• Welcome to our Study Program

  • Four semester private College for your career

  • A great place to study and live

  • Culinary Excellence

  • Practical skills and Management training

  • Additional qualifications and certificates

Qualification after College Degree

  • Diploma
  • License to start your own business 
  • Management and practical skills for the restaurant and catering business
  • 4 apprenticeships: restaurant specialist, cook, hospitality and catering assistant, travel agency assistant
  • Possible continuation of studies and recognition of exams by various universities, colleges, academies or advanced technical colleges 
  • Bachelor's degree within one year (with partner universities)


College Study Program

The focus lies on general education, business management skills with emphasis on tourism as well as communication and language training. Thanks to many internships and hands-on trainings for instance during the Skiing World Championship in Schladming, the Vienna Opera Ball and many more, an ideal combination of theoretical and practical knowledge is offered.

Various additional qualifications in the field of reception, service, kitchen, energy and foreign languages offer an additional advantage for your future career.

By now more than 6,500 alumni have been working successfully worldwide in different areas of the hospitality and catering sector, in the aviation and cruise business, event and congress organisation, in tourism and travel agencies and marketing - on all management levels. Our graduates pursue jobs that require a high degree of responsibility and independence in developing regional and supraregional tourism concepts.

All subjects taught in English or in German

For English speaking students we offer our program in English. A high proficiency in English is simply a must for everyone in the hospitality field to guarantee career advancement. 


Curriculum of the College of Tourism and Leisure Industry

After choosing your study language you can choose your major in LANGUAGES or TOURISM MANAGEMENT. 

Here you can find the curriculum of the College of Tourism and Leisure Industry


Practical training during the summer break 

Practical training of a minimum period of 12 weeks is compulsory for all students during the summer break between the second and third semester. It may be carried out in a tourism-related establishment in Austria or abroad. 

Private College

The College of Tourism and Leisure Industry is a non-profit, private institution of higher education, supported by the Styrian Chamber of Commerce. Our curriculum is based on the Austrian law.