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About

The Master of Science in Digital Financial Technology is jointly offered by the Asian Institute of Digital Finance, NUS School of Computing and NUS Business School. The programme is intended primarily to help prepare graduates for challenging but rewarding careers as AI software developers, data scientists, FinTech security specialists, financial quantitative analysts and other similar professions in financial institutions or FinTech firms

Visit the official programme website for more information

Overview

Financial technology (abbreviated as FinTech) refers to a broad spectrum of technologies and innovations that are being used to improve and automate the delivery of financial services. The FinTech industry has grown explosively in the last decade, with the advances being made in cloud computing, data analytics and artificial intelligence (AI).

To meet surging demand for high quality FinTech talent in Singapore and globally, this new flagship graduate programme in FinTech is designed to help students build a strong foundation in computing and finance, and features a range of elective modules organised along three tracks: Computing Technologies, Financial Data Analytics and Intelligence, and Digital Financial Transactions and Risk Management.

The programme is intended primarily to help prepare graduates for challenging but rewarding careers as AI software developers, data scientists, FinTech security specialists, financial quantitative analysts and other similar professions in financial institutions or FinTech firms.

Why This Programme?

·      Build a solid foundation in FinTech with a programme backed by NUS School of Computing and the NUS Business School, both of which are ranked among the best schools in their subject areas*.

·       Optimise learning with a customisable curriculum; choose electives according to one of three tracks or based on personalised needs, and decide which capstone project option is a better fit—an academic research project conducted under the supervision of our accomplished faculty, or an internship with a FinTech company to gain practical industry experience.

·       Prepare for a career in the fast-growing FinTech sector such as a Blockchain Developer, Financial Analyst or FinTech Product Specialist.

 

*QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021

Programme Structure

The NUS MSc in DFinTech is a 52-modular credit (MC) coursework-based Master’s Degree programme comprising:

  • Core modules (28 MCs), 
  • Elective modules (12 MCs), and
  • Capstone project (12 MCs).

 

Most modules are typically 4 MC.

For the Capstone project, students can choose to do either an academic research project or a FinTech internship for the two-semester capstone project.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
90

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
90

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  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

The minimum requirement is that the candidate must possess a bachelor’s degree in a related discipline (computing, STEM, Finance, economics, or business).

Typical admitted candidates should possess:

  • A bachelor’s degree in computing with high GPA/CAP; or
  • A bachelor’s degree in a related discipline (STEM, Finance, economics, or business) with high GPA and 2 years of FinTech or IT industry experience.
  • A good bachelor's degree in computing with strong FinTech or IT project or work experience.

Work experiences in FinTech, AI, or Data Analytics will be advantageous but are not required. Since a large proportion of our curriculum involves programming, non-computing students must provide sufficient evidence of python programming knowledge and/or evidence of learning advanced quantitative subjects. Exceptional students who do not meet the above requirements may still be considered.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24000 EUR per year during 18 months.
  • National

    24000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24000 EUR per year during 18 months.

S$58,000 for full tuition fee or $38,666 per year

Living costs for Singapore

1878 - 3880 SGD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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