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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
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
    12,450 GBP

    Fees are displayed in the university's local currency

    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
    12,900 GBP

    Fees are displayed in the university's local currency

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

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    12,750 GBP

    Fees are displayed in the university's local currency

    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
    11,400 GBP

    Fees are displayed in the university's local currency

    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

    Fees are displayed in the university's local currency

    Start date
    September, May
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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

    Fees are displayed in the university's local currency

    Start date
    August, June, January
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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
    10,350 CAD

    Fees are displayed in the university's local currency

    Start date
    January, October, July, April
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    Business Administration – Finance - OCADip Centennial College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    16,531 CAD

    Fees are displayed in the university's local currency

    Start date
    September, May, January
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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
    18,121 CAD

    Fees are displayed in the university's local currency

    Start date
    January
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    Finance - PBcDip Douglas College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    18,000 CAD

    Fees are displayed in the university's local currency

    Start date
    May, September
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    Finance and Wealth Management - Dual Dip/BA King's University College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma/Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    36,068 CAD

    Fees are displayed in the university's local currency

    Start date
    January, 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

    Fees are displayed in the university's local currency

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

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

    Fees are displayed in the university's local currency

    Start date
    September, January
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Pathway in finance

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    Accounting and Finance (Foundation) - FD Leeds Beckett University, UK

    Program type
    Undergraduate pathway
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,900 GBP

    Fees are displayed in the university's local currency

    Start date
    September, January
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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
    17,200 GBP

    Fees are displayed in the university's local currency

    Start date
    January, September
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Finance graduate programs

Master's in finance

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    International Banking & Finance with Placement Year - MSc University of Northampton, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,750 GBP

    Fees are displayed in the university's local currency

    Start date
    January, September
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    Accounting and Finance - MSc University of Portsmouth, UK
    • Part-time

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    5,430 GBP

    Fees are displayed in the university's local currency

    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
    28,895 AUD

    Fees are displayed in the university's local currency

    Start date
    September, July, February
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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
    13,000 GBP

    Fees are displayed in the university's local currency

    Start date
    September
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    Accounting and Finance - MSc University of Gloucestershire, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    14,250 GBP

    Fees are displayed in the university's local currency

    Start date
    September, January
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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
    13,780 GBP

    Fees are displayed in the university's local currency

    Start date
    April, December, November, October, September, June, May, March, February, January
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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

    Fees are displayed in the university's local currency

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

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    16,300 GBP

    Fees are displayed in the university's local currency

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

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    34,560 AUD

    Fees are displayed in the university's local currency

    Start date
    February, July
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    Finance and Banking - PhD Siberian Federal University, Russia

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    274,597 RUB

    Fees are displayed in the university's local currency

    Start date
    September
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Diploma in finance

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    Business with Finance - PGDip University of Essex Online, UK
    • Online

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    16 months
    Annual tuition fee
    7,482 GBP

    Fees are displayed in the university's local currency

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

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    31,056 NZD

    Fees are displayed in the university's local currency

    Start date
    February
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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
    18,345 AUD

    Fees are displayed in the university's local currency

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

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    6 months
    Annual tuition fee
    19,200 AUD

    Fees are displayed in the university's local currency

    Start date
    February
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Pathway in finance

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    Accounting & Finance Pre-Master's - PGP Kingston University, UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate pathway
    Duration
    8 months
    Annual tuition fee
    9,500 GBP

    Fees are displayed in the university's local currency

    Start date
    January, April
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    Management, Finance, Hospitality and Tourism, Pre-Masters - PGP University of Surrey, UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate pathway
    Duration
    6 months
    Annual tuition fee
    11,500 GBP

    Fees are displayed in the university's local currency

    Start date
    September, February
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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
    16,905 GBP

    Fees are displayed in the university's local currency

    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
    23,430 GBP

    Fees are displayed in the university's local currency

    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
    16,620 GBP

    Fees are displayed in the university's local currency

    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.