The Foundation Diploma in Tourism & Hospitality aims to provide young students with an understanding of the tourism and hospitality industry and all the key functions within this ever-increasing business sector. Thanks to ESE’s academic excellence and unique philosophy, the study programmes provide an effective academic progression route to the development of a young student’s personal and professional dream in tourism and hospitality.
The Foundation programme has a 1-year full-time duration. Upon successfully finishing the course and obtaining the Foundation Diploma, students are well prepared for hospitality and tourism-related jobs in a vocational context. Being accredited by CTH, the Foundation Diploma also enables students to proceed with their studies on a level 4 for an undergraduate (Bachelor) degree both at the European School of Economics or other universities.


  • Study in English in an international context – ESE’s student body represents over 70 different nationalities
  • Foundation Diploma accredited by CTH and internationally recognised
  • full-time compulsory classroom attendance for the duration of 1 year
  • compact class size which enable faculty to provide the individual attention needed to help students discover their special skills and succeed in their chosen pathway
  • possibility to attend additional workshops, guest lectures, company visits or Italian class
  • exposure to valuable industry contacts and potential employers
  • additional internship placements available with Il Bottaccio in collaboration with ESE’s Internship Department

All students are given student automatic membership to CTH upon registration – includes access to the CTH Member website which incorporates text books, industry news and articles, study materials, peer group networking, job search, and discussion groups.

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