Admission Requirements

Les Roches students want to become future business leaders – to travel and study abroad, and to seek an education that allows them to experience it all.

 

To maintain its world-leading reputation for excellence, Les Roches takes a holistic approach to student admissions, evaluating a range of criteria.

If you have any questions regarding requirements please contact us

Completed application form

With all pertinent supporting documents.

Academic requirements

Senior high school diploma, or equivalent. Please see ENIC-NARIC for more details. Documents are accepted in English for all campuses. Additionally, in French, German and Italian for our Swiss campus; and Spanish, French and Portuguese for our Spanish campus. Otherwise, an official notarized translation in English will be required. Additional credentials (SAT/ACT scores, AP and International Baccalaureate courses and programs) are highly encouraged, but not required.

Minimum age

17 years by program entry date.

Resume

To include personal profile, academic qualifications, languages spoken, work experience, extra-curricular activities, travel, and leadership qualities.

Study/post-study plan

A 300-word essay, signed and dated, highlighting experiences, leadership, areas of development, and future aspirations for a career in the hospitality experience industry, and why you want to study with Les Roches.

Admission assessment

By written exercise and interview. Prospective students should acquaint themselves with some aspect of the hospitality business – through internships, shadow opportunities, industry-related employment or informational interviews – before applying.

English language

Must be proficient enough for higher education studies. English language exam scores (issued in the last 12 months) are required for non-native speakers, or those who have not spent the last two years in full-time English education.

TOEFL* IELTS Academic** Cambridge*** Duolingo****
BBA 70 (internet-based) Average 5.5 and minimum 5.0 in each component FCE: grade C
(minimum 160 points)CAE: minimum 160 points
Score of 110, with no component under 100-105

* The Les Roches Switzerland TOEFL testing code number is 9827

**IELTS Academic has four component (writing, reading, speaking, listening)

***Cambridge: First Certificate Exam (FCE) or Advanced Certificate (CAE)- please also provide statement of results

****Duolingo: Duolingo has four tested components (writing, reading, speaking, listening)

 

Improve your English

We offer short English Programs for students looking to improve their English.

 

Students with learning differences

Les Roches will assist students with learning differences in assessing their potential to enter and succeed at the school. The physical nature of service or kitchen practical courses requires students to be able to perform a wide range of duties similar to those performed in the industry.

Students with certain learning differences, such as dyslexia, are accommodated with appropriate support, additional time to complete examinations and special test conditions. Applicants should write to the School for further information and requests for support should be accompanied by official documentation detailing the diagnosis.

Minimum age

21 years old

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree

Professional Hospitality Experience

Work experience is a plus but not required

English Level 

Must be proficient enough for higher education studies. English language exam scores (issued within 24 months prior to the intended intake) are required for non-native speakers, or those who have not spent at least 2 years in full time English Education at University level prior to the intake.

Minimum English language exam scores:

TOEFL* IELTS Academic** Cambridge*** Duolingo****
All Master’s programs at all campuses 80 (internet-based) Average 6.0 and minimum 5.5 in each component FCE: grade A (minimum  180 points)

CAE: grade C (minimum 180 points)

Score of 115, with no component under 105-110

*The Les Roches Switzerland testing code number is 9827

The Les Roches Marbella testing code number is B941

**IELTS Academic has four component (writing, reading, speaking, listening)

***Cambridge: First Certificate Exam (FCE) or Advanced Certificate (CAE)- please also provide statement of results

****Duolingo: Duolingo has four tested components (writing, reading, speaking, listening)

Help with your English

Those marginally below the stated official English level can take additional English support pre sessional programs (IHELP) prior to the intended program. Please check English entry requirements for these programs with your counselor.

Students with learning differences

Les Roches will assist students with learning differences in assessing their potential to enter and succeed at the school. The physical nature of service or kitchen practical courses requires students to be able to perform a wide range of duties similar to those performed in the industry.

Students with certain learning differences, such as dyslexia, are accommodated with appropriate support, additional time to complete examinations and special test conditions. Applicants should write to the School for further information and requests for support should be accompanied by official documentation detailing the diagnosis.

Minimum age

  • 23 for the MBA
  • 28 for the Executive MBA
  • Minimum age requirement not applicable for the Executive Master’s and Executive Postgraduate Diploma taught in Spain provided that all other admission requirements are met

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree mandatory for the MBA and desirable for the other programs.
Those without a degree can still access the Postexperience Programs and will receive a Professional Development Diploma.

Professional Hospitality Experience

  • Two years for the MBA
  • Five years for the Executive PGD and Executive Master’s offered in Spain
  • Eight years for the Executive MBA offered in Switzerland

English Level 

Must be proficient enough for higher education studies. English language exam scores (issued within 12 months prior to the intended intake) are required for non-native speakers, or those who have not spent at least 2 years in full time English Education at University level (or working in a company where English is the primary language for Executive MBA candidates) prior to the intake.

