Bachelor of Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management (BTHEM) exchange opportunity to Thailand and Hong Kong

Would you rather eat endless amounts of street food in Thailand or shop til you drop in Hong Kong? With the exciting new BTHEM Exchange Opportunity, you can do both while earning credit towards your BTHEM degree!

This opportunity exists for a group of motivated BTHEM students (including eligible dual degree students) to join a unique study program. Commencing in the second half of 2025, you can study overseas at two of our premier partner institutions in Hong Kong and Thailand, gain credit transfer, and have the time of your life by broadening your degree experience and gaining a new perspective on your studies and future employment opportunities.  

Study at Mahidol University, Thailand, ranked among the most prestigious educational institutions in Thailand, and The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, ranked #8 in the 2024 QS Asian University Rankings.

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  • Mahidol University, Thailand
  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Eligibility and applications

  • You must complete a minimum of 16 units at UQ when exam results are released this November
  • Your cumulative GPA must be a minimum of 5.0 out of 7.0
  • This opportunity is available to BTHEM (single or eligible dual degree) students majoring in Hotel and Hospitality Management or Tourism and Event Management.
  • International students whose previous country of residence or citizenship is either Thailand or Hong Kong are not eligible to participate in this program
  • Applications close 31 October 2024 - places are limited so please enquire as soon as possible


Courses undertaken at each partner institution will be credited back to your UQ studies and you will receive specific advice in regards to credit options and course planning.

Key dates

Application deadline

31 October 2024 (places are limited - apply as early as possible)

Program dates

Sep - Dec 2025: semester of study in Thailand

Jan - May 2026: semester of study in Hong Kong

Note: Study at both institutions is compulsory

What students say about this exchange

Jack Chan

By undertaking this program, I have had the opportunity to experience the tourism and hospitality that both countries have to offer.

- Jack Chan

Every day was an opportunity to explore somewhere new and I made life-long friends. Having the opportunity to "live" in a country rather than just be a tourist is really special.

- Amanda Davenport

Jack Chan