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Glion Institute of Higher Education

Route de Glion 111 Glion-sur-Montreux,
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COVID-19 Information: Please check the Admissions tab

Since 1962, Glion Institute of Higher Education has set the highest standards for academic quality and hospitality excellence. Today, we rank among the world’s top institutions for hospitality and leisure management, and in the Top 2 globally for employer reputation*. With campuses in Switzerland and London, Glion delivers a premium, personalized education combining practical skills with academic rigor. Our hand-picked faculty has won prestigious awards, taught in multiple institutions and worked in global industries. Our student body is incredibly diverse, with around 100 nationalities represented on campus – a perfect environment in which to develop the intercultural fluency that is so highly prized within the hospitality industry.

We offer undergraduate programs, including our highly regarded Bachelor’s in International Hospitality Business, alongside a portfolio of four career-focused Master’s degrees.

A Glion graduate combines real-world experience and operational know-how with the soft skills increasingly prized among employers. As a result, 98% of job-seeking Glion students have one or more employment offers on graduation day.

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*QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2019

COVID-19 Information: 

•            What is the status of planned campus admission open days/tours? 
We are hosting frequent virtual open days and webinars for our prospective students, presented by faculty and subject experts. In the current uncertain times, we have suspended in-person open days and private visits as all our campuses are temporarily closed.  We forecast that these on-campus events will recommence in the summer. We will keep our prospective students informed and to offer the online alternatives to them.

•            How can applicants contact the university about their application?
All our normal channels of enquiry and application are open for Glion at https://www.glion.edu/admissions/ and our International Enrolment and Admissions teams are fully operational.

•            How is the university handling applicants whose exams have been cancelled?
We are closely following the policies of each country and exam board whilst maintaining our quality standards for admitting applicants. We are adapting our admissions processes to take account of the specific circumstances that each student finds themselves in.

•            What advice is the university offering to applicants unable to take an English-language test due to centers being closed?
We have a number of solutions available for testing students’ English language capabilities, and for supporting their development in English, and are working closely with accrediting and governing bodies to ensure that we are able to accept qualified students to the appropriate program for their academic and language level in order to help them meet their education and career goals.

•             How is the university supporting applicants whose visa applications have been delayed?
We envisage that we will start the Autumn semesters in mid-October (instead of early September), in part to support new students who are delayed in securing a visa. As always we will work with every student individually, through our extensive global network of education counsellors, to advise them during their application process from first enquiry to arrival on campus.

•             Is the university still accepting applications? Are there any restrictions being placed on international applicants?
We  are open for applications and have no specific restrictions on applicants, as long as places remain available and they meet the entry level criteria.  We look forward to welcoming new students for the revised mid-October start date.  Of course, we will closely monitor and work within the guidelines of the national and local authorities where  each of our campuses is based to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our students and the wider community.

•             How are applications for university accommodation being handled?
              We provide accommodation on or close to the campus for all new students and the room allocation is handled, as normal, as part of the application process.

•             Is the university making any changes to entry requirements (i.e. test results, required documents)?
There are no changes to entry requirements, however as mentioned above we are adapting processes to provide solutions where students are constrained due to the availability of English language tests or the timing of graduation from their current place of study.

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