Nicola Alberts is an 18-year-old Milnerton resident and winner of the Cape Town leg of The International Hotel School Bursary Competition in 2012.
Nicola is a free spirited individual with a strong personality, who is always open for new opportunities and loves meeting new people. Her passion for the hospitality industry started from the age of 16, where she worked in restaurants and B&B’s on weekends to earn pocket money. Read more on the International Hotel School Facebook page!
18 year-old Nhlanhla Msweli from Adams Mission near Amanzimtoti was a lucky winner of the Durban leg of The International Hotel School Bursary Competition in 2011.
Each year, the IHS is on the lookout for three students – one for each of its campuses. These students win their tuition fees for any IHS programme for the duration of their studies – a prize that is valued at up to R180 000! Read more on the International Hotel School Facebook page!
PPS, the financial services provider for graduate professionals, has awarded three students at the University of the Witwatersrand one scholarship and two bursaries to the as part of an ongoing effort to provide much-needed financial assistance to university students across the country.
Statistics released in 2012 from the Human Sciences Research Council show that South Africa’s higher education sector has an alarming 40% drop-out rate among students, with financial difficulties suffered by poor black students being cited as the main reason.
A career in hospitality creates endless opportunities, and with the nationally- and internationally – recognised hospitality diplomas and certificates that graduates receive from South Africa’s leading private hospitality management education provider.
Your future can be everything you’ve ever dreamed of!
The International Hotel School is proud to announce that it is once again running its annual Bursary Competition. The winner in each campus will win their tuition fees for any IHS programme they wish to study in, for the duration of the programme, valued up to R180 000!!!
We are looking for finalists who are passionate about the industry and have what it takes to make it to the top. Read more...
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