* As part of your application, you may submit a scanned copy of your transcript for the highest college or university degree you have earned. Upon acceptance into the Program, you are required to submit official transcripts, which are sent directly from your former college or university to WQU via postal mail or email. Official transcripts that are not in English will need to be evaluated by a member of NACES and submitted to the University for review. Please refer to the policy in the University Catalog.
** The Duolingo English Test, 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.
|Test||Cost||Minimum Passing Score|
|Duolingo English Test||$49 USD||100|
|TOEFL iBT||$180 USD (price may vary by country)||71|
|IELTS||$215–$240 USD (price may vary by country)||6.5|
|PTE Academic||$175–375 USD (price may vary by country)||50|
Financial Engineering is a multidisciplinary field that combines financial theory, mathematics applications, engineering methods, and programming practices — making the field a good fit for students from a range of backgrounds.
We’ve found that students with undergraduate experience in mathematics and programming have the best rates of success in the Program, but we encourage those qualified, interested, and committed to apply.
The skills listed below are not required, but are a good indicator that you are a good fit for the Program:
WorldQuant University is accredited in the United States and must follow U.S. State Department regulations regarding sanctioned nations. Unfortunately, at this time we are not able to offer our programs to students residing in the following countries: Crimean Peninsula, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, and Syria.
In the United States, online educational programs are regulated state by state. We are currently in the process of becoming officially authorized to serve students in all 50 states. Until then, we can offer our programs in the following states only:
Note: *We expect to add states to the list above in the coming months. To find out when new states are added, please check the website regularly.
Once you have created an account, you will receive an automated email with a verification link. Clicking on the link will verify your account and allow you to fill out your profile and to upload the required documents.
Please be aware that you must complete your profile and upload your documents in one sitting. Before starting your application, please review the admission requirements and make sure to gather all the required documents.
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|
|January 6||December 22|
|April 6||March 23|
|July 6||June 22|
|October 5||September 21|
Admission to the Master of Science in Financial Engineering Program is available to all qualified applicants who meet the above requirements.
Here is the complete list of all the documents needed to complete your application:
Remember, you will have to complete your profile and upload your documents in one sitting. Admission decisions can only be made once all the required documents are received. Before submitting, please double check all parts of your application to make sure you have 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).
Upon submission of the preliminary portion of your application, you may proceed to take the Quantitative Proficiency Test to determine your mathematical and statistical proficiency. It may take up to three hours and must be completed in one sitting, so make sure you have enough time before you begin. To be eligible for admission, you must earn a minimum passing score of 75%. Check out our FAQ to learn how to prepare for the test.
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.