Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I find the latest information about the Covid-19 situation in Switzerland?
The latest information on the situation in Switzerland is available on the website of the Federal Office of Public Health
Where can I find the latest information about Covid-19 globally?
We encourage you to refer to these official websites:
How long will the campus be closed?
The campus closing has been announced until the end of April 2020 in accordance with the decisions of the local authorities. EHL is monitoring the situation and will continue to put the health and wellbeing of the EHL community as the utmost priority. Considering the global uncertainties and rapidly evolving situations around the world, the campus reopening may be postponed and information will be provided in due course.
EHL remains operational during this period and continue to provide remote learning solutions and services to students.
Are there online classes?
Yes. EHL is providing remote learning sessions for academic classes and projects. Our goal is to continue to ensure the highest quality education and provide students with the necessary tools and guidance for the remote learning set-up. Students will continue to receive information as and when available from the Directors of Program and Faculty members. All information related to courses is available to current students in the LMS portal.
Due to the nature of the practical workshops for Preparatory Year and CREM students, workshops have been postponed until the campus reopens.
What will happen with exams?
The current health crisis is having an impact on the academic calendar, particularly the exam sessions. Consequently, the retake session scheduled for the month of April has been postponed. New dates in June have been communicated to the concerned students.
For the next exam sessions, students will receive updated information from their Program Directors and Professors.
Will the Student Business Projects (SBPs) still take place?
The format for the upcoming SBP session has been redesigned in order to:
- preserve the safety and wellbeing of students;
- minimize the impact on academic learning;
- allow students to finish their course in the initial time allowed by working on projects still linked to the reality of the real world;
- and guarantee the same conditions and opportunities to ALL students in this uncertain context.
Details have been provided to all final semester Bachelor students and the project proposals will be announced on 20 April 2020.
Can students living on campus stay on-site?
All students who are able to return home, in Switzerland or abroad should go home. Students who are unable to return home may stay in their residences in the Neighborwood. While F&B services have been provided on campus during the first 2 weeks of closing, very few students have elected to take advantage of this option, and some days none at all. As we all endeavor to stay at home and comply with social distancing recommendations, EHL will therefore be limiting further services on campus.
From Monday 30th March, the campus will therefore be fully closed, including the F&B outlets. The Extended Services Desk is available to support students. All services remain available virtually during regular working hours and security will continue to be present on site 24/7 and available in case of emergency.
Will all events taking place at EHL campuses be postponed?
Yes, all events originally scheduled during the campus closure will be postponed. There will however be virtual sessions for special events like the Open Day. For more information visit EHL Open Days
Other internal events such as the Young Hoteliers Summit and Career Fair are also being held through virtual solutions.
Will the Berceau des Sens be closed?
The Berceau des Sens will be closed until end of April. All existing bookings will unfortunately be cancelled. We invite you to access our booking system should you wish to reschedule.
Will I be reimbursed during the campus closing?
Please note that in any case all pre-paid fees will be carried over once the campus reopens. Our priority at the moment is to ensure the safe return home of students and that remote learning can be set up efficiently. Considering the current worldwide uncertainties, financial matters are being evaluated by the internal teams and will be addressed in due course, once we have a better view of the overall situation and effective campus closing period. More information will be provided as soon as possible and we thank you in advance for your patience.
Can I still apply for the September 2020 intake?
Yes. The deadline for applying for our September 2020 bachelor intake has been postponed to 1 June 2020. For students who have applied or are applying, please get in touch with our Admissions department at firstname.lastname@example.org for any academic enquiries.
What shall I do if my high school exams and/or diploma delivery are delayed?
These are exceptional situations which require exceptional measures. We understand that the current global situation may affect the deadlines for your final exams and diplomas. As the situation in each country, and region, is different we invite you to contact your Admissions Officer with specific questions related to your application.
The International Baccalaureate has reviewed its processes to enable Diploma and Certificate delivery in these extraordinary times. Diplomas will be available from 5 July 2020 and these should be submitted to your Admissions Officer once available. For more information on the International Baccalaureate measures, please visit the Covid-19 IB updates.
Will the Junior Academy take place this summer?
We expect to reopen the campus and hold the regular Junior Academy sessions this summer. EHL is monitoring the situation closely and will provide more information in due course if any sessions should need to be postponed. For enquiries about our Summer 2020 EHL Junior Academy, please get in touch with our team at email@example.com.