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The 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 admissions and enrollment 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.

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For the BBA in International Hospitality Business

Minimum Age

17.5 years old at the start of the program.

Education

You must have completed secondary education (IB diploma, Maturité, Abitur, French Bac, 2 A-levels, high school diploma or equivalent).

Admissions Assessment

Personalized assessment to ascertain motivation and review application documentation. Includes scenario-based exercise to be completed beforehand.

English Language Qualifications

If English is not your first language, or if you have not spent the last three years studying in a school where English is the primary language of instruction, please enclose a copy of one of the following: ∙

  • International English Language Test (IELTS): 5.5 overall (min. 5.0 in every subcomponent) Only tests taken/issued in an official IELTS testing center are accepted.
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): Internet-based 70 or paper-based 525
  • First Cambridge Exam: Grade C
  • For London, same as above, except Non-EU or EEA passport holders will need to undertake IELTS UKVI: 5.5 overall and min. 5.5 in every subcomponent.

Note: All English certificates must have been issued in the 12 months prior to admission. If your English level does not meet the levels indicated above, Glion offers an Intensive Hospitality English Language Program (IHELP). Please contact us for more information.

More information on the English Language Assessment.

For the MSc in International Hospitality Business

Switzerland and London

Age Requirements

21 years at the start of the program.

Education

Bachelor-level undergraduate degree* in any subject.

Minimum English Language Entry Requirements

If English is not your first language, or if you have not spent the last three years studying in an institution where English is the primary language of instruction, please enclose a copy of one of the following:

∙ IELTS: overall 6.0 and min. 5.5 in every sub-component**

∙ TOEFL: Internet-based 80 or paper-based 550

∙ First Cambridge Exam: Grade A

∙ Cambridge Advanced Exam: Grade C

∙ For the MSc program in London, same as above, except Non-EU or EEA passport holders will need to undertake IELTS UKVI: 6.0 overall and min. 5.5 in every sub-component.

* If a degree/transcript is not in English (for UK) or English, French, German or Italian (for Switzerland), an official certified/translated copy in English will be required.

** Only tests taken/issued in an official IELTS testing center are accepted.

Note: All English certificates must have been issued in the 12 months prior to program start.

For the Dual MBA and MSc in International Hospitality Business

Age Requirements

24 years old and above.

Education

Bachelor-level undergraduate degree* in any subject with strong GPA.

Work Experience

Minimum of three years’ post-graduation work experience with strong, consistent career progression and achievement.

Minimum English Language Entry Requirements

If English is not your first language, or if you have not spent the last three years studying in an institution where English is the primary language of instruction, please enclose a copy of one of the following:

∙ IELTS: overall 6.5 and min. 6.0 in every subcomponent**

∙ TOEFL: Internet-based 94+ (min. 22 each section) or min. 587 for paper based test. The TOEFL testing code for Glion is 7337.

∙ Cambridge Proficiency Exam: Grade A, B, C

∙ Pearson Test of English: Minimum of 63

* If a degree/transcript is not in English (for UK) or English, French, German or Italian (for Switzerland), an official certified/translated copy in English will be required.

** Only tests taken/issued in an official IELTS testing center are accepted.

Note: All English certificates must have been issued in the 12 months prior to program start.

For the MSc in Luxury Management and Guest Experience***

Switzerland

Age Requirements

21 years at the start of the program.

Education

Bachelor-level undergraduate degree* in a relevant field (business or hospitality preferred).

Minimum English Language Entry Requirements

If English is not your first language, or if you have not spent the last three years studying in an institution where English is the primary language of instruction, please enclose a copy of one of the following:

∙ IELTS: overall 6.0 and min. 5.5 in every sub-component**

∙ TOEFL: Internet-based 80 or paper-based 550

∙ First Cambridge Exam: Grade A

∙ Cambridge Advanced Exam: Grade C

* If a degree/transcript is not in English (for UK) or English, French, German or Italian (for Switzerland), an official certified/translated copy in English will be required.

** Only tests taken/issued in an official IELTS testing center are accepted.

*** Pending approval from NECHE (New England Commission of Higher Education)

Note: All English certificates must have been issued in the 12 months prior to program start.

For the MSc in Hospitality, Entrepreneurship and Innovation***

Switzerland

Age Requirements

21 years at the start of the program.

Education

Bachelor-level undergraduate degree* in a relevant field (business or hospitality preferred).

Minimum English Language Entry Requirements

If English is not your first language, or if you have not spent the last three years studying in an institution where English is the primary language of instruction, please enclose a copy of one of the following:

∙ IELTS: overall 6.0 and min. 5.5 in every sub-component**

∙ TOEFL: Internet-based 80 or paper-based 550

∙ First Cambridge Exam: Grade A

∙ Cambridge Advanced Exam: Grade C

* If a degree/transcript is not in English (for UK) or English, French, German or Italian (for Switzerland), an official certified/translated copy in English will be required.

** Only tests taken/issued in an official IELTS testing center are accepted.

*** Pending approval from NECHE (New England Commission of Higher Education)

Note: All English certificates must have been issued in the 12 months prior to program start.

For the MSc in Finance, Real Estate and Hotel Development***

London

Age Requirements

21 years at the start of the program.

Education

Bachelor-level undergraduate degree* in a relevant field (business, finance or hospitality preferred). Subjects taken in your undergraduate such as Accounting and Finance will be reviewed by the school prior acceptance.

Minimum English Language Entry Requirements

If English is not your first language, or if you have not spent the last three years studying in an institution where English is the primary language of instruction, please enclose a copy of one of the following:

∙ IELTS: overall 6.0 and min. 5.5 in every sub-component**

∙ TOEFL: Internet-based 80 or paper-based 550

∙ First Cambridge Exam: Grade A

∙ Cambridge Advanced Exam: Grade C

∙ Non-EU or EEA passport holders will need to undertake IELTS UKVI: 6.0 overall and min. 5.5 in every sub-component

* If a degree/transcript is not in English (for UK) or English, French, German or Italian (for Switzerland), an official certified/translated copy in English will be required.

** Only tests taken/issued in an official IELTS testing center are accepted.

*** Pending approval from NECHE (New England Commission of Higher Education)

Note: All English certificates must have been issued in the 12 months prior to program start.

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