HK$89,800 which covers the tuition fees for 6 credits plus the fees for residential workshop and overseas study tour.
HK$485,800 per programme
Dr Deniz Kucukusta
Teaching Postgraduate Studentship (TPS)
The SHTM offers Teaching Postgraduate Studentship (TPS) to selected full-time D.HTM students. The awards are competitive and granted based on academic merit, financial need, previous research and work experience. TPS recipients are expected to participate in teaching, research, administration and other School activities.
Financial Support for Conference Attendance
The SHTM provides financial support on a competitive basis for D.HTM students to attend international conferences to present their research findings. The maximum support offered for an accepted paper is HK$10,000 to cover registration, travel and accommodation expenses related to conference attendance.
Non-means-tested Loan Scheme (NLS)
The NLS offers interest-bearing loans to local full-time and part-time students to cover tuition fees. These loans are not means tested, which means that there is no assessment of family income and assets. Both government-funded and self-financed students can apply before the deadline set by the government. For details, please visit www.wfsfaa.gov.hk.
Continuing Education Fund (CEF)
Three subjects (HTM6002, HTM6004 and HTM6010) have been included on the Continuing Education Fund (CEF) list of reimbursable courses. Eligible applicants will be reimbursed 80% of their fees, subject to a maximum sum of HK$20,000 (whichever is the less), on successful completion of a reimbursable course. For details, please visit www.wfsfaa.gov.hk.
PolyU reserves the right to change or withdraw the TPS/financial support for conference attendance at any time. In case of any dispute/disagreement, PolyU’s decision is final.
The information presented on this page is subject to change and does not form part of any contract between the University and any person.
Hotel and tourism management has never been as competitive, dynamic or rewarding a profession as it is now. Industry leaders and educators must develop the skills needed to lead change and to identify and respond effectively to a rapidly evolving work environment. The Doctor of Hotel and Tourism Management develops these skills in exceptional individuals through a programme that focuses on innovation, creativity and the enhancement of research abilities. It is delivered within the unique Asian hotel and tourism context.
Subject emphases are as follows.
This programme is suitable for:
This is a self-financed credit-based programme offered in a mixed study mode, with the option of studying full-time or part-time. Subjects are designed to accommodate the learning needs of mature and experienced industry leaders and educators who already hold a Master of Science degree in Hotel and Tourism Management or an equivalent qualification.
The programme’s learning and teaching methods are participant centred, with an emphasis on experiential exercises, seminars and self-guided study. Individual subjects are designed to nurture innovation, creativity and research skills in the dynamic field of hotel and tourism management, all within the unique Asian context.
The School of Hotel and Tourism Management is a pioneer in hotel and tourism education in Asia. Since its establishment in 1979, more than 10,000 students have graduated from the School. Its recent achievements include the following.
Over four decades of impressive development, the School has established itself as a world-class centre of hospitality and tourism education and research. Its global rankings testify to its success in furthering hospitality and tourism knowledge.
In 1999, the SHTM was designated a global Education and Training Network Centre by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), of whose Knowledge Network the School is a member. Since then, the SHTM has continued to receive worldwide accolades and recognition. In 2001, it became one of the first educational institutions to receive the UNWTO’s TedQual Certification, quality assurance certification for tourism education, training and research.
In 2002, the SHTM became the home of the permanent secretariat of the International Academy for the Study of Tourism (IAST), which works to advance scientific knowledge and understanding of tourism through theoretical and practical research. In 2003, the International Society of Travel and Tourism Educators (ISTTE) honoured the School with the ISTTE Institutional Achievement Award, recognising its significant contributions to tourism education.
In 2012, only a year after the official opening of Hotel ICON, the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education (I-CHRIE) bestowed on the School the McCool Breakthrough Award. This award honoured the achievements of Hotel ICON, the ground-breaking teaching and research hotel at the heart of the School’s innovative approach to hospitality and tourism education.
The School’s distinguished faculty are a cornerstone of its success. In 2011, Professor Kaye Chon, SHTM Dean, Chair Professor and Walter Kwok Foundation Professor in International Hospitality Management, was awarded the prestigious UNWTO Ulysses Prize, which is widely regarded as the “Nobel Prize of tourism”.
The School’s staff are not just excellent teachers. They are also very active in the hospitality industry, holding executive or advisory positions in many international, regional, and local tourism organisations, including:
The Doctor of Hotel and Tourism Management programme has passed the World Tourism Organisation’s TedQual audit and received accreditation.
The DHTM programme offers two streams of study and an integrated study option to better cater to the needs of students. The “Industry" stream includes two high level management subjects, and the "Academic/NTO" stream has a stronger emphasis on research and teaching. The integrated study option allows students to complete one subject from each of the Specialist Streams.
Students need to complete 5 Compulsory Subjects, 2 subjects from the Specialist Streams on offer, 2 Elective Subjects, a Residential Workshop and a Thesis.
Core Areas of Study
The programme consists of Compulsory Subjects, Specialist Subjects, Elective Subject and a Thesis.
Specialist Subjects under Academic/NTO Stream
Specialist Subjects under Industry Stream
Students can select 1 subject from the following:
The Thesis is divided into two parts: a proposal (Thesis I) and the formal thesis (Thesis II). Thesis must be submitted in English.
#This subject is included on the Continuing Education Fund (CEF) list of reimbursable courses.
Unless an applicant is a native speaker of English, or his/her Bachelor's or Master's degree or equivalent qualification is awarded by an institution where the medium of instruction is English, s/he is required to meet one of the following requirements:
Individual cases will be considered on their own merit by the department. Applicants may be required to attend interviews or tests to further demonstrate their language proficiency.
All applicants should also submit the following documents together with a completed online application form:
For further information on academic matters, please contact:
Dr Deniz Kucukusta (tel: (852) 3400 2296; email: email@example.com).
Alternatively, please visit the SHTM's website at www.polyu.edu.hk/htm/dhtm.
A personal resume (CV) is required.
A self-recommendation letter (or personal statement) that includes self-introduction, career aspirations and reasons for pursuing study in this programme (not more than 400 words) is required.
Transcript / Certificate
Graduation Certificate(s) and Academic Transcript(s) are required.
Read through faculty and department descriptions to get an idea of what might be right for you. Please find out the details from here.
To apply for PolyU programmes, you are required to fulfil the entrance requirements and English language requirements. Please find out the details from here.
Submit your application online here and settle an application fee of HKD $350 for one application.
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Successful applicants will receive their admission offer online.