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Type: Public Institution
Motto: Utumishi na Ukarimu (Service and Hospitality)
Affiliated to: EUHOFA, UNWTO
Established: 1975
Director: Mr. Hashim Mohamed
Campuses: Nairobi Main Campus, Nairobi downtown Campus 2, Mombasa Campus, Kisumu Campus
Website: https://www.utalii.ac.ke/
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The Kenya Utalii College (KUC) is a public university located in the Capital of Kenya, Nairobi. The university was founded in 1975 under the Hotels and Restaurants Act (Cap. 494, Laws of Kenya) which has since then been replaced by the Tourism Act, (Cap. 494, Laws of Kenya) in 2011.

The Kenya Utalii College has four main campuses; Nairobi Main Campus, Nairobi downtown Campus 2, Mombasa Campus, and Kisumu Campus. While the college has tr.. more

The Kenya Utalii College (KUC) is a public university located in the Capital of Kenya, Nairobi. The university was founded in 1975 under the Hotels and Restaurants Act (Cap. 494, Laws of Kenya) which has since then been replaced by the Tourism Act, (Cap. 494, Laws of Kenya) in 2011.

The Kenya Utalii College has four main campuses; Nairobi Main Campus, Nairobi downtown Campus 2, Mombasa Campus, and Kisumu Campus. While the college has trained over 60,000 experts in the Tourism and Leisure sector, its most notable trainer course is the Travel and Management Diploma Programme. It has been one of its most applied for programmes.
KUC as a hospitality institution is affiliated to the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), and EUHOFA International Association of Hotel Schools.
The college also takes accreditation from the Tourism Education Quality (TEDQUAL) certification body.
As qualified trainers of leisure-related experts, KUC has set its sight at being a globally recognized and transformative premier tourism and hospitality training centre.

Amongst a host of facilities placed at the disposal of the students and staff of the institution, the Kenya Utalii College equally owns a 3-star hotel called the Utalii Hotel. This hotel gives the students an opportunity to have hands-on practical sessions. KUC also provides big conference halls, sporting grounds as well as accommodation amongst others.
The Kenya Utalii College has been noted for being one part of the best trainers of experts in the hospitality and tourism industry in Kenya. The institution is the Secretariat for Africa’s only Association of Hospitality and Tourism Schools and an accredited East African Legislative Assembly Centre of Excellence in tourism and hospitality training.
KUC has equally entered into several partnership deals with reputable institutions from around the world to help improve on the quality of their training. Some of these partner universities include the Manchester Metropolitan UniversityUK,  Makerere UniversityUganda, Dr Livingstone International University of Tourism Excellence & Business Management (LIUTEBM) Zambia, Zanzibar Institute of Tourism Development (ZITOD), and Vocational and Educational Training Authority (VETA) of Tanzania among others.

In 2013, the College produced the best student in Kenya in the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Travel and Tourism Consultant examinations. A year later, the institution also produced Kenya’s best student in the IATA Airline Cabin Crew Course.

For further information on the Kenya Utalii University, visit the college website.

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Degree Courses
Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality Management.
Bachelor of Arts in Travel and Tourism Management.

Diploma Courses
Diploma in Travel and Tourism Management.
Diploma i.. more

Degree Courses
Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality Management.
Bachelor of Arts in Travel and Tourism Management.

Diploma Courses
Diploma in Travel and Tourism Management.
Diploma in Hotel Management.

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

Short Courses
Front Desk Techniques.
Hotel Information Systems (Opera).
Banqueting Operation Techniques.
Barista.
Bar Operations Techniques.
Housekeeping Operations Techniques.
Laundry and DryCleaning Operations Techniques.
Supervisory Management in Organizations.
Food Safety & Hygiene Practices in Food Establishment.
Kitchen Operation Techniques.
Pastry and Bakery.
Cake Making & Decoration.

