International education
in St. Petersburg

A modern approach to teaching in the hospitality industry
Modern teaching approaches
SWISSAM is the university of hotel & restaurant business and culinary arts, located in the heart of St. Petersburg city's luxury and recreation life - the Krestovsky Island.

We use the European educational model:

50% - theory and 50% - practice. Our modern approach to teaching students allows us to conduct classes in various formats: guest lectures from successful industry representatives, group discussions, interactive presentations and field trips to the best hotels and restaurants.

Enroll all year round!
>30 different countries
2 modern Campuses
International partners
>260 partner companies
IMI - Switzerland
CETT - Spain
CTH - United Kingdom
Swiss Alpine - Greece
of work
in the city center
our students and alumni work in
Azimut Hotels, Radisson Hotel Group, Marriott, Ginza Project, Italy Group and other
top managers and department heads of the best hotels and restaurants in the world
SWISSAM Advantages
International Diploma
(IMI, Switzerland or ACF, USA)
Paid Internship and employment opportunities from the 1st year of education
Our professors are industry
A number of courses is taught
in English
Field-trips and workshops
Industry events and lectures by industry stars
Transfer to IMI Campus
With no exams and a chance of getting a 6000 CHF scholarship
80% of our lecturers are internationally accredited professionals with extensive work experience in the industry.

Our teaching staff includes renowned chefs and professionals from hospitality, restaurant management, finance, marketing, and human resources industries. These are people from different countries who speak the same language - the language of hospitality.
SWISSAM is accredited by IMI (International Management Institute, Switzerland) and ACF (American Culinary Federation) to certify diplomas in hospitality and culinary arts.
We use the international teaching approaches.
50% theory and 50% practice.
Theoretical knowledge is supported by development of practical skills.
By the end of studies you are already an experienced professional!
Experienced lecturers
Training and teaching are not the main activities of our lecturers - they also develop professionally while working for international companies
You can apply the acquired knowledge into practice right after the theory part
Systematized knowledge
All our educational programs are based on relevant and up-to-date industry requirements
International diploma accepted in Russia and any other countries
Communication and personalized educational approach
Teachers support you during your studies. You can ask them anything, whether it's a question about your assignment or your further career expectation
Only essential terms
Only the essential minimum of terms. Practice is the key
Our graduates are equipped with an adundance of practical skills
By the time they graduate, our students have extensive professional experience as well as the diploma
SWISSAM University
Lecturers-theorists, who don't know how business works
Steve Mannion
Leading Chef
Wolfgang Kollmann
Invited Chef
Pavan Kumar Manger
Guest Instructor for Pan-Asian, Asian Cuisine
Theoretial knowledge which you can't apply to practice
Program curriculum is based on scrappy knowledge
Russian diploma
Stream education approach with teachers hopping.
Too many unnecessary pieces of knowledge and terms used to rather increase the program curriculum than to facilitate working life
It is hard to find a job upon graduation because an employer usually prefers an experienced candidate
Other universities
Bachelor of Arts degree
in International Hospitality Management
Program duration 3-3,5 years
Full-time studies
IMI Swiss diploma

Master of Science degree at partner universities
Course duration - 1-2 years
Full-time studies
International Diploma of partner university

ACF Culinary Arts

Program duration - 5,5 months
Full-time studies
ACF International Diploma

Study with us and work as a chef in the best restaurants of the world
Educational program that prepares you to become a top manager of HoReCa business
Become a sought after professional in hospitality industry
Modern teaching approach allows us to create a varied curriculum
Guest lectures from industry leaders
Group work
Interactive presentations
Fiels trips to the best hotels and restaurants
The greatest advantage of SWISSAM is our lecturers - HoReCa experts and professionals
Wolfgang Kollmann
Lecturer and Chief
Lecturer Culinary Principles
Paolo Marinuzzi
Lecturer and Chief
Steve Mannion
Yulia Lim
Julia Bakova
Patrick Farran
Lecturer Food and Beverage Service
Yulia Titova
Lecturer Personal Development
Roman Rydkov
Lecturer Food and Beverage Service
Artem Klykov
Lecturer Financial Management
Lecturer Enterprise Development Project
Our students and graduates work all over the world

Students photos
More photos about the student life of SWISSAM in our social networks :)
Open Day in SWISSAM
Dobrolyubova ave., 20/1, St. Petersburg
- University tour
- Presentation of educational programs
- Acquaintance with SWISSAM team
- Offering a scholarship for all study programs on the Open Day
Any questions?
+7 (812) 324-22-16
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Dobrolyubova ave., 20/1, St. Petersburg
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Dobrolyubova ave., 20/1, St. Petersburg

Phone: +7 (812) 324-22-16

Phone: +7 (812) 324-22-16
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