Hospitality management admission requirements in Kenya

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There are many universities in Kenya that offer training in hospitality management, one of them is Utalii College. Each university has specific admission requirements. Below we list all universities that offer diploma or degree course in hospitality management and admission requirements for each institution—there is also a link for each institution:

  1. Nairobi Institute of Business Studies Hospitality Courses Admission Requirements
Certificate in Catering and Accommodation Operations KCSE D Plain 2 years

 

Certificate in Food & Beverage Production, Sales & Service Management KCSE D Plain 2 years
Diploma in Catering & Accommodation Operation KCSE C Minus 3 years
Diploma in Food & Beverage Production, Sales & Service Management KCSE C Minus 3 years
Diploma in Tourism, Travel & Business Studies KCSE D Plain 2 years
International Diploma in Hospitality Management KCSE D Plain 2 years

Website link: https://www.nibs.ac.ke/programmes/school-of-hospitality-tourism/

  1. Nairobi Aviation College Diploma in Food & Beverage Production,Sales &Service Management (KNEC) Admission Requirements

Duration:  18 months

Exam Body: KNEC

Grade:  C-

Website link: https://www.nac.ac.ke/school-of-hospitality-mgt/

  1. Mount Kenya University Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management Admission Requirements
  • KCSE or equivalent certificate with a minimum of C+ and grade C (plain) in at least 3 of the the following subjects; Biology/Chemistry, English/Kiswahili, Home Science and Humanities  or similar grades in an equivalent examination approved by the University Senate in liaison with CHE.  Or.
  • KACE or equivalent Certificate with a minimum of two principal passes and O level Credit in Geography/ History / Biology.     Or
  • Diploma in relevant disciplines in the field of hospitality from an institution recognized by the University Senate in liaison with CHE and which may be eligible for credit transfers on application as spelt out by the University’s credit transfer policy.

   Entry via University Bridging
A holder of KCSE certificate or equivalent with a minimum of C+ and lacking clusters subjects, Geography / History / Biology as in (i) above.  The Candidate must score at least a C plain in the subject he/she is bridging in as in (i) above;

A holder of KACE certificate or equivalent with minimum of two principles and lacking O level clusters subject grades as in (ii) above.  The candidate must score in the subject in which he/she is bridging in as 2.7.1.1 (ii)

Entry via Pre-university Programme
A holder of KCSE certificate or equivalent with a mean aggregate of C (plain) with C (plain) in Geography / History / Biology

Exemptions and credit transfers
A maximum of 15 units can be transferred for relevant units covered at degree or diploma level whose attainment is grade B and above.
Evidence supporting the application should include certified academic transcripts, certificates and a letter from the relevant registrar or authority
Application for credit transfer will not be allowed three (3) weeks after the start of the semester / trimester unless granted permission by the University Senate .
The University reserves the right to administer an appropriate test, through the relevant Department in order to determine whether exemption should be granted.

Exemption
The following conditions should be met in seeking an exemption for a particular subject:

  1. The applicant shall pay a non-refundable credit transfer/exemption fee as determined by the School Board and approved by the Senate.
  2. A formal application on a prescribed form should be lodged with the Dean of School.
  3. The application should include justification and documentary support for the exemption to be considered.
  4. The applicant must have passed the final examinations for the year in which the subject to be exempted was examined.
  5. The School Board may require the applicant to sit an exemption examination.

Website link: https://www.mku.ac.ke/index.php/academic-programmes/118-programmes/509-bachelor-of-science-in-hospitality-management

  1. Kenya Untalii College Hotel Management Admission Requirements

DIPLOMA IN HOTEL MANAGEMENT

Entry Requirements

KCSE aggregate C, English C+ and Mathematics/Business Studies C- and any other equivalent qualifications or KUC graduates of 1 ½ or 2 year certificate (Hotel Related) courses may apply provided they passed with Distinction or Credit.

Website link: https://www.utalii.co.ke/

  1. Technical University of Kenya Bachelor of technology in Institutional Catering and Accommodation Management Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

Candidates shall be eligible for admission into the Bachelor of Science in Institutional Catering and Accommodation Management in the following categories:

KCSE Candidates

The basic admission requirement shall be the minimum entry requirements set for entry into the public universities, which is at least an average grade of C+ in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE).

