Higher Diploma in Culinary Arts

The B.H.M.S. Higher Diploma in Culinary Arts increases the students’ fundamental understanding of international culinary principles gained at the Diploma level. Practical highlights of this second year include advanced cold kitchen techniques, advanced training in contemporary dish creation and presentation as well as a dedicated chocolatier course. Students start additionally to develop their managerial skills through core business subjects, preparing them for a broad range of culinary career opportunities.

Admission Requirements:

  • B.H.M.S. Diploma or equivalent
  • IELTS 5.5 or equivalent

    Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the American Culinary Federation Foundation.


    Course FeeApplication FeeShared Standard Accom. 1Meals PlanOperating Expenses2Total Fee CHF
    Bachelor Degree Hospitality/Business or Culinary
    1st Year Diploma24'1005003'6001'8002'50032'500
    2nd Year Higher Diploma25'1005003'6001'8002'50033'500
    3rd Year Bachelor Degree26'1005003'6001'8002'50034'500
    M.SC. Dual Degree
    M.Sc. Dual Degree26'1005003'6001'8002'50034'500
    MBA Dual Degree
    MBA Dual Degree29'1005003'6001'8002'50037'500
    Combined M.Sc. - MBA Degrees
    Combined M.Sc. 42'5005005'4002'7003'00054'000
    Postgraduate Diploma Hospitality or Culinary
    PGD Hospitality/Culinary25'1005003'6001'8002'50033'500
    Graduate Certificate
    Graduate Certificate15'700-1'80090050018'900
    English Program
    Preparatory English5'600-1'8009005008'800

    Higher Diploma in Culinary Arts:

    This 6-12-month Higher Diploma in Culinary Arts program builds onto student's fundamental understanding of international culinary principles gained at the Diploma level (1st year of studies). Students explore European and ethnic cuisines by preparing a wide range of recipes including typical appetizers, fish, vegetarian, main course dishes, as well as pastry and desserts. Students also learn communication and management skills, leadership and team work and guest relations. After successfully completing the first 6-months of the higher diploma studies, students qualify for a 4-6 month paid internship in one of the many renowned Swiss dining establishments