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The Application Process

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Create an account

Once you have created an account, you will be asked to enter your personal information and to upload several supporting documents.

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.

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Review admission requirements and make sure you’re aware of deadlines

Upcoming Deadlines:

  • January 9th start: Applications due by November 30th, 2017
  • February 27th start: Applications due by January 15th, 2018
  • April 17th start: Applications due by March 5th, 2018

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.

Admission to the Master of Science in Financial Engineering program is available to all qualified applicants who meet the following requirements:

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  • Completed Online Application
  • Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Transcripts for previously earned college/university

    Bachelor’s degree or equivalent 4-year degree (required)
    Master’s or Doctorate degree (optional)

  • Personal Essay
  • References: one (1) professional and one (1) academic
  • TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE exam scores*

*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.

Is our program a good fit for you? The skills listed below are not required, but can be a good indicator:

Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent 4-year degree) in a technical discipline such as mathematics, computer science, engineering, or economics

Undergraduate-level proficiency in differential and integral calculus

Undergraduate-level proficiency in Linear Algebra

Experience in analyzing datasets

Undergraduate-level proficiency in
Probability & Statistics

Undergraduate-level lab science course (biology chemistry, physics, etc.)

Fluency in at least one general purpose programming language such as C

Undergraduate-level proficiency in Maple, Matlab, R, or SPSS

Experience with Discrete Optimization

Relevant work experience

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Gather and upload your required documents

Here is the complete list of all the documents needed to complete your application:

  • University Transcripts

    Bachelors Degree Required

  • Current CV/Resume


  • TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE scores

    (if applicable)

Once inside the application, you’ll enter in the names of your references and complete your entrance essay.

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Check you’ve completed all parts of the application and submit!

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’ve 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.

Non-discrimination Policy

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 Director of Admissions & Student Records. 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.

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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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about financial engineering, data science, the University, our degree programs, and admission.

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