HK$81,100 which covers the tuition fees for 6 credits plus the fees for residential workshop and overseas study tour.
HK$441,100 per programme
Dr Jinsoo Lee
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:
The Doctor of Hotel and Tourism Management is a new capstone qualification for individuals who wish to extend their knowledge and skill base. The mixed-mode delivery enables students to follow a study pattern that suits their needs.
The School of Hotel and Tourism Management is a pioneer of hotel and tourism education in Asia. Since its inception in 1979, more than 10,000 students have graduated from the School. Its recent achievements include the following.
The School’s staff members not only excel in teaching, but are also very active in the hospitality industry, holding executive or advisory positions in a number of international, regional and local tourism organisations, including the following:
The School's Higher Tourism Educational Programme has successfully 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.
* The above requirements are subject to approval.
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 Jinsoo Lee (tel: (852) 3400 2238; email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.