Admissions

How to Apply

As a private institute of university-level studies, Glion Institute of Higher Education (GIHE) upholds strict entry requirements and selects candidates who have the personal qualities to succeed at Glion and to become leaders in the global hospitality industry. When considering candidates for admission, our admissions department looks at the profile of the applicant, taking into account academic records, experience, extracurricular activities, test scores and recommendations. Whether you apply using the online application, or by email, or standard mail, we advise you to prepare your application carefully to give yourself the best possible advantage.

Compatibility assessment

Applicants for undergraduate programs: we will contact you once you have submitted your application documents to arrange a compatibility assessment. This assessment allows us to learn more about your profile and your interests. The compatibility assessment will either take place face to face in your home country or via phone or Skype.

Dates & Contacts

Glion has a rolling admissions policy, applications are processed as soon as they are submitted. Students can receive confirmation of their admission throughout the year. 

Students should allow enough time to complete their visa requests. 

 

Admissions Requirements

Admissions Requirements

The institution maintains a rolling admissions policy. This means that the applicants' credentials are evaluated as soon as the application form is received, with all the pertinent information. A decision is normally reached within three weeks of reception. For more detail you can read our academic catalog or find the main information below.

Equal Opportunity

We are committed to provide equal access to education to all, regardless of race, color, gender, religion, nationality and ethnic origin or age. Admission of a student for any academic year does not imply that such student will be re-enrolled in any succeeding academic year. Admission of a student that is premised upon inaccurate or false statements or documents is null and void upon discovery of the fraud, and academic credit previously earned by the student is voided.

Undergraduate Program Entry Requirements

To be eligible for the Bachelor Degree, students should meet the following entry criteria:

  • 18 years at the start of program
  • Having successfully completed 12 years of education
  • Holding an Accredited Secondary Education Diploma
  • English proficiency for Higher Education studies, minimum score of 500 TOEFL or equivalent
  • English proficiency for our programs on the London campus, minimum score of 5.5 IELTS

To be eligible for a Bachelor Degree with Honors students should meet the following entry criteria:

  • 18 years at the start of program
  • Having successfully completed 13 years of education
  • Holding an Accredited Secondary Education Diploma
  • English proficiency for Higher Education studies, minimum score of 500 TOEFL or equivalent
  • English proficiency for our programs on the London campus, minimum score of 5.5 IELTS

Note

For the Swiss campus, the first semester of the program is available in French upon request:

-French entry requirements for non-native French speakers: ALTE3, Alliance Française, Diplôme de langue française.
-English proficiency at the end of Semester 1: minimum score 525 TOEFL or equivalent

 

Postgraduate & Graduate Entry Requirements

Postgraduate Diploma and Higher Diploma in Hospitality Administration/Management

  • Normally 21 years old and above
  • Holding an accredited 3 year diploma or bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification
  • Ideally with at least 2 years of work experience

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

  • TOEFL: minimum score of 550 points for the paper based test, or 80 points for the Internet-based test. The TOEFL test code number for Glion Institute of Higher Education is 7337. 
  • Cambridge First CertificateExam (FCE): Grade A or Cambridge Advanced Exam (CAE): Grade C. 
  • IELTS Academic Module minimum overall band score of 5.5 and 5.5 for each part (listening, reading, writing, speaking). 

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

Note: A candidate who does not meet one of the above academic entry criteria but can provide evidence of having worked a minimum of 3 years at management level, may be accepted to enter the Professional Development Diploma program.

 

Master of Science 

  • Normally 21 years old and above
  • Holding an accredited bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification

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

  • Minimum TOEFL score of 600 or 250 for the computer scoring system or 100 for the Internet-based test. The TOEFL test code number for Glion Institute of Higher Education is 7337.
  • Cambridge Advanced Exam (CAE): Grade B.
  • IELTS Academic Module minimum overall band score of 6.0 and 6.0 for each part (listening, reading, writing, speaking).

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

 

Master of Business Administration

  • Normally 24 years old and above
  • Holding an accredited bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification
  • Ideally with a minimum of 2 years of suitable work experience

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

  • Minimum TOEFL score of 600 or 100 for the Internet-based test. The TOEFL test code number for Glion Institute of Higher Education is 7337.
  • Cambridge Advanced Certificate Exam (CAE): Grade B.
  • IELTS minimum overall band of 6.0 in all components.

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

Note:

  • MBA students should preferably hold a hospitality, tourism, event management, or business degree.
  • MBA students wishing to study with the 100% online delivery mode or online with face to face seminars in London, need to provide evidence of significant managerial work experience.
  • Students with weak or no accounting skills will be required to attend bridging courses.
Contacts

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.

Switzerland
Glion Institute of Higher Education
118 Rue du Lac
1815 Clarens
Tel: +41 (0) 21 989 26 77
Fax: +41 (0) 21 989 26 78
Email: info@glion.edu

London
Glion Institute of Higher Education, London
c/o Whitelands College, Holybourne Avenue
London, SW15 4JD
Tel: +44 (0)20 8392 8178
Email: infoglionlondon@glion.edu

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

Online Application

If you wish to apply directly and online please go to the  Swiss Online Application page, the London Online Application page, or follow the instructions below and click to continue.

Online Application Instructions

Step 1: Start Your Online Application

Click on the link to the Online Application and fill in the details on page 1 (‘Start an online application`). You will then be sent a username and password which you will need in order to complete your application.

Please use your own private email address. Do not use the email account of another person. Glion Admissions Office will send all correspondence during the admissions and selection process to the email address you provide.  

If you need to interrupt your application process at any stage, press the `Save` button at the bottom of the page, and your data will be stored for when you return to it.

Step 2: Prepare your Application Documents

On page 5 of the online application, you will be requested to submit a set of documents electronically. Please use the templates provided above.

Step 3: Complete your Application

On pages 1-4, you will be requested to fill out personal details.  You will be asked to upload your documents electronically on page 5 via the ‘Choose File’ tab. Some uploads are deferrable, but you will need to state the date by which you will upload them. Fill in all mandatory fields (marked with a red asterisk).

Step 4:  Submit your Application

When you have double-checked all of your information and completed every required field, you may submit your application by clicking on ‘Submit Application’ located at the bottom of the page. Complete the process by paying your your application fee. Download the credit card form, complete, and email to onlineapp@glion.edu.

Standard Application - Glion Switzerland

  • Download 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 form.
  • Make a copy of all documents for your own records. 
  • Send the originals by registered mail to the address on the application.
  • You can also scan and send the documents to: info@glion.edu.
  • To apply for the Online MBA progam, please send your documents to: inquiry@gliononline.com.

Program Start Dates

Swiss Campuses 

Bachelor & Diploma, 1st semester students:

  • January start date: 01.02.2016
  • August start date: 08.08.2016
  • October start date: 12.10.2016

Bachelor & Diploma, all other students:

  • January start date: 18.01.2016
  • July start date: 22.07.2016

Postgraduate & Masters:

  • January start date: 18.01.2016
  • July start date: 22.07.2016

 

 

 

London Campus

All programs including English language

  • February start date: 01.02.2016
  • April start date: 18.04.2016
  • August start date: 22.08.2016
  • November start date: 7.11.2016

London Summer Program:

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


Online MBA:

  • First session start date:18.01.2016
  • Second session start date: 09.05.2016
  • Third session start date: 12.09.2016
  • Fourth session start date: 07.11.2016