Based in Luzern, in the heart of Europe, ICI is the culinary arm of the prestigious IMI International Management Institute. We offer a Bachelor’s degree and Postgraduate Dipoma in International Culinary Arts both with at least one paid internship placement. Our approach to gastronomy is hands-on and we draw our inspiration from a wide variety of culinary traditions. You will be taught by a team of expert professionals who will instil you with a passion for food and a desire for excellence in all aspects of culinary practice.
Mr. Currie is from Scotland and is the head of all undergraduate programmes at IMI International Management Institute Switzerland. With many years in the industry specialising in F&B, he still enjoys teaching both our culinary and hospitality students.
Chef Cemil has worked professionally in Turkey, Dubai, Australia and Switzerland and has over eight years' experience with the world-renowned Hyatt Hotels Group. He has a Swiss degree in hotel and restaurant management so is well-placed to support our students.
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Entry IELTS requirement: 4.5
|IMI Diploma in International Culinary Arts|
|IMI Higher Diploma in International Culinary Arts|
|Six month paid internship in Switzerland or abroad (min. gross salary in Switzerland per month: CHF 2212)|
|IMI BA (Hons) Degree and Oxford Brookes BA (Hons) Degree in International Culinary Arts|
Entry IELTS requirement: 5.5
|Core Units – study on campus|
|Six month paid internship in Switzerland or abroad (minimum gross salary in Switzerland per month: CHF 2212)|
Luzern is one of the most visited European destinations. It is a beautiful, medieval, university city with a large international student population. Located in the heart of Europe, your weekends can be spent sampling the culinary and cultural delights of Italy, France, Germany and so much more. With its many cultural and music festivals, students are never short of entertainment. There are numerous cafes, restaurants and bars in and around the city as well as excellent transport links via the central train station.
The ICI campus is situated on the shores of Lake Luzern with spectacular views over the Alps and the mountains of Rigi and Pilatus.
Luzern is the ideal spot for activities, events and excursions. IMI courses are intense but we ensure that our students also have time to enjoy the many opportunities afforded by this vibrant Swiss city.
Swim in the fresh waters of Lake Luzern in summer
Go skiing at one of the nearby resorts in winter
Many student-run sports activities
Amazing excursions and sightseeing
Dinner, dancing and great nightlife