In addition, candidates are expected to have obtained at least a grade C+ in each of the cluster subjects in following cluster of subjects in KCSE examinations:

Cluster Subjects

The basic admission requirement shall be the minimum entry requirements set for entry into the public universities, which is at least an average grade of C+ in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE).

In addition, applicants are expected to have obtained at least a grade C+ in each of the cluster subjects in following cluster of subjects in KCSE examinations:

Cluster Subjects

English/ Kiswahili

Mathematics A/B

Any group II or any group III

Any group II subject or any group III subject or any group IV or any group V

KCSE Subject Grouping

Group I: English, Kiswahili, Mathematics

Group II: Biology, Physics, Chemistry

Group III: History and Government, Geography, Christian Religious Education, Islamic Religious Education, Hindu Religious Education

Group IV: Home Science, Art and Design, Agriculture, Aviation Technology, Computer Studies

Group V: French, German, Arabic, Music, Business Studies

A-Levels or equivalent

Applicants should have a minimum of two (2) principal passes with a credit pass in English at O-Level

Diploma (TEP) or equivalent

Applicants with Diploma in Catering and Accommodation Management of Nairobi Technical University or an equivalent qualification

Diploma in Technology (Dip Tech) or equivalent

Applicants with Diploma in catering and institutional management of Nairobi Technical University or an equivalent qualification

Higher Diploma (H.Dip.) or equivalent

Applicants with a Higher Diploma (H.Dip.) in Catering and Accommodation Management of Nairobi Technical University or an equivalent qualification

Diploma in Technology (Dip Tech) or equivalent

Applicants with Diploma in housekeeping and front office management of Nairobi Technical University or an equivalent qualification

Website link: http://shtm.tukenya.ac.ke/index.php/departments/88-department-of-leisure-and-event-management/courses

  1. JKUAT B. Sc. Food Service and Hospitality Management Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

1.1.    A candidate wishing to be admitted into the B.Sc. degree programme in Food Service and Hospitality Management must satisfy the minimum University entry requirements and Faculty of Agriculture regulations.
1.2.    In addition to the above, the candidate must have obtained a minimum of C+ (plus) in Kenya Certificate ofSecondary Education (KCSE) and should have a minimum grade of C (plain) in each of the following subjects:Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics/ Physics OR C (plain) in each of the following subjects: Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences/Mathematics and Geography or any of the Group IV subjects.
1.3.    Alternatively, admission shall be granted to holders of Diploma in Food service or related discipline (with credit and above) from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology or from other institutions recognized by the University Senate. Such candidates shall enter the programme at the second year of study unless otherwise specified by the Faculty.

Website link: http://www.jkuat.ac.ke/departments/foodscience/food-service-and-hospitality-management/

  1. Egerton University Bachelor Of Catering And Hotel Management Admission Requirements

All candidates admitted to the degree programme of Bachelor of Catering and Hotel

Management BCHM. must satisfy the minimum common entrance requirements as

stipulated by the Egerton University Statutes. EITHER KCSE certificate with a minimum

aggregate of C+ and a minimum of C in both Mathematics and English/Kiswahili. OR 4.2

Be a holder of KACE certificate with a minimum of two principal passes and subsidiary

pass With a minimum of credit pass in Mathematics at KCE OR 4.3 Be a holder of a

diploma in a relevant discipline with a credit pass from an institution recognized by

university senate. ORBe a holder of any equivalent qualification recognized by the

university senate. 4.5 Based on senate approved guidelines, candidates may be allowed to

transfer up to 30% of credit factors from a related diploma course.

