The hospitality industry in Kenya has been experiencing tremendous growth. In 2023, the industry grew by over 21.55% in the first quarter of the year.

There are various hospitality courses in Kenya offered at degree, diploma, certificate, and artisan levels of study meant to prepare you for a lifelong career in the hospitality industry.

In this article, we will look at these courses, their entry requirements, the institutions offering them, and their career prospects.

Let’s dive right in.

List of hospitality courses in Kenya

The following are all hospitality programs offered in Kenyan colleges and universities.

  1. Bachelor of hotel and hospitality management.
  2. Bachelor of tourism management.
  3. Bachelor of Science in ecotourism.
  4. Diploma in catering and accommodation.
  5. Diploma in food and beverage.
  6. Diploma in tour guiding.
  7. Diploma in tourism management.
  8. Diploma in housekeeping.
  9. Diploma in Food and beverage.
  10. Certificate in catering and accommodation.
  11. Certificate in tour guiding.
  12. Certificate in tourism management.
  13. Artisan in catering and accommodation.
  14. Artisan in tour guiding and operations.

Entry requirements and study duration

To secure admission for a degree, diploma, certificate, or artisan hospitality course in Kenya, you have to meet the following requirements.

The courses take between 6 months and 4 years as shown in the table below.

Hospitality course level Entry requirementStudy duration
Degree At least C plus in KCSE or
a diploma in the course.
4 years
Diploma At least C minus in KCSE or
certificate in the course/related
3 years
CertificateAt least D plain in KCSE or
artisan certificate in the course/related
2 years
Artisan At least E in KCSE. 6 months to 1 year
Admission requirements for hospitality courses in Kenya and study duration.

List of Goverment Hospitality Colleges in Kenya

We have already covered in detail all public institutions where you can enroll for a diploma course in hospitality. Follow the link to check that out.

  1. Baringo technical college
  2. Belgut technical and vocational college
  3. Bomet technical & vocational college
  4. Bureti technical training institute
  5. Centre for tourism training and research
  6. Co-operative university of kenya
  7. Coast institute of technology
  8. Eldoret polytechnic
  9. Emining technical training institute
  10. Friends college kaimosi
  11. Kabete national polytechnic
  12. Karumo technical training institute
  13. Katine technical training institute
  14. Kericho township technical & vocational college
  15. Keroka technical training institute
  16. Kiambu institute of science and technology
  17. Kisii national polytechnic
  18. Kisiwa technical training institute
  19. Kisumu polytechnic
  20. Kitale national polytechnic
  21. Laikipia east technical and vocational college
  22. Laikipia north technical and vocational college
  23. Maasai mara technical vocational college
  24. Mabera technical and vocational college
  25. Machakos university
  26. Masai technical training institute
  27. Masinga technical and vocational college
  28. Mathenge technical training institute
  29. Mawego technical training institute
  30. Meru national polytechnic
  31. Meru university of science and technology
  32. Michuki technical training institute
  33. Mitunguu technical training institute
  34. Mukiria technical training institute
  35. Murang’a technical training institute
  36. Musakasa technical training institute
  37. Ngong technical and vocational college
  38. Nyandarua national polytechnic
  39. Nyeri national polytechnic
  40. Pc kinyanjui technical training institute
  41. Rangwe technical and vocational college
  42. Rift valley institute of science and technology
  43. Samburu technical and vocational college
  44. Shamberere technical training institute
  45. Siaya institute of technology
  46. Sirisia technical and vocational college
  47. Sot technical training institute
  48. Sotik technical training institute
  49. Technical university of mombasa
  50. Tetu technical and vocational college
  51. The bungoma national polytechnic
  52. The university of embu tvet institute
  53. Thika technical training institute
  54. Tseikuru technical training institute
  55. Wote technical training institute

Private colleges

  1. Kenya Utalii College.
  2. Nairobi institute of business studies (NIBS).
  3. Nairobi Aviation College.

Kenyan Universities Offering Hospitality Courses

  1. Alupe university
  2. Chuka university
  3. Dedan kimathi university of technology
  4. Egerton university
  5. Gretsa university
  6. Gretsa university
  7. Kabarak university
  8. Karatina university
  9. Kenya methodist university
  10. Kenyatta university
  11. Kenyatta university – mama ngina university college
  12. Kisii university
  13. Maasai mara university
  14. Machakos university
  15. Masinde muliro university of science & technology
  16. Meru university of science and technology
  17. Moi university
  18. Mount kenya university
  19. Murang’a university of technology
  20. Presbyterian university of east africa
  21. Pwani university
  22. Rongo university
  23. Scott christian university
  24. Tom mboya university
  25. University of eldoret
  26. University of kabianga
  27. Zetech university

Winding Up

We have looked at all hospitality courses offered in Kenya, Admission requirements, and colleges/universities you can consider.

Which course are you planning to enroll in? We wish you all the best in your studies and career.

Do you have any questions, please ask in the comments section or send us an email. We will reply promptly.

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