Utalii College courses, requirements and fee structure

Utalii College Courses and Fee Structure

Kenya Utalii College (KUC)  is one of the leading African hospitality and tourism training institutions and is known to offer accredited courses in the hospitality and tourism industry. The institution is a member of EUHOFA (International Association of Hotel Schools), a prestigious association of hotel school directors and deans of hospitality colleges and universities who work continuously to ensure the highest quality of education in their institutes.

Utalii College offers Certificate courses, diploma courses, degree, short courses, and refresher courses.

The college has four campuses namely:

  • Thika Road Main Campus
  • Kisumu Campus
  • Mombasa Campus
  • Utalii HouseCampus

At KUC, you can choose to join as a regular student or a self-sponsored (part-time) student.

Here is a list of courses offered at Utalii College, the minimum requirements, and fees.

Note that Kenya Utalii College reserves the right to adjust the fees for these courses at their discretion.

Diploma in Hotel Management

This is a three-year diploma course designed to equip students with knowledge and skills of hospitality facilities management.

To enhance the management skills of the candidates, the students are attached to Utalii Hotel, there are also two industrial attachments in the second and third year.

The students then put into practice what they have learned by holding an event every year.

Entry Requirements

KCSE mean grade 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.

The fee for this course is Ksh. 92,700 per annum for Kenyan students, and USD 8,000 for international students.

Diploma in Travel and Tourism Management

This is a 3-year Diploma programme which equips students with supervisory skills and operations.

The course includes a 6 months industrial attachment and students taking this course are also prepared for the IATA Diploma Foundation, Consultant, and Management level examinations.

After completion of the course, the students can work in Airlines, Travel Agencies, Tour Companies, Car-hire companies, and any other Travel and Tourism related organizations.

Entry Requirements

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

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The fee for Kenyan students is Ksh. 88,200 per year, and for international students, it is pegged at USD 8000 p.a.

Certificate in Travel Operations

The course is a 1 ½ year certificate programme, designed to train Travel and Tour Consultants with operational skills to work for Travel and Tours sectors in the Tourism industry.

The course includes a 3 months industrial attachment. Students taking this course are prepared for the IATA Diploma Foundation Level examinations.

After completion of the course, you have an opportunity to work in Travel Agencies, Airlines, Tour Companies, Car hire companies, and any other Travel and Tourism related organizations.

Entry Requirements

KCSE Aggregate C- with English C- and Mathematics/Geography D+ or any other equivalent qualification or KUC graduates of 6 months Travel Agency Techniques (TAT) course may apply provided they passed with Distinction or Credit.

The fee is KSh. 84,200 per annum.

Certificate in Tour Guiding and Administration

This course takes 1 ½ years to complete. After completion of the course, you can work in Tour Companies, Car- hire companies, lodges, attraction sites any other Tourism-related organizations.

Entry Requirements

KCSE Aggregate C- with English C- and History/Geography D+ or any other equivalent qualification or KUC graduates of 6 months Travel Agency Techniques (TAT) course may apply provided they passed with Distinction or Credit.

The fee for this certificate course is KSh. 84,200 per year.

Certificate in Food Production

This is a 1 ½ year certificate programme. Requirements for this course include a KCSE mean grade of C-, English C-, Mathematics/Home Science D+ or any other equivalent qualification, or KUC graduates of short courses: Kitchen Operation techniques, Cake making & Decorations/Pastry & Bakery; may apply provided they passed with credit or distinction.

The fee payable is Ksh. 85,700 per year.

Certificate in House Keeping and Laundry

This is a one and a half course designed to equip students with skills to work in areas like entry-level supervision in hotels, learning institutions, restaurants, hospitals, airlines, laundry and dry cleaning plants, laundry shops, entertainment and leisure properties, members clubs, cleaning companies, cruise ships, etc.

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Entry Requirements

KCSE Aggregate C-, English C- or any other equivalent qualification. 3rd Division at “O” Level, or its equivalent with a credit in English Language, and a pass in Mathematics.