Website link: http://www.egerton.ac.ke/index.php/Natural-Resources/bachelor-of-catering-and-hotel-management.html

  1. Kenyatta University Hospitality Management Courses Admission Requirements

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (Tourism management)

Entry Requirements
Candidates must satisfy the minimum entry requirements for PhD of Kenyatta University. The
general regulations of all PhDs in the School of Hospitality and Tourism shall apply. In order to qualify for admission for the Doctor of Philosophy Degree of Kenyatta University, the candidates must have the following academic and professional requirements:-

  1. Candidates must have a Bachelors Degree in Tourism, Hospitality or any other related field of Kenyatta University or a recognized institution by the Kenyatta University Senate.
  2. Candidates must have a Masters Degree in Tourism, Hospitality or related field from Kenyatta University or a recognized institution by the Kenyatta University senate. In addition, the applicants must have taken a minimum of 10 course units with an average of a B and above and the research must be by thesis.
  3. Candidates must have proven research ability and have successfully defended a concept paper at the department.

MASTER OF SCIENCE (TOURISM MANAGEMENT)

 Entry Requirements
The common regulations for all Masters Degrees in the University shall apply. The common
regulations for all Masters Degrees in the School hospitality and tourism shall apply.
The following shall be eligible for registration for a Masters degree in Tourism Management:

  1. A holder of Bachelor of Science (Upper Second Honors and above) degree in Tourism Management and related fields.
  2. Those with Second Class (Lower Division) may be considered on condition that they have Grade “C” and above in units relevant to their areas of specialization.

DIPLOMA (TOURISM MANAGEMENT)

 Entry Requirements

  1. Candidates must satisfy the minimum entry requirements of Kenyatta University for Diploma courses.
  2. Candidates must have a minimum of grade of C in KCSE examinations.
  3. Candidates must have done any two (2) of the following subjects at KCSE and passed with a minimum grade of C – (minus) in each: Biology/Biological Sciences; Geography/ History; Business Education/Computer Applications; English/Foreign Language
  4. Mean grade C-(minus) at KCSE with a Certificate in a field related to tourism from a recognized Institution and two (2) years of relevant experience.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM MANAGEMENT (TOURISM)

Entry Requirements

  1. Candidates must satisfy the minimum entry requirements of Kenyatta University.
  2. Candidates must have C+ (C Plus) at KCSE or equivalent in any three (3) of the following subjects: Biology/Biological Sciences; Chemistry/Physical Sciences/ Physics/Mathematics; Home Science; English/Kiswahili/Foreign Language; Geography/History; Business Studies/ Commerce/Economics/ Agriculture
  3. Mean grade C (plain) at KCSE or equivalent with a Diploma in Hospitality Management from a recognized / accredited institution.
  4. Mean grade of C- (Minus) at KCSE and progressed from certificate to Diploma from recognized/accredited institutions.

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT)

 Entry Requirements

For admission to the PhD programme, the candidate must have a Master’s Degree from a recognized university in the relevant area and fulfil other Departmental requirements.

Duration of Study
The programme shall taken in a minimum of three (3) years

Website link: http://www.ku.ac.ke/schools/hospitality/index.php/component/content/category/90-programmes

Maasai Mara University Hospitality Management Courses Admission Requirements

Masters Programmes Undergraduate Programmes  
 
  • Master of Tourism Management.
  • Master of Hospitality and Hotel Management
  • Bachelor of Tourism Management
  • Bachelor of Hotels & Hospitality Management

 

Diploma Programmes Certificate  Programmes
  • Diploma in Tourism & Wildlife Management
  • Diploma in Hotel and Restaurant Management
Certificate in Tourism & Wildlife Management

Admission Requirements

General Minimum Admission Requirements

Applicants admitted into programmes offered at Maasai Mara University must meet the following general minimum entry requirements in addition to specific subject requirements for each programme.

  1. Certificate Programmes
  • Minimum mean grade of a D+ at KCSE or equivalent
  1. Diploma Programmes
  • 1 year Diploma programmes require a minimum mean grade of C plain at KCSE
  • 2 year Diploma programmes require a minimum mean grade of C- (minus) at KCSE
  • 3 year Diploma programmes (Diploma in Primary Education /Diploma in Secondary Education) require a minimum mean grade of C+ at KCSE
  • In addition, applicants must meet the specific subject requirements for each programme
  1. Undergraduate Programmes
  • Minimum mean grade of C+ at KCSE OR
  • 2 principals and 1 subsidiary pass at “A” level OR
  • A Diploma in a relevant field of study from a recognized institution.
  • In addition, applicants must meet the specific subject requirements for each programme
  1. Masters Programmes
  • Bachelors Degree, Second Class (Upper Division) in a relevant field of study or its equivalent from a recognized University OR
  • Bachelors Degree, Second class Honors (Lower Division), with at least two years post qualification work experience OR
  • Bachelors Degree with a Pass and a Postgraduate Diploma in a relevant field of study.
  1. PhD Programmes
  • Masters degree in a relevant field of study, from a recognized University.

