Recruitment Time!

recruitment at shf

Sumba Hospitality Foundation’s recruitment of Cohort 4 commenced at the beginning of this year. This is an important and extensive process. Many information sessions were held throughout the four regions of Sumba in January and February. After we received all applications, members of the Foundation and our NGO Partners run the selection of students, which consists of 5 steps: 



500+ applications

We received over 500+ applicants and these students were required to take a written test which included motivation essays and logic, math, and English questions. Over 290+ candidates were invited to campus for interviews which consist of a 15-minute personal interview and a five-minute interview in English.


60 chosen ones

The 60 candidates selected need to proceed through the final two stages: medical clearance and a home visit. We are looking forward to finalizing this fourth Cohort and having an amazing group of 60 new students starting their Sumba Hospitality Foundation journey in June.



Family Visits

The recruiting process for our fourth Sumba Hospitality School class is close to completion with our home visits. This is the final stage in the recruitment process. Soon our new batch of students will begin classes. The home visits were conducted by Sumba Hospitality Foundation staff over a two-week period. Sixty student families welcomed our staff and pledged their commitment to their son or daughter and to our school and the SHF family. We are anxiously awaiting the start of our fourth year in operation!



Recruitment time for SHF



Interested in applying to school?

Are you a motivated high school graduate, between the ages of 17 and 23 years old? Did you finish high school and do you have a basic knowledge of English? Are you able to relocate to our Tambolaka Campus for a year? If your answer is ‘yes’ to those questions, you can apply here.

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