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KEY INFO
Application Fee: Kshs. 1,000 for Kenyans and US$50 for nonKenyans.
NonKenyans pay 25% more on all charges.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
General Admission Requirements
Prospective candidates into the Kenya Utalii College woul.. more

KEY INFO
Application Fee: Kshs. 1,000 for Kenyans and US$50 for nonKenyans.
NonKenyans pay 25% more on all charges.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
General Admission Requirements
Prospective candidates into the Kenya Utalii College would have to fulfil at least one the following conditions in order to be considered for admission:
Must have obtained the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with a C+ or its equivalent.
Must have obtained the K.C.S.E. with a C plain or equivalent plus a Diploma or equivalent, from a recognized postsecondary institution.
Must have obtained an International Baccalaureate Diploma.
Must have obtained a degree from a recognized University or equivalent.

Requirements for Diploma Programmes
Potential candidates must have passed K.C.S.E. including English with C+ minimum grade and Mathematics / Business Studies with a C minimum grade. OR
The candidates must have any other equivalent qualification or KUC graduates with a 1.5-year or 2year Hotel related certificate course.
Must be between 1830 years old.
*Mastering a foreign language is an added advantage.

Requirements for International Students
Candidates must possess either the GCE, IGCE, International Baccalaureate, or any other internationally recognized certificates.
Candidates must have at least one principal passes at ALevel.
Candidates must have a 2nd Division at OLevel, or equivalent with proper credits in both English Language and Mathematics.
Candidates must be between 1830 years old.
*Mastering a foreign language is an added advantage.

HOW TO APPLY
Candidates must download and fill in the application form from the school website or obtain from the institution.
Candidates must clearly indicate their District and Province of birth.
Attach copies of your academic and school leaving testimonials, and National ID card or Birth Certificate to your application
Pay the admission fee and fill in the necessary information before submitting.
*International students are advised to contact the school directly for more clarifications on International Students Admission process.
The application must be addressed to The Principal &CEO, Kenya Utalii College, P.O BOX 31052-00600, Nairobi.

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The Kenya Utalii College is located in Nairobi. Other higher institutions located in this city are the University of Nairobi, Kenyatta University, St.. more

The Kenya Utalii College is located in Nairobi. Other higher institutions located in this city are the University of Nairobi, Kenyatta University, Strathmore University, Daystar University, Technical University of Kenya, East African School of Aviation, United States International University – Africa, Catholic University of Eastern Africa and Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.

Nairobi is the capital city of Kenya. It is situated in the south-central part of the country, between the cities of Kampala and Mombasa. Inhabitants of Nairobi are called Nairobians. The city was founded by colonial authorities in 1899 as a railway town along the Mombasa-Uganda railway line, and quickly became a centre for the colony’s coffee and tea industry, growing under the British to replace Mombasa as the capital in 1907.
The total population of Nairobi is over 4.6 million, making it the most populated and largest city in the country. The city average annual temperatures go from 25.4°C  to 13.1°C. The economy of Nairobi like the rest of Kenya is largely dominated by agricultural activities. Nairobi boasts a vibrant urban culture, from music to literature and film, as well as gastronomy.
The city is steeped in a rich culture, heritage and history, and this reflected on its people. The city is a mix of culture – religions, traditions, local beliefs.

Nairobi is blessed with several landmarks and impressive infrastructure. Recently experiencing a construction boom, several skyscrapers can be seen towering over the city’s skyline. It has two parks, the Nairobi National Park and Uhuru Park, which provide the city with colourful touristic sites.
Several global food chains can be found in the city, like KFC, Subway, Domino’s Plaza, Pizza Hut and Burger King. The city is filled with Kenya’s most important museums, home to masterpieces of African Art centuries old.
As far as its economy goes, the city is home to one of the largest stock exchanges in Africa; the Nairobi Securities Exchange – recognised as an overseas stock exchange in 1953 by the London Stock Exchange. It is also the regional headquarters of several international companies and organisations like General Electric, Young and Rubicam, Coca-Cola, and Airtel, all contained within its central business district.

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Type: Public Institution
Motto: Utumishi na Ukarimu (Service and Hospitality)
Affiliated to: EUHOFA, UNWTO
Established: 1975
Director: Mr. Hashim Mohamed
Campuses: Nairobi Main Campus, Nairobi downtown Campus 2, Mombasa Campus, Kisumu Campus
Website: https://www.utalii.ac.ke/
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