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 ​CFA Program Access Scholarships - 2019 Applications Cycle Open

​The Access Scholarship is a needs-based scholarship available for individuals who are unable to afford the full CFA Program enrollment and registration costs.
In shortlisting applicants for this scholarship, CFA Society Singapore has put in place additional criteria. Candidates will be assessed on various areas, including but not limited to, their financial situation, scholastic ability/academic merit, their past experiences in participating in/volunteering with the Society activities (such as the CFA Research Challenge), etc. Shortlisted candidates may also be required to provide additional information to support their application and may be required to attend an interview.

  • Financial need
  • Scholastic ability/academic merit
  • Contribution to the Investment Community
    • ​Participation in the CFA Institute Research Challenge
  • Writing the CFA Examination
The scholarship covers the one-time CFA Program enrollment fee (if applicable) and reduces the exam registration fee (includes access to the curriculum eBook) to US$250.*

Applicants must meet all CFA Program enrollment requirements. Review the requirements

Award Cycle
Access Scholarships are awarded on or before 1 December, to be applied to exams in the following year. Access Scholarship recipients may apply the award to the
  • June exam (Levels I, II, and III) or
  • December exam (Level I only)
Official Rules
Access Scholarship Official Rules​​​​​​​​

 Important Information

​The Access Scholarship application window for 2019 exams is now open. Applications must be submitted no later than 15 September 2018, at which time CFA Institute and local societies will begin application review. Scholarships will be awarded by 1 December 2018.

Submission deadline: 15 September 2018.

You must wait until scholarship notifications occur in December 2018 before you register for the 2019 June exam, or you will be ineligible for the scholarship and your application will be voided.

​Because scholarship notifications occur after the early exam registration deadline has passed, CFA Institute offers a US$150 credit toward the June exam registration fee for those applicants who do not receive an Access Scholarship but who still wish to register for the June 2019 exam. The credit is applied during the exam registration checkout/payment process.*​​

  • ​After you submit your scholarship application, you cannot make changes.
  • If your financial situation changes, you may withdraw your application from consideration before 15 October of the year in which you applied.
  • If you receive a scholarship and register for the exam, you must sit for that exam or you may be ineligible for future Access Scholarships.​​

  • *The exam registration fee includes access to the curriculum eBook.
    • If you wish to begin studying for the June exam before you are able to register (because you must wait until scholarship notifications occur in December), you may purchase the eBook curriculum in advance by contacting us. If you purchase the eBook curriculum in advance, you will receive a credit for your purchase during the exam registration checkout/payment process.
    • A print version of the curriculum may be purchased separately. The print curriculum is not included in the exam registration fee, therefore we do not issue credits to applicants who purchase the print curriculum in advance of exam registration. Scholarship candidates are also responsible for shipping costs and any applicable import duties and taxes related to purchasing the print curriculum.​​​

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    ​​Application for Access Scholarship must be made online (login required).

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