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. Two scholarship application windows will be offered during this program year (20 September 2023 – 31 August 2024), which will give candidates greater flexibility to choose the exam window that fits their needs.
Features of Access Scholarship
- Access Scholarship provides needs-based scholarship opportunities for those unable to afford the full price of the CFA Program enrolment and registration fees.
- Currently registered candidates are not eligible to apply. Applicants must meet all CFA Program enrolment requirements.
- CFA Program enrollment fee is waived and the exam registration fee is reduced to USD300.
- Awards can be applied to any CFA Program level, which will be valid for one year.
- Applicants must submit the online application via the CFA Institute website by the deadline.
- Details of the Access Scholarship are available on the CFA Institute website. Please read the full Access Scholarship Rules.
The application window for the Year 2024 Access Scholarship Cycle 1 opens on 20 Sep 2023 until 18 Oct 2023. The review decision will be made no later than 15 Dec 2023.
Access Scholarship Review Cycles in 2024
|Cycle 1||Cycle 2|
|Access Applications Open||20-Sep-23||24-Jan-24|
|Access Applications Close||18-Oct-23||21-Feb-24|
|Access Awards Begin||19-Oct-23||22-Feb-24|
|Access Awards Close||15-Dec-23||5-Apr-24|
|Award Exam Availability|
|May 24, Aug 24, Nov 24, |
Feb 25, May 25
|Aug 24, Nov 24,
Feb 25, May 25, Aug 25