Entry Requirements

Discover the entry requirements for our programmes and short courses

How To Apply

Find all the relevant information for your course below before submitting your application form, including minimum age and English language proficiency requirements. Direct entry is also an option for our Bachelor and Master degrees.

 

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Bachelor of International Business in Culinary Arts in Switzerland
Bachelor of International Business in Culinary Arts
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Culinary Arts awarded by University of Derby, UK

Bachelor Degree in Culinary Arts

The Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland Bachelor Degree is aimed at high-school graduates, those seeking a career change, and for people with a passion for cooking and a strong desire to pursue a culinary career in the hotel or restaurant business.

  • Completed secondary school education (IB Diploma, IBCP Diploma**, Maturité, Abitur, French Bac, 2 A-levels, high school diploma or equivalent)
  • English language proficiency of TOEFL iBT 55 or IELTS 5.5 or equivalent
  • Recommended minimum age of 18 years*

**Direct Entry options may be available to IBCP Candidates. For further details or an individual assessment, please kindly contact ibcp@swisseducation.com
 

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N.B:
Applicants may take the Oxford Online Placement Test (OOPT) free of charge.
Students who do not have the required English level will be advised to join the English Foundation Programme (please check the English Language Academic Entry Requirements section to confirm EFP validity for your programme of interest)
Please contact the admissions office to find out your nearest test centre.

Direct Entries into Year 2 or 3 of the Bachelor's Degree

Direct entry into the second and third year may be possible for students with appropriate academic qualifications.

Direct entries to the final year of the Bachelor’s degree should have:

  • Higher Diploma in a relevant field
  • English level equivalent to TOEFL iBT 65 or IELTS 5.5 or equivalent

Candidates with prior learning from other culinary schools or the workplace may also apply. All applications will be considered on an individual basis.

Please contact the admissions office for more information about direct entries.

 


 
Swiss Grand Diploma in Culinary Arts in Switzerland
Swiss Grand Diploma in Culinary Arts in Switzerland
Swiss Grand Diploma in Culinary Arts in Switzerland

Swiss Grand Diploma in Culinary Arts

  • Successful achievement of secondary education (IGCSE, O-Level)
  • IELTS score of 5.5 or TOEFL iBT 55
  • Recommended minimum age 18

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Direct Entry into Swiss Grand Diploma in Culinary Arts:

  • Successful completion of a vocational school or professional high school with a culinary focus OR a minimum of 1 year of full-time experience in a professional kitchen
  • IELTS score of 5.5 or equivalent

Please contact the admissions office for more information about direct entries.

 


 
Advanced Professional Diploma in Swiss Pastry and Chocolate Arts
Professional Diploma in Swiss Pastry and Chocolate Arts
Certificate in Swiss Pastry and Chocolate Arts

Swiss Grand Diploma in Pastry & Chocolate Arts

  • Successful achievement of secondary education (GCE O-Level or IGCSE)
  • IELTS score of 5.0 or TOEFL iBT 46
  • Recommended minimum age 18

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Direct Entry into Swiss Grand Diploma in Pastry & Chocolate:

  • Successful completion of a vocational school or professional high school with a pastry/bakery focus OR a minimum of 1 year of full-time pastry-related experience OR having completed the Swiss Grand Diploma in Culinary Arts
  • IELTS score of 5.5 or equivalent

 

Please contact the admissions office for more information about direct entries.

 

Master of International Business in Culinary Management in Switzerland
MIB Master of International Business in Culinary Management in Switzerland
Master of International Business in Culinary Management

Diploma in Vegetarian Culinary Arts

  • Successful achievement of secondary education (IGCSE, O-Level)
  • IELTS score of 5.5 or TOEFL iBT 55
  • Recommended minimum age 18

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* Please note that students must be 18 years of age to commence an industry internship.


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