The fee for this certificate course is Ksh. 82,700 per year for Kenyan students, and USD 8,000 for international students.

Certificate in Food & Beverage Service and Sales

This is a one and half year program covering all aspects of Food and beverage operations and Food and beverage supervisory skills.

The course also includes practical training at the demonstration restaurant, application Utalii hotel, and three months in training in various Kenyan Hotels.

There are three intakes in January, May and the main one in September every year.

Entry Requirements

Kenya Certificate of Education C-, English C- or any other equivalent qualification. 3rd Division at “O” Level, or its equivalent with a credit in English Language, and a pass in Mathematics.

The fee is Ksh. 82,700 per annum for Kenyan students.

Certificate in Front Office Operations

This is a one and half years course programme that prepares students to effectively work in a hotel as Receptionist, Guest Relations Officers, Reservation officers, cashiers and Front Office Accounts Auditors.

The students are equipped with knowledge in practical training at our adjacent Utalii Hotel before being attached for three months to various Hotels in Kenya.

Entry Requirements

KCSE Aggregate C- with, English C- and Mathematics/Business Studies D+ or any other equivalent qualification or KUC graduates of short course: Reception Techniques may apply provided they passed with Distinction or Credit OR 2nd Division at Credit.

The fee is Ksh. 85,700 per year for Kenyan students.

Utalii College Short Courses

Front Desk Techniques (3 Months)

Tuition Fee: Kshs. 40,000 or US$ 670 for non-Kenyans

Campus: Main, Kisumu, Mombasa Campus

Hotel Information Systems (Opera) 2 Months
Tuition: Kshs. 35,000 or US$ 670

Campus: Main Campus

Food & Beverage Control (2 Months)

Tuition: Kshs. 35,000.00 or US$ 670

Campus: Main Campus

Cake Making & Decoration (1 Month)

Tuition: Kshs. 50,000 or US$ 1,000

Campus: Kisumu and Mombasa Campus

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Pastry and Bakery (1 Month)

Tuition: Kshs. 50,000.00 or US$ 1,000

Campus: Kisumu & Mombasa Campus

Kitchen Operation Techniques (1 Month)

Tuition: Kshs. 50,000.00 or US$1,000

Campus: Kisumu & Mombasa Campus

Food Safety & Hygiene Practices in Food Establishment (1 Month)

Tuition: Kshs. 50,000.00 or US$1,000

Campus: Main Campus

Supervisory Management in Organizations (3 Months)

Tuition: Kshs. 45,000.00 or US$ 890

Campus: Town, Kisumu & Mombasa Campus

Preference is given to those with working experience

Food & Beverage Service Supervision (3 Months)

Tuition: Kshs. 30,700.00 or US$ 670

Campus: Main & Mombasa

Preferably KUC graduates of Short Course in Banqueting, Basic F&B Service, Minimum working experience of 1year as: Captains, F&B supervisors, Assistant Headwaiters /Waitresses.

Banqueting Operation Techniques (3 Months)

Tuition: Kshs. 40,000.00 or US$ 670

Campus: Main & Mombasa Campus

Barista (3 Months)

Tuition: Kshs. 40,000.00 or US$ 670

Campus: Main Campus

Bar Operations Techniques (3 Months)

Tuition: Kshs. 40,000.00 or US$ 670

Campus: Main & Mombasa

Housekeeping Operations Techniques (3 Months)

Tuition: Kshs. 40,000.00 or US$ 670

Campus: Main, Mombasa and Kisumu Campus

Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Operations Techniques (3 Months)

Tuition: Kshs. 35,000.00 or US$ 670

Campus: Town Campus

Utalii College Contacts

In case of any query you can contact Utalii College on:

P.O. Box 31052 – 00600 Nairobi

Main Campus: 0722 205 891/2, 0733 410 005

Mombasa Campus: 0772 247 605

Kisumu Campus: 0706 847 278

Utalii House Campus: 020 2180026

Email: info@utalii.co.ke, admissions@utalii.co.ke

Utalii College Students Portal: https://41.84.156.18:3000/portal

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