Vatel Switzerland – International Business School for Hospitality Management

Vatel Switzerland
Marconi 19
Martigny
1920
Switzerland
Tel: +41 (0)27 720 1886
Fax: +41 (0)27 720 1314
Email: admissions@vatel.ch
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Elected best Eurhodip school in 2012, Vatel Switzerland is part of the world’s first and largest group of hotel schools with 30 campuses in 21 different countries. Currently 7000 students of more than 50 nationalities are studying hoping to join the group’s prestigious network of 25’000 Alumni.  During their studies, Vatelians have the possibility to register in the Marco Polo exchange programme, and discover an additional language and culture for one entire year in any of the other Vatel schools. They must also learn additional languages such as German, French and Spanish to get ready for an international career as soon as they graduate.Vatel Switzerland is proud to welcome students on a unique campus with state-of-the-art equipment where the use of the latest IT tools answers the demands of the next generation of hoteliers. The school is the only one in the country to possess its own 4* training hotel with 115 rooms, allowing students to train their operational and management skills on a regular basis to be more competitive on the market during their internship and after graduation.

At the end of 2013 the school will open its new sustainable campus. The first of its kind in Switzerland will offer 180 new individual apartments to all students, including a kitchen area, and general living areas fostering group work and team cross-cultural interaction. At Vatel Switzerland academic programmes are constantly reviewed for the benefit of students. In 2013, 7 specializations will be possible at the Master level. Switzerland’s students will have the possibility to take Human Resources Management & Training, or transfer to another campus for a different specialization. Executive Education courses are also provided to public and private universities, or government bodies to bring them the latest information about the development of the hotel industry.

Given its decision to offer a personalized approach to tuition Vatel Switzerland allows a maximum number of 400 students on its campus and selects very few new students each year for both Spring and Fall intakes, in English or in French.  40 nationalities are currently represented, of which 60% are European.

The Open Day is set to take place on 8 December 2012 on campus. More details can be found on the Vatel Switzerland website.

Vatel Switzerland pays close attention to the selection of its students and therefore is regularly visiting countries to meet potential students and/or their parents. For more details please refer to www.vatel.ch and see if we are in the area close to you!
 

Vatel Switzerland offers unique conditions to students to allow them to prepare their career from the very first day. It is the first school in Switzerland to introduce education and tuition on tablets only, reducing its carbon footprint significantly and answering the demands of the next generation of hoteliers.

As it is the only school in the country to possess its own 4* training hotel Vatel Switzerland allows students to study and train what they have seen in classrooms on a regular basis.
A library and E-library are available to students for their daily work and a computer room with the latest equipment makes sure that they receive the most updated information about the newest IT trends.

The campus can welcome up to 180 students, each of them in their own private apartment with a kitchen area. A student cafeteria provides full board every day of the year.

Students can count on the Student Fund to sponsor and financially support projects they wish to develop, whilst the Student Life Coordination services allow students to find regular job opportunities in the hotels, restaurants or bars in the area.

Thanks to its location close to the most famous skiing resorts of Switzerland the school is proud to provide students to external stakeholders on a regular basis, outsourcing its “know how” to potential employers.

The Student Services are responsible for all administrative issues and provide full support to all students in need of assistance with permits, insurances or visa issues.

Sports are part of the students’ daily activities and a large array of contracts have been signed with local associations to allow students to benefit of their offers at a reduced price.

This section identifies the academic levels and subject areas that are offered at this institution. For a detailed list of course titles and levels you should contact the institution directly using the contact details provided.

Levels
  • Postgraduate (Masters, MBA, LLM, Dip, PhD)
  • Undergraduate (Bachelors)
  • Foundation (Preparatory)
  • Professional training
Subjects
  • Business, MBA & management
  • Economics
  • Tourism, leisure & hospitality

Students from the European Union are offered the same rates as Swiss citizens.

During their internship in Switzerland, students are paid a minimum gross salary of CHF 2168 per month.

