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Entrance Year 2023

Programme Code 24041

Mode of Study Part-time

Normal Duration 3 to 5 years

Credits Required for Graduation 51 credits

Programme Leaders Dr Qu Xiao

Aims and Characteristics

The School of Hotel and Tourism Management's (SHTM) Doctor of Hotel and Tourism Management (D.HTM) programme is geared for senior industry executives, senior staff in governmental and non-governmental tourism organisations, and academics seeking a professional doctorate in hotel and tourism management. This programme's learning and teaching methods are participant-centred, with a significant emphasis on experiential exercises, seminars, and self-guided study. Individual subjects focus on innovation, creativity and developing research skills in the dynamic hotel and tourism management sector, all within the unique Asian context.

The Doctor of Hotel and Tourism Management programme is offered in a bilingual mode: the teaching language is Putonghua, but the teaching materials are offered in both English and Chinese. The programme has been approved by the Ministry of Education of the PRC (approval code: MOE33HK1A200121287N).

About the Zhejiang University – The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Joint Center

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) and Zhejiang University jointly established the Zhejiang University – The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Joint Center (the Center) at the Zhejiang University campus in Hangzhou in 1998, capitalising on their joint strengths to provide quality and unique programmes in Mainland China. Since then, the Center has attained an excellent reputation for developing professionals who are competent and competitive, and who have an international perspective.


This programme is offered in part-time mode only, and is normally completed in three to five years. Students are taught in intensive blocks – 30 hours per block, over five to six consecutive days, six hours a day – and are required to attend a block of these classes every two months.

Tuition Fee

The total tuition fee for the D.HTM is RMB513,400, and includes tuition fees, residential workshop, handouts, facilities expenses, thesis supervision, etc. This fee does not include expenses for travel and accommodation, overseas study, etc.

The application fee and caution money are RMB400 and RMB400, respectively.

Please note that fees are subject to change without prior notice.

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