Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for prospective students

We will continue to update this page with guidance for you if you have already applied or are thinking of applying to HTMi Switzerland Dubai.

Last time updated: 4th June 2020

The Government of Dubai announced on the 27th of May the easing of some restrictions for training Institutes. This enables us to continue the in-person education for all existing students and confirm our next semester intake starting date for 30th August.

We understand that there are a lot of questions occurred during this uncertain period therefore the most frequently asked questions (FAQ’s) listed below:

Yes, our August 2020 intake is taking place and the registration is open. You can apply here.

Our starting date for Summer intake is given based on the constant monitoring of updates on the anti-pandemic measures. With a positive forecast given by reliable UAE news sources, we expect that the travel ban will be lifted before month of August and we will be able to start the semester as planned. In case of any changes we will update you accordingly.

Contact us and we will arrange a virtual face-to-face interview with one of our admission team’s representatives in order to answer all your questions!

We recommend that you contact your school, college or university in your home country for further information on how this may impact your studies.

Where possible we will extend deadlines for the receipt of transcripts and other documents. As the extent of the disruption becomes clearer, we will be in a better position to update you on our policy.

We recognise that most students experienced disruption in learning, coursework and examinations and we treat each application on case-by-case basis. After reviewing your application along with the supporting documents, we will be in a better position to advise you on this matter.

We can initiate the enrolment process if you provide a copy of your interim transcript showing your marks to date. However, you will need a validated proof of completion in order to obtain UAE student visa. This means, that you can sign up prior to graduating from your school/university, but you will have to get your certification once you come to Dubai.

If you are unable to join the semester due to Covid-19 restrictions or airport closure, the Institute will refund your registration fee in full.

UAE was among the first countries to ban inbound and outbound travelling and to launch work-from-home initiative as well as execute a complete disinfection drive across entire the country. With several Covid-19 test centers, drive through testing centers and field hospitals, UAE is extremely advanced in handling the crisis and managed to control it well, hence the recent easing of restrictions and opening of airport shows the Country is safe and ready to resume to normal operations

Yes, despite the recent decline on the travel market, it has been estimated that year 2021 will witness a dramatic growth in global tourism industry due to the lift of travel bans and because all major events (including Expo 2020) were postponed to 2021. This is a perfect time to enroll in hospitality education and prepare yourself for plenty of new opportunities in the coming years.