Tourism Management

Duration 4 years
Starting Date September
Tuition Fee / Year ¥26,000 (RMB)
Teaching Language English

Program Infomation


As one of the first qualified organizations in China to grant doctor degrees in tourism management, Sun Yat-sen University has a far-reaching influence in tourism education in China. Based on the integration of the university’s teaching and research forces, the School of Tourism Management was founded in November 2004. It has developed into a well-known tourism education and research institution at home and abroad. Sun Yat-sen University’s tourism management major ranks first among Chinese universities and colleges, according to the Research Center for China Science Evaluation (RCCSE) in 2009 and 2014.

The school recruits undergraduates, postgraduates, PhD students, post doctorates and international students. Currently the school enrolls about 300 undergraduates yearly in tourism management, hospitality management (including hotel&resort management and club management), and event management. An event management joint education “2+2” program has been developped by the school and the University of Queensland, Australia. The school also set up other international tourism programs, including a “2+2” English class in cooperation with the School of International Studies, and a “3+1” French class jointly cultivated with the University of Angers, France. Every year, 42 postgraduates are recruited in tourism management, covering study fields such as tourism planning and management, tourism Human Resource (HR) management, tourism and community development, tourism attraction, hotel and resort management, event management, strategic management of tourism enterprises, tourism and heritage protection. In 2010, the school acquired United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) certification in recognition of its quality in tourism education. In 2013, the Dean BAO Jigang was elected as the President of China Tourism Education Association (CTEA) .

The school’s academic research has a significant impact on the research fields of its kind nationwide. The quality and quantity of its national research projects and published papers as well as the paper citation rate keep topping the list over the years. In 2010, the school became the supporting unit of the Tourism Impact Research Base founded by China National Tourism Administration. It also became the unique supporting institution of Monitoring Centre for UNWTO Sustainable Observatories (MCSTO) in Asia-Pacific, which strongly promotes the theoretical and practical research of tourism science in China.

The School of Tourism Management is a cradle of talented elites for future tourism, hotel and event industries as well as a leading force of tourism research in China. The school is now dedicated to the advancement of tourism education and training and consistency of its overall programs with international standards, so as to become a world-class school in tourism and related areas.


l China is witnessing an outbound tourism growing on large scale and at high rate of increase. The worldwide largest outbound market is forming in China, which promotes the development of tourism research.

l With its long history and high quality in education, Sun Yat-sen University is the only top ten university which has set up the School of Tourism Management in China.

l The tourism management major of School of Tourism Management Sun Yat-sen University ranks No.1 in China , and enjoys a high reputation in the world.

l China is witnessing an outbound tourism growing on large scale and at high rate of increase. The worldwide largest outbound market is forming in China, which promotes the development of tourism research.

l The University is located in Guangdong Province, an area neighboring Hongkong and Macao and possessing strong tourist source in domestic. Its geopolitical advantage makes

the area an important platform for multilateral trades and cooperation.

l Guided by a talent cultivation strategy of combining the localization and internationalization in education, STM provides internatioanl students with all-inclusive and favourable study atmosphere.


STM has strong resources of faculty with currently 43 staffs including 32 full-time eachers, of which 7 professors, 9 associate professors,15 lecturers, and 1 teaching assistant, 4 overseas teachers, 5 PhD tutors and 8 Master tutors. 92% of the school’s faculty members hold doctor degrees and 75% have international background or experiences.

The faculty structure has been constantly optimised.


Length of Study: 4 years

Major: Tourism management

Main courses: The core courses in tourism, hospitality and event management

Language: English

Enrollment scale: 25-40 students every year

Tuision Fees: 26,000 RMB/year

Graduate Degree: Bachelor degree of Management


1) Non-Chinese citizen in good health;

2) Senior High school graduation qualification;

3) Age requirement: 18 years or above;

4) Scores of English in high school records should be Grade C or above (70 points or above out of 100);if scores of English cannot be provided, a minimum score of 60 on the TOEFL iBT or a minimum IELTS score of 5.5 is required;

5)Applicants who have graduated from high school but not yet received graduation diplomas should provide supplementary documentation from schools verifying their status.


1) On-line Application Form;

2) Xerox copies of passport;

3) Diploma and transcript for senior high school;

4) English Proficiency Certificate

* All of these documents should be prepared with two copies for each;Documents in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with the notarized translations in Chinese or English.


From March 1st to May 5th (for Fall semester only)


For further information about the program and application,

please contact: Address: Room 103, Administration Office, School of Tourism Management, Zhuhai Campus of Sun Yat-sen University, Tangjiawan, ZHUHAI Guangdong, P.R.China


Tel: +86 1581 0086 985


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