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It's easy to see why the business of hospitality has shifted its centre of gravity to Asia – Asian culture is traditionally welcoming, and caring attention to detail is the hallmark of Asian service. Moreover, Asia's infrastructure is among the best in the world, its sights and experiences are better packaged, and its marketing occurs on a global scale. Indeed, Asia consistently ranks among the world's best in airlines, airports, attractions, and hotels. And this is no mere boast – it has been confirmed time and time again by the votes and rankings of experienced travellers and industry professionals worldwide.

And in Asia, where better to teach and learn the hospitality industry than Hong Kong? A financial powerhouse, the city continues to enjoy its share of Mainland China's phenomenal growth and prosperity, which has aided the dynamic growth of its tourism and hospitality business. It is also Asia's most international city: multilingual, sophisticated, and a preferred business and pleasure destination for travellers from both the East and the West. Situated in Hong Kong, with classrooms in Mainland China, the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) is uniquely positioned not just to ride the Asian wave, but to lead it in educational excellence.

SHTM subjects offered to Exchange Students, Semester 1:

SHTM subjects offered to Exchange Students, Semester 2:

Please apply through PolyU's Global Engagement Office (GEO), via the university's GEO Inbound Exchange Application

Check out the SHTM Student Exchange Facebook Page for events and photos!

When do the semesters start and end?

Semester 1 generally runs from September to December. Semester 2 generally runs from January to May. For specific dates, please refer to PolyU's Academic Calendar.

Can I stay in the student dorms?

Exchange students from partner universities who are enrolled into one of the undergraduate programmes at PolyU are guaranteed a twin-sharing room accommodation at the PolyU Student Halls of Residence.

Can I take courses from other academic departments?

You are required to select at least 50% of your course load from the SHTM. For the remaining 50% of the course load, you can choose minor or free electives offered by other academic departments.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Dr Sabrina Huang
Associate Professor, International Student Exchange Coordinator (Inbound)
Tel: +852 3400-2192

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