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Entrance Requirements

Applying for the PolyU Doctor of FinTech (DFinTech) programme

  • A Master's degree, preferably in a business-related or IT-related area; and

  • Substantial managerial experience (at least 5 years) at a senior management level.

  • Candidates in senior management or senior IT-related positions possessing a recognized first degree and membership of a recognized professional body may also be considered on a case-by-case basis.

If the applicants are not a native speaker of English, and do not possess a Bachelor’s or Master's degree or equivalent qualification which is awarded by institutions where the medium of instruction is English, they are expected to fulfil the following University’s minimum English language requirement for admission purpose. Please refer to the "Admissions Requirements" section for Taught Postgraduate Programmes at Study@PolyU for details.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews.

Awards & Duration


PolyU DFinTech is a part-time, credit-based programme. Students are required to complete 51 credits including 8 taught subjects (a total of 24 credits), 2 compulsory DFinTech Residentials (1 credit for DFinTech Residential 1; 2 credits for DFinTech Residential 2) and a DFinTech Thesis (8 credits for DFinTech Thesis I; 16 credits for DFinTech Thesis II).

There is a possible exit award of Master of Science in Management Research Studies (MSc in MRS) for students who have completed the 8 taught subjects, 2 compulsory DFinTech Residentials and passed the DFinTech Thesis I (thesis proposal presentation) (a total of 35 credits).



The normal duration is 3 years. Students who wish to extend their studies beyond normal duration should submit an application via eStudent to Research and Postgraduate Studies Section of the Faculty for consideration.


Fees for the entire PolyU DFinTech programme for 2023/24 intake: HK$897,600

Fees for 8 taught subjects HK$422,400 (24 credits)
Fees for the DFinTech Thesis I and II HK$422,400 (24 credits)
Fees for 2 DFinTech Residentials HK$52,800 (1 credit for DFinTech Residential 1 and 2 credits for DFinTech Residential 2)

Payment Schedule

Initial Payment Fees for 1 taught subject (HK$52,800) and DFinTech Residential 1 (HK$17,600) are payable upon acceptance of offer.
Interim Payments Fees for the remaining taught subjects are payable on a credit basis (HK$17,600 per credit). Amount payable depends on the number of subjects taken in that semester.

Fees for the 8-credit DFinTech Thesis I (HK$140,800) and DFinTech Residential 2 (HK$35,200) are payable upon  registration for DFinTech Thesis I.
Final Payment Fee for the 16-credit DFinTech Thesis II (HK$281,600) is payable upon registration for DFinTech Thesis II.



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Application Deadline: 29 Dec 2023 (Local applicants)

Interviews will be arranged upon receipt of applications from potential candidates and places will be offered right after successful interviews. Applications will close once the quota is filled.

We have a quota for admissions. Early applications are strongly encouraged. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews.

Candidates are required to submit the following documents at the time of application:

  • A proposal in the FinTech area (1,200 -2,000 words)

  • Proof of employment (at least 5 years)

  • Your academic qualifications (such as graduation certificates, transcripts of studies, etc.) that are not in English should be accompanied by an official certified English-translation

Provision of additional documents may be required if deemed necessary.

An incomplete application cannot be processed promptly and will reduce your chance of admission. Please complete all relevant fields on the application form and enclose all necessary documents.


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