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Hotel Management


Programme Code

  • HP001 Diploma in Foundation Studies (DFS)
  • HP505 Year 1 & 2, Higher Diploma (HD)

Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors (SSSDP)

In 2020-21 academic year, local students enroll and being offered the subsidised places of this programme under the SSSDP will receive a subsidy up to $21,400. After deduction of the subsidy, the annual tuition fee is $35,600.


DFS Application Code: HP 82-405

HD Application Code: HP 83-505


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With the deepening cooperation of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao in the metropolitan region, the integration of Hong Kong into Mainland China's rapidly growing express rail network, together with the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge, all of these developments reinforced Hong Kong's position as the transport and economic hub in southern China. In 2018, Hong Kong continues to record a high number of visitors with a hotel room occupancy rate of 91%.

Consequently, the demand for qualified manpower remains strong in the local hotel industry. This programme was launched in 2008 that designed to provide a tailored curriculum covering specific features of the hotel industry with a special focus on Hong Kong. It is a multi-disciplinary study that prepares students for a rewarding career in the hotel industry. Upon graduation, graduates are expected to progress to further studies, or join the hotel management workforce either locally or overseas.


Programme Aims and Features

This programme was launched in 2008. It is a 2-year full-time programme that designed to provide a tailored curriculum covering specific features of the hotel industry with a special focus on Hong Kong, at a level commensurate with junior management. Moreover, this programme is equipped with a comprehensive training centre for hotel management, with facilities including mock-up guest room, reception counter and catering facilities, allowing this programme to provide professional training to the students and better respond to the education needs of the industry.


Job Placement

This programme is a multi-disciplinary study that encourages the acquisition of basic life and employment skills that prepares students for further studies or a rewarding career. A practical job placement of 6 months is an essential part of this 2-year training programme in the hotel management areas. All students in good standing have been given ample opportunities to work in around 40 deluxe hotels in Hong Kong including the Peninsula, Grand Hyatt, Four Seasons, Ritz-Carlton, InterContinental, Landmark Mandarin Oriental, JW Marriott, Sheraton, Shangri-la and Renaissance, etc.


Opportunities for Further Studies

Programmes offered by local universities

Graduates are eligible to apply for admission to Bachelor’s degree programmes offered by local universities, including Year 3 of the 4-year, BSc (Hons) in Hotel Management offered by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

The list below shows the UGC-funded degree offers that our graduates/ students received in the past*:

  • The University of Hong Kong
    Bachelor of Arts
    BSc Information Management
  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    BSSc Gender Studies
    BSSc Global Studies
    BSc Community Health Practice
  • City University of Hong Kong
    BA Chinese and History
    BA Media and Communication
    BBA Business Analysis
    BBA Business Operations Management
    BSocSc Asian and International Studies
    BSocSc Criminology and Sociology
    BSocSc Public Policy and Politics
  • The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
    BSc (Hons) Aviation Operations and Systems 
    BSc (Hons) in Hotel Management
    BSc (Hons) in Tourism Management
    BBA (Hons) Aviation Management and Logistics
  • Hong Kong Baptist University
    BA Humanities
    BBA (Hons) Human Resources Management Concentration
    BBA (Hons) Marketing Concentration

*The above list is not exhaustive and only shows some of the examples.

Programmes offered by overseas universities

Graduates are also eligible to apply for admission to Bachelor’s degree programmes offered by overseas universities:

  • Full-time, 12-18 month, BBA in Global Hospitality Management (Senior year entry), Les Roches (Switzerland);
  • Full-time, 12-18 month, BBA in International Hospitality Business (Senior year entry), Glion Institute of Higher Education (Switzerland);
  • Full-time, 12-18 month, BA (Hons) in International Hospitality Management (Senior year entry), Swiss Hotel Management School (Switzerland);
  • Full-time, 12-18 month, BA (Hons) in International Hospitality and Events Management (Senior year entry), Swiss Hotel Management School (Switzerland);
  • Full-time, 12-18 month, BA (Hons) in International Hospitality & Design Management (Senior year entry), IHTTI School of Hotel Management (Switzerland);
  • Full-time, Bachelor’s degree programmes offered locally by overseas universities in collaboration with HKU SPACE International College (IC):
    • 18-month, Bachelor of Science (Honours) Hospitality Management, University of Plymouth (UK);
    • 2-year, Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) in International Festival and Event Management, Edinburgh Napier University (UK).


