• First day of the semester for new Glioners starting this summer! 

  • During this day trip, students will discover the town of Interlaken in the Swiss canton of Bern, located between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz, and alongside the Aare river that flows between the two lakes. A short hike will also be organized during the day. 

  • The cultural fair is the perfect opportunity to experience Glion’s diverse student body first hand. With over 15 countries being represented, students, faculty and staff are welcome to try some typical cuisine, drinks, and enjoy traditional musics and costumes.

Admissions process

Glion Admissions Department takes a holistic approach to reviewing the application of every candidate. In addition to academic achievements, we look for candidates who exhibit a passion for the industry, leadership potential, personal drive, creativity and an international mindset.  

 

We have an international team of dedicated education counsellors who will be happy to advise candidates on the choice of program and guide them through the application process. Fill in the contact form to get in touch.

 

If you require a visa to study, it is important that you apply early enough to allow time for visa processing. Glion maintains a rolling admissions policy so applications are evaluated as soon as the application, with all pertinent documentation, is received. 

 

Apply online - Swiss campuses

To start your application, fill in the first page of the online application and one of our education counselors will be in touch to assist you. In the online application system, you will need to upload the following documents required for a complete application:

 

1. Passport(s) copy 

2. CV or Resume

3. Academic Records:

  • Certified original transcripts: showing all grades received and an explanation of the grading system in English or French. If you have not completed your secondary studies, please send a copy of your results for the last three years.

  • Copy of certified original diploma or degree.

  • If you are coming from outside of the European Union, then please include a letter of recommendation from a teacher or former employer. 

4. Official English Certificate: TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge. Refer to admissions requirements for details.

5. Study Plan: an essay of motivation describing why you wish to study in Glion. Average 250 words minimum with signature and date.

6. Post Study Plan: an essay explaining what you wish to do after graduation. This essay should include a statement that you will leave Switzerland after graduation. Average 150 words minimum with signature and date.

7. Signatory Letter: you can find this document in the download section. 

8. Confidential referral form: For master and MBA candidates only,  you can find this document in the download section. 

Admissions Requirements

Admissions requirements are guidelines and subject to change at any time.  If a degree / transcript is not in English (for UK) or in any other language than English (French/German/Italian for Switzerland) and official certified translation is required.

Undergraduate degree applicants

Age: 

  • 16-17 for the Diploma

  • 17.5 and above for the BBA

Qualifications:

  • Diploma: 11 years  High School Diploma system or 12-13 years High School (no diploma received)

  • BBA: 12-13 years High School or equivalent qualification

English Level:

If English is not your mother tongue or if you have not spent the last 3 years in an English speaking school, please enclose  copy of one of the following:

  • TOEFL: minimum score of 543 for the paper-based test or 72 points for the internet based test. The TOEFL testing code number for Glion Institute of Higher Education is 7337.

  • Cambridge First Certificate Exam (FCE): grade C

  • IELTS academic module only: minimum 5.5 overall and minimum 5.5 in all sub-components (listening, reading, writing and speaking).

All English certificates must have been issued in the last 12 months prior to admission.

Graduate degree applicants

Qualifications:

Bachelor degree or equivalent, 1 to 3 years work experience (not necessarily in hospitality industry). 

English: 

If English is not your mother tongue, please provide a copy of one of the following:

  • TOEFL minimum score 585 or 83 for the online test. The TOEFL test code for Glion is 7337.
  • Cambridge First Certificate Exam (FCE): Grade B.
  • Cambridge Advanced Certificate Exam (CAE): any grade
  • IELTS Academic Module: minimum overall score 6.0 and minimum 6.0 in all sub-sets

Note: all English certificates must be issued within 12 months prior to admission.

 

Master of Science Applicants

Qualifications:

Applicants must have a bachelor's degree in hospitality management or any other subject.

