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Study finance abroad

An in-depth guide to studying finance as an international student.

Finance degrees abroad

Finance degrees focus on a combination of skills and knowledge needed to enter the finance industry. Studying for a finance degree abroad means the opportunity to learn in a country or city known for its finance industry.

Finance is taught across the world at bachelor’s, master’s and PhD levels. It can often be linked with accounting or business in a single degree, for example as a bachelor of science in accounting and finance.

At some universities or business schools vocational exams are available to take, helping people in financial careers to progress at work.

Finance is a popular degree option among international students. Studying this subject means you are likely to have a strong support system around you as other international students are in the same situation; there will be many students adjusting to living and learning in the country and university you choose.

Finance program structure

A bachelor’s in finance abroad will take between three and four years, with a master’s in finance taking between one and two years of study.

Most of your time studying for a finance degree will be spent learning from books, practical experience using computer software, lectures, and personal study time, with opportunities to discuss your learning in seminars and work groups. Some universities may also have rooms to simulate a trading floor.

The structure and content of a finance program will change depending on the country and the university you are studying in. Some of the modules or electives that may count towards a finance degree will surround topics such as:

  • Investments
  • Financial planning
  • Insurance
  • Commercial banking
  • Trading
  • The future of finance

Types of finance degrees

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Finance study abroad programs

Finance undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in finance

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    Accountancy and Finance - BAcc (Hons) University of Stirling, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    17,312 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,450 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Economics & Finance - BA (Hons) York St John University, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    17,729 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,750 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Accounting & Finance - BSc (Hons) University of Northampton, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    17,937 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,900 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Accounting & Finance - BA (Hons) Liverpool Hope University, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,852 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,400 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Accounting & Finance - BSc University of Wyoming, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    17,570 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,570 USD

    Start date
    May, September
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Associate in finance

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    Banking and Finance - ASc Laney College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    7,950 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,950 USD

    Start date
    August, January, June
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Diploma in finance

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    Accounting and Finance with Co-op - UGDip Institute of Technology Development of Canada, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    22 months
    Annual tuition fee
    8,295 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,350 CAD

    Start date
    January, April, July, October
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    Advancing University Studies: Finance - DipAdvUniStud University of Canterbury, New Zealand

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    19,538 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 28,020 NZD

    Start date
    January, February
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    Business Administration – Finance - OCADip Centennial College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,249 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,531 CAD

    Start date
    January, May, September
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    Business Administration: Finance (Co-op) - AdvDip (with placement) Sheridan College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    40 months
    Annual tuition fee
    14,523 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,121 CAD

    Start date
    January, September
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    Finance - PBcDip Douglas College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,426 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,000 CAD

    Start date
    May, September
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Certificate in finance

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    Banking and Finance - Cert Laney College, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    7,950 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,950 USD

    Start date
    August, January, June
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    Finance - Cert Mohawk Valley Community College, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    6,892 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 6,892 USD

    Start date
    January, September
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Pathway in finance

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    Law with Finance (Foundation) - FD Leeds Beckett University, UK

    Program type
    Undergraduate pathway
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,156 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,900 GBP

    Start date
    January, September
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    Finance and Accounting - International Year One - UGP University of Sussex, UK

    Program type
    Undergraduate pathway
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    23,917 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,200 GBP

    Start date
    January, September
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Finance graduate programs

Master's in finance

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    International Banking & Finance - MSc University of Northampton, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    19,119 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,750 GBP

    Start date
    January, September
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    Finance and Innovation - MSc Teesside University, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    18,077 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,000 GBP

    Start date
    September, January
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    Real Estate Finance and Investment - MSc University of the West of England - UWE Bristol, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    18,077 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,000 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Accounting and Finance - MProf University of Newcastle, Australia

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    21,223 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 28,895 AUD

    Start date
    February, July, September
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    Finance and Investment - MSc University of Hull, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    21,692 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,600 GBP

    Start date
    January, September
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Doctorate in finance

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    Accounting and Finance - PhD London South Bank University, UK

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    19,161 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,780 GBP

    Start date
    January, February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November, December
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    Business Administration: Finance and Investments - DBA Lincoln University, USA

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    5 years
    Annual tuition fee
    9,000 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,000 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Economics and Finance - PhD University of Portsmouth, UK

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    22,665 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,300 GBP

    Start date
    October, February
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    Economics, Finance & Marketing - PhD RMIT University, Australia

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    25,384 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 34,560 AUD

    Start date
    February, July
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    Finance - PhD University of Canterbury, New Zealand

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    4,950 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,099 NZD

    Start date
    January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
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Diploma in finance

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    Applied Finance - PGDip Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    23,241 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 33,330 NZD

    Start date
    January, February
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    Business with Finance - PGDip University of Essex Online, UK
    • Online
    • Part-time

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    16 months
    Annual tuition fee
    10,404 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,482 GBP

    Start date
    January, February, April, June, July, September, October
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    Finance - PDip University of Otago, New Zealand
    • Online

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    21,655 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 31,056 NZD

    Start date
    February
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    Science: Finance - PGDipSc University of Canterbury, New Zealand

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    27,544 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 39,500 NZD

    Start date
    February, July
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Certificate in finance

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    Applied Finance - PGCert University of Newcastle, Australia

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    6 months
    Annual tuition fee
    13,474 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,345 AUD

    Start date
    February, July, September
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    Finance - PGCert RMIT University, Australia

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    6 months
    Annual tuition fee
    14,102 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 19,200 AUD

    Start date
    February, July
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Pathway in finance

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    International Finance Pre-Master's - PGP Kingston University, UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate pathway
    Duration
    8 months
    Annual tuition fee
    13,210 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,500 GBP

    Start date
    January, April
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    International Corporate Finance, Pre-Masters - PGP University of Surrey, UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate pathway
    Duration
    6 months
    Annual tuition fee
    15,991 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,500 GBP

    Start date
    February, September
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    Business Economics Accounting and Finance, Pre-Masters - PGP Durham University, UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate pathway
    Duration
    3 months
    Annual tuition fee
    23,506 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,905 GBP

    Start date
    January, September
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    Business, Economics and Finance, Pre-Master’s - PGP University of Glasgow, UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate pathway
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    32,579 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 23,430 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Business, Economics and Finance, Pre-Master’s - PGP University of Liverpool, UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate pathway
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    23,110 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,620 GBP

    Start date
    September
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Future finance careers

Graduating with a finance degree means there are many career opportunities available to you. You are not limited to working in the country you studied in, and every country has a financial industry.

Some of the jobs international students with finance qualifications go on to do include:

  • Actuary
  • Accountant
  • Analyst
  • CFO
  • Investment banker
  • Financial advisor
  • Financial planner

Every industry and sector need finance specialists to work for them, so you are not limited to the finance industry.