Transfers and direct entries

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Transfer to Switzerland’s #1 culinary school

A degree from Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland gets you where you want to go. With impressive facilities, an unmatched reputation, and a world-class faculty including industry leaders – studying at CAAS helps you build a career for life.

Even if you’ve started a degree elsewhere, it’s never too late to transfer to our school. We set up our Direct Entry program to make this process simple – and to recognize the work you have already done toward a similar degree. 

Why transfer to Culinary Arts Academy

Why transfer to Culinary Arts Academy?

  • Whatever stage you’re at with your studies, making the transfer to our school can make all the difference. That’s because a Culinary Arts degree takes you places. Whether your dream is to work in a Michelin-starred kitchen, or to run your own restaurant – studying here means more choice, more support, and a direct path to getting you there.

  • Living and learning at our two stunning campuses - Bouveret and Brig. Bouveret is a Certified Green Globe campus.

  • Our vast worldwide alumni network, spanning 24,000+ people, opening doors and giving access to a wealth of opportunities.

  • Our degrees are recognized by industry leaders – many of whom make up our world-renowned faculty. Hands-on masterclasses and personalized teaching let you experience working side-by-side with legends of the culinary world, gaining valuable insider knowledge in the process.
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Graduate with confidence – and a degree that sets you apart

Starting a degree with CAAS doesn’t mean starting over! Our Direct Entry program allows the transfer of your existing credits from a compatible vocational or university course toward a degree at CAAS. By transferring to our school, you may even shorten your time at university and leave with two diplomas that are highly regarded in restaurants worldwide – getting you closer to the career you want.

How to apply

To apply for a direct entry and credit transfer to your program of choice, you’ll need:

Curriculum Vitae

Your CV should highlight your academic achievements, work experience, and other relevant information.


Your transcripts provide us with a record of your academic achievements in previous courses or degrees. 

Course Syllabus

Your course syllabus should provide a detailed overview of the courses you have completed, including the topics covered and the assignments completed.

Professional Experience (not mandatory)

If you have any relevant professional experience in the hospitality industry, it should be noted in your CV. Additional documentation, if applicable, can be included with your application.


Once you have gathered the documents you need, our admissions team will be happy to assist you throughout the application process and answer any questions you may have.

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