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CFA Scholarships

What is the CFA Institute Student Scholarship?

The Chartered Financial Analysis (CFA) Institute leads the investment profession globally by promoting the highest standards of ethics, education, and professional excellence for the ultimate benefit of society. The CFA Program consists of a three-part exam that tests the fundamentals of investment tools, valuing assets, portfolio management, and wealth planning. CFA provides three scholarships per year for students of MSc Finance and Banking who meet the minimum requirements indicated in the annual call for applications. The CFA Program Student Scholarship waives the one-time CFA program enrollment fee, and discounts the CFA exam registration fee to USD350, which includes access to the curriculum and all available study tools. This discounted price (USD350) will be reflected only on the final page of the exam registration checkout process. In addition, for the 2023-2024 academic year, MSc Finance and Banking will reimburse this $350,00 fee for three scholarship winners. 

Who is eligible to apply for the CFA Institute Student Scholarship?

Students currently attending MSc Finance and Banking and who have not yet registered for their next CFA exam are eligible to apply for a CFA Program Student Scholarship. Scholarship applicants must also satisfy the enrollment requirements detailed here.

What is the application process?

The application procedure is a two-step process. Students must first respond according to the instructions in the call for applications (see below), by sending their application package to msc_finance@economia.uniroma2.it and segreteria@def.uniroma2.it, and then, after creating a CFA Institute account online http://www.cfai.smapply.io, by uploading their application package on the CFA Institute website (Student Guide to Student Scholarships.pdf). In particular, candidates will be required to upload a list of all exams taken during their master of science studies as well as a motivation letter in which they explain their interest in earning CFA certification. Students will be notified by email of the candidate evaluation results and should keep in mind the specific dates indicated in the call for applications by which winners must confirm their prize acceptance through the CFA website. Applications are now open, and the application deadline is June 20, 2024.

How do winners confirm acceptance of the CFA Institute Student Scholarship?

Winners must confirm their award acceptance directly on the CFA Institute website by choosing a CFA exam date and completing payment. Graduating students must accept the award before the date of their graduation. All winners are advised to choose the CFA exam that best accommodates their study routine and to register early to ensure adequate time to prepare for the exam. The award will be available within five to seven business days from the date of awarding and will expire one year from the date of the awarding. It is the responsibility of each winner to be aware of and abide by the important exam dates and register for the exam within the one-year time frame.