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: 08th February 2021
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 18th April.
We understand that there are a lot of questions occurred during this uncertain period therefore the most frequently asked questions (FAQ’s) listed below:
Can I still apply for study at HTMi Switzerland Dubai?
Yes, our April 2021 intake is taking place and the registration is open. You can apply here.
Is your institute still running open days and interviews? Can I book a campus visit?
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!
I want to join April 2021 intake, but my school/university exams are postponed. What should I do?
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.
Due to the closure of my school/Institute my academic performance was disrupted. Will this be considered by your university while reviewing my application?
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.
Can I get a conditional offer without providing my official documents of completion?
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.
What happens if I am unable to travel in April for the beginning of the semester?
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.
Is UAE a safe destination to study during COVID-19 pandemic?
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
Hospitality industry is, probably, the industry that suffered the most from COVID-19. Is it still prestigious study field?
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.
How does HTMi operate during COVID-19?
HTMi Campus is based in a “COVID Clean” certified hotel, ensuring the safety of the students, where the facilities are regularly cleaned and maintained.
What are the class regulations?
Students have to wear masks in public areas and their temperature is checked before entering to the classroom. Work stations are 2 meters apart from each other. Each work station is equipped with Covid-19 precaution instructions and disinfection wipes. Students are required to wipe the station before and after using the computers.
Who can enter to the classroom?
Is UAE a safe destination to study during COVID-19 Pandemic?
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.