2019 Tuition Fees

The The Namibian Institute of Culinary Education tuition fees represent 40% (during Level 2) and 50% (during Level 3), of the actual training cost. The remaining costs are carried by its partners, The Wolwedans Foundation and The Namibian Training Authority (NTA).  The fees presented below reflect the portion payable by the trainee.

2019 LEVEL 2:  The Wolwedans Desert Academy 2019 Fees for the 10 month Level 2 programme are NAD 29 167 per annum for the 10 month course

2019 LEVEL 3: The Wolwedans Desert Academy 2019 Fees for the 18 month Level 3 programme are  NAD68 600 per annum for the 18 month course.  


The fees are all inclusive to include:

- A full 21 | NICE uniform (winter, summer and specialist)

- Lectures & training materials

- Food & Beverage training (manuals and consumables)

- Commercial Cookery training (manuals & consumables)

- Assessment Fees

Detailed Cost Structures will be available to view here soon.


Financial Assistance

Trainees who require financial assistance are encouraged to apply in writing to the Wolwedans Foundation and elaborate on their financial circumstances to motivate for financial assistance.

The Foundation is prepared to assess each individual case in order to see what financial assistance is suitable for the specific applicant. Please note that financial assistance isn't guaranteed. Our applicants for financial assistance fall into 2 categories:

Category 1 (Full Funding): For applicants whose parent/guardian is unable to pay any of the indicated fees, we endeavour to match these applicants with suitable donors in the form of a bursary that can subsidise their portion of the fees. 

Category 2 (Part Funding): Those candidates able to pay a portion of the fees, are encouraged to apply to The Wolwedans Education Assistance Fund in order to make up the shortfall.

Candidates who fall into these categories are encouraged to download our application form and submit the necessary financial documents to support their application. Please read more about our Wolwedans Education Assistance Fund by clicking HERE.


External Financial Assistance

There are a host of external funding bodies in Namibia. Please click on their website links below, acquaint yourself with their offerings and follow their process guidelines to pursue their funding schemes, bursaries or financial assistance programmes in accordance with their application submission dates and procedures:

Namibia Students Financial Assistance Fund

http://nsfaf.fund/   |   Tel: +264 61 420 600

Old Mutual & NedNamibia Education Trust

http://www.dogreatthings.com.na/sub_page/education/oldmutual-nednamibia-education-trust . 

The Social Security Commission of Namibia

https://www.ssc.org.na/   |   Tel: +264 61 280 7999