"The programme had definitely broadened my horizon and taught me how to think from the financial perspective. The one-year learning experience was enjoyable and rewarding."

Susan Shen
2015 Graduate of MSF

 
ADMISSION & APPLICATION

Our programmes strive to train professionals who can make valuable contributions to the financial sector. We expect our students to be motivated and have the strong desire to learn and to excel in their careers.

Minimum Requirements

Applicants must have a bachelor's degree from a recognized university preferably with more than 1 year of work experience in the industry.

For applicants who obtained their bachelor's degree from institutions where the medium of instruction is not English, there is a minimum English proficiency requirement:

  • score of 550 (paper-based test) or 59 (revised paper-delivered test) or 79 (internet-based test) in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) ; or
  • overall band score of 6.5 in International English Language Testing System (IELTS); or
  • score of 490 in the new College English Test (CET-6) of Chinese mainland or a pass in the old CET-6 test; or
  • other equivalent qualifications.
     

Selection Criteria

  • Academic ability
  • Relevant work experience
  • Analytical skill
  • Communication skill
  • Motivation and commitment


Applicants who have outstanding academic records in a non-finance major are also welcome to apply.

Applicants who have outstanding academic records without relevant work experience will also be considered.  It will be advantageous for this group of applicants to submit their GMAT or GRE scores.

For the MSc Financial Engineering programme, we expect students to have strong quantitative skills due to the quantitative nature of the programme.


Important notes for admission application

Applicants are recommended to attach (or upload) all the required supporting documents (see below), before submitting their applications online.  This may shorten the processing time of your application. 

- award certificate/degree certificate (学位证书)*
- graduation certificate (毕业证书)*, only applicable to mainland China students
- latest official academic transcripts with an official explanation on the grading system
- English test results#, such as CET-6, IELTS, TOEFL, etc.
- English translation of academic transcripts with an official explanation on the grading
   system and award certificates issued by the University, if they are not in English/Chinese
- any other supporting documents (such as GMAT/GRE score report^, etc.)

Please do not submit your supporting documents by post.

* If you are a final year student, you will have to upload the award certificate/degree certificate (学位证书) and graduation certificate (毕业证书) after completion of the programme.

# For applicants who obtained their bachelor's degree from institutions where the medium of instruction is not English. 

^ We do not require GMAT/GRE scores. Nevertheless, the more information/documents you provide us, the more accurate we can evaluate whether our programmes suit you. Hence, we will consider your GMAT/GRE scores if you choose to submit them (this is especially true for applications without sufficient relevant work experience).


Applications for September 2019 entry

  • Time Table

    Programme

    Application period

    Interviews
    (if any)

    Notification of results

    MSc Finance
    MSc Financial Engineering

    14 Nov 2018 - 31 Mar 2019

    Jan - May 2019

    Apr - Aug 2019
  • Mode of processing
    Applications are processed on a rolling basis.  Review of applications will start before the deadline and continue until all places are filled.  Early applications are therefore strongly encouraged.
     
  • To apply:
    http://www.sgs.cityu.edu.hk/prospective/TPg

    Note: We do not require GMAT/GRE scores or letter of reference. Nevertheless, the more information/documents you provide us, the more accurate we can evaluate whether our programmes suit you. Hence, we will consider your GMAT/GRE scores or letter of reference if you choose to submit them (this is especially true for applications without sufficient relevant work experience).