Application for the 2022 RUC Master of Science in FinTech (MSFT) Program Opens
(2022-01-18 16:01:44)
In recent years, Financial Technology (“FinTech”) is developing rapidly globally. China undoubtedly has grown into a global leader in its burgeoning FinTech industry, including mobile payment, AI, Blockchain, Big Data, RegTech and other sub-sectors. Based on our 10 years’ experiences of the flagship international MSF (MS in Finance) program, we sail into a new direction, Master of Science in Financial Technology (“MSFT”) in response to this great FinTech era’s call.


Why Choose the MSFT Program at SFRUC?

SFRUC is the 1st school in China that provides a fully English-taught FinTech master program for international students. It was designed to cultivate global FinTech talents and business leaders equipped with financial expertise, technology skills and innovative spirits, especially with a focus on China.

With SFRUC’s rich academic resources and strong alumni network in the FinTech industry, this program offers international students a comprehensive curriculum that emphasizes both academic and technological skills, creating abundant opportunities for FinTech hybrid professionals from all kinds of fields.

Program Highlights

  • Find more job opportunities and FinTech insights from the program’s top FinTech industry advisors;
  • Build connections with China’s financial industry and big techs through RUC’s strong alumni connection and the program’s partnership with FinTech firms;
  • Find business and entrepreneurship opportunities in China’s more high technology-driven economy featuring AI, digitization, 5G and etc;
  • Master financial technology expertise taught by university’s best finance and business professors and guest lecturers from industry experts;
  • More access to networking opportunities and learning resources through RUC’s world-class think tanks;
  • Gain comprehensive understanding of China’s economy, financial system and policies, FinTech industry trends, capital markets, and business models.


Whom Are We Looking For?

People around the globe with diversified professional backgrounds who want to:

  • Seek FinTech expertise to elevate their career as hybrid professionals or expand their management capacity in FinTech projects;
  • Know more of China’s booming FinTech market and get hands-on practical experiences and do business with China;
  • Work in China’s big techs and across a wide range of FinTech businesses, including banking, insurance, wealth management and digital payment services;
  • Make FinTech investments in China;
  • Make your own FinTech start-up in China or elsewhere ….

Mode of Delivery

  • The program’s typical duration is 2 years, taught in English.
  • Courses are comprised of lectures and case studies, supplemented by group discussions, simulation exercises, seminars and typical enterprise visits.

Course Design

  • SFRUC is a leader in introducing the so-called “FABCDE” FinTech education system that comprises every sub-field of FinTech and combines both theory, expertise and hands-on expediences.


Extracurricular Activities

  • Field Trips to FinTech companies, commercial banks and enterprises, securities companies, insurance companies, industrial corporations, financial regulatory bodies, international financial organizations and etc.
  • FinTech Webinar Series (partial list of our speakers by alphabetical order)
  • FU Chenggang, Chief Economist APAC, IFC Federation
  • LI Qinghao, Co-founder and CEO of NewBanker
  • Cliff SHENG, Partner and one of the core leadership of McKinsey Asia FIG Practice
  • XIA Le, Chief Economist for Asia-Pacific at Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A
  • ZHANG Zhixiang, Independent Director of the Board of Directors of the JP Morgan Chase Bank (China), Former Executive Director of International Monetary Fund (IMF)
  • Different types of Networking Activities with RUC;
  • RUC International Summer School (English lecture series for RUC students in July);
  • Tours and Sightseeing in China


  • Students are eligible to apply for the Chinese Government Scholarships (CGS), including the Bilateral Program and Chinese University Program (mostly full scholarships, including tuition waiver, monthly stipend, medical insurance and etc). For more details:
  • Meanwhile, RUC provides different types of merit-based scholarships for international students up to 40,000 RMB (around 6,200 USD).
  • In recent years,about 8% students of our program have been awarded scholarships.


Admission Criteria

  • Nationality is not Chinese;
  • Obtained a Bachelor’s degree, or is about to obtain the Bachelor’s degree before August 31st, 2022;
  • Preferably major in Finance, Economics, Business, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Law and etc;
  • Proof of English language proficiency.


Application Deadline: April 30th, 2022

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