Program overview
3-4 years
Full time/part time
Bachelor's degree
German, English

Start dates
September 2024

September 2024

September 2025

September 2025
BSc in Tourism

About this program

BSc in Tourism

This fully accredited and highly reputed bachelor of science in tourism program at the University of Applied Sciences of the Grisons has an extensive network of partner companies and universities, giving students ample opportunities during and after their studies. 

The BSc in tourism places value on an integrated education in tourism, focusing on international tourism and leisure management. It prepares students to undertake qualified specialist functions in the tourism, leisure, and service industries.

Majors of the tourism program

Students of the BSc in tourism may choose to major in:

  • Tourism Development and Service Innovation
  • Tourism Planning, Management and Controlling


The study course "Bachelor of Science FHGR in Tourism" is recognized by the Swiss Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs, Education and Research (Eidg. Volkswirtschaftsdepartement). Furthermore, the UAS Grisons was awarded the top grade by the World Tourism Organization UNWTO for the 'Bachelor of Science in Tourism' and the 'Master of Science in Tourism and Change' and received theUNWTO.TedQual certification. UNWTO.TedQual, the most important certification for higher educational programmes in tourism studies worldwide, aims at improving the quality of tourism education, training and research programmes.

Admission requirements

Applicants wishing to apply for the tourism program should meet the following requirements:

  • Diploma of secondary education (e.g. Swiss Matura, British A-Levels [3], US High School Diploma
  • Academic knowledge of accounting
  • English certificate B2 (Cambridge First Certificate or similar knowledge) or higher is mandatory
  • 12 months of documented work experience in commercial or tourism business

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Students from Switzerland or Liechtenstein (Residence of at least 2 years prior to the start of the programme):

  • Tuition per semester: CHF 960.-
  • Application fee*: CHF 300.-

Students from EU and EFTA Countries:

  • Tuition per semester: CHF 1'550.-
  • Application fee*: CHF 300.-

The local administrative district allows employment up to a maximum of 15 hours per week when in possession of a specific permit and 42 hours per week during the holidays.

*The application fee is charged upon confirmation of a study place and is non-refundable. The application fee will be deducted from the first semester tuition fee.

Students from non-EU and non-EFTA Countries:

  • Tuition per semester: CHF 1'550.-
  • Application fee: CHF 300.-
  • Deposit: CHF 3'000.-

The local administration prohibits all forms of employment for students from non-EU and non-EFTA countries. The application fee is CHF 300.– and is due upon confirmation of a study place and is non-refundable if our offer is not accepted. The application fee will be deducted from the tuition fee. A deposit of CHF 3 000.- will be refunded at the end of the programme if all bills are paid. Based on a bank receipt and a guarantee of sufficient means for the costs of living to the amount of CHF 12 000, the visa process can be started.

The study fees do not include textbooks, study materials, and fees associated with thesis writing, block weeks, and excursions, e.g. travel and accommodation. Students must possess a laptop.


Upon successful completion of the tourism courses, students will receive a:

  • Bachelor of Sciences FHGR in Tourism

Career paths

Graduates of the Tourism study programme at UAS Grisons are not only in demand in the tourism and leisure sector, but also across the service sector as a whole thanks to their broad business knowledge and outstanding social and language skills.

A degree in Tourism will open up many doors for you. Here are some examples:

  • Consultant
  • Content manager
  • Creativity Coach
  • Customer relations manager
  • Destination manager
  • Event manager
  • Experience manager
  • Marketing project manager
  • Product manager
  • Project coordinator
  • Sales manager
  • Service designer
  • Service innovation manager
  • Social media manager
  • Sponsorship manager

These roles can be found at tourism companies, event agencies and consultancy firms. Your degree will also make you eligible for positions in corporate development, or for managerial roles and jobs in HR management.


About this institute

University of Applied Sciences of the Grisons

Study in the heart of Switzerland! The University of Applied Sciences of the Grisons provides an excellent learning environment with an intimate atmosphere, modern facilities, and small, student-oriented classes. The university is located in The Swiss canton of Grisons, where European tourism all began....

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Why study at University of Applied Sciences of the Grisons

Switzerland is a dynamic tourism destination that has learnt how to reinvent tourism in its urban centres and alpine playgrounds. At the University of Applied Sciences of the Grisons you live and breathe the spirit of the tourism pioneers who brought tourism to St. Moritz. It is the ideal surrounding to become an expert in tourism yourself.

Study in small classes, receive practice-oriented insights and become an active participant in your learning such as in case studies, discussiones, learning-by-doing and in workshops.

Contact info

University of Applied Sciences of the Grisons

Pulvermühlestrasse 57
CH-7004 Chur

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