• Address: Nelson Mandela Drive, Mahikeng, 2735
  • call us: +27(0)183862222

General Information

General Admission Requirements

Candidates must be in possession of the “Old Senior Certificate” or “New Senior Certificate”. International students must have the equivalent of university entry certificates from their countries of origin or the equivalent of South African Senior Certificate Examination. Candidates who do not meet the minimum requirements might be required to undertake bridging courses to prepare them for the programmes they have applied for.

Application forms are obtainable from the reception of our institutions must be completed and submitted together a non-refundable fee of with R200.00 payable at the Registrar Academic and Student Affairs at the following:

Bank: First National Bank (FNB)
Name of Account: Institute of Hotel & Tourism Management
Account Number: 6200760060
Branch: Mafikeng
Branch Code: 240340
Type of Account: Current Account

Completed application can be dropped at any of our campuses.

  • A candidate for an Advanced Diploma or National Diploma must be in possession of National Senior Certificate (Grade 12) or its equivalent
  • A candidate who wishes to register for a certificate programme must have completed at least grade 11
  • All candidates are subject to a selection and screening process
  • Candidates with Grade 12 subjects in Home Economics, Consumer Science, Hospitality Studies and Tourism will have an added advantage

Academic Support Facilities

There is Library, Thuto Lore, which offers students enough time to do their assignments and also prepare for their tests and examinations. The library has computers with internet facilities, books and videos for students use. There are also computer laboratories, which students use to advance their computer literacy.

There are cultural, sports and recreational facilities that every student enjoys a fulfilling student life. Also to cater for the needs of enthusiasts sport there are excellent sports facilities on campus. Sporting codes includes soccer, tennis, netball, basketball and volleyball.

Uniforms and Official Outfits

All registered students at our institution are required to turn out in the appropriate and prescribed uniforms at all times. Details of such uniforms and outfits are provided in the students’ rules and regulations handbook. To the extent that it is possible such uniforms are provided by the institutions and the cost of such is included in the fees payable by students.

Residential Facilities

There is accommodation on campus that accommodates up to 120 students (Mafikeng Campus) and 90 students (Ga–Rankuwa Campus). Due to abnormal hours in the hospitality industry, our residence offers every student security, the opportunity to become readily involved in all activities offered by the Hotel Schools Division such as social & sporting activities, life – skills and leadership programmes. Mafikeng Hotel School has the following facilities for resident students.

  • 10 bungalows with 60 double rooms complete with satellite TVs
  • A students’ recreation hall
  • Tennis courts and other outdoor recreational facilities
  • All year round on campus braai and entertainment facilities
  • Well maintained swimming pools
  • Fairly well furnished restaurant
  • Computer center
  • Library

Similar such facilities exist on all our branch campuses.

Fees Structure and Payment

Fees are structured according to programme and year levels and vary between those who are resident and those who are not. The Hotel School Division accommodates students from different backgrounds and as a result every attempt has been made for the fees to reflect the social economic situation in which our institutions are located.

It is mandatory for every student to pay the minimum amount required by the institution on registration. If a student has not made the full payment for the year, whatever outstanding fees are owned to the institution will be expected to be paid in equal quarterly installments. Students who fail to meet the minimum required payment at the beginning of the quarter may not be allowed to register or re-register.

Academic and Study Programmes

Apart from the THETA (currently known as CATHSETTA) programmes, we also offer higher education programmes – Council for Higher Education (CHE) – up to university level. Currently we offer CHE programmes in all aspects of Hospitality Management – this we do up to the Advanced Diploma level in collaboration with Centurion Akademie in Pretoria. By the beginning of 2013 however, we hope to offer additional programmes in Travel and Tourism Management as well as a certificate and diploma programmes in Nature Management. By 2014, the North West Hotel Schools plan to offer bachelors degree programmes in a range of courses and areas of study that we are currently offering only up to diploma level.

There are also the City and Guilds of London programmes – certificate and diplomas offered under the auspices of the Chefs Association of South Africa (SACA). This is part of the Youth Chefs Training Programme sponsored by the National Department of Tourism. Students who register for this programme do not have to contribute anything towards the programmes – all costs are covered by the National Department of Tourism and the students are also paid monthly stipends. Students who register for this programme are selected by the Chefs Association of South Africa from adjacent local communities. If you are interested in the Youth Chefs Training programme please contact: Herman Phetlhe – Academic Manager at: hphetlhe@nwptb.co.za or you can phone him on: 018 386 2121/2222.

Cost of studying at North West Hotel Schools

Like all institutions that provide hospitality and tourism management training, studying at the North West Hotel Schools is quite expensive. However in comparison to our competitors our institutions are without a doubt the cheapest in the country. We offer programmes at fairly reasonable costs to our students. Our fees include the cost of tuition (which is extremely low), the cost of residential accommodation, meals, daily teas, uniforms, books, stationery, tools & equipment, safety ware and many. You are welcome to inspect our facilities and compare are fees with other institutions before you make a commitment to register. For more information please contact the Divisional Finance Manager – Ms. Segametsi Matsipane at: smatsipane@nwptb.co.za or phone her on: 018 386 2121/2222.

Student Financial Assistance

The North West Hotel Schools provide financial assistance and support in the form of bursaries to registered and needy students. The current value of the bursary awards is R20 000.00 and is sponsored by both Mmabatho Palms Hotel and Resorts as well the Klerksdorp Rio Casino and Resorts. The bursary covers the whole period of study of the student and the amount is credited to the students account. All registered students of our institutions are eligible to be awarded bursaries. Our institutions are also able to assist students in accessing other financial support such as loans and grants from financial houses such as banks and other financial institutions. In future more financial support will be available from various institutions and government organisations. For more information please contact the Office of the Rector – Hotel Schools Division on either 018 386 2121/2222 or e-mail: mmolefi@nwptb.co.za or yakwa@nwptb.co.za.

Study Loans

Students can obtain loans from Edu–Loan, ABSA, or any other financial institutions. Information on such institutions or organisation is available on request.

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