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The Swiss Hotel Association (SHA) is proud of its network of superior quality international hotel management schools which train their students according to the SHA Education Standards (SHA ES).

SHA Affiliate Schools are entitled to award the SHA Diploma which is based on the Swiss education standards that are also used by the federally recognised SHA partner schools in Switzerland.

International College of Hotel Management (ICHM)

Global Academy of Tourism and Hospitality Education (GATE)

Yangzhou Hospitality Institute (YHI)

International College of Hotel Management (ICHM)

The International College of Hotel Management (ICHM) in Adelaide, Australia, was founded by hotelleriesuisse together with the South Australian Government in 1992. Since then, ICHM has been training professionals for all managerial levels in the international hospitality sector. ICHM offers a three-year programm leading to the SHA Diploma as well as a Bachelor in International Hospitality Management (SHA) by completing a fourth academic year. It is based on the philosophy that a commitment to excellence and the findest education and training are essential for people seeking after leading positions in the hospitality industry. Thus, ICHM provides its students with exposure to all aspects of hospitality and completes the study programme with industry placements.

  • Year 1: hospitality and service standards, business basics, operational knowledge
  • Year 2: supervising standards and basics, leadership, marketing & sales, property-/ safety-/ security-/ HR-management
  • Year 3: management subjects, core business disciplines
  • Year 4: focus on international hospitality environments and emerging business management practices (leads to the Bachelor of International Hotel Management (SHA))

As an international student, if you spend at least two years at ICHM, you are entitled - under Australian law - to work for a further two years in Australia.


Global Academy of Tourism and Hospitality Education (GATE)

The Global Academy of Tourism and Hospitality Education (GATE) in Kathmandu, Nepal, trains the next generation of hospitality professionals by offering management-focused and practical-based education and training programmes, which include industry placements. Language of tuition is English.

In autumn 2014, the foundation was laid for cooperation between the Global Academy of Tourism and Hospitality Education (GATE) and hotelleriesuisse. Students from all over the world can now acquire the SHA Diploma in Hotel and Restaurant Management by completing the 3-year programme, in which four semesters are focused to theoretical and practical learning on campus (academic semesters) and two semesters are completed on an industry exposure experience.

  • Academic Semesters 1 & 2: food & beverage, cuisine, room division, housekeeping, administration and front office, languages, information technology
  • Academic Semesters 3 & 4: advanced management subjects, marketing, economics, financial & managerial accounting, HR


Yangzhou Hospitality Institute (YHI)

The Yangzhou Hospitality Institute (YHI) in Yangzhou, China, equips its students with practical skills and offers SHA Diplomas in Culinary Technique, F&B Service Operations and Room Division Administration. It is a private vocational college which was founded in 2014 following accreditation by the Chinese Ministry of Education.

In the practical modules, students at YHI can gain valuable experience and practice direct customer contact in various areas. The course lasts three years, of which two full semesters are compulsory internships.

All YHI teaching staff was trained by the EHL Lausanne Qualified Learning Facilitator's (QLF) Programme and hence are representatives of the highest Swiss standards.

You will find detailes information about the educational opportunities on the YHI website.