included in the fees.



Oriental Education (OE) has been appointed by Swiss Education Group to help bridge the gap between GEMS graduates and Swiss Education Group schools. This appointment has allowed for a dedicated GEMS student counsellor to be available for you to answer any queries you may have in regard to Swiss Education Group schools. Included in this service at request is, personal counseling, application and visa assistance, parent information sessions, summer introductory courses, school visits and more.


For further information please contact our dedicated GEMS student counsellor:

Mr. Levi Kritikos
[email protected]

Places still available for the Fall 2020

Swiss Hotel Management School: Bachelor in Hospitality and/or Events Management (intake starting November 2020)

Swiss Hotel Management School is housed in two beautiful former palace hotels in the mountains, in Caux (a short train ride from Montreux) and Leysin. Recognized as an Apple Distinguished School, it seamlessly blends 21st century learning with traditional Swiss hospitality management teachings. Benchmarked as one of the top 3 schools worldwide in student support and number 1 worldwide for personal tutors by i-graduate 2018.  Students can choose from several Bachelor and Master courses, depending on their specializations and academic interest. This school offers an unforgettable learning and living experience!

Entry Requirements

Hotel Institute Montreux: Bachelor of Business Administration in Hospitality Management & Specialization ( Luxury Brand Management, Financial Analysis and Wealth Management, Human Capital & Development )

Hotel Institute Montreux offers both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree focused on a choice of specializations, including Finance, Human Resource Management and Luxury Brand Management. Industry partnerships with Tag Heuer, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts and Edmond de Rothschild, to name a few, help cement the learning experience for each student, as they benefit from real-world knowledge brought directly to the classroom. With its central location, this campus benefits from beautiful views of Lake Geneva and ease of access to Geneva Airport for weekend trips across Europe.

Entry Requirements

César Ritz Colleges Switzerland: Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality Business Management 

Benchmarked number 1 hotel school worldwide by i-graduate in 2018, César Ritz Colleges Switzerland offers students a Bachelor’s degree in partnership with Washington State University (U.S.A) and a Master’s degree in partnership with University of Derby (U.K.). With a strong focus on entrepreneurship, all students develop a business plan during the studies, ready for implementation upon graduation. They also enjoy unique local industry partnerships, to develop a better understanding for sustainable, local business. With 3 campuses, in Le Bouveret (on Lake Geneva), Lucerne and Brig (in the Alps), students have their pick of extra-curricular activities to choose from. The school also shares a campus with Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland, ensuring delicious food is always available!

Entry Requirements

Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland: Bachelor’s Degree in Culinary Arts

Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland is a world-class culinary school with 2 campuses, in Le Bouveret (on Lake Geneva) and Lucerne, Switzerland. Le Bouveret offers a Bachelor’s degree in partnership with University of Derby (U.K.) and a Swiss Grand Diploma (short course) in Culinary Arts. The Lucerne campus offers a Swiss Grand Diploma in Swiss Pastry & Chocolate Arts. Both campuses benefit from state-of-the-art kitchens and beautiful locations, with a team of Chef Instructors, who bring their international, five-star experience to the table. Culinary students also benefit from a shared campus with César Ritz Colleges Switzerland, a hospitality school recently benchmarked no.1 by i-graduate in 2018. All hospitality events are catered for by our culinary students, giving them practical, real-world experience. 

Entry Requirements

Apply Now for the Fall 2020 Intakes in November

To begin your application, please kindly contact our dedicated GEMS student counselor:

Mr. Levi Kritikos
[email protected]

Or our Interim Director of Marketing & Development – Middle East & Africa:



Due to the COVID-19 situation, Swiss Education Group remains as flexible as possible in regard to admission policies. For IB students, acceptances based upon predicted Grades for 2020 and 2021 will be considered. Contact us for any specific questions.

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Swiss Education Group sincerely looks forward to welcoming you – GEMS students, onto our campuses in Switzerland.