Shanghai     2400-3000 CNY/Month     17.6 ℃
Master of Finance
Degree Type: Master
Application Deadline: 2017-08-20
Language: English
Starting Date: 2017-09-01
Duration: 2 years
Tuition: CNY 94000.00
Application Fee Through University: USD 100.00
Application Fee Through CTUAS: USD 100.00


Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance (SAIF) was established at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in April 2009, with strategic and financial support from the Shanghai Municipal Government. As a member of Shanghai's financial community, it strives to contribute to the development of Shanghai as a global financial center.

SAIF's mission is to become a world class institution of research and advanced learning in finance and management. SAIF is committed to developing top talent and cutting-edge knowledge, with a focus on Chinese markets and their global connections.

The financial trading lab at SAIF, established in 2010, draws on the advantages of those at top business schools in North America. The lab is equipped with 40 trading terminals which are loaded with universally used trading systems, including Wind/Bloomberg/Factset/FTS, and can provide access for 80 people. Students are able to acquire hands-on experience through mock trading with real-time data donated by EUREX. The full-featured financial trading lab that integrates simulated trading and academic research is the most advanced of its kind in China.



The objective of SAIF Master of Finance program is to train and cultivate international-class financial talents mastering modern financial theoretical methods and technology, proficient in operation ways and practices of Chinese and international financial industry. Meanwhile, MF program is also devoted to cultivating students’ various social and living skills including social responsibilities, leadership, communication abilities and cultural literacy, etc.

For this purpose, MF program has directly brought in the first-rate faculty from the internationally famous universities, uses all-English teaching, and sets the courses, internationalized and open type school-running pattern fully geared to the internationalized standard, and the modernized teaching method supported by the simulation laboratory. Both the overall course setting and teaching content of each course fully reflects the basic style to closely connect the development of international financial field with the actual conditions of domestic and foreign markets.

In addition, the industry advisory board is founded for the project, the comprehensive practice course (SAIF LIVE) is set up and the rich Extended Learning and Student Activity (ELSA) is arranged for students.

Educational System:

Two-year full-time learning, all-English teaching. Students can obtain the master degree and academic certificate of SAIF as well as Shanghai Jiao Tong University after being graduated smoothly.


Up to January 2014, there are 54 full-time and special term professors from top universities overseas totally in SAIF, of which 43 professors have or once had tenure in the international first-rate business school. The faculty team is still being developed.

Student Background:

Our students are from global excellent universities and their diversified background and culture constitute the internationalized classroom.


The overall course setting of MF program and teaching content of each course fully reflect the basic style to closely connect the development of international financial field with the actual conditions of domestic and foreign markets.


Cooperating with MBA students to complete the true business cases with each project of 5-6 team members and period of about 2 months. The cases all are from famous groups, companies, such as Blackstone, ASE Group and Maple Tree, etc. Part of projects can provide the opportunities of employment or intern.

Summer Internship:

Compulsory course, the time is July to August of grade one, building the foundation for seeking jobs at grade two.

Full-time Internship:

The courses from grade two are all elective and students basically have classes on weekends or in the evening. Students can select courses according to their own actual conditions.

Extended Learning and Student Activity (ELSA):

To help students grow more comprehensively, MF program concentrates on providing abundant opportunities for learning and practice to students through ELSA, to fully give play to their various potentials. It includes Professional Development series, Social Responsibility series, Coffee Hour series, Financial Database Exploration series and other cultural series.

Industry Connections:

SAIF MF program is always devoted to establishing strategic cooperation relation with the financial industry, providing more high-quality industrial resources to the students accordingly. Therefore, they can keep pace with the need and development of the industry in classroom learning, skill training, or personal career development.

• Industry Advisory Board (IAB): The IAB founded in 2013 is a high-end consulting committee to gather the excellent entrepreneurs' intelligence of the industry and give advice and suggestions to the long-term development of MF.

• CFA Course Partner: As CFA course partner, the course setting of MF program is highly recognized by CFA, which means our course is in conformity with the talent need of security and investment industry. CFA offers MF program with several scholarships and other assistances in study.

• China Academy of Finance Research (CAFR): SAIF CAFR is aimed at apply the modern financial and economic theory and practice experience to help all walks of life solve major financial problems and challenges, and provide the innovative thoughts, schemes, products and technologies meeting the market and policy need to the construction and development of China’s modern financial market.

• Industrial Mentor Planning: SAIF has recruited 91 senior management personnel with rich industrial experience and successes from the famous enterprises and institutions of financial industry as the industrial tutors of students.

Career Development:

The career development center of SAIF provides MF students with one-to-one career development service. In line with the idea “considering the end as the start”, our objective is not only help students find jobs, but also help students master career expectation design and find the career road suitable to themselves. Since the college was established, the employment rate for MF before graduation annually is 100%.

List of part of employers: Morgan Chase & Co., Morgan Stanley, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, The Carlyle Group, Fidelity Worldwide Investment, China Asset Management, China Merchants Bank, Bank of Communications, China Construction Bank, Citic Securities, Haitong Securities, Guotai Junan Securities, Temasek, Sequoia Capital, Ping An Trust, Industrial Trust, China Banking Regulatory Commission, China Financial Futures Exchange and Bain & Company.

Item Amount (RMB/Per Year)
Tuition fee 94000.00 (Approximately)
Medical Examination 500.00 (Approximately)
Insurance 800.00 (Approximately)
Accommodation Fee 15000.00 (Approximately)
Residence Permit 400.00 (Approximately)
Living Cost 25000.00 (Approximately)
Settlement and Other Cost 2000.00 (Approximately)
Not: Medical Examination only need to be paid at the 1st academic year.

How to Apply

(1) Overall Procedure

You need only to complete the following procedure which is very convenient and time saving

1. Click “Apply Now”

2. Fill in online application

3. Upload all the required documents and Submit your application

4. Pay the application fee

5. Wait for the application results

Important notice: You need to create an account before applying. Account name needs to be a valid email, which will be used to receive our system notice.

(2) Required documents

1. One photocopy of your passport;

2. Passport-size Photos of the applicant;

3. Official transcripts;

4. An official certificate of your highest education; or an official Certificate of Enrollment for the ones still on campus.

5. Two Recommendation Letters from professors in the same academic field (The letters should be written in the blank recommendation form and enclosed in special envelopes with seal);

6. Language Proficiency certificate; (Certificate of HSK for Chinese-taught Programs. Official copy of TOEFL or IELTS scores for applicants whose first language is not English for English-taught Programs)

7. Personal Statement including previous study and work experiences, academic research achievement, planned research proposal, and individual development objective after graduation.

Notice: Note that all Certificates or Documents in languages other than Chinese or English must be notarized in Chinese or English editions.



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