In loving memory of Dr. Ibrahim Umar Maniku, one of the forefathers of Maldivian hospitality and friend of Minor Hotels for over two decades, our chairman and CEO, William Heinecke, has sponsored two scholarships in his name.

The Asian Institute of Hospitality Management combines the Swiss excellence of Les Roches with a uniquely Asian outlook. Students will be based in Bangkok and Pattaya for their 3.5-year BBA in Global Hospitality Management.

Spread the word: we are accepting applications now.
What the scholarship covers
Two scholarships are on offer for the Bachelor of Business Administration in Global Hospitality Management based in Thailand.
These scholarships cover the following expenses:
  • 100% tuition fee for seven semesters / three-and-a-half years (USD 37,995)
  • Learning resources and practical arts apparel (USD 4,470)
  • Health and accident insurance (USD 2,230)
  • Admission fee (USD 100)
  • Scholarship students are required to maintain good academic standing and participate in 30 hours per semester of CSR for the first two years.
  • All scholarship students will be expected to commit to working at a Minor hotel property in the Maldives for an agreed period of time after their studies.
1st scholarship
September 2021 intake
2nd scholarship
April 2022 intake
Basic Eligibility Criteria
Minimum age:
17.5 years
High school diploma or equivalent. Acceptable qualifications include:
  • Minimum of two full A-levels (GCEs)
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) (minimum 24 points)
  • GED diploma (minimum 145 points in all four areas)
English-language Requirements:
  • TOEFL 525/70 or above (paper/iBT)
  • IELTS 5.5 average (each subcomponent can be 0.5 less than the required average score, but not lower)
  • CAMBRIDGE FCE/CAE B2 first or above
Selection Process
15 June – 10 July 2021: Applicants submit all required documentation to our admissions team at
13 July 2021: Shortlist of candidates selected for interview
30 July 2021: Scholarship recipients announced
Scholarship committee
Sanjay I. Maniku
Tim Bulow
COO of Minor Education
Warren Stanworth
Academic Dean
Student Testimonials