Admissions Requirements

Admissions Policy

When considering candidates for admission, the Admissions Manager looks at the entire profile of the candidate, including academic records, work experience if any, extracurricular activities, test scores and recommendations. The institution maintains a rolling admissions policy. This means that the student’s 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.

Admissions Requirements

Students wishing to enrol on our Bachelor of Science programme, need to meet the following criteria:

  • Swiss Maturité gymnasiale ou professionnelle
  • French Baccalauréat
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • British A-Levels (minimum 3 required)
  • German Abitur
  • Gymnasiekolan
  • Spanish Bachillerato (minimum 5/10 in Selectividad Exam)
  • Italian Maturità
  • Brazilian Conclusão de 2 Grau Diploma
  • Bachillerato (South America)
  • Chinese Senior High School Graduation Diploma plus university entrance examination
  • Indian Senior Secondary School Certificate
  • Korean High School Diploma plus SAECE results (Scholastic Achievement Exam for College Entrance)
  • Swedish Slutbetyg
  • American High School Diploma plus evidence of higher achievement (3 AP or IB Higher Level certificates), plus satisfactory SAT 1 results. SAT scores must be sent directly to LRG-UAS by the College Board, LRG-UAS’ institutional code is 5875.
  • Associate Degree, University Degree or equivalent
Please Note: Other higher secondary education credentials may be acceptable at our discretion. Non European qualifications will be evaluated on a case by case basis by the Admissions Manager to assure that they are comparable with European standards. If you cannot find the degree requirements for your country, please click on our country admissions list.
  • Preparatory Year: Students who do not have an appropriate “maturité professionelle” or previous qualifying professional experience must pass the preparatory year before entry into the BSc programme. During this year, students who are assessed as needing extra support on Mathematics or English will be given support. English level must be as stated by the start of the Degree. Success in the preparatory year requires the same passing criteria as the Degree. No subjects can be failed.
  • Professional Experience: Students who have professional experience may be exempted from the internship component of the preparatory year.
  • English Requirements: If English is not your mother tongue, or if you have not spent the three years in an English speaking institution, please enclose a copy of one of the following:
    • TOEFL: minimum score of 550 points for the paper based test, 79-80 on the internet based test scale. The TOEFL code number for LRG-UAS is 3864.
    • Cambridge First Certificate: min Grade A.
    • Cambridge Advanced Certificate : min Grade B
    • I.E.L.T.S. Academic Module minimum Overall Band Score of 5.5 and min. 5.5 for each part (listening, reading, writing, speaking)
    • All English certificates must have been issued in the last 12 months prior to admission.
  1. Normally aged 24 years old or above.
  2. A completed application form with all pertinent attachments and an application fee of CHF. 100.- (for new students)
  3.  A complete CV, a study and post-study plan letter, dated and signed.
  4. Must hold a Bachelor Degree from an accredited institution of higher learning in hospitality or related area of study at least 180 ECTS equivalent (transcripts /certificates must be written in English, if they are not you need to have them translated)
  5. A confidential reference form which the Admissions Department will send to the candidate upon receipt of his/her application.
  6. A reference letter of professional or academic nature.
  7. If you have not studied in an English language environment for the last 3 years, please provide one of the following certificate and scores:
    1. TOEFL: minimum score of 600 points for the paper based test, 250 points for the computer based test or 100 for the internet-based test. The TOEFL testing code number for LRG-UAS is 3864.
    2. Cambridge First Certificate: grade A. Cambridge Advanced Certificate: grade B.
    3. I.E.L.T.S: Academic Module minimum Overall Band Score of 6.0 and min. 5.0 for each part (listening, reading, writing, speaking)
    4. All English certificates must have been issued in the last 12 months prior to admission.
  8. A valid medical certificate.
  9. The school may require a phone or personal interview before admission into the program.
  10. Students should have at least 3 years work experience
    1. For MAS in Hospitality Management the work experience should be in the hospitality industry.
    2. For MAS in Hospitality Business Management work experience should be in an appropriate professional area (in the service industry).
Candidates will be required to have a good graduate degree equivalent to an upper second UK standard or higher.

  • Candidates who have an MPhil/Masters or equivalent will also be considered regardless of their grade in their original undergraduate degree.
  • All candidates must demonstrate a high level of written and spoken English equivalent to I.E.L.T.S. 6.5
  • The intake for the PhD programme is once per year in July/August.


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