Higher School of Tourism

The Higher School of Tourism is a multi layered programme for young dedicated students eager to get a great general education and in-depth professional training.

Duration: 5 Years
Compulsory Internship: 32 Weeks
Admission Requirements:

  • Successful Completion of the 4th Year of a General Education Higher School (except Latin und Geometric Drawing) OR
  • Successful Completion of the 4th Year of a secondary modern school in the 1st. merit group or the 2nd merit group with a minimum grade of "Good" in English, German and Mathematics).
  • Secondary school students, who were in the 2nd merit group and got any lower grade than "Good"in a one of the main compulsory subject (German, English, Mathematics), will have to pass an entrance examination in the respective subjects concerned.


The Higher School of Tourism offers you a diverse education including a comprehensive general education alongside the professional curriculum with focus on  on business and tourism-specific content, as well as several foreign languages´.

Essential teaching and learning objectives are integrated thinking, team spirit, tolerance and openness, creativity and personal responsibility, and intercultural competencies. Besides this, weteach you entrepreneurial skills and perfect manners - all necessary skills of future successful business owners and managers.



The programme is designed for motivated and ambitious young people who are communicative and foreign language-oriented and with great plans for their future lives. The programme lays the foundation for careers in various sectors - both nationally and internationally. The professional and business license is also awarded with the final diploma and thus it is possible for graduates to open their own business or take over the family business.


Location Specific Specialisations

The Higher School of Tourism is offered at 3 locations of the Tourism Schools Salzburg, with different specialisations.

In Bad Hofgastein the specialisation of the Higher School of Tourism is Hotel Management and Health Tourism.

In Bramberg the specialisation of the Higher School of Tourism is Sustainable Tourism.

In Klessheim students can choose between two specialisations – Hotel and Gastronomy Management or Tourism and Leisure Management.

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