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Access Scholarship 

The CFA Institute Access Scholarship Program is designed to make CFA® Program more available to individuals who may not be able to afford the full program fees.

  1. Award Amount

    CFA Program enrollment fee is waived and exam registration is reduced to USD250.
  2. Application Window

    The scholarship application will be open from mid-May through 15 September.
  3. Eligibility Requirements

    Applicants must meet the enrollment criteria and requirements for CFA Program.

Complete the Application

Log in and complete the online application. After you submit your application, you cannot make changes.

You may submit these documents as part of the online application process.

CFA Society Argentina

Curriculum Vitae (Resume)

Hong Kong Society of Financial Analysts

Proof of Address issued within the last 3 months

CFA Society India

No additional documentation is required.

Please answer the following questions within the Personal Statement section of the application, explaining why you would like to earn the charter and how this scholarship will help you achieve your goals.

  • What is your educational background? For example: architecture, commerce, science, etc.
  • Have you completed your graduation?
  • Are you currently working towards a professional degree?
  • Is the income stated in your application your own or your total family income?

CFA Society LA

College (or Highest Level of Education) Transcript (Official or Unofficial)
Two Letters of Recommendation (may be personal, professional, or a professor)
Current CV or Resume

In a single document please respond to the following and attach to your application:

  • Briefly describe your involvement in professional activities and organizations
  • Briefly describe your financial need for this scholarship
  • How did you hear about this scholarship?

CFA Society Mexico

Resume (English Language)
Proof of Highest Level of Education Completed (Transcript or Other Documentation)
Two (2) Letters of Recommendation

CFA Society Pakistan

Academic Documents

CFA Society Sri Lanka

Curriculum Vitae (Resume) including contact number

Scholarships are awarded by 1 December.

While financial need will be strongly considered, awards may be based on a combination of factors, including financial need; the academic, professional, or other accomplishments of the candidate; obstacles overcome by the candidate; contributions to the local community; the candidate’s interest in pursuing the CFA charter; and other personal characteristics that indicate the individual is a strong candidate to receive an Access Scholarship and become a CFA charterholder.

Applications may be reviewed and awarded by CFA Institute, a CFA Society in an applicant's geographic region, or CFA Institute members in a geographic region.


Take the Next Step in Your Career

Ready to earn a charter and join the ranks of elite investment professionals? If you are registering for the Level I exam for the first time, you must enroll in CFA Program as part of exam registration. Follow the below link to create an account, and we will connect you with everything you need to prepare.

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