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Admission requirements

Bachelor of Science HES-SO (BSc) in Tourism

General admission requirements are published in the bachelor degree admission regulations for the University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland and comply with the provisions of the Swiss national law on universities of applied sciences.

The conditions (information here in French or German) which vary from one area of study to another are specified in the regulations. Conditions are the same for all students in the same department regardless of where the students choose to study.

Tourism is a restricted-admission degree programme, i.e. the number of applicants is in general higher than the number of available places. If this is the case after the registration deadline in February, all applicants are invited to sit an admission exam. Successful candidates will receive confirmation of their admission once the results of the exam are available.

Further information on the admission process can be found in the following implementation provisions: Dispositions d'application relatives à la régulation des admissions en Bachelor HES-SO en Tourisme (in French) or Ausführungsbestimmungen betreffend die Zulassungsbeschränkung im Bachelorstudiengang Tourismus der HES-SO (in German)

If the number of applicants is lower than the number of available places after the application deadline at the end of February, candidates will immediately receive confirmation of their admission. 

 

Secondary school diploma

Conditions of access

Vocational baccalaureate

Direct access depending on the type of baccalaureate and apprenticeship or access upon completion of a one-year work placement in relation with the field of study.

Baccalaureate

Access upon completion of a one-year work placement in relation with the field of study.

Specialized baccalaureate

Direct access depending on how the area of specialization connects to the desired department of study at the UAS or  access upon completion of a one-year work placement in relation with the field of study.

Technical / professional college degree

Admission of graduates of technical / professional colleges ins is detailed in recommendations of the Swiss conference of UAS's.

Foreign qualifications

Same conditions provided that the qualification is recognized as the equivalent of one of the above-mentionsed Swiss qualifications.  More information

Qualifications not mentioned above

Candidates aged 25 and above who do not meet the admission requirements but who have acquired equivalent knowledge and skills through work experience can apply for admission.

 
 

Pre-study work requirements

The tourism department makes information about pre-study work opportunities available to future students on a platform.  Work placement experience with the companies listed on the platform fulfil admissions requirements.

In order to gain access to this platform or to find out whether your work experience meets admission requirements, please contact the admissions department at the following address: info@hevs.ch


Foreign language requirments

The UAS Valais / Wallis is a bilingual, even plurilingual, learning environment. As a result, foreign language courses including training in French, German, and English for professional purposes, are part of the curricula. Candidates for admission to the UAS are expected to have at least a B2 level in these three languages according to the European Common Framework of Reference for languages.  The school provides intensive pre-study courses for candidates who do not have the required level.

According to the decision taken by the administration of the School of Management and Tourism on July 16th, 2014, students who wish to study in a language different from their mother tongue must be in possession of a C1 certificate in the language of study.


Recognition of work / life experience