Minimum English language exam scores:

TOEFL* IELTS Academic** Cambridge*** Duolingo****
All Master’s programs at all campuses 80 (internet-based) Average 6.0 and minimum 5.5 in each component FCE: grade A (minimum  180 points)

CAE: grade C (minimum 180 points)

Score of 115, with no component under 105-110

*The Les Roches Switzerland testing code number is 9827

The Les Roches Marbella testing code number is B941

**IELTS Academic has four component (writing, reading, speaking, listening)

***Cambridge: First Certificate Exam (FCE) or Advanced Certificate (CAE)- please also provide statement of results

****Duolingo: Duolingo has four tested components (writing, reading, speaking, listening)

 

Help with your English

Those marginally below the stated official English level can take additional English support pre sessional programs (IHELP) prior to the intended program. Please check English entry requirements for these programs with your counselor.

Students with learning differences

Les Roches will assist students with learning differences in assessing their potential to enter and succeed at the school. The physical nature of service or kitchen practical courses requires students to be able to perform a wide range of duties similar to those performed in the industry.

Students with certain learning differences, such as dyslexia, are accommodated with appropriate support, additional time to complete examinations and special test conditions. Applicants should write to the School for further information and requests for support should be accompanied by official documentation detailing the diagnosis.

Minimum age

21 for the Postgraduate Diplomas and Master’s in Hospitality Management

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree desirable. Those without a degree can still access the Postexperience Programs and will receive a Professional Development Diploma.

Professional Hospitality Experience

Two years for the PGDs and the Master’s in Hospitality Management for students with a degree or five years for students without degree

English Level

Must be proficient enough for higher education studies. English language exam scores (issued in the past 24 months) are required for non-native speakers, or those who have not spent the past 2 years in full time English Education at University level (or working in a company where English is the primary language for Executive MBA candidates) prior to the intake.

Minimum English language exam scores:

TOEFL* IELTS Academic** Cambridge*** Duolingo****
Postgraduate & Postexperience Programs 80 (internet-based) Average 6.0 and minimum 5.5 in each component FCE: grade A
(minimum 180 points)CAE: grade C (minimum 180 points)
Score of 115, with no component under 105-110

* The Les Roches Switzerland TOEFL testing code number is 9827

**IELTS Academic has four component (writing, reading, speaking, listening)

***Cambridge: First Certificate Exam (FCE) or Advanced Certificate (CAE)- please also provide statement of results

****Duolingo: Duolingo has four tested components (writing, reading, speaking, listening)

Help with your English

Those marginally below the stated official English level can take additional English support classes prior to the intended program.

Students with learning differences

Les Roches will assist students with learning differences in assessing their potential to enter and succeed at the school. The physical nature of service or kitchen practical courses requires students to be able to perform a wide range of duties similar to those performed in the industry.

Students with certain learning differences, such as dyslexia, are accommodated with appropriate support, additional time to complete examinations and special test conditions. Applicants should write to the School for further information and requests for support should be accompanied by official documentation detailing the diagnosis.

Candidates can apply for direct entry into the Les Roches BBA program. If you are unsure of your qualification or credit transfer possibilities, please contact us for an academic evaluation for direct entry.

Previous education:

Applicants may apply with one of the following:

Les Roches Higher Diploma in Hotel Management or Diploma in Hotel Management

BTEC Higher National Diploma.

Diploma of a hotel school or other recognized diploma (minimum program length of 2.5 years).

Other diplomas:

Applications from students wishing to transfer from other programs will be considered. Appropriate entry level will be determined according to their qualifications. In order to make a formal academic evaluation, candidates are required to submit an official program outline and transcript of previous studies.

Professional experience:

Please provide copies of work experience certificates in the hotel industry, if applicable.

English Level

Must be proficient enough for higher education studies. English language exam scores (issued in the past 24 months) are required for non-native speakers, or those who have not spent the past two years in full-time English education.

Minimum English language exam scores for the BBA

Must be proficient enough for higher education studies in English. English language exam scores (issued in the last 12 months prior to the intended intake) are required for non-native English speakers, or those who have not spent the last two years in full-time English education.

Required English exam scores:

IELTS Academic:
Average 6.0 and minimum of 5.5 in each component (writing, reading, speaking, listening).

TOELF (ibt):
Minimum of 80 points (Spain and Switzerland).

The Les Roches Marbella TOEFL testing code number is B941.

The Les Roches Switzerland TOEFL testing code number is 9827.

Cambridge:
First Certificate Exam (FCE): grade A (for Spain and Switzerland).

Advanced Certificate (CAE): grade C (Spain and Switzerland).

Duolingo:
Score of 115, with no component under 105-110.

Students with learning differences

Les Roches will assist students with learning differences in assessing their potential to enter and succeed at the school. The physical nature of service or kitchen practical courses requires students to be able to perform a wide range of duties similar to those performed in the industry.

Students with certain learning differences, such as dyslexia, are accommodated with appropriate support, additional time to complete examinations and special test conditions. Applicants should write to the School for further information and requests for support should be accompanied by official documentation detailing the diagnosis.

 

Please see ENIC-NARICfor more details

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