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​​​​​​​​​The CFA Charter represents a worldwide mark of professionals recognized by individuals, companies, institutional and public sectors customers. Going through the CFA Program requires dedication and effort this is why the CFA designation assures these categories of beneficiaries about CFA charterholders knowledge and commitment to bringing best skills and practices into their work.

With these premises it is important for the CFA Institute to be receptive and supportive to those unable to afford the full price of the CFA Program enrollment and registration fees. Consequently, on a limited basis, individuals interested in enrolling for the program or taking a particular exam have scholarships options in the form of:

  • Access scholarships awarded by CFA Institute as waive from the CFA Program enrollment fee and a reduction of the exam registration fee. Visit CFA Institute for more information on Scholarships procedures.
  • Benefit of scholarships awarded by local Recognized Universities.  
  • Access scholarships a​warded by CFA Society Romania on a needs-basis.

For further information and for submitting your interest in accessing a locally awarded scholarship, please contact us.

Access Scholarships awarded by CFA Institute

CFA Institute offers a needs-based scholarship opportunity for those unable to afford the full price of the CFA Program enrollment and registration fees.

Access scholarship awards waive the CFA Program enrollment fee and reduce the exam registration fee to $250, including the CFA Program eBook.

If awarded, you can apply the scholarship to either exam in the relevant calendar year. You must register and sit for the exam in the relevant exam year or you may be ineligible for future Access Scholarships.

The Access Scholarship application is available online.  Please check with us to learn more about any additional society criteria for the scholarship.

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 Scholarship calendar for 2018


Here is a summary of the Access Scholarships calendar:

Date Activity
1 March–15 SeptemberThe 2018 Access Scholarship application submission period is open
16 September–31 OctoberSociety portal training; Societies review applications and select their scholarship recipients
1–30 NovemberCFA Institute processes and awards all 2018 Access Scholarships
On/before 1 DecemberAll 2018 Access Scholarship applicants notified of award/non-awards