12 credits at Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) in the 1st semester
Students should pay the tuition fees directly to the institution where the courses are offered. The estimated total is approximately HK$517,496 (Subject to exchange rate fluctuation). Prospective students should note that the tuition fees do not include other additional expenses. For more details, please check with the host institution.
Dr Catherine Cheung
Associate Dean and Associate Professor
The SHTM offers a considerable number of scholarships of up to HKD50,000 to qualified students in the MSc in Global Hospitality Business programme who have demonstrated a high level of academic merit, honours, and awards. For details, please visit shtm.polyu.edu.hk.
The programme aim is to develop global hospitality managers with a regional awareness derived from first-hand business experience. While balancing the arts and sciences of hospitality, they are equipped with the knowledge and skills to excel in a multicultural environment.
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:
Support for the programme has been sought from the industry, as follows:
Accor • Bench Events • Candrian Catering • citizenM hotels • Dorchester Collection • Dusit International • Fairmont Raffles Hotels International • Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts • Groupe Laurent-Perrier • Harilela Hotels • Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre • Hong Thai Travel Services • Hyatt International • Jumeirah Group • Marco Polo Hotels • Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts • Pacific Asia Travel Association • Regal Hotels International • Rhombus International Hotels Group • Servair • STR • Swiss International Air Lines • Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts • The Indian Hotels Company • Travel Industry Council of Hong Kong • Worldhotels • Yue Hwa Chinese Products Emporium
Compulsory Subjects taken at Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) (1st semester)
Compulsory Subjects taken at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) (2nd semester)
Compulsory Subjects taken at University of Houston (UH) (3rd semester)
If the applicant is a non-native speaker of English and his/her Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification is awarded by an institution where the medium of instruction is not English, the applicant is required to demonstrate his/her proficiency in English by achieving:
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 Catherine Cheung (tel: (852) 3400 2259; email: email@example.com).
Alternatively, please visit the SHTM's website at here.
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.
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