The future begins here! Studying and living on campus in Bad Gleichenberg. Study + Accommodation + Sport + Practical Experience

College of tourism and leisure industry in Austria

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 which offers many possibilities afterwards? In the private college, you can choose between our English and German branch and you can also select two main focuses:

Digital tourism, start-ups & entrepreneurship or languages and management.

In our theory classes, you will learn the most important aspects of business and marketing management and the digital area 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.

Austria is famous the world over for its outstanding hospitality education.

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

Last info & admission date for start of studies end of September 2019

Register quickly for the admission interview to start your studies as soon as possible with a job guarantee!

Take this chance and sign up for the recording via the online form.

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)

With the language deepening you learn or deepen the following languages:

  • English
  • French or Spanish
  • Italian

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).

Alle Fakten auf einen Blick

  • After the school leaving examination or university entrance examination
  • Duration: 4 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 an absolute plus for your CV and thus a clear competitive advantage. They are carried out in cooperation with renowned partners such as Energie Steiermark, the Clefs d’Or Association or the Austrian Wine Academy and are internationally recognised.

Due to the time-consuming regular training, experience has shown that a maximum of 2-3 additional training courses are possible in the 4 semesters.

Diese Zusatzqualifikationen bieten wir je nach zeitlicher Verfügbarkeit an:

  • Barkeeping & Barflairing
  • Coffee connoisseur
  • Banquet manager
  • Concierge/Reception
  • Cheese connoisseur
  • Wine sommelier
  • Language certificate in French
  • Social Media Marketing certificate

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 2019/20

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.

External student per school year (2 semesters)

CostsEU citizensNon-EU citizens
Costs per year4.121,00 €6.065,00 €
Partial amount (8x/year)515,13 €758,13 €
monthly345 €506 €

Information on costs

What is included in the costs?

Included in the costs: Training, meals and campus use.

What else is needed?

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

Kolleg für Tourismus und Freizeitwirtschaft

Wochenstunden je Semester
Sprachen und Medien
Lebende Fremdsprache Englisch3332
Lebende Fremdsprache Spanisch od. Italienisch3332
Officemanagement und angewandte Informatik222-
Tourismus, Wirtschaft, Recht
Tourismusgeografie und Reisebüro (Vertiefung Reisebüro)
Tourismusmarketing und Kundenmanagement (Vertiefung Rezeption/Concierge)
Kunst und Kultur1-1-
Betriebs- und Volkswirtschaft3333
Rechnungswesen und Controlling4444
Gastronomie und Hotellerie
Ernährung und Lebensmitteltechnologie1111
Küchenorganisation und Kochen3333
Serviceorganisation, Servieren und Getränke3333
Wahlpflichtbereich: Wein-Jungsommelier, Käsekenner, Jung-Barkeeper
Betriebspraktikum und angewandtes Projektmanagement2222
Schulautonome Gegenstände wahlweise
Digital Tourism, Start-ups & Entrepreneurship 3332
3. lebende Fremdsprache Französisch3332

Pflichtpraktikum: Insgesamt 12 Wochen vor Eintritt in das 3. Semester

College degree + 10 months study = Bachelor upgrade

You’d like to be a bachelor? No problem. From now on there is the exclusive opportunity to upgrade to a Bachelor’s degree in 10 months!

Degree: Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Language of instruction: English

Bachelor Degree in International Hospitality and Tourism Management des BBI Higher Educational Institute Luxembourg

Bachelor degree “International Hospitality and Tourism Management” with 10 modules in Bad Gleichenberg and Semmering.

The contents of all modules comply with worldwide standards and are based on the state of the art of the international tourism industry.
3 months management internship in an Austrian or international company of your choice.

Duration of study: 2 semesters for graduates of the Tourismuskolleg Bad Gleichenberg (Accreditation 120 ECTS). Total: 180 ECTS recognised throughout Europe.

Your contact

Sandra Siegl

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

Daniel Freismuth

Nach einer Lehre beim hochdekorierten Koch Jürgen Kleinhappl in der Saziani Stub’n und einer weiteren Station in Graz bei Roland Friedrich im San Pietro, ging es in den österreichischen touristischen Hotspot Ischgl und dann nach Bangkok und wieder zurück nach Österreich zum Tourismuskolleg Bad Gleichenberg.

Nach 2 Saisonen in Ischgl bot sich dem jungen Gleichenberger die einzigartige Chance nach Asien zu gehen – in die 5 Stern Hotellerie. Markus Platzer, damaliger General Manager von InterContinental & Holiday Inn Bangkok hatte Daniel Freismuth eingeladen, ein Management Trainee-Programm im Konzern zu absolvieren. Ab diesem Zeitpunkt ließ die Fazination Asien Daniel Freismuth nicht mehr los und er arbeitete sich im 1.000 Mitarbeiter-Hotel inmitten Bangkoks hoch und blieb so einige Jahre in dieser Weltmetropole.

Für die Karriereplanung steht aber vor allem die stetige Weiterbildung für ihn ganz im Vordergrund und so entschloss er sich, seine Zelte in Asien abzubrechen und das Kolleg an den Tourismusschulen Bad Gleichenberg zu besuchen. Während der Ausbildung im Kolleg ging es unter anderem mit dem Österreichischen Olympischen Komitee nach Sotchi und nach dem Abschluss des Kollegs wieder als Restaurant Manager nach Asien.

Daniel Freismuth

Geschäftsführer, Delikaterie Bad Gleichenberg, Kolleg 2015

Nicole Hammer

Während meiner Ausbildung an den Tourismusschulen Bad Gleichenberg konnte ich einen umfassenden Einblick
in die weite und vielseitige Welt des Tourismus und der Hotellerie gewinnen.

Nicole Hammer

Senior Executive Consulting, Blackrock – The Recruiting and Career Company, Kolleg 2007

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

7,000 successful graduates work worldwide in top positions in various industries

Komm schnuppern - Tourismusschulen Bad Gleichenberg

Schnupper in die Welt des Tourismus und lerne die Tourismusschulen Bad Gleichenberg kennen!

Verbringe kostenlos einen Schultag bei uns und übernachte in einem unserer Internate bzw. im Studentenhaus.
So kannst du die Schule, Internat/Studentenhaus, Schüler, Lehrer, Mitarbeiter, … unser Campusleben am besten kennenlernen und hautnah miterleben!



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