Short studies with job guarantee - 7000 graduates in top positions. We create the future!

Living and learning on an crosscultural campus to start an international career!

Future topics and plenty of practical experience!

You do not want to go through a long period of studies? You would like to attend a practically-oriented training with countless career possibilities afterwards? In the tourism college classes are taught in English or German with two main focuses to choose from:

Digital tourism, start-ups & entrepreneurship or languages.

In our theory classes, you will learn the most important aspects of business and marketing management and digital trends as well as everything that concerns building up your own company – from the idea to the final output. In the practical training, you will get to know all working procedures at first hand. Because only who knows how it works, can also assume responsibility later on in life.

After successfully completing the college students can make a Bachelor degree in two more semesters since 120 ECTS will be accredited from the college diploma.

Register immediately for the next admission date and in two years you could have a dream job with worldwide license!


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Study focus – 2 options: "Digital Tourism, Startups and Entrepreneurship" | "Language focus – 3 languages for an international career"

Digital Tourism, Startups & Entrepreneurship

The training focus for the managers of the future!

  • Digital marketing with a focus on tourism
  • Company foundation, company management
  • Start-ups & innovative business models
  • Innovation management
  • Management Training & Leadership
  • Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Digital trends in tourism
  • Sustainability & Green Tourism

Language focus – 3 languages for an international career

The training focus for globetrotters!

Every new language is like an open window that opens up a new view of the world and broadens our outlook on life.(Frank Harris)

Besides English you choose your language focus form the following languages:

  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • French

This college is perfect for you, when

  • you are interested in travel, gastronomy, tourism and marketing.
  • you want to make a career in hotel & tourism management in a leadership position.
  • you have an innovative business idea and you want to take it to the next level.
  • you like to plan, organize and get to know the world.
  • do not feel like studying for a long time and prefer a practice-oriented education with many possibilities & ready-made frameworks.
  • you may wish to continue your studies in Austria or internationally (many partner universities with credits).

All facts at a glance

  • After the school leaving examination or university entrance examination
  • Duration: 4 semesters
    NEW: Optional: Top-up Bachelor Program in 2 semesters
  • Full-time study
  • Language of instruction: German or English
  • Key training areas:
    Digital Tourism & Entrepreneurship | Languages & Management
  • Internship: 12 weeks before entry into the third semester
  • Degree:
    Diploma, 4 professions, professional title: Businessman/businesswoman in tourism

Further information

Digital Tourism & Entrepreneurship 

  • Digital marketing with a focus on tourism
  • Company foundation, company management
  • Start-ups & innovative business models
  • Innovation management
  • Management Training & Leadership
  • Hospitality and Tourism Managementt
  • Digital trends in tourism
  • Sustainability & Green Tourism

Language Focus & Management

In addition to English and Italian or Spanish, French is also offered as a specialisation for language talents.

Our additional qualifications are a real bonus for your curriculum and hence, a clear competition advantage. According to training program and availability, the following qualifications are offered. (Keep in mind, that parallel to the regular curriculum only a selection of courses are manageable.):

Part of the education:

  • Concierge 4.0
  • Junior barkeeper
  • Junior wine sommelier

In the leisure time:

  • Coffee connoisseur
  • Cheese connoisseur
  • Social media editors
  • Language certificates


The exclusive opportunity to upgrade to a Bachelor’s degree in 2 semesters

Degree                                       Bachelor of Science (BSc)

Teaching language                   German or English

Place of study                            part-time blended learning program

  • Online courses with e-learning and webinars
  • All seminars and lectures are organized according to participant’s need (eg. blocked on weekends)
  • at the locations Semmering and Bad Gleichenberg

Duration of study                     2 semesters for graduates of the Tourism College Bad Gleichenberg  (accreditation of 120 ECTS)

Total number of credits          180 ECTS accredited worldwide

Accreditation                            International accreditation according to the NCFHE (National Commission of

Further and Higher Education)

Student fees                              € 7,480.00 (all enrollment and examination fees included) payable in 12 equal monthly installments – deductible from taxes!

Your advantages

  •  flexible part time studying program
  • Combination of all advantages of distance and traditional learning
  • Top- lecturers with wide practical backgrounds
  • Ideal study progress through the blocked courses concept
  • Multimedia scripts, IT-Services and access to online library

Admission criteria:

  • Diploma of the Tourism College Bad Gleichenberg
  • Minimum age: 20 Jahren (start of studies)
  • English certificate level B2
  • German certificat level C1 (if the teaching language is German)
  • Admission interview at the International Tourism Academy for advance studies


Living on campus with a real college feeling!

If you would like to stay in the Studentenhaus directly on the campus of the tourism schools Bad Gleichenberg, you will find more information here.

As a student of the college, you can decide for yourself where you would like to live during your training. The place offers some possibilities, but the most comfortable is certainly to rent a room in the single and double rooms of the student house directly on campus.

