Application Process to the International Hotel School

Yes, I'm interested in studying at IHS!

Now what?

Here’s an 8 point simple process to follow in order to secure your place at The International Hotel School. This process applies to all full-time, and traineeship students. For Online Learning, please click here.


Decide which programme you would like to study. If you need further information, get in touch with the school or come to an Open Day at one of our campuses. Alternately, come and visit a consultant on campus.


Once you’ve decided you want to apply – download an application form, get a form from the school (in person or via email), or apply online.


Send your application form and all required documentation to the campus – you can apply for any campus at the one nearest to you, so for example if you live in Cape Town and want to apply for the Durban Campus, you can do it all through the campus in Cape Town.


The campus will contact you to come in for an interview.


If your application is successful, you’ll receive an acceptance letter and then a deposit is due for payment to hold your place on the programme.


After we receive your deposit, we’ll send you payment options forms and contracts. We have a number of payment options available.  Contracts need to be signed by both the student and sponsor and proof of residence of the Sponsor is required.


On Registration Day, come to the school with all your documentation. Management Diploma students will also need to pay for your chef uniform unless it has been paid for already.


You then begin a two-week induction followed by the start of classes and/or work integrated learning.