How can I study at The International Hotel School?
- Full-time studies – This is where you attend lectures (50%) at the campus and do experiential learning (50%) in 4* and 5* hospitality establishments in areas surrounding each Campus. You can study Hospitality Management, Hotel Operations, Food & Beverage Management, or Culinary Arts by the full-time method of study. You pay a tuition fee and need to cover the costs of your transport and accommodation.
- Traineeship studies – This is where you are selected via a series of interviews to be trained at a Hotel (usually a distance away from each Campus). You will study via distance and online learning, while you are working at the Hotel and you will receive a small allowance. You pay a tuition fee and need to cover the costs of your transport and accommodation. You need your own computer with internet capability to make contact with your on-line tutors.
- Distance Learning/Correspondence – This is a purely distance learning method where you pay per subject (there are over 30 to choose from) and you receive the textbook and you study entirely on your own. You need to write you exam within 12 months of registering. You arrange your own experience learning or job.
What “international qualifications” do you offer?
- We are an “Approved Training Centre” for the City & Guilds Qualifications from London. We have a 1-year Christina Martin Culinary Arts programme (Certificate and Diploma level) There is an optional extra year of study where you can obtain your Advanced Diploma and a Diploma in Patisserie.
- We also offer a two year Hotel Operations Diploma which combines three Diplomas from City & Guilds of London; Food & Beverage Service Diploma, Reception Operations & Services and Accommodation Operations& Services.
- Our 3 –year Diploma programs are registered with the DHET (Department of Higher Education & Training). The Diploma in Hospitality Management and the Diploma in Food & Beverage Management are both registered at NQF level 6. These qualifications are recognized all round the world. When applying for a job, potential employers will contact DHET to verify your qualifications.
- Included in these Diplomas, IHS teaches 12 Hospitality related subjects from The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AH&L EI) curriculum and includes them in the IHS registered Diplomas. Students who pass all these subjects AND meet the graduation requirements of the DHET registered Diplomas will ALSO graduate with a Diploma from the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AH&L EI). These AH&L EI subjects are taught in over 50 countries worldwide.
Can I pay off my fees?
Yes you can.
There is an initial payment due when you are accepted (ranging from R2500 to R5000 depending on which course you are doing).
Then you can choose from three “Payment Elections”
- Pay your fees in Full by 19 December the year before you commence your studies.
- Pay half your fees by 19 December the year before you commence your studies and the balance on Registration in January.
- Pay approximately 1/3 of your fees by 19 December the year before you commence your studies and sign a Debit Order to pay the rest over 8 months commencing in the February.
Are there any hidden costs if I do the 3 –year Diploma program?
The advertised fees are for the Tuition only. You will be required to pay for Books each year (R7100 for 1st year 2012), your own Stationery, Uniforms (a suit and a chefs uniform) Shoes (dress shoes and chef shoes), Student Socials & outings, Accommodation and Transport arrangements.
Do you offer bursaries?
Yes we do have 3 Full Time Bursaries available per year.
Enter The International Hotel School Bursary Competition and you could win a one of three bursaries valued at R160 000 each to study full-time for THREE years at IHS (Tuition Fees only). All learners currently in Matric can enter this competition. You DO NOT have to take a Hospitality related subject at school to enter.
Do you need to have a National Senior Certificate or equivalent?
Any applicant must meet The International Hotel School’s requirements for the particular instructional programme. All 3 Year Diploma Programmes require a minimum of a National Senior Certificate in order to enrol, subject to The International Hotel School admission and selection criteria.
We do however have other programmes on offer that requires a lesser Grade than a National Senior Certificate or equivalent.
What is SAQA?
Most foreign school qualifications will be accepted for the purposes of admission to the IHS but they must be evaluated first, by the South African Qualifications Authority. No foreign national may be accepted without the qualification being equivalised by SAQA first. See “Foreign Qualifications Evaluation and Advisory Service”
Will you you help me to obtain a study visa and what are the requirements?
A foreign student may be registered as a student at a South African Educational Institute after having obtained a study permit from the South African Embassy or Mission in the student’s home country. Upon acceptance, the prospective student needs to pay their initial non-refundable deposit to verify their intention to study with The International Hotel School. Visa Letters will only then be issued by the relevant campus.
Please note that applying for a student Visa is a totally external process as it happens in the applicants home country and therefore we are unable to assist in this regard. We suggest you go through an agent if you need assistance in this regard. For more information on international applications, click here.
Click here to download the IHS 2012 General Information Guide (2722)