Full board in the form of a buffet is included in the school fee anyway, the amenities of the short way to your lessons or the many leisure facilities on campus such as fitness studios, media centre, bicycles, skates, gymnasium, etc. can also be used free of charge by students who rent a room on campus.


Practice makes perfect! During your training, you must complete a 12-week internship in a tourism company at home or abroad before the 2nd year of training. Whether in service, kitchen, reception, travel agency and much more is entirely up to you. You want to know what such an internship can look like?

Before you decide for an apprenticeship at the tourism schools Bad Gleichenberg, we cordially invite you to come and get a taste of what it is like to stay overnight.

Non-EU students

Nicht EU-Studenten benötigen ein Visum, damit sie in Österreich studieren können

Non-EU students need a visa in order to study in Austria.

Further information on the visa can be found on this website OeAD, the Austrian Agency for International Cooperation or by e-mail at

An investment that pays off!

The investment into the training at the tourism schools bath Gleichenberg is worthwhile itself, because the Fokus lies on the switching of contents, which are needed in the economy today and in the future and therefore each graduate and each graduate a clear competition advantage provide.

In the short period of 4 semesters the students are at the best prepared for working life. The reputation of the excellent education at the tourism schools Bad Gleichenberg precedes them. Thus they rank among the most sought-after employees in Austrian and international tourism with faster chances of advancement and better earning opportunities.

In addition, graduates have access to an international network of 7,000 graduates – because it is not only important what you can do, but also who you know.

Costs 2023/24

In general, the school and boarding school costs are paid in eight instalments.

We grant a discount of 4 % for an annual advance payment or 2 % for a semester advance payment.

Costs per school year (2 semesters)

External student feesEU citizenNon-EU citizens
Costs per year4,937.00 €7,267.00 €
Partial amount (8x/year)617.13 €908.38 €


Students are free to choose their type of accomodation.
The TSBG Student house is the most practical and easiest way of living during the studies.

Annual2,857.00 €4,324.00 €
Partial payment (8x)357.13 €540.50 €

Information on costs

What is included in the costs?

  • training, accommodation
  • all materials for culinary and F&B subjects
  • free use of all facilities on the campus (eg. fitness studio)
  • Windows Office package & copy card bonus € 30,-/year

What else is needed?

Are not included: Set of knives, teaching materials, accommodation in the student house as well as school and practical clothing.

Tourism College

Weekly hours per semester
Compulsary subjectsI.II.III.IV.
Language and media
Spanish or Italian3332
Office management and applied computer science222-
Tourism, economy, law
Tourism geography and travel agency (deepening: travel agency)
Tourism marketing and customer management (deepening: Front office/Concierge)
Art and culture1-1-
Business administration and economics3333
Accounting and financial management4444
Catering and hospitality
Nutrition and food technology1111
Kitchen organisation and cooking3333
Service organisation and beverages3333
Practical training and applied project management2222
Deepenings (free choice)
Digital tourism, start-ups & entrepreneurship 3332
3rd foreign language (French)3332

Compulsory internship: A total of 12 weeks before entry into the 3rd semester

Your contact

Sandra Siegl

Tel.: +43 3159 22 09 101
Fax: +43 3159 22 09 7101


Da zu stehen, wo ich jetzt stehe, habe ich definitiv und maßgeblich einer einzigen Institution zu verdanken, nämlich den wunderbaren Tourismussschulen Bad Gleichenberg. Schon als Jugendliche wusste ich, dass ich früher oder später einmal dort landen würde, und tatsächlich habe ich auch gleich nach meiner Matura mit so viel positiven Emotionen das “Kolleg für Tourismus- und Freizeitwirtschaft” absolviert, das ich dieses jeder und jedem wärmstens als Ausbildung für’s Leben oder als Start in die Tourismuskarriere/ins Tourismusstudium empfehlen kann.

Anna Majcan

Founder and  Managing Director, Tourism college 2018


Andreas Wickhoff - Kolleg 1997, einer von 3 österreichischen Masters of Wine und Leiter des Weingutes Bründlmayer in Langenlois

Die Schulzeit war für mich eine irrsinnig schöne Zeit.
Die Schule bietet soviel Potential, die Welt steht einem offen!

Andreas Wickhoff

 Master of Wine, Leiter des Weingutes Bründlmayer, Langenlois, Tourism college 1997

Georg Stradner

Mit der Ausbildung an den Tourismusschulen Bad Gleichenberg wird ein gut etabliertes und tolles Fundament mitgegeben.
Nach der Ausbildung liegt es an den Absolventen, dieses Fundament zu nutzen, um Karriere im Tourismus zu machen.

Georg Stradner

Hoteldirektor, Sporthotel IGLS, Kolleg 2002

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