Kenya Utalii College Courses and Fee Structure 2020

I am going to list the Kenya Utalii College courses offered in 2020 in this article. If you are looking to join this college, then you have come to the right place.

Kenya Utalii College is best known for providing world-class training for the Hospitality and Tourism industry both locally and internationally.

Kenya Utalii College Courses

Here are some of the certificate courses offered at Utalii College,

1. Utalii College Certificate Courses

  • Banqueting & Events Management
  • Bar Keeping Techniques
  • Cake Making & Decoration
  • Customer Care
  • Hotel Information Systems
  • Food & Beverage Services & Sales
  • Front Office Operations
  • Food Production
  • Hazard Analysis of Critical Control Point
  • Housekeeping & Laundry
  • Information Communication Technology
  • Kitchen Management
  • Landscaping & Gardening
  • Pastry & Bakery
  • Public Relations
  • Tour Guiding
  • Travel Operations

2. Kenya Utalii College Diploma Courses

The following are Diploma courses offered at the Kenya Utalii College:

  1. Diploma in Hotel Management – Three-year Diploma course offering specialized International Standard training in Hotel Management.

Admissions Requirements:

  • Aggregate: C Plain
  • Also, the indicated minimum grades in the following subjects
  • English C+ and Mathematics / Business Studies C- or any other equivalent qualification or KUC graduates of the 1½ or 2-year certificate (Hotel related) courses may apply provided they passed with Distinction or Credit.
  • Age: 18-30 years
  • A Foreign Language is an added advantage

International Students

  • Aggregate: GCE, IGCE, IB, Other internationally recognized certificates.
  • At least one principal passes at Advanced Level. 2nd Division at “O” Level, or equivalent with proper credits in both English Language and Mathematics
  • Age: 18-30 years
  • A Foreign Language is an added advantage
  1. Diploma in Travel and Tourism Management – Three-year Diploma course offering specialized training in the overall management of Travel and Tour Enterprises.

Admissions Requirements

  • Aggregate: C Plain
  • Also, the indicated minimum grades in the following subjects:
    English C+ and Mathematics/ Geography C- or any other equivalent qualification or KUC graduates of the 11/2 or 22-year certificate (Tourism Related) courses may apply provided they passed with Distinction or Credit.
  • Age: 18-30 years
  • Foreign Language is an added advantage

International Students

  • Aggregate: GCE, IGCE, IB, Other internationally recognized certificates.
  • At least one principal passes at Advanced Level. 2nd Division at “O” Level, or equivalent with proper credits in both English Language and Mathematics
  • Age: 18-30 years
  • Foreign Language is an added advantage

3. Kenya Utalii College Degree Courses

Kenya Utalii College in collaboration with the University of Nairobi (Faculty of Arts) invites applications for admission to the Module II programs listed below:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality Management
  • Bachelor of Arts in Travel and Tourism Management

Admissions Requirements:

  • K.C.S.E. with a C+ or equivalent
  • K.C.S.E. with a C plain or equivalent Plus a Diploma or equivalent from a recognized post-secondary institution.
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • A degree from a recognized University or equivalent.

Kenya Utalii College Fee Structure

  • Tuition per Course Unit: B.A. – Ksh 12,000
  • Other Charges Per Semester
    • Registration – Ksh 1,000
    • Library – Ksh 1,000
    • Computer/Lab charges – Ksh 5,000 Annually
    • Student ID – Ksh 500 Annually
    • Medical Emergency – Ksh 5,000 Annually
    • Activity Fee – Ksh 2,000 Annually
    • Examination fee – Ksh 500/Unit
    • Students Union Fee – Ksh 1,000 Annually
    • Transport fee (To and fro City Centre to Utalii) – Ksh 6,900/Semester (Optional),
    • Hospitality Management Lab Fees – Ksh 4,500/Per Practical unit
    • Caution money – Ksh 5,000
    • Programme Development Fees – Ksh 5,000
    • Field Work fees (Refundable in the fourth year) – Ksh 10,000

Lecture Times

Weekdays 5.30 p.m to 8.30 p.m. Weekends 8.00 a.m-8.30 p.m. at Kenya Utalii College, Main Campus, Thika Road

Application Form and Procedure

Sets of Application Forms are available from the University of Nairobi, online on the College website, The Main Campus, and Gandhi Wing Building Room G3 for a nonrefundable fee of Kshs 3,000.

Short Courses Offered at Utalii College

House Keeping and Laundry Techniques

House Keeping course is intended to give you exposure to Control of cleaning equipment, materials, and supplies Guest Room Service and Maintenance, Cleaning Methods and Procedures Occupational Health and Safety.

  • Course Duration – 3 Months
  • Tuition Fee – Ksh 40,000.00 or $ 690 for non-Kenyans students


This course is meant to equip the candidate with skills on how to operate the laundry, and it covers Washing materials and control, Laundry Operations Procedures and finally Linen Control.

