School of Academic/ Faculty

The Asian Institute of Digital Finance (AIDF), NUS School of Computing and NUS Business School.

Course Highlight/ Description

The Asain Institute of Digital Finance (AIDF) is a university-level institute in the National University of Singapore (NUS), jointly founded by The Monetary Authourity of Singapore (MAS), the National Research Foundation (NRF) and NUS. AIDF aspires to be a thought leader, a FinTech knowledge hub, and an experimental site for developing digital financial technologies as well as for nurturing current and furture FinTech researches and practioners in Asia.

AIDF in cooperation with NUS School of Computing and NUS Business School is launching the Master of Science in Digital Financial Technology to meet surging demand for high quality FinTech talents in Singapore and globally.

Financial technology (abbreviated as FinTech) refers to a broad spectrum of technology and innovation that aims to compete with traditional business models of financial services. Due to advances in cloud computing, data analytics, and artificial intelligence technologies,

This program is designed primarily for students who plan to work in financial institutions or FinTech firms as (AI) software developers, data scientists, FinTech security specialists, or financial quantitative analysts. In addition, to help build a strong foundation in computing and finance, this program offers elective modules that cover deep computing and finance expertise to help prepare graduates for future career challenges in the FinTech sector.

Why This Programme?
- Build a solid foundation in Fintech with a programme backed by NUS School of Computing and the NUS Business School, both of which are ranked among the best schools in their subject areas*

- Optimise learning with a customisable cirriculum; choose electives according to one of three tracks or based on personalised needs, and decide which capstone project option is a better fit - an academic research project conducted under the supervision of our accomplished faculty, or an Internship with a FinTech company to gain practical industry experience.

- Prepare for a career in the fast-growing FinTech sector such as Blackchain Developer, Financial Analyst or FinTech Product Specialist

2 full-tuition-fee-wavied scholarships for ASEAN citizens and 5 study awards ($10,000 - $20,000) to Singapore citizens and SPR.

Head over to the programme page to know more!



Course Duration

Full-time: 18 months

Entry Requirement

- Bachelor's Degree in Computing, or
- Bachelor's Degree in a related discipline (such as Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), Finance, Economics or Business)

Note: Candidates with academic qualifications other than the above may be considered on a case-by-case basis, subject to approval by the department

Python programming knowledge and/or learning in advanced quantitative subjects

For holders of Bachelor’s Degrees in related disciplines (see above), two years of Fintech or information technology (IT) industry experience

English Language:
Applicants whose native tongue and medium of university instruction is not completely in English:

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) minimum score of 90 (Internet-based), or
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) minimum Academic score 6.0
Note: TOEFL / IELTS scores are valid for two years from the test date and should not have expired at point of application. Expired scores will not be considered for the application.

International applicants*:

- Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) minimum scores of 320 (Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning) and 3.5 (Analytical Writing), or
- Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) minimum score of 700, or
- Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) scores for graduates from Indian universities.
* GRE/GMAT/GATE preferred, but not required.

Candidates may be required to sit for other tests as prescribed by the School.

Note: GRE scores are valid for five years from the test date and should not have expired at point of application. Expired scores will not be considered for the application.

Total Estimated Fee

S$58,000.00 (excluding GST) / S$62,060.00 (including GST)

Campus Branches

Kent Ridge Campus