The Institute admits Senior 6 and Senior 4 leavers. There are however, provisions for Primary 7 leavers and School Dropouts between S. 1 and S.4 or S. 5. There are also “Customer Tailored” courses for individuals or institutions.

There are two in-takes for Certificate Programs i.e. March and August; then one in take for all Diploma Programs i.e. only August In-take. However, Uganda Diploma in Business in Studies (UDBS) has two in-takes a year i.e. March and August In-takes.

Short refresher courses in the field of Hotel Management are always organized at the Institute at the first week of every month. The Institute can also conduct “In House Training” programs for interested Hotel Employers for the staff.


Soroti Hotel Owners Association (SHOA) Institute is registered and incorporated with the following legal bodies/relevant registration;-

  • Certificate of Incorporation (Certificate No. 56050) of Nov. 18, 2002.
  • Certificate of Registration (Certificate No.1001) of Feb. 20 2004
  • Certificate of Registration with Uganda Association of Private & Vocational Institutions (Certificate No.112), a full member.
  • Skills Development Net Work (SDN) of Hospitality Training Institution in Uganda.
  • A full member of BTVET.