  • Course Duration – 3 Months
  • Tuition Fee – Kshs 30,000.00 or US$670 for non-Kenyans students

Course Requirements

  • An Aggregate of C- in K.C.S.E.
  • Indicated minimum grades in the following subjects
    • C- in English Language
    • D+ in Mathematics
  •  Foreign Languages like GCE, IGCE, and IB is an added advantage.
  • Other internationally recognized certificates.
  • 2nd Division at O Level, or equivalent with a credit in English Language and a pass in Mathematics.
  • Applicants should be between 18 – 30 years age bracket

How to Apply

  • Download and Fill in the Short Courses Application form here
  • Indicate your District and Province of birth
  • Attach copies of your academic and school leaving testimonials and National ID card or Birth Certificate to your application.
  • Deposit a non-refundable application fee of Ksh 1000 or US $50 for non-Kenyans applicants in any Co-operative Bank branch as follows:

Cooperative Bank of Kenya
Account Name: Kenya Utalii College Fees Account
Account No: 01129070937100

Raf'ael is an influencer on matters Kenya and digital. Living in Nairobi Kenya, he likes coffee when it is cold.

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  1. Hellow KUC, do you do addimissions for degree students in January { Hospitality Management}; if yes what arethe requirements?

  2. hello… can i be able to get the fee structure so as to know the fees for a diploma in food and beverage production

  3. I had a C+ in 2018 kcse and I wish to pursue a degree in travel and tours management. Can I please get the fee structure and guidelines? Can I study in your college as a government sponsored student?

  4. Comment:I just like this college how can I aply now I got a D plain and I want to venture in school of hospitality and management help me please am onesmus olumula from nakuru

  5. please i request on how i can apply certificate in hospitality and hotel management at kenya utalii college?

  6. Hi! I am Mildred,I have a certificate in food and beverages service and sales,and I want to advance to diploma in food science and nutrition can it be possible.

  7. Comment:hellow I finished form 4 on 2018 with a mean grade of D+ am interested with hospitality and catering help me

  8. Certificate for Tour guiding it takes how many years?
    Diploma og Tour guiding it takes how many years?
    And Degree of Tour guiding it takes how many years…?

    And the date of joining the university?

  9. Hello.please provide me with detailed information on certificate courses e.g duration of study,entry requirements per course and school fees structure….interested parent.

  10. Hello ,,,I am Ronn,,I sat for my K.C.S.E in 2016 and I got a mean grade of D plain,,,I’m interested in being part of this institution ,,,,I want to do tour operations certificate,,,,would it be possible?

  11. I did my kcse in 2016 and got D+ but I love to pursue hospitality and management in your school can I get a chance

  12. I need to register for the Examination is it possible… If possible my number.. O717179285 exams on the catering course is how much…. And mode of payment……. Let me know

    • Hello, I did my KCSE exam in 2017 and I managed to score a mean grade of D+,scoring C plain in mathematics D plain in English and B plus in history.Am really Interested in doing certificate course in catering and accommodation management I believe that this institution will help me to sharpen my future

  13. It quit disgusting to see colleges discriminating applicants based on age. World over and most civilizations Everyone has a right to acquire knowledge devoid of age sex etc as long as they meet relevant academic qualifications. These age bullshit drug us back to Neanderthals age.

  14. I want to know if one got D- but he want to join you and pursue on certificate in catering and hotel management (hotel and hotel management)

  15. Morning,I am levy phiri from mpongwe in the copperbelt of zambia.i would like to study at your respective institution,please help me get in touch

  16. I did my k.c.s.e in 2019…i scored a Cplain having a C+ in English..B- in geography D plain in mathematics and i did french having a C plain

  17. Would like to do hotel management.I’ve already done front office, housekeeping, restaurant services, food and beverage production, fundamental of question is can I further my studies in your institution?

  18. Hello…I did kcse 2018 having a mean grade of C I there by want to know whether I can do diploma in hospitality management having a C in English,D in mathematics. If possible i request for the fee structure of the mentioned course.thankyou

  19. i did my k.c.s.e 2019 ,scored C plus with English C plus,history A, Agriculture C,Mathematics D plus can i qualify for B.A in Hospitality Management (UON) intake for 2020?.what of Diploma in Hotel management?.

  20. Nzuki faith
    Hello…I did my K.C.S.E 2019 score d a D+with English D+, kisw D,Math D- ,Bio D, chem D- ,Geo D+ ,C.R.E D , Home science C+ , can I qualify for certificate in hotel management in Utalii, if possible can I get a fee structure in course mentioned?

  21. I had a C plain but i did not get a C+ in english and i want to join a career in tourism and hotel management but i had an A- in homescience what will i do

  22. My name is velvine I had a c- in kcse,c+ in English,B- is cre and c in mathematics, c- in history I would wish to do join. Utalii college

  23. Hello, I would like to join for certificate in food production course or catering in KUC but I had a C- in my kcse wish to know if that grade qualifies me to join

  24. Hello, I had a C- in my kcse I would like to join for a certificate course in culinary art or food production if I can plz send me the fee structure and the course duration and any other important detail and if not plz recommend a course in your campus which I can persue


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