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CFA partnership

As a participating institution in the Univeristy Affiliation Program (UAP) of the CFA Institute, the University of Mannheim has the opportunity to award a limited number of students scholarships to take part in CFA exams. The selection process is administered by the Chair for Business Administration, Corporate Accounting and Empirical Capital Market Research.

Every student at the University of Mannheim who meets the admission requirements for the CFA exams can apply for a scholarship - regardless of whether you are enrolled in the accredited degree program or from the faculty to which you belong. Further information on the application process and the documents to be submitted can be found below. The scholarships can be awarded for exams at all three CFA levels.

Students receiving a UAP scholarship can take the exam for a reduced registration fee of $ 350. In addition, the so-called “program enrollment fee” is waived for the scholarship holders. The normal fee structure based on time of registration does not apply to scholarship applicants. Students who applied for a scholarship but did not receive it can take the exam for the early bird registration fee regardless of when the scholarship application was submitted. (No guarantee, as of July 2020).

Important: Please do not register for the exam before applying for a scholarship. As soon as a student registers for the exam, access to the scholarship platform is blocked. After you have been informed of the outcome of your scholarship application, you can register for the exam.

Application process:

  • The applications are submitted online via the website of the CFA Institute
  • The required application documents include:
    • One-page cover letter in which the motivation for obtaining a CFA charter is explained
    • curriculum vitae
    • Excerpts of notes
  • Applications can be submitted in German or English
  • Application deadlines:
    • June Examination date: January 1st of the same year
    • December Examination date: August 1st of the same year
  • After the chair has reviewed the documents, applicants will receive a response directly from the CFA Institute
  • You can find more information about the application process here.

You can find general information about the CFA on the website of the CFA Institute.