FAQ

How can I apply
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Please have a look to the Admissions page.

What scholarships do you offer?
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As a private institute, IMI/ICI offers no full scholarships and only a limited number of part-scholarships for new students. These scholarships are competitive and are linked to IMI/ICIs admissions strategy which aims to assist motivated people to study at our institution. Each scholarship has specific criteria and eligibility so a request for a scholarship is examined on a case-by-case basis for those students, who have submitted a complete application

Where is the school located?
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The school is located in German speaking part of Switzerland, 15 minutes from the historic city of Luzern. Enjoy the family atmosphere on campus with around 200 students studying per semester. We are a very international school with 40-50 different nationalities per term, ensuring you get to make friends from all over the world!

When should I start my application?
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Please note that a study visa is required for your studies at IMI (and this can take about eight to ten weeks to process) so we recommend that you start the application process as early as possible. Our Registrar and Admissions team are on hand to answer any questions you have about the application or visa. Contact them any time at info@imi-luzern.com

Do I need to pass an exam for admission?
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You do not need to pass any specific exam. All you have to do is to make sure that you meet all the admission requirements for the program you are applying to. For IMI to assess your profile, you would need to send us your CV, motivation letter, latest transcripts and diplomas, passport copy and IELTS result (if you have one already).

What are the accommodation options?
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We provide accommodation on campus here in Kastanienbaum in recently refurbished, bright and modern rooms. Accommodation is available in twin or single rooms with or without private shower, all at affordable prices. Rooms are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis

What type of internship can I expect?
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It is not a job, but an internship gives you the opportunity to learn the basics about hospitality. This could be in a Night Audit position, F&B Service position or Kitchen placement for example. Internships are available both in Switzerland and abroad. You would have the opportunity to learn basic French of German during the academic semester as the better you speak the language, the better the position you can get in Switzerland. A six month paid internship in Switzerland  pays a minimum gross salary CHF 2172 per month.

Are internships and jobs guaranteed after the studies?
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There are no guarantees in life but, at IMI, we work together individually with each student to give them the best opportunity of securing their dream job or internship. We organise Career Days on campus twice a year which feature leading companies from the hospitality and tourism industries who present to students and interview directly on campus. We also offer individual support on CV and interview skills, job applications and visa applications meaning our students are supported at every stage of the process.

Can I have meals on campus?
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Our Main Dining Hall provides cuisines from around the world meaning our students have variety and choice in their diet. Meals consist of breakfast, lunch and dinner from Monday to Friday and brunch and dinner on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. 

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