Website link: http://www.mmarau.ac.ke/tourism-academic-programmes.html

  1. Kisii University Bachelor in Ecotourism and Hospitality Management Admission Requirements

In addition to satisfying the minimum admission requirement for Kisii University, the candidates should obtain at least grade C in Mathematics, C+ in Biology or B- in Biological Sciences, C in Chemistry, B- in Geography or History and Government, and at least C+ in English or Kiswahili at K.S.C.E. Admission will be granted to diploma holders in Hotel or Tourism management from a recognized institution. Degree holders from other institutions interested in this program will be considered on individual merits.

Website link: https://www.kisiiuniversity.ac.ke/node/297

  1. University of Eastern Africa,Baraton BSc. in Hotel Management Admission Requirements

In addition to meeting the minimum university requirements of an overall grade of C+ in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) or its equivalent, students seeking admission into Hotel Management and Fashion and Textile Design shall meet the following requirements:
1. The candidate should also have a KCSE grade (or its equivalent) of C+ or better in any two of the following subjects chemistry, biology, home science, business, agriculture, mathematics, computer science and geography.
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2. Someone who has finished a diploma in related areas from a reputable institution can be admitted into the program.

Interdepartmental Transfer

If a student who wishes to transfer to the department of Foods, Nutrition and Dietetics to do Foods, Nutrition and Dietetics, he/she must have passed with an overall grade of C+ in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) or its equivalent. In addition, he/she must have passed with a minimum of grade C+ in the following subject cluster: Biology/Biological sciences, Chemistry/physical sciences, Mathematics/Physics and English/Kiswahili.

Website link: https://www.ueab.ac.ke/course/hotel-and-hospitality-management/

  1. The Presbyterian University of East Africa Diploma in Hospitality Management Admission Requirements

a.) Admission requirements
KCSE mean grade C – (minus) OR a Certificate in a relevant field from a recognized examining body or institution OR a Division III
and above in ‘O’ Level Examinations 2 Years

b.) Duration: 2 Years
c.) Study mode: Day; Evening; Saturday & ODL

Website link: https://puea.ac.ke/diploma-programmes/

  1. Boma International Hospitality College Diploma in Hospitality Admission Requirements
  • KCSE Mean grade C- (MINUS) with C- (MINUS) or above in English or Kiswahili and a D (PLAIN) in Mathematics
  • IB/ A – Level 4 Credits
  • IGCSE 4 ‘O’ Passes with D and above and/or equivalent of a mean grade of C- (MINUS) with E in Math and a D English or Kiswahili
  • SATs 1060 and above out of 1600

Course Fees Kshs per annum

Student Tuition Application Fee Student Pass Accident Insurance Student ID Graduation & BHMS Admin Fee Uniform
Kenyan 432,000 2,500 5,000 1,000 25,000 30,200
East African 432,000 5,000 2,500 5,000 1,000 25,000 30,200
International 516,000 5,000 12,500 5,000 1,000 25,000 30,200

Website link: https://www.bihc.ac.ke/Single-program?id=2

  1. Amboseli Institute of Hospitality and Technology Diploma in Hospitality Management Admission Requirements
Courses Duration Grade Tuition Fees Per Term
Diploma in Hospitality Management 2.5 Years C- 35,000/=

Website link: https://www.amboseliinstitute.ac.ke/school-of-hospitality/

  1. East Africa Institute of Certified Studies Diploma in Hospitality Management Admission Requirements

Course duration: 9 Months
Exam body: ICM
Grade: C- and Above

Website link: https://www.ics.ac.ke/hospitality-management-icm-2/