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Apply for Msc. in Financial Engineering – WorldQuant University

General Admission Requirements:

Admission to the Master of Science in Financial Engineering program at WorldQuant University is available to all qualified applicants.

Our prospective students are career-driven, computer-savvy quantitative thinkers. They have graduated from an undergraduate program and are interested in a future in financial engineering. They come from a wide range of countries and have diverse backgrounds. They are motivated by career advancement and the opportunity for a life-changing education.

The University weighs several factors in evaluating applicants. Primary consideration is given to the candidates’ academic records. Other considerations include professional work experience, professional appraisals, and civic leadership and extracurricular activities.


  1. Completed online application
  2. Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent 4-year degree
  3. Transcripts of all previous earned college/university degrees
  4. Current Resume or CV
  5. One academic and one professional reference

Additional Considerations:

We encourage anyone meeting the entrance requirements to apply. However, we have found that applicants who meet some or all the following criteria are more likely to succeed:

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