If you consider yourself to be a people person and enjoy assisting others and ensuring they get top-quality services, a career in Tourism or Hospitality might be ideal for you. How does it all start? With a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree program in Tourism Management.

If you don’t want to settle for just any university, listed below are the best tourism and hospitality schools on the basis of the rankings produced by TopUniversities, Shanghai University, and the CEOWORLD magazine:

1. QS Rankings by Subject 2020 – Best Tourism and Hospitality schools in Europe

  • EHL – Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Glion Institute of Higher Education, Switzerland
  • Les Roches Global Hospitality Education, Switzerland
  • Swiss Hotel Management School, Switzerland
  • Hotel School the Hague, Netherlands
  • University of Surrey, UK
  • Oxford Brookes University, UK
  • Bournemouth University, UK
  • International Management Institute Switzerland
  • Cesar Ritz Colleges Switzerland
  • HTMi Hotel and Tourism Management Institute Switzerland

Check out the complete QS Rankings by Subject on the TopUniversities website.

2.  Shanghai Rankings by Subject 2020 – Best tourism and hospitality schools in Europe

  • University of Surrey, UK
  • Bournemouth University, UK
  • Oxford Brookes University, UK
  • Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
  • Middlesex University, UK
  • University of Alicante, Spain
  • University of Strathclyde, UK
  • University of Birmingham, UK
  • Leeds Beckett (Metropolitan) University, UK
  • University of Malaga, Spain

Check out the complete Rankings by Subject on the Shanghai Rankings webpage.

3. CEOWORLD Magazine Ranking – Best tourism and hospitality schools in Europe 2020

  • EHL – Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Oxford School of Hospitality Management, UK
  • Les Roches International School of Hotel Management, Switzerland
  • Hotelschool the Hague, Netherlands
  • CETT School of Tourism, Spain
  • IHTTI School of Hotel Management, Switzerland
  • Glion Institute of Higher Education, Switzerland
  • Hotel Management School of Geneva, Switzerland
  • EHL Swiss School of Tourism and Hospitality, Switzerland
  • University of Surrey, UK

Discover other ranked universities on the CEOWORLD website.

Students’ reviews of the best tourism and hospitality schools in Europe

Here are quite a few reviews from old students who finished from some of the best European colleges and universities that provide degrees in Hospitality and Tourism Management:

BHMS Business and Hotel Management School

“I have finished the Bachelor’s Degree program at BHMS, and I am currently working as the Head of Conference & Events at a Hotel in Bahrain. I feel very honoured to be an alumnus of BHMS because I learned commitment, hard work and devotion-to-results during my schooling in Switzerland.

Now I put into use whatever I studied in school and have a good career. I would endorse BHMS due to the fact that it’s a nice school, you learn from professionals and via practice what’s comprised in the hospitality industry, and they assist you in finding a job after graduation which for me is very crucial.”

Leeds Beckett (Metropolitan) University

“The most exciting thing at Leeds Beckett University was that they normally were teaching application-oriented details which I found quite challenging. Even though the university is not very big, the facilities were broad.

Getting access to any materials was really easy, and I have never encountered such a great web infrastructure as regards gaining any information. The city is beautiful and the people who reside there are the most reverential ones I have seen in my entire life.”

University of Alicante

“I loved that the instructors were really nice and approachable! The courses were interesting and enriching! The teaching methods varied from teacher to teacher. Some were just excellent, some not. A wonderful Virtual Campus, which ensured access to all the required information, materials and resources were as easy as possible.”


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