Application Fees Information


HTMI Switzerland has 2 start dates each year.


Start Date End Date
19th Jan 2015 5th June 2015
10th Aug 2015 11th Dec 2015
18th Jan 2016 3rd Jun 2016

Note that the semester starting in January finish on the dates shown, when all students will check out except for BSc students who are still completing their exams. The semesters starting in Auguest finish on the dates shown when students can then directly into internships, or students can stay on our campus to complete any research they are required to do by the fist Monday in January, when all students will check out, except for BSc students who will still be completing their exams.

Work Placement

5 - 6 Months

During the second half of each year for the Certificate, Diploma and Postgraduate Diploma, HTMi will place students in hotels and restaurants in Switzerland for 20 Weeks. The students will receive minimum gross wages worth Sfr 2,180 per month from which a minimum tax is deducted. In addition, the employer will normally deduct an amount to cover food, accommodation and insurance. On average students should expect to keep a minimum of Sfr 1,000 per month for pocket money.

The main point of the work placements in Switzerland is to practise learned skills, but most importantly we call this the growing up period for our students. Our students really appreciate the self-development gained from Swiss hospitality work experience.

Schedule of Fees 2015


All courses start on a Monday. Students should plan to arrive one or two days in advance, either on the Saturday or the Sunday.

Students will arrive either at Zurich Airport or Luzern Main Railway Station. If students inform the school about the dates and time of arrival they will be met and transported to the school. If students arrive on the Saturday or Sunday before the school starts they will be picked up free of charge. If students arrive after the course starts they will be picked up at an extra charge which will be notified to them in advance.

On arrival at HTMi, all students will be checked into their rooms and will be given a short telephone call, free of charge, to confirm to their parents their safe arrival in Switzerland.


The Standard Room rate of sfr 2000 (20 weeks) is for a sharing room with wash basin and nearby shared bathroom.

HTMi reserves the right to allocate this room type to each student, or students may apply to be upgraded on a "first come, first served" basis and subject to availability.

Note that all rooms have beautiful views and many have balconies with Alpine views. All rooms have televsions, dialing telephones, central heating and all students have wardrobe space,shelves and study desk.

Room Rates

Room Type Charge
Superior large room with bathroom, three students sharing Sfr 350
Superior room with bathroom, two students sharing Sfr 550
Single room, shared bathroom Sfr 800
Single room, with bathrooms Sfr 1400


The student deposit of Sfr 3000 (non-refundable) is additional to the fees and is to be paid for each of the 20 week academic semester for the Certificate, Diploma, Higher Diploma, Bachelor Degree, Postgraduate Diploma and MBA Courses.

Students may obtain a statement about this deposit at any time. The school will, at its discretion, charge to this account payments made for such things as: health insurance (which is compulsory in Switzerland); insurance in the school; textbooks and class materials; registration fee; permit and visa fees (in Switzerland) breakages and losses; contributions to school excursions; Value Added Tax.

The Student Deposit does not include health insurance during work placement in Switzerland, which is required by Swiss law. HTMI reserves the right to collect this from students prior to work placement. Students may apply to pay this from work placement wages, approval is at the discretion of HTMi.

Bank Details:

  • Account Number: 01-02-503836-10
  • Account Beneficiary: HTMi
  • Bank Name: Luzerner Kantonalbank
  • Bank Address: Schuepfheim, Switzerland


HTMi will charge an administration fee of Sfr 250 for each refund. All refunds will be made within 30 days of notification of cancellation from the student.

  • 100% refund of all fees and the Student Deposit, if 3 months or more notice is given by written fax to HTMi before the course starts, (or if a student visa is refused).
  • 50% refund of all fees and the Student Deposit, if between 2 and 3 months notice is given by written fax to HTMi before the course starts.
  • 10% refund of all fees and the Student Deposit if between 1 and 2 months notice is given by written fax to HTMi before the course starts.
  • 0% refund of all fees and the Student Deposit received after the course starts.