CFA Program Partners

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CFA Institute partners with globally diverse, high profile institutions who cover a significant portion of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge™ and who embrace the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct in their degree programs. Recognition as a CFA Program Partner provides a signal to potential students, current students, and the marketplace that the university curriculum is closely tied to professional practice and is well suited to preparing students to sit for the CFA exams.

The University of Sydney is recognised as a program partner through the Bachelor of Commerce (majoring in Finance) and the Bachelor of Economics (majoring in Finance) degree programs. In addition to the Finance major, it is also recommended that you complete the free online learning module, Ethics and Standards of Practice available through the CFA Institute.

For further information visit the CFA Institute University Relations page.

CFA Program Partner Awareness Scholarships

The Finance Discipline has up to ten CFA Awareness Scholarships available to students taking CFA examinations in December 2014. Students taking the finance major in the BCom or the finance specialisation in the MCom may apply. In order to be eligible for the scholarship you must either already hold a bachelor degree or be in the last year of your bachelor degree. You should also have a distinction average mark (75). However, in the event that there are less than 10 applicants with a distinction average we will consider applications down to an average mark of 70.

Download full details of the CFA scholarship scheme, an application form and a link to the entrance requirements to the CFA program.

Submission requirements and deadlines

The CFA require scholarship applications to be submitted to them by September 2, 2014 for the December 2014 examinations. However, the Finance Discipline has to first select the ten successful applications and countersign them before they are submitted to the CFA. You therefore need to submit your CFA application form to the Finance Discipline office before 4.00pm on Monday 25 August.

Download the CFA application form

When submitting your CFA application form to the Finance Discipline you should attach your academic transcript and a coversheet which contains the following information:

  • Full Name
  • Email address
  • Contact Telephone number
  • Student ID Number
  • Degree program
  • Expected completion date for your degree

Applications will be assessed on the basis of academic merit and only scholarships for the CFA December 2014 examinations will be considered.