Career Prospects

The outlook of the hotel industry of Hong Kong remains positive in the coming years, necessitating huge demands for service personnel. There will be immense opportunities for graduates of this programme to develop their careers in the hotel industry in Hong Kong, Macau, Mainland China and overseas.


Press Interview

Topick, 21 June 2019

Topick News 2019 (T&H)

2-year Higher Diploma Programme

  • Obtain Level 2 or above in 5 subjects* including English Language and Chinese Language# in the HKDSE Examination; OR
  • Hold a recognised Diploma in Foundation Studies Programme; OR
  • Hold a Diploma Yi Jin; OR
  • Equivalent qualifications will be considered by the College.

Applicants whose HKDSE results do not meet the entry requirements of the 2-year Higher Diploma Programme should apply for admission to the Diploma in Foundation Studies (DFS) programme.


Diploma in Foundation Studies Programme

  • Obtain Level 1 or above in English Language and Chinese Language# in the HKDSE Examination, AND at least 6 points+ in the best 5 subjects*^; OR
  • Equivalent qualifications will be considered by the College.


Mature Students

Applicants who do not possess the above academic qualifications, but are aged 21 or above and with relevant work experience will be considered on individual merit.


*Applicants are allowed to use not more than 2 Applied Learning (ApL) subjects in the application. The recognition of the ApL subjects is as follows: 

“Attained with Distinction (II)” is deemed equivalent to Level 4 or above;
“Attained with Distinction (I)” is deemed equivalent to Level 3; and 
“Attained” is deemed equivalent to Level 2 in the HKDSE Examination.

#ApL Chinese (for non-Chinese speaking students) would be accepted as an alternative Chinese Language qualification.

^ If the candidate has attempted less than 5 subjects but obtained 6 points or above, the application will still be considered.

+ Level 5** = 7 points; Level 5* = 6 points; Level 5 = 5 points; Level 4 = 4 points; Level 3 = 3 points; Level 2 = 2 points; Level 1 = 1 point.

Effective from 2019-20 Academic Year:


Diploma in Foundation Studies

  • General English I & II
  • College Speaking / Introduction to Intercultural Communication
  • College Writing / Foundation English
  • Foundations of Chinese Language* / How Things in Everyday Life Work
  • Chinese Language Enhancement* / Western Images of China
  • General Mathematics
  • Elements of Business
  • Multiple Intelligences and Competencies
  • Understanding Hong Kong Popular Culture


Higher Diploma Year 1

  • Introduction to Academic English
  • English for Hospitality and Tourism
  • Information Technology Fundamentals 
  • English for Academic Purposes I
  • Mathematics and Statistics for Daily Life Applications
  • Principles of Tourism
  • Marketing for the Hotel Industry
  • Front Office Management
  • Housekeeping Operation
  • Introduction to Food and Beverage Management
  • Introduction to Catering Management
  • Introduction to Hotel Operations 


Higher Diploma Year 2

  • Practical Chinese*
  • English for Academic Purposes II
  • Placement
  • Accounting in the Hotel Industry
  • Cross-cultural Issues in the Hotel Industry
  • Organizational Behavior in the Hotel Industry
  • Human Resources Management in the Hotel Industry


* Non-Chinese speaking students or students who have not received sufficient training in the Chinese language may apply for exemption from the Chinese course(s), and alternative courses may be assigned.