Kenya Utalii College Courses & Fee Structure for 2023

Are you looking for world-class education in the Hospitality and Tourism industry? Kenya Utalii College is one of the best institutions to provide such training. This article will highlight everything you need to know about the Kenya Utalii College courses in 2023.

Many young people looking to join a college or a university have many questions about tuition fees.

Types of Kenya Utalii College Courses

The following are the main courses that you can pursue at Utalii College:

  • Certificate
  • Diploma
  • Degree

This article breaks them down to always find what you are looking for.

List of Utalii College Certificate Courses

The following is a list of the Certificate Courses offered by Kenya Utalii College:

  1. Tour Guiding
  2. Information Communication Technology
  3. Bar Keeping Techniques
  4. Cake Making & Decoration
  5. Food Production
  6. Hazard Analysis of Critical Control Point
  7. Housekeeping & Laundry
  8. Hotel Information Systems
  9. Kitchen Management
  10. Customer Care
  11. Food & Beverage Services & Sales
  12. Front Office Operations
  13. Public Relations
  14. Travel Operations
  15. Landscaping & Gardening
  16. Banqueting & Events Management
  17. Pastry & Bakery

List of Kenya Utalii College Diploma Courses

Utalii College also offers Diploma courses listed below:

1. Diploma in Hotel Management

It is a three-year diploma program that teaches International Standard hotel management certification.

Local student’s admissions requirements:

  • Aggregate: C Plain
  • KUC graduates of the 1½ or 2-year certificate (Hotel related) courses who obtained with Distinction or Credit, English C+ and Math / Business Studies C- or any other comparable qualification, can apply.
  • The ideal age for the students is 18 to 30 years old.
  • A foreign language is a benefit in and of itself.

Requirements for International Students

  • GCE, IGCE, IB, and other globally recognized certificates
  • At least one principal passes at the Advanced Level. “O” Level, or equivalent with credits in both English Language and Math 2nd Division of “O” Level, or Equivalent With Credit in Both English Literature and Mathematics
  • Age: 18-30 years
  • A second language is a plus.

2. Diploma in Travel and Tourism Management

The three-year Diploma program provides extensive management training in 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 equivalent qualification or KUC graduates of the 11/2 or 22-year certificate (Tourism Related) courses may apply if they passed with Distinction or Credit.
  • Age: 18-30 years
  • Foreign Language is an added advantage

International Students

  • Aggregate: GCE, IGCE, IB, and Other internationally recognized certificates.
  • At least one principal passes at the 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:

  • KCSE with a C+ or equivalent
  • KCSE 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: BA – 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

Read Also: Kenya School of Law Fee Structure

Application Form and Procedure

For a non-refundable charge of Kshs 3,000, the University of Nairobi may supply application forms for students. The University’s Main Campus and Gandhi Wing Building Room G3 have Application Form sets available for download on the College’s website.

Short Courses Offered at Utalii College

Here is a list of short courses that Utalli College offers:

1. HouseKeeping and Laundry Techniques

The House Keeping Course exposes you to control cleaning equipment, materials, supplies, Guest Room Service and Maintenance, Cleaning Methods and Procedures, and Occupational Health & Safety.

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


This course teaches the trainee how to run laundry, covering washing materials and management, laundry operations procedures, and 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 KCSE.
  • Indicated minimum grades in the following subjects
  • C- in the English Language
  • D+ in Mathematics
  •  Foreign Languages like GCE, IGCE, and IB are an added advantage.
  • Other internationally recognized certificates.
  • 2nd Division at O Level, equivalent to a credit in English Language and a pass in Mathematics
  • Applicants should be between 18 – 30 years of age bracket

How to Apply

  • Download and Fill in the Short Courses Application form
  • 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



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