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 ​CFA Program: the Global Gateway to Finance Careers

CFA Program: the Global Gateway to Finance Careers

For students we have organized Student Information Sessions to find out more about the CFA Program, scholarships, resources and opportunities available to students at CFA Institute affiliated universities.

There are two meetings which students can attend on Tuesday 3 November:

  • 13:00 - Online meeting - link to register
  • 16:00 - Online meeting - link to register
Both will be an open session for the area of Western Europe. Feel free to attend!

 Student Overview

The CFA program is promoted in universities and their finance student associations. We try to be in classrooms on a regular basis to offer CFA Program presentations, ethics training and guest lectures. We also organize two competitions for students: the CFA Research Challenge and the Quant Awards.

CFA Society VBA Netherlands and CFA Institute partner with four local universities who offer parts of the CFA Program in their curriculum: 

  • Rotterdam School of Management
  • Tilburg University
  • University of Amsterdam
  • Utrecht University

Learn more about the CFA University Partner program here​.

Many students with an interest in investing join an investment study association. Therefore, we have started developing connections with these associations and presenting ourselves at their meetings and events. We have visited study associations in Amsterdam, Maastricht, Rotterdam, Tilburg and Groningen. We are also present with a booth at the annual investment symposium of B&R Beurs (Rotterdam) which welcomes over 500 guests.  

The CFA Institute Research Challenge offers students the unique opportunity to learn from leading industry experts and compete with peers from the world's top finance programs. This annual educational initiative promotes best practices in equity research among the next generation of analysts through hands-on mentoring and intensive training in company analysis and presentation skills.

The European QuantAwards is a competition for students with an interest in Quantitative Finance (QF). The QuantAwards promotes the field of QF by awarding prizes for research reports that focus on the practical applications of Quantitative Finance in portfolio management. For more information, please click on this link. ​

For questions on student activities or to arrange a presentation or meeting for students at your university or study association, please contact per email​