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The award
BSc

How long you will study
4 years

Domestic course fees
HKD 42100 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
find out

International course fees
HKD 171000 per year

All study options

About Quantitative Finance at The University of Hong Kong

Programme Aims and Features

The BSc(QFin) programme is an enhanced version of a regular finance programme. Besides offering the same solid foundation in areas such as corporate finance and investment as a regular finance programme, BSc(QFin) also equips students with the quantitative skills needed to tackle finance problems and introduces them to advanced areas such as financial modelling, risk management, financial engineering and financial-market regulations.

During the first two years, students complete introductory courses in accounting, economics, finance, mathematics, programming and statistics. In subsequent years, students take more specialised finance courses, in which they apply their quantitative skills and financial knowledge.

Despite its name, the programme does not focus solely on quantitative skills. Instead, its curriculum is designed to train rounded individuals who know how to apply quantitative skills to real-world problems in finance, and also possess professional knowledge about financial markets. To nurture students’ soft skills and market acumen, the programme also offers a range of value-enhancing activities in collaboration with professional financial practitioners, such as Round Tables with Practitioners, the Executive Mentoring Scheme, Bloomberg workshops and field trips to international financial centres such as New York, London and Zurich.

Students can also opt for a minor or a second major if they are able to meet the course requirements.

Professional Recognition

The BSc(QFin) programme is fully accredited by the Professional Risk Managers' International Association (PRMIA). Graduates of the programme who have obtained a GPA of 3.0 or above in the designated courses are granted exemption from Paper I and Paper II of the Professional Risk Manager (PRMTM) Designation Programme, which leads to the professional PRM qualification. The programme is also a designated Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA) University Affiliation Programme recognized by CFA Institute. It embeds a significant portion of the CFA Programme Candidate Body of Knowledge into the curriculum and provides students with a solid grounding in practical, relevant, and thought-provoking investment education. CFA Scholarship is available to final year BSc(QFin) students to take the CFA Level I Examination.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study4 years
    Course starts find outDomestic course feesHKD 42100 per yearInternational course feesHKD 171000 per year

Notes about fees for this course

You (or your parents) only need to pay a fraction of the cost of education in Hong Kong, even though our educational standards are at an international level. We value what you bring to HKU, in terms of your background and culture, and our fees are set at a level that students everywhere can afford, as long as your academic results are good enough!

Entry requirements

If you take the International Baccalaureate Diploma, GCE A-level/International A-Level, SAT/AP or All India Senior School Certificate Examination and Indian School Certificate, please take note of the standards as below:

  • International Baccalaureate Diploma - 39 (not including the core/bonus points), candidates should have completed the full IB Diploma, including CAS, TOK, and the Extended Essay.
  • GCE A-Level/International A-Level - 2A*'s and 2A's, candidates should present at minimum of 3 A-level subjects, excluding English and Chinese language.
  • SAT Reasoning Test/ACT plus Writing and SAT Subject Test/Advanced Placement Test - Redesigned SAT: 1450, SAT Subject Tests: 750 in each of the 3 subjects, AP Exams: Level 4 in each of the 3 subjects
  • All India Senior School Certificate Examination and Indian School Certificate - 97%, Candidates should present a minimum of 5 subjects in the Grade 12 Indian Board examinations.

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