César Ritz Colleges

The programmes offered at César Ritz Colleges are based on the philosophy of César Ritz, founder of the famous Ritz hotels, who is widely recognised as the pioneer of luxury hotels.

With hard work, innovation, flair and a touch of class, César Ritz accomplished an unprecedented career in the hospitality industry and rose to legendary status. It is his tradition of luxury, excellence and service that has set the standards for hotels and restaurants throughout the world.

Bachelor students can choose to start their studies in French-speaking Le Bouveret or German-speaking Lucerne. By studying and living in different regions, students can discover the diverse aspects of the famous Swiss hospitality culture, through their Swiss journey.


The University has approved the following University of Derby accredited programmes to run at César Ritz (Swiss Education Group)


Students should apply directly to César Ritz Colleges. Students will receive administrative support from both César Ritz Colleges and University of Derby.

Award ceremonies

Awarding students attend a University of Derby Awards Ceremony held at César Ritz. There is also an option to graduate at the University of Derby awards ceremony in the UK instead.