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Admissions at Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland



Three-step application process

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Apply online

  1. Register
  2. Check your email & create your password
  3. Login to complete your application and include the documents listed below:
    • High school or university transcript / diploma / certificate
    • Proof of English proficiency - TOEFL, IELTS, or equivalent
    • Passport copy
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Motivation letter (500 words minimum)
    • Reference letters (if applicable)

Documents must be translated into English by an official translator. Copies are accepted, however original documents may be requested.

After you submit your application, we will send you a confirmation email that includes a link to pay your application fee (CHF 100).


  1. The admissions office will review your application. If you have met the requirements and displayed motivation for the requested program, a provisional letter of acceptance will be sent. 
  2. To secure your enrollment, the confirmation fee of CHF 3'000.- must be paid within 30 days and will be applied toward your first term fees. 
  3. Cancelation Insurance is optional at a fee of CHF 310.- 

Confirmation and visa application

  1. After your payment, you will receive your enrollment letter to apply for your visa (if applicable).*
  2. The remaining balance of the first term fees must be recieved six weeks before your start date. Any special room requests (first-come basis) can only be confirmed once full payment is received.

*For non-EU students, you will need apply for a student visa at the nearest Swiss Embassy or Consulate in your home country with your confirmation letter and proof of payment. The absolute decision is made by Swiss authorities and can take up to 12 weeks.


What to know before you apply

BA Culinary arts

Bachelor of Arts in Culinary Arts

3 yearsFull time

This business-focused culinary degree helps you build the foundation in kitchen fundamentals & business, by linking practical skills to academic knowledge. Choose between pathways in Culinary Arts, Pastry & Chocolate Arts, or Vegetarian Culinary Arts.


MA Culinary Business Management

Master of Arts in Culinary Business Management | Masters in Culinary Arts

1 yearFull time

Geared towards career changers, food and beverage entrepreneurs and culinary enthusiasts, through this program you will acquire relevant managerial skills, develop your own food concepts, create recipe books, and develop a business plan.

Swiss Diploma in Culinary Arts

Swiss Diploma in Culinary Arts

1 YearFull time

For food enthusiasts, aspiring culinary experts, and entrepreneurs eager to explore Swiss Gastronomy, our 1 year Swiss Diploma in Culinary Arts program in Switzerland is the perfect opportunity.

swiss diploma in culinary

Swiss Diploma in Pastry Arts

1 YearFull time

Designed for pastry and chocolate enthusiasts, aspiring pastry experts, and entrepreneurs with a sweet tooth, our 1 year Swiss Diploma in Pastry Arts program is your gateway to the world of Swiss and European confectionery excellence.

Fees & Tuition

Tuition & Fees

For payment plans and special conditions, please contact your official representative


Scholarship and payment plans

Each scholarship has specific criteria and applications will be examined on a case by case basis. All scholarships are calculated on the tuition fees only and cannot be combined with other reductions. Scholarships are limited.

Options available

Scholarship for Swiss or citizens with a B or C Permit
Partner Scholarship
Merit-based Scholarship
Payment Plans
Loans for EU citizens
Transfer your credits

Direct Entry

Transfer your credits toward Culinary Arts Academy

Experience Swiss hospitality and a world-class business education by transferring your credits to our top-ranked school. Benefit from personalized teaching, highly qualified faculty, and a global community of over 24'000 alumni. 

Our Direct Entry program makes it easy for students who have undertaken compatible vocational or university courses to continue their academic journey at our school. Candidates who have undertaken vocational or university courses compatible with the modules offered at Culinary Arts Academy may apply to transfer their credits and shorten their academic progression. 

 We recognize previous studies towards diploma programs, undergraduate, and postgraduate degrees. 

To apply for direct entry and credit transfer into your program of choice, please provide the following documents: 

  • Curriculum vitae/resume 
  • Transcripts and diploma from previous education 

Next intakes

We highly recommend applying early. If you need a student visa, please be sure to allow 8 – 12 weeks between application and program start date.

Bachelor of Arts in Culinary Arts

October 07, 2024

January 13, 2025

Master of Arts in Culinary Business Management | Masters in Culinary Arts

October 07, 2024

April 07, 2025

Swiss Diploma in Culinary Arts

October 07, 2024

January 13, 2025

Swiss Diploma in Pastry Arts

October 08, 2024

January 08, 2025

English Foundation Program

July 31, 2024

October 09, 2024

Immersion Foundation Program

September 11, 2024

November 20, 2024

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