BSc Computational Finance

Year of Entry 2018
Mode of Funding Government funded
Admission Code 1000
BSc Computational Finance
Mode of Study Full time
Indicative Intake Target
Direct Application Places (Local Students) : 2
Non-Local Students Places : Please click here for details.
Normal Duration of Programme 4 years
Programme Website Click here to open
Tuition Fee Click here for more information
Accept Late Applications
Yes (Local)
Yes (Non-local)
Programme Leader
Dr LI Tao
BSc Fudan U.(PRC), PhD Washington U. in St. Louis (USA)
Deputy Programme Leader
Dr SHOU Biying
BE Tsinghua Univ.(PRC), MSc & PhD Northwestern Univ. (USA)
Admissions Tutor and Deputy Programme Leader
Mr LEUNG Hon Wing
BSc, MSc (HK)
+852 3442 2404
WhatsApp: 63317712
Remark: For JUPAS applicants, the programme code is JS1000.

What You Will Be Studying

The BSc in Computational Finance is an interdisciplinary programme offering a comprehensive curriculum that covers state-of-the-art training in finance, mathematics, statistics and computer programming. The integrated application of these four areas is in great demand by today’s financial markets.

Computational Finance students have the opportunity to apply for admission to the Joint Bachelor's Degree Program between City University of Hong Kong and Columbia University*. Upon completion of this joint degree program, students will receive the dual awards conferred by Columbia University and CityU.

*Subject to approval




Programme Curriculum

Programme curriculum and study plan is available at

Career Prospects

The programme provides comprehensive training and internship opportunities to prepare students to establish competitive advantages in financial careers such as asset management, investment banking and risk management, as well as further advanced studies.


Entrance Requirements for Direct/Non-JUPAS Applicants

To be considered for admission, you must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements and have a strong mathematical background.

Scholarships and Financial Assistance

CityU and the College of Business offer various scholarships and financial assistance schemes to students according to academic merit or need. For details, please click here.

Co-curricular Activities and Learning Support

Overseas Exposure

To nurture, inspire and challenge students to enter an international and culturally diverse workplace, internationalisation has become a priority for the College. We have over 180 exchange partner universities, providing numerous exchange opportunities for our business students.

More than half of our undergraduate students embark on a Student Exchange or Overseas Summer Programme. For the latter, students may participate in English immersion courses, which include components such as volunteer placements, homestays and cultural activities in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the USA. Service Learning participants also provide voluntary services in less developed areas such as the Philippines, Thailand, Mongolia, Sri Lanka and Laos in summer. The Study Abroad Programme allows students to experience a semester abroad on a fee-paying basis and is credit transferrable.


The internship programme is designed to provide students with real-life work experience in local and overseas contexts for at least six weeks in summer. With placements in international business, banking, financial services, insurance, accountancy firms etc., students are expected to gain in-depth knowledge and practical understanding of business operations in a professional context.

Young Scholars Programme

To nurture our undergraduate students to become outstanding future leaders in the region and the world, our Young Scholars Programme offers the following:

  • overseas exposure during semester breaks, including study trips to renowned companies and universities;
  • internship placements in multinational companies to be arranged locally or overseas;
  • networking with top business students admitted locally and overseas;
  • professional mentorships provided by professors and professional practitioners; and
  • cultivation of social responsibility through community services and voluntary work.

Career Placements and Further Studies

Our business students are highly sought after upon graduation. Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Computational Finance programme can either pursue further advanced studies or use their high-calibre quantitative and analytical skills to begin their careers in the finance industry. Career choices include trader, risk manager and management trainee in the areas of asset management, financial product design and financial risk management.

Website of Current Students


Q. What is the non-JUPAS admission quota?
A. We expect to admit around two students through the non-JUPAS route in 2018.
Q. The non-JUPAS intake is very small, so what is the size of the programme?

We expect to have around 25 students. The intakes are JUPAS and non-JUPAS, and include local and non-local students.

Q. What IB scores/GCEAL grades have students been admitted with in the past?
A. We interviewed applicants with IB scores >=30 (including bonus) or with grade A in 3 GCEAL subjects last year. We expect students who receive our offers to have IB scores of at least 33 (including bonus) or 3 subjects at grade A in GCEAL.
Q. Do I need to attend an admission interview?
A. Yes, non-JUPAS applicants must attend ONE interview before they can receive any offer from this programme. The interview is usually arranged in January/February. Another interview will be arranged in June/July for shortlisted candidates who cannot attend the interview in January/February or are shortlisted after the January/February interview. We prefer to meet applicants face to face in a group setting rather than through any digital means.
Q. Do you have any IB subject requirements (e.g. HL for certain subjects)?
A. We do not have any IB subject requirements; however, preference may be given to students who have studied SL/HL Mathematics.