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Quantitative Finance and Risk Management Science 計量金融學及風險管理科學

QFRM

Short Description

The BSc in Quantitative Finance and Risk Management Science programme (QFRM) is jointly administered by the Department of Finance and the Department of Statistics at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. It combines the strengths and features of two well-established and highly successful programmes from the respective departments: the Quantitative Finance programme and the Risk Management Science programme. The programme is consistently ranked at the top in terms of admission credentials among all quantitatively related programmes in Hong Kong and together with programmes like Global Business Studies and Medicine in CUHK.

As a major financial service centre, Hong Kong has a growing demand for professionals with both quantitative finance and risk management science background. The programme provides state-of-the-art training in business and finance, risk management science, mathematics and statistics, and computing applications. By offering comprehensive academic and professional training, the programme aims to nurture competent finance and risk management professionals who can work in investment banking, corporate and commercial banking, consulting, accounting and financial services, as well as in general management in the financial and government sectors. In addition to our tailor-made coaching schemes, students are also encouraged to participate in overseas exchanges and internships.

The programme has established strong networks and partnerships with the finance industry over the years. Outstanding performance during internship renders strong motives for companies to offer our students permanent positions upon graduation. The programme also enables students to build up a solid theoretical background for pursuing further study at the Master or PhD levels in economics, finance, actuarial science and insurance, mathematics, statistics and risk management science.

The School of Mathematics at University of Edinburgh (UoE) has an agreement with the Department of Statistics at CUHK, which allows students to study mathematics at the undergraduate level for two years at CUHK and then transfer to UoE to complete two additional years of study. The QFRM programme is one of the programmes under the ‘2+2’ agreement, and eligible students may apply for the dual degree programme. On successful completion of the fourth year at Edinburgh, students will graduate with two bachelor’s degrees, one each from CUHK and UoE.

Remarks:
For details of the undergraduate curriculum, please click here.

Programme Website

Requirements

  • Programme Entrance Requirements
  • General Entrance Requirements
Core Subjects Minimum Level
CHINESE LANGUAGE 3
CITIZENSHIP AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT Attained
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 3
MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART 3
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
ANY 2 SUBJECTSNOTE 3
NOTE: The two subjects may include:
(i) 2 elective subjects; or
(ii) 1 elective subject and Mathematics (Extended Part) Module I or Module II.

REMARK:
The programme accepts specific Applied Learning course(s) with "Attained with Distinction I/II" as an extra elective subject.
Please refer to https://www.cuhk.edu.hk/adm/jupas/ApL2024 for details.
Core Subjects Minimum Level
CHINESE LANGUAGENote1 3
CITIZENSHIP AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENTNote2 Attained
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 3
MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART 2
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
ANY 2 SUBJECTSNote3 3
Note 1
Applicants with very special circumstances may be granted waivers of this requirement on a case-by-case basis. For details, please click here.

Note 2:
For Liberal Studies (LS) subject taken in 2023 or before, a Level 2 or above will be considered as “Attained” in Citizenship and Social Development. The LS level will not be considered in the calculation of admission scores.

Note 3:
The two subjects may include:
(i) 2 elective subjects; or
(ii) 1 elective subject and Mathematics (Extended Part) Module I or Module II or Other Language subjects (Grade E or above).
(iii) For Integrated Science or Combined Science subject(s) taken in 2023 or before, a Level 3 or above will be considered as an unspecified elective subject where applicable.

Note 4:
"Attained with Distinction I/II" in Applied Learning subjects will be accepted by some programmes as an extra subject for awarding bonus points. For details, please click here.     

Calculation of scores for applicants with more than 1 sitting in HKDSE Examination

Most programmes offered by CUHK consider the best results in the same subject taken by a candidate in more than one sitting of HKDSE.  Some programmes may have specific arrangements and the admission scores of candidates seeking admission on the strength of results from more than one sitting of HKDSE may be adjusted.  Details of calculation of scores in more than one sitting of HKDSE for the 2024-25 entry will be finalised and posted at the admissions website (admission.cuhk.edu.hk).

First Year Tuition Fee

HK$ 42,100

Contacts

Enquiries:

Email: qfrm@cuhk.edu.hk

Tel: 852 3943 1853

Tel: 852 3943 0461

Statistics

Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2023 61 57 133 167 181 599
2022 48 39 76 159 177 499
2021 57 40 83 145 175 500
2020 46 42 94 132 145 459
2019 65 29 83 153 146 476
2018 47 30 93 139 133 442
2017 48 40 94 135 145 462
2016 39 35 86 113 165 438
2015 46 55 103 146 205 555
2014 57 44 114 201 236 652
2013 46 36 88 135 192 497
2012 38 50 116 163 259 626

Offer Statistics (as at the Announcement of the Main Round Offer Results)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2023 21 0 0 0 0 21
2022 19 0 0 0 0 19
2021 15 0 0 0 0 15
2020 16 0 0 0 0 16
2019 16 0 0 0 0 16
2018 17 0 0 0 0 17
2017 20 0 0 0 0 20
2016 11 0 0 0 0 11
2015 17 0 0 0 0 17
2014 18 0 0 0 0 18
2013 23 0 0 0 0 23
2012 9 0 0 0 0 9