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You will use your account to confirm you’re eligible to apply for the program, tell us more about yourself, upload the required documents, complete the application, and submit.

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The Application Process

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Once you have created an account, you will be asked to enter your personal information, confirm you’re eligible to apply for the program, and upload several supporting documents.

The application process will take approximately 3 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.

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

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 Application Deadline
October 2, 2018October 2, 2018 September 18Sep 18
January 8, 2019January 8, 2019 December 25Dec 25
April 2, 2019April 2, 2019 March 19Mar 19
July 2, 2019July 2, 2019 June 18Jun 18
October 1, 2019October 1, 2019 September 17Sep 17

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


Requirements
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  • Passing score on eligibility quiz
  • Completed Online Application
  • Transcripts for previously earned college/university

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

  • Passing score on numeracy, statistics, and calculus proficiency test
  • 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

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




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Gather and upload your required documents

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

  • Identity document

    (passport or other form of government ID)

  • University Transcripts

    Bachelor’s Degree Required

  • TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE scores

    (if applicable)

Once inside the application, you’ll take an eligibility quiz. If you are deemed eligible, you will move on to provide your personal information, details about your prior studies, and proof of your English proficiency. Lastly, you will take a numeracy, statistics and calculus proficiency test.


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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.

Disabilities

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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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.

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