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The award
BASc

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 Financial Technology at The University of Hong Kong

Programme Aims and Features

Financial Technologies (FinTech) refers to the application of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in the field of financial services. It is a new emerging inter‚Äźdisciplinary area with very high impact on the economy of every society.

The BASc(FinTech) degree is jointly offered by the Department of Computer Science, the Faculty of Engineering and the Faculty of Business and Economics. The objective of the programme is to nurture financial technologists and entrepreneurs with essential knowledge in both finance and technology for taking up a leading role in innovation and applications of Financial Technology. Being an inter-disciplinary effort, the programme combines subjects on computing, finance, and policies and regulations to give students a thorough grounding in the FinTech discipline.

The programme consists of foundation courses in mathematics, statistics, finance, computing, and law, as well as hard topics in FinTech and soft topics in Arts and Social Sciences. Hard topics in FinTech include courses in distributed ledger and blockchain technology, big data and data mining, computational finance and algorithmic trading, e-payment and crypto-currency, financial programming and databases, and mathematical finance etc. Soft topics are courses from Arts and Social Sciences, which serve for training students to have a broader mindset and allow them to apply their knowledge and skills adaptively and creatively in this fast-growing discipline.

The programme prepares graduates with knowledge in both finance and technology, allowing them to have a broad career pathway as they could take up positions in FinTech industry, finance industry, as well as IT industry. Graduates can also continue their studies by pursuing a master or doctoral degree in Hong Kong or overseas. Professionally, it is expected that graduates of the programme will become FinTech professionals, leaders in the FinTech industry, and researchers in the FinTech discipline.

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 awardBAScHow 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 - 33, candidates should have completed the full IB Diploma, including CAS, TOK, and the Extended Essay.
  • GCE A-Level/International A-Level - 2A's and 1B, 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: 1350, SAT Subject Tests: 650 in each of the 3 subjects, AP Exams: Level 3 in each of the 3 subjects
  • All India Senior School Certificate Examination and Indian School Certificate - 93%, Candidates should present a minimum of 5 subjects in the Grade 12 Indian Board examinations.

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