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. Documents are accepted in English for all campuses. Additionally, in French, German and Italian for our Swiss campus; and Spanish, Italian, 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 and 6 months 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 youwant 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***
BBA 

525

(paper-based)

70

(internet-based)

Average 5.5 and minimum 5.0 in each componentFCE: Grade C
Diploma

(China only)

 

500

(Paper-based)

61

(internet-based)

Average 5.0 and mimimm 5.0 in each componentPET:Pass

* The Les Roches Switzerland TOEFL testing code number is 9827

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

***Cambridge: Preliminary (PET) or First Certificate Exam (FCE) – please also provide statement of results

 

Improve your English

We offer short English programs for students looking to improve their English

Minimum age

  • 24 for Executive Master’s
  • 23 for MBA
  • 21 for all other programs

Qualifications

Bachelor degree for all programs

Those without a degree can still access the postgraduate curriculum and will receive a professional development diploma.

English Level

Must be proficient enough for higher education studies. English language exam scores (issued in the past 12 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:

TOEFL*

 

IELTS Academic**

 

Cambridge***

 

All postgraduate programs in Switzerland  

550

(paper-based)

80

(internet-based)

Average 6.0 and minimum 5.5 in each componentFCE

Grade A

 

CAE

Grade C

All postgraduate programs in Marbella/Shanghai    

525

(paper-based)

 

70

(internet-based)

Average 5.5 and minimum 5.0 in each componentFCE Grade C

 

*The Les Roches Switzerland TOEFL testing code number is 9827

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

***Cambridge Advanced Certificate in English (CAE) or First Certificate Exam (FCE) – please also provide statement of results

 

Help with your English

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

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

Minimum English language exam scores:

FIRST CERTIFICATE EXAM (FCE): GRADE A

ADVANCED (CAE): GRADE C

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.

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