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Once you have created an account, you will be asked to enter your personal information, confirm you are eligible to apply for the program, and upload several supporting documents.
The application process will take approximately three hours to complete. You do not have to complete your application in one sitting. Your information is automatically saved, so you can come back to your application at any time by simply logging into your account.
While every effort is made to accommodate students, submitting an application by the deadline does not guarantee acceptance or a seat in the desired course session.
|Start Date||Appl. Deadline|
|April 2Apr 2||Closed|
|July 2Jul 2||Closed|
|October 1Oct 1||September 17Sep 17|
Admission to the Master of Science in Financial Engineering program is available to all qualified applicants who meet the following requirements:
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent four-year degree (required)
Master’s or Doctorate degree (optional)
**The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or the Pearson Test of English (PTE) is required of applicants whose native language is not English. The only exception is for applicants who have earned a degree at an institution where the language of instruction is English.
WorldQuant University weighs several factors in evaluating applications. Primary consideration is given to the candidates academic records. Other considerations include professional work experience, professional references, and civic leadership and extracurricular activities.
Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline such as physics, mathematics, computer science, engineering, or economics
Experience in analyzing datasets
Undergraduate-level lab science course (biology, chemistry, physics, etc.)
Experience in at least one programming language such as Python, C++, Java, etc.
Undergraduate-level proficiency in Maple, Matlab, R, or SPSS
Experience with Discrete Optimization
Relevant work experience
WorldQuant University is licensed in the United States and must follow U.S. State Department regulations regarding sanctioned nations. Unfortunately, at this time we are not able to offer our programs to students residing in the following countries: Crimean Peninsula, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria.
In the United States, online educational programs are regulated state by state. As such until the institution is fully accredited, we can offer our programs in the following states only:
Here is the complete list of all the documents needed to complete your application:
(passport or other form of government ID)
Bachelor’s Degree required
Once inside the application, you will perform an eligibility check. If you are deemed eligible, you will move on to provide details about your prior studies and proof of your English proficiency. Lastly, you will take a quantitative proficiency test.
It is your responsibility to complete and submit your application on time. Admission decisions can only be made once all the required documents are received.
Before submitting, please double check all parts of your application and make sure you have uploaded all of the required documents. You will not be able to make any changes after submission (unless you need to update your contact information).
WorldQuant University does not discriminate against any person on the basis of age, ancestry, color, ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, race, gender or sex, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.
WorldQuant University is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, as amended, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.
Students requiring learning accommodations resulting from disability or injury should contact the ADA Compliance Officer. WQU provides accommodations based on medical or professional documentation submitted by the student. It is the student’s responsibility to self-identify to the institution prior to the start of class. Email: [email protected]
Still have questions?
We’ve covered it all in our Frequently Asked Questions. You can find more details on the application process and explore helpful information on the Financial Engineering career.