English:

If English is not your mother tongue, or if you have not spent the past 3 years in a full-time English-speaking school (detailed list can be provided separately upon request) or working environment, please provide a copy of one of the following from an approved test center :

  • Minimum TOEFL score of 585 or 83 for the Internet-based test. The TOEFL test code number for Glion Institute of Higher Education is 7337.
  • CambridgeFirstCertificateExam(FCE):GradeB.
  • CambridgeAdvancedCertificateExam(CAE):anyGrade.
  • IELTS Academic Module with minimum overall band score of 6.0 and minimum 6.0 in all sub-components.

Please note: All English certificates must have been issued in the 12 months prior to admission.

References:

Candidates must submit a confidential reference form, which the Admissions Department will send to the candidate upon receipt of his / her application.

Candidates must submit a confidential reference letter (from either a faculty member or an employer).

 

 

Master of Business Administration Applicants

Qualifications:

Applicants must have an accredited bachelor's degree in Business, Hospitality, Tourism, or Events or equivalent.1

Applicants should have a minimum of 2 years' work experience in hospitality or related business in a supervisory or management position. Applicants must submit work certificates, if available.

English:

If English is not your mother tongue, or if you have not spent the past 3 years in a full-time English-speaking school (detailed list can be provided separately upon request) or working environment, please provide a copy of one of the following from an approved test center 2 :

  • Minimum TOEFL score of 585 or 83 for the Internet-based test. The TOEFL test code number for Glion Institute of Higher Education is 7337.
  • Cambridge First Certificate Exam (FCE): Grade B.
  • Cambridge Advanced Certificate Exam (CAE):any Grade
  • IELTS Academic Module with minimum overall band score of 6.0 and minimum 6.0 in all sub-components.

Please note: All English certificates must have been issued in the 12 months prior to admission.

References:

Candidates must submit a confidential reference form, which the Admissions Department will send to the candidate upon receipt of his/her application. Candidates must submit a confidential reference letter (from either a faculty member or an employer)

Candidates must submit a valid medical certificate and a physician report. 

 

Short Programs

English Language Program:

  • TOEFL: minimum score of 460 points for the paper based test or 42 points for the intemet based test. The TOEFL testing code number for GIHE is 7337.
  • Cambridge First Certificate Exam (FCE): PET - Please also send the Statement of Results with your detailed profile.
  • IELTS: Academic Module minimum overall band score of 4.5 and min. 4.5 in every sub-component Oistening, reading, writing, speaking).

Program start dates

2017 Program Start Dates

Glion has 4 intakes for all programs on all campuses, including English language programs and the online MBA:

  • January 
  • April
  • July
  • October

Exact student arrival dates and official program start date will be communicated in due course. 

2016 Program Start Dates

Swiss Campuses 

Bachelor & Diploma, 1st semester students:

  • August start date: 08.08.2016
  • October start date: 12.10.2016

 

 

London Campus

All programs including English language

  • August start date: 12.08.2016
  • October start date: 12.10.2016

London Summer Program:

  • Start dates: July & August
  • Program duration: 2 weeks

Online MBA:

  • Third session: 12.09.2016
  • Fourth session: 07.11.2016

 

Other ways to apply

To apply using standard mail or email, start by downloading the application form and fill it out by hand or on your computer. Save it, print it, and sign it. Gather all documents listed in the application documents checklist (available for download). Make a copy of all documents for your own records. 

Mail: Send the originals to the address on the application via registered mail (tracking code).

Email: Scan and send the documents to: info@glion.edu.

Admissions Department Addresses

The following addresses are for the admissions departments only. Do not use these addresses to locate the campus or send parcels. For the campus addresses, visit the Student Life pages.

Glion Institute of Higher Education, Switzerland
Route de Glion 111
1823 Glion sur Montreux
Switzerland
Phone: +41(0)21 966 35 35
E-mail: info@glion.eduLondon

Glion Institute of Higher Education, London
Downshire House
Roehampton Lane
London, SW15 4HT
United Kingdom
Phone:  +44(0)20 8392 8178
E-mail:  infoglionlondon@glion.ed

Online Programs
Glion Online
Haarlerbergweg 23C
1101 CH Amsterdam Z.O.
The Netherlands
Tel: +31 20 7192500
inquiry@gliononline.com