Program-transfer Application

HKUST students who already have their first majors but consider changing their first majors to QFIN can apply for a program transfer. Program transfer application will be considered by the end of student’s Year 1 Spring or Year 2 Fall for cross-School transfer. For SBM students who wish to transfer to QFIN, application will only be considered at the end of student’s 3rd term (2nd term for senior year entry students). In addition, the program transfer applications are considered after the main round of major selection exercise is completed so that it is fair to all students as such requests should normally be accepted when there is still quota left for the intake cohort.

Program Transfer to QFIN is only considered on a case-by-case basis. We expect students to

  • be able to demonstrate a very strong interest in quantitative finance
  • possess abilities to succeed in quantitative finance-related career
  • possess abilities to perform well academically in QFIN Program

Minimum requirements

  • CGA of B+ or above (3.3 or above)
  • Meet all QFIN admission requirements in Major Selection Exercise

Application Deadline

  • For program transfer to be effective in Fall term, all relevant documents must be submitted by July 15.
  • For program transfer to be effective in Spring term, all relevant documents must be submitted by January 3.

Application Procedure

Please submit the following documents to Ms. Miki YEUNG by the application deadline:

  • Completed application form for program transfer. The form can be downloaded here.
  • Latest transcript
  • Resume
  • Personal statement, with no less than 500 words, to explain why you want to transfer to QFIN program
  • Study Plan (please contact Ms. Miki YEUNG at for the study plan template. Study plan must show that it is feasible for you to graduate within a normal 4-year period.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview. You will hear Department about the interview within 2 weeks after your submission of application materials.