Strathmore University School of Tourism and Hospitality

Strathmore University School of Tourism and Hospitality


Aspire, inspire and transform…

Strathmore University launched the School of Tourism and Hospitality (STH) in 2008 offering full time and part time (evening) degree programmes in hospitality and tourism management.
STH was established with the aim of uplifting the hospitality profession translating domestic work into professional work through education and professional training to provide competent workforce and entrepreneurs in the tourism and hospitality industry.
This was in line with the teachings of St. Josemaria Escriva who desired that there be training institutions and universities dedicated to the formation of the work of the home where persons can be professionally trained to carry out these tasks with the greatest perfection.
Hospitality is creating a “home away from home”, a tagline most often quoted by hotels and accommodation providers. It is a common fact that everyone needs the warmth of a home and if this is missing then it becomes very difficult to learn how to relate in a truly human way. From this perspective, the homemaker plays a very important role in the well-being of society.
The hospitality discipline focuses mainly on the care of the human person, both in the tangible and intangible aspects of service. The presence of this discipline tends to humanize society and will deeply influence the human tone of the environment.


The School of Tourism and Hospitality (STH) aims to influence both staff and students to dream and pursue excellence in order to transform the industry and society.


We foster integral development through education, promoting excellence in service, upholding ethical principles and nurturing entrepreneurial spirit to produce professionals of global standard.


To be the anchor of transformational education for a thriving hospitality and tourism industry leading to enhanced quality of life.


STH is guided by Strathmore University’s core values and so adapts the following:

  • Excellence through sanctification of work

We strive for excellence in work and highest quality output reflecting the joy of service as we echo the spirit of the Founder of the School: “Whatever you do, do it well. Poorly done things cannot be offered to God”.

  • Integrity

We uphold ethical practices of staff and students and foster integrity in all their actions.

  • Commitment

We value personal commitment which comes with the exercise of freedom and responsibility, which is fostered through personal attention given to staff and students.

  • Collegiality

We respect one another’s commitment to a common purpose and work together to achieve the common goal.

  • Creativity and innovation

We foster innovation and enhance creativity through experiential activities within and outside the classroom to equip learners with skills and tools for innovation and adaptability.

  • Life-long learning

We develop programmes and training courses that contribute to a person’s development of mind and body, intelligence, sensitivity, aesthetic appreciation and spirituality throughout their lives.

  • Social responsibility

We serve society through education, research and community outreach projects organized by students and staff. Hospitality and tourism education has a direct impact on the family and society as it is a service profession. Through our home management programmes, we make a direct contribution to the betterment of society and improve quality of life in the family.
The tourism and hospitality industry is the fastest growing sector of the world’s economy. It requires innovative business minds, creative management and strong passion to drive the industry’s socio-economic potential to full realization.
The School for Tourism and Hospitality brings you this opportunity to be part of global leadership in hospitality and tourism.
We foster integral development of the human person through education, promoting excellence in work, upholding sound moral principles and nurturing entrepreneurial spirit to produce professionals of global standards.
We aspire to be the benchmark of excellence in hospitality and tourism education, make an impact in the industry and improve quality of life through service to society.
What we offer
Two globally benchmarked degree programmes designed to equip you with competence and skills to man the industry:

  • Bachelor of Science in Hospitality and Hotel Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Tourism Management

Our curriculum gives emphasis on correlation between theory and practice through hands-on practical training and internship where you get exposed to the real world of work and interact with industry professionals and entrepreneurs.
What makes us unique

  • Globally benchmarked curriculum which is a combination of Swiss-based service model and US-based business management model designed to meet the needs of the industry.
  • Humanistic formation imparted through philosophy and ethics lessons which foster integral development and deeper understanding of the human person.
  • Knowledge of a foreign language gives you a competitive edge.
  • Internship opportunities through our industry partners both local and international.
  • Study tours, field trips and student exchange programme through our international academic partners.
  • Personalized training as we work with quality not quantity where lecturers are available for academic consultations.
  • Mentoring programme provides you with a personal mentor who gives guidance in academic and personal life on a one-on-one mentoring session.
  • Enabling environment provided by the state-of-the-art facilities as well as the moral and social environment where you acquire all round quality education in an atmosphere of freedom and responsibility.

Our special exempt programme
Successful candidates who meet the minimum entry requirement and hold a professional diploma in hospitality or tourism from an accredited institution may be exempted for a maximum of 50% of the units offered in the evening course programme. This programme bridges the diploma to a degree within a period of two to three years. Classes run from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm Monday to Friday, and Saturdays from 8:30am to 4:00pm for three semesters per year (January-April, May-August, and September-December).
Our entry requirements

  • Applicants must meet the following requirement:
    • Minimum mean grade of C+ in KCSE OR
    • Six subjects with a grade B and above including Mathematics and English at IGCSE level or three subjects with grade B and above at GCE level.
  • All candidates meeting the entry requirement shall be required to sit and pass the University entrance examination in English and Mathematics and an oral interview.
  • Candidates applying for exemption shall be required to sit for a qualifying exam in hospitality and tourism.
  • Interviews are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:00 am.
  • Candidates are required to bring originals and copies of relevant academic certificates, 2 passport size photographs, a photocopy of birth certificate or national ID or passport and KSH1800 entrance exam fee.
  • Intake for the full time programme is in April and June
  • Intake for the evening programme is May and September

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