Glion Institute of Higher Education

Founded in 1962, we are firmly established among the world’s finest education institutions specializing in hospitality and luxury management.

We offer applied business education, combining academic rigor, hands-on practical skills and professional internships – all with a focus on developing the soft skills that are a prerequisite in the modern global economy.

Our reputation

We have long-standing relationships with many leading brands operating within the international hospitality, luxury, and events sectors. We leverage these connections to provide our students with professionally rewarding internships, offering real-world industry exposure which is invaluable to their career development.

Our exceptional academic standards have been recognized within the industry. We are ranked among the global Top 3 institutions* for Hospitality and Leisure Management. We are also ranked within the global Top 2 institutions for Employer Reputation* within our field, underlining our expertise in crafting graduates who are ready to achieve their career ambitions.

*QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2021

We add value to your career

Blending applied business education with bespoke career services, we produce accomplished graduates who are exceptionally employable across many sectors. That’s why 98%of our job-seeking students have one or more job offers upon graduation.

Our Career & Internship service gives you a priceless advantage in a competitive employment market. With access to more than 4,000 industry partners across multiple sectors, plus highly personalized career support and the power of the Glion name on your resume, you’ll be able to take the first steps in your career journey by being accepted to management training programs and direct-entry positions.

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Scholarships & funding

Glion is committed to supporting motivated students in reaching their potential.

As a private institution, Glion offers a limited number of scholarships and financial aid packages for our students. Each scholarship and financial aid package has specific eligibility criteria and will be considered on a case-by-case basis for those students who have submitted a complete application.

Students may also be eligible for loans offered in their home country. For more information about scholarship options, please contact the school.


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Why study at Glion Institute of Higher Education

  • At Glion, we’ll know your name. Small class sizes and a low student-to-faculty ratio make our campus community feel like a family. We take a highly personalized approach to your education, offering bespoke, hands-on support to help you carve out your own unique path to success.
  • Outstanding employability is a key return on investment from a Glion education. At the last count, 98% of our job-seeking students received one or more employment offers upon graduation.
  • With access to more than 4,000 industry partners across sectors, plus personalized career support, you’ll go far with the Glion name on your CV. And in uncertain times, we’re working harder than ever to support the professional development of our students, through invaluable internship opportunities and virtual career events attended by top employers.

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Awards & Accreditations

world's top 3: hospitality & leisure management

QS World University Rankings by Subject (2021)

New england commission of higher education


Quality assurance agency for higher education

Reviewed: London Campus

world's top 3: employer reputation

QS World University Rankings by Subject (2021)

Student services & facilities

Blending applied business education with bespoke career services, we produce accomplished graduates who are exceptionally employable across many sectors. We offer every student highly personalized career services, giving you the resources, techniques and tools to achieve your professional objectives—from your first internship to your dream job at graduation.

Our world-class campus facilities offer easy access to everything an ambitious hospitality business student might require, including modern, well-equipped classrooms, library services, gourmet concept restaurants, gym and fitness center access. We are also dedicated to supporting healthy minds through our Health and Welfare department.


As a Glion student, you will have the opportunity to study across four countries and five exceptional campuses, making the world your classroom.

Our flagship campus sits in the hills overlooking the Montreux Riviera in Switzerland—an inspiring academic setting with five-star facilities. Also in Switzerland is our modern, university-style campus located in Bulle, a charming medieval town nestled in the rolling countryside of the Gruyère region.

Glion is unique among Swiss hospitality schools in offering a campus in London, home to some of the world’s finest luxury hotels and a center of international finance. As a Glion student, you will also have the opportunity to study abroad at the Les Roches campuses in Marbella, Spain and Shanghai, China.

Student lifestyle

Immerse yourself in the Glion Spirit and enjoy healthy outdoor pursuits, great cuisine, art and culture. At Glion, you will be the driver of your own student experience and have the chance to try many new things both on and off campus.

Every semester, our campuses are buzzing with events and activities. Talent shows, baking and cooking competitions, cultural fairs, sports competitions, themed nights, fundraisers and much more awaits you.

Glion student life also offers the opportunity to get involved with student clubs, societies and teams—from horse riding to skiing, soccer, yoga and beyond. You will also automatically become part of our Student Government Association (SGA), where you can make your voice heard, organize committees and events and take part in the leadership of the school.


On our flagship Glion campus, our modern student accommodation offers the choice of single or double en-suite rooms, along with superior en-suite rooms featuring stunning views across the Montreux Riviera.

In Bulle, we offer a range of comfortable and well-equipped student rooms, including the choice of single, double and superior rooms with en-suite bathrooms.

Students studying in London also have a range of accommodation choices, with single and double rooms available, including en-suites.


Average rating 4.9

Based on 10 reviews.

Matteo G

Studying at Glion means having the chance to grow both professionally and personally. After a few months, I already feel like a completely different person, thanks to the endless knowledge of the professors and the possibility to be in contact with hundreds of students from all over the world. My main goal is to get as much experience as I can d...

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Nicolas B

I have chosen an MSc in Real Estate, Finance and Hotel Development because the Glion faculty is supplemented by the active market’s experts. This provides us with the opportunity of approaching what is currently happening in the industry. We are looking at subjects such as private equity, financing, modelling, mergers and acquisitions. It’s very...

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Deepti M

Glion for me was a very obvious choice, because of the course it offers which I'm very interested in: hospitality combined with entrepreneurship and innovation. This made me choose Glion. The size of the classes we have are pretty small, so it's like having personal education. We get to interact with our professors and lecturers really closely, ...

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Glion Institute of Higher Education

Route de Glion 111
1823 Glion sur Montreux

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