Program-transfer Application

HKUST students who already have their first majors but consider changing their first majors to QFIN can apply for a program transfer. Program transfer application will be considered only at the end of the 3rd term (2nd term for senior year entry students).

Program Transfer to QFIN is only considered on a case-by-case basis. We expect students to

  • be able to demonstrate a very strong interest in quantitative finance
  • possess abilities to succeed in quantitative finance-related career
  • possess abilities to perform well academically in QFIN Program

Minimum requirements

  • CGA of B+ or above (3.3 or above)
  • Meet all QFIN admission requirements in Major Selection Exercise

Application Deadline

For program transfer to be effective in fall term, students must submit their application by May 2.
For program transfer to be effective in spring term, students must submit their application by January 2.

Application Procedure

Please submit the following documents to the Department Office (Room 5069, Lee Shau Kee Business Building) by the application deadline:

  • Completed application form for program transfer. The form can be downloaded here.
  • Latest transcript
  • Resume
  • Personal statement, with no less than 500 words, to explain why you want to transfer to QFIN program

Shortlisted candidates well be invited to an interview. You will hear Department about the interview within 2 weeks after your submission of application materials