Dual phd studentship: University of Surrey School of Hospitality and Tourism Management and Hong Kong Polytechnic University School of Hotel and Tourism Management

The School of Hospitality and Tourism Management (SHTM) at the University of Surrey, located in Guildford, UK, is delighted to announce the second round of the dual PhD studentship competition in partnership with the Hong Kong Polytechnic University to outstanding PhD candidates who will be starting their doctorate in October 2022.

Start date
1 October 2022
Duration
36 months
Application deadline
Funding source
The University of Surrey and Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Funding information

Successful candidates will have a fee waiver for the 3 years of their PhD and a stipend equivalent to the amount allocated for VC studentship awardees at Surrey.

About

We invite applications for the dual PhD programme jointly offered by the SHTM Surrey and the School of Hotel and Tourism Management at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. This is a Joint PhD Programme leading to dual awards between the two global leading institutions in hospitality and tourism. New PhD students will be jointly admitted to the programme on a full-time basis and will be registered with both institutions from the commencement of their studies. They will be jointly supervised by expert scholars of both institutions and will spend not less than 18 months in each institution. Each student will be required to complete only one single piece of research to fulfil the award requirements of the two institutions.

Eligibility criteria

The ideal candidate must:

  • Hold a Masters degree at a minimum of a distinction level in hospitality, tourism, transport and/or events from an approved university
  • Have a IELTS test score (7.0+ overall and at least 6.5 in each category) if English is not your first language
  • Have a topic that aligns with one or more of the School’s strategic research Centres
  • Have a minimum of two-years industry-related experience, preferably at managerial/executive levels.

Available for UK, EU or overseas students. 

How to apply

Interested applicants for the dual PhD studentships will need to make an application to the home institution of their choice and meet the entry requirements of both institutions.

When making an application to Surrey, applicants will need to clearly state in the online application form that they are applying for this dual degree programme and whether they would choose Surrey as the home Institution. The deadline for submitting applications to Surrey as the home institution is 31 December 2021 (at 11:59 pm, UK Time).

When making an application to Hong Kong PolyU via the e-Admission system, applicants should specify their proposed supervisors at both institutions and provide accurate information in the “Programme Choice” section of their online applications. Applicants should also inform PolyU SHTM by email of their application numbers and whether they would choose PolyU as the home Institution. The deadline for submitting applications to Hong Kong PolyU as the home institution is 1 December 2021 (at 11:59pm, Hong Kong Time).

For applications to either institution, please attach the GSB/1A form (doc). Shortlisted applicants will be invited to submit their applications to the partner institution in due course.


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