Scholarships

As a private institution, IMI does not provide any full scholarships and students are expected to be in a position to finance their own studies in Switzerland, especially as this will be a requirement by the Swiss immigration authorities for the study visa application.

However, we have a number of initiatives listed below that are linked to IMI's admissions strategy, which aim to assist motivated people to study at our institution. For more information about any of the initiatives listed below, please contact us on info@imi-luzern.com and one of our Admissions Officers will contact you for a personal consultation to discuss your situation and guide you accordingly.

Scholarship on fees

Periodically, we offer some part-scholarships to certain applicants. These partial scholarships are offered as a reduction on the tuition fees. There are no scholarships on offer on the registration fee or prices for accommodation and meals. Currently, we have the following special offers in place:

  • Swiss nationals or C permit holders are entitled to a reduction of tuition fees on each academic semester at IMI.
  • Permanent residence B permit holders in Switzerland are entitled to a reduction on tuition fees on each academic semester of study.
  • As we aim to maintain out our varied nationality mix on campus, periodically we may offer partial scholarships to nationals of certain countries. As this list changes regularly and there are a limited number of such part-scholarships on offer, requests for these part-scholarships will only be examined upon receipt of a full and complete application and a formal request for consideration for a part-scholarship.
TESTIMONIALS

"IMI has prepared me to succeed during my internship."

Helge De Wilt

from Netherlands , graduated in 2015

At IMI I am studying what I enjoy doing the most: Hospitality. One of the many things I have learned is how to provide my guests with an excellent service. IMI has prepared me to succeed during my internship. In a small school like IMI you will get to know everyone really fast from all over the world. My friends here at IMI are connections for a lifetime; having good connections in this industry is extremely useful.

In my Certificate semester, I was surprised that I had been awarded the Merit Scholarship for best overall scores for that semester – this was a good feeling (especially for my parents) and meant I was awarded a discount in tuition fees for my next semester of study!

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Community scholarships

In order to enhance students’ knowledge and skills, we are pleased to offer some students the opportunity to gain some further experience during their academic semester. Selected students will dedicate a few hours per week for practical experience in one of the following departments at IMI:

  • F&B Service
  • F&B Stewarding
  • F&B Kitchen
  • Housekeeping
  • Marketing
  • Alumni
  • Library

Notification about these community scholarships are issued during the first week of the semester and students will be required to submit an application if they wish to apply for one of more of these positions. An interview will be held with those shortlisted, after which an offer will be made to the selected students.

For more information about these community scholarships, please contact us on info@imi-luzern.com and we will be delighted to provide you with some more information.

TESTIMONIALS

"Every students dream come true!"

Tino Mukarati from Zimbabwe , graduated in 2016
Community Scholarship Student , Switzerland

Merit scholarships

Academic scholarships are granted based on outstanding academic performance.

The recipients of the following awards will receive a scholarship which will be financially credited towards their next semester of study at IMI:
Best in Semester Certificate Student: CHF 1,000
Best in Semester Higher Diploma Student: CHF 1,000
Best in Semester Diploma Student: CHF 1,000
Best in Semester Postgraduate Diploma Student: CHF 1,000
Best in Semester BA (Hons) Student: CHF 1,000
Best Dissertation by a BA (Hons) Student: CHF 1,000

The recipients of the following awards will receive a financial scholarship from IMI:
For 3 semesters and receiving a BA (Hons) degree with first class honours.
For students completing 3 semesters at IMI and receiving an MBA degree with distinction CHF 6,000

Prestige awards are granted based on outstanding personal and professional performance. Prizes will be presented to the award-winners at the graduation ceremony. The awards are as follows:
Award for Best Newcomer Award for Personal Achievement
Award for Professional Attitude Award for the Best PDP e-Portfolio
The Tom Maher Prize Award Award for Outstanding Citizenship
The Rudolf Fischer Prize Award Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Community

TESTIMONIALS

"Every students dream come true!"

Tino Mukarati

from Zimbabwe , graduated in 2016

Starting my final semester, the last leg of my four years with IMI, I really wanted was to end on a high note with the Library Scholarship position. Receiving my acceptance letter was a great feeling! Working in the library is a great experience, you are in a room full of so much knowledge that you can take advantage of whilst working. Every student’s dream come true!

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