Tuition waiver scholarship offered to students of SHTM Master’s Degrees

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HONG KONG, December 19, 2017 — A global centre of excellence in hospitality and tourism education and research, the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University offers recognised Master’s degrees across the fields of Hotel, Tourism, Convention and International Wine Management. For the 2018/2019 academic year, the SHTM offers scholarships to new and eligible students of the following programmes:

  1. 1) Master of Science (MSc) in International Hospitality Management; or
  2. 2) MSc in International Tourism and Convention Management; or
  3. 3) MSc in International Wine Management

Successful applicants will be provided with a full tuition waiver scholarship for their chosen MSc degree to start in September 2018. The awarding of the scholarships takes into consideration of the following selection criteria:

  • a) Outstanding academic achievement at bachelor’s degree level;
  • b) A minimum of one full-year of cumulative industry work experiences; and
  • c) TOEFL 100 or IELTS 6.5

Preferences will be given to applicants from developing countries. Application deadline is on 28 February 2018.

Professor Kaye Chon, SHTM Dean and Chair Professor and Walter Kwok Foundation Professor in International Hospitality Management, said, “These scholarships will draw students into a world of opportunities that is the SHTM’s globally renowned education model. Students will benefit from the synergies that these scholarships offer as they contribute to extending the boundaries of knowledge and advancing the global hospitality and tourism industry.”

For enquiries, please contact Dr. Kam Hung ([email protected]) or Dr. Markus Schuckert ([email protected]). For more details, please visit:

About PolyU’s School of Hotel and Tourism Management

For close to 40 years, PolyU’s School of Hotel and Tourism Management has refined a distinctive vision of hospitality and tourism education and become a world-leading hotel and tourism school. Rated No. 1 in the world in the “Hospitality and Tourism Management” category according to ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2017, placed No. 1 in the world in the “Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism” subject area by the CWUR Rankings by Subject 2017 and ranked among the top 3 “Hospitality and Leisure Management” institutions globally in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017, the SHTM is a symbol of excellence in the field, exemplifying its motto of Leading Hospitality and Tourism.

With 75 academic staff drawing from 22 countries and regions, the School offers programmes at levels ranging from undergraduate degrees to doctoral degrees. In 2012, the SHTM was bestowed the McCool Breakthrough Award by the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education (I-CHRIE) recognising its breakthrough in the form of its teaching and research hotel – Hotel ICON – the heart of the School’s innovative approach to hospitality and tourism education. A member of the UNWTO Knowledge Network, the SHTM is also the editorial home of Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research, Journal of Travel and Tourism Marketing, Journal of Teaching in Travel and Tourism and Journal of China Tourism Research.


Press contact : Ms Pauline Ngan, Senior Marketing Manager

School of Hotel and Tourism Management

Telephone : (852) 3400 2634

E-mail : [email protected]

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