You may apply either by asking Vatel Switzerland for an application form or by downloading our application form from our website: http://www.vatel.ch/

STEP 1

When applying; make sure you enclose the following documents with your application which will be sent to Vatel:

  • Application Form duly completed & signed by both the applicant and the sponsor (parents, relatives, mentor…..)
  • Copy of official certificates / diplomas / degrees of formal education
  • Copy of school transcripts showing studied subjects and grades obtained over previous 3 years
  • English programmes applicants only : a copy of official language test scores: TOEFL 80 points, IELTS 5.5-6.0, Cambridge Advanced Exam, IB satisfactory results or proof that the last 4 years of education were taught in English
  • One page personal essay or letter of support in English
  • Copy of your valid passport or ID card showing your name and nationality
  • Four passport size photographs with a white background
STEP 2

On receipt of the Application Form including all required documents, the Admission Committee assesses your application and will inform you of their decision within 2 weeks: either admitted to take the entry examination tests or non-admitted.

STEP 3

The entry examination tests take place in a Vatel Examination Centre or on campus. Tests include:

  • Language skills
  • Personality and analytical skills tests
  • Motivation letter
  • Interview with the Academic Director
STEP 4

Two weeks later, the candidate receives confirmation of his/her tests results and the final admission status. He/her can finalize his/her registration if accepted.
 

The fairs listed in this section show where this institution has participated from the fairs we have listed on this website. Click on the links below to view the upcoming editions of these fairs.
Fair Name City Country Fair Date
Student Recruitment Fairs Norway 2013 Lillestrøm Norway
7 Jan 2013 - 9 Jan 2013
Educatio 2013 - International Trade Fair for Education Budapest Hungary
18 Jan 2013 - 19 Jan 2013
Studyrama International Education and Career Fair - Swiss 2013 Geneve Switzerland
2 Feb 2013
Studyrama Tourism, Hotel Business and Catering Fair 2013 Paris France
9 Feb 2013
a2 International Education Fair in Azerbaijan - Fall 2013 Baku Azerbaijan
5 Oct 2013 - 6 Oct 2013
a2 International Education Fairs in Turkey - Fall 2013 Izmir Turkey
7 Nov 2013
a2 International Education Fairs in Turkey - Fall 2013 Istanbul Turkey
9 Nov 2013 - 10 Nov 2013
a2 International Education Fairs in Turkey - Fall 2013 Ankara Turkey
12 Nov 2013
Student Fairs in Sweden 2013 Stockholm Sweden
28 Nov 2013 - 30 Nov 2013
Studyrama Go Abroad Fair - Brussels - Fall 2014 Brussels Belgium
14 Oct 2014
15th Studentska Arena - Education Fair 2014 Ljubljana Slovenia
21 Oct 2014 - 23 Oct 2014
Educatio 2015 - International Trade Fair for Education Budapest Hungary
22 Jan 2015 - 24 Jan 2015
Studyrama International Education and Career Fair - Switzerland 2015 Geneve Switzerland
31 Jan 2015
27th International Education Fair in Russia Moscow Russia
14 Feb 2015
27th International Education Fair in Russia Saint Petersburg Russia
15 Feb 2015
EDUCATION - International Education Fair in Greece 2015 Athens Greece
6 Mar 2015 - 8 Mar 2015
International Education Brazil EXPO Roadshow - Spring 2015 Sao Paulo Brazil
7 Mar 2015 - 8 Mar 2015
International Education Brazil EXPO Roadshow - Spring 2015 Rio de Janeiro Brazil
10 Mar 2015
International Education Brazil EXPO Roadshow - Spring 2015 Brasilia Brazil
12 Mar 2015
a2 International Education Fair in Azerbaijan - Spring 2015 Baku Azerbaijan
18 Apr 2015 - 19 Apr 2015
a2 International Education Fair in Azerbaijan - Spring 2015 Baku Azerbaijan
18 Apr 2015 - 19 Apr 2015
a2 International Education Fair in Azerbaijan - Spring 2015 Baku Azerbaijan
18 Apr 2015 - 19 Apr 2015
a2 International Education Fair in Azerbaijan - Spring 2015 Baku Azerbaijan
18 Apr 2015 - 19 Apr 2015
Akademia & VAPAC - Education & Career Fair 2015 Bratislava Slovakia
6 Oct 2015 - 8 Oct 2015
International Education Europe EXPO Roadshow - Fall 2015 Milan Italy
26 Oct 2015
International Education Europe EXPO Roadshow - Fall 2015 Rome Italy
28 Oct 2015
Studyrama Go Abroad Fair - Switzerland 2016 Geneve Switzerland
30 Jan 2016
International Education Europe EXPO Roadshow - Fall 2016 Rome Italy
29 Oct 2016