The Institute for Tourism Studies (IFT) is the pioneer of tourism and hospitality education in Macao. In the 22 years since IFT opened, it has earned respect at home and abroad for its innovation and influence.
Among the institutions of higher education in tourism and hospitality in the Asia-Pacific region, the publicly funded IFT is one of the most productive. Its graduates are greatly sought-after in Macao and beyond.
The excellence of an IFT education is recognised around the globe. Ours was the first institution in the world accredited by the World Tourism Organization UNWTO.TedQual Certification System, which certifies tourism education.LEARN MORE
IFT offers degree programmes and vocational courses – an approach that stands out among other educators in tourism and hospitality education. We believe students benefit greatly from this approach, as it lets them tap a greater variety of educational resources and so obtain a well-rounded education.
– Programme duration 4 years
– Daytime and evening programmes available
– Daytime programmes taught in English, evening programmes in Chinese
– Programmes include 6-month internships
– Course durations and levels of specialisation vary
– Daytime and evening courses available
– Courses taught in Chinese, English and other languages
– Courses specially designed for external organisations
HOW IFT MEASURES UP
The network of universities and tourism bodies that the IFT has links with reaches into 31 different parts of the world
Strong links with hospitality enterprises around the world ensure that IFT offers its students highly desirable opportunities for internships
SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE EACH YEAR
Firm support by industry and the community has allowed IFT to build 23 partnerships that award scholarships
INTERNATIONAL QUALIFICATION PARTNERS
IFT has a broad range of courses leading to certificates or diplomas recognised internationally
THE IFT VISION
At IFT, we believe in the importance of offering the highest-quality education and training in the field of tourism and hospitality to prepare people to excel. The Institute has established 10 goals. We strive for these objectives daily in delivering to students a modern curriculum and opportunities for hands-on learning in an environment that is dedicated to nurturing the talent sought out by our stakeholders.
WE STRIVE TO:
ACHIEVE TEACHING EXCELLENCE
ENSURE STUDENT SATISFACTION
INCREASE INDUSTRY ENGAGEMENT
BROADEN INTERNATIONAL EXPOSURE
PROVIDE SPECIALIST FACILITIES
SUPPORT ACADEMIC RESEARCH
We aspire to make our institution a destination for the acquisition and exchange of knowledge by academics, the tourism and hospitality industries, and society at large.
BE A GLOBAL EDUCATION HUB
CONNECT WITH OUR COMMUNITY
We are closely connected with the community that our institution serves, and we aim to make positive contributions to sustainable economic, social and cultural development.