Basing your firm in Hong Kong gives you access to a deep pool of Fintech and professional talents, including almost 200,000 experienced accounting, banking, and asset management professionals. In addition, the city's world-class universities ensure a continuous flow of new talents educated with the latest knowledge and innovations.
HK's deep professional and financial services talent base
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Registered Professionals 2
Registered Professionals 4
Practicing Lawyers and Barristers 5
The Quality Migrant Admission Scheme (QMAS) is a quota-based entrant scheme. The QMAS seeks to attract highly skilled or talented persons globally to settle in Hong Kong in order to enhance Hong Kong’s international competitiveness.
As announced in the 2022 Policy Address, the annual quota of the QMAS (originally 4,000) will be suspended for two years with effect from 1 January 2023. The overall approval process will also be enhanced.
Successful applicants are not required to have secured an offer of local employment before their entry to Hong Kong and may bring their dependents to the city for settlement.
Eligible applicants who meet the requirements of the Talent List may enjoy immigration facilitation under the QMAS (i.e. to be awarded 30 bonus points under the General Points Test) after assessment. Individual applicants need to submit necessary documentary proofs of the qualification and experience requirements for the respective profession under the Talent List.
Through Hong Kong's Technology Talent Admission Scheme (TechTAS), you can fast-track visas for talent with hard-to-find skills from Mainland China and overseas to undertake Research and Development (R&D) work.
Visit Technology Talent Admission Scheme (TechTAS) for more details.
InvestHK facilitates your business operations by connecting you to organisations and companies for collaborative opportunities, regulatory assistance and resources that you can call on along every step of your company's journey, from initial launch to overseas expansion.
There are a number of supporting organisations / service providers in Hong Kong that can assist in hiring talents such as:
HK I&T Career Expo: https://hongkongitcareerexpo.vfairs.com/en/#job-opportunties
Fintech Association of Hong Kong: https://ftahk.org/about-us
Hong Kong's universities rank 3rd overall worldwide for computer science and IT, and 4th worldwide for accounting and finance, making them an excellent resource for hiring new talent and upskilling your company's existing talent. Stay competitive with continuous access to the latest knowledge, innovations and technological breakthroughs in Fintech.
Hong Kong Baptist University
City University of Hong Kong
The BSc Computational Finance and Financial Technology major has two streams, namely (1) Computational Finance Stream and (2) Financial Technology Stream. Students could also opt for an integrated curriculum covering both domains.
The aim of this programme is to help advance the future career prospects of middle-level accounting and finance managers by furthering their knowledge in advanced accounting and finance topics in line with the contemporary trend in artificial intelligence and financial technology applications, and providing them with opportunities to gain insights on senior leadership attributes and capacity, with the aim of preparing these middle-level managers aspiring for CFO or even higher position in the business context.
The programme will be taught in Chinese (Putonghua) supplemented by English.
The University of Hong Kong
The BASc(FinTech) degree is designed to nurture financial technologists and entrepreneurs with essential knowledge in both finance and technology, so they can take leading roles in innovation and applications of financial technology.
An emerging interdisciplinary area with very high impact on the economy of every society, this programme combines computing, finance, and policies and regulations to give students a thorough grounding in FinTech.
The HKU Master of Finance in Financial Technology (MFFinTech) Programme aims to prepare students for a career in the ever-changing world of finance – a world fueled by constant technological advancements and innovations. Students will gain essential knowledge and skills in finance, FinTech, and digitalisation necessary for navigating the changing landscape of the finance industry. Not only should students have a strong understanding of finance and technology in the digital age, but also a well-balanced critical awareness of ethical and regulatory constraints and knowledge of the hottest industry trends. Business opportunities generated by “big data” in finance and insurance, along with other emerging digital technologies including blockchain, AI and cloud computing will be explored in detail.
In this interdisciplinary Professional Certificate program in Fintech, you will learn about the world of Fintech and the opportunities and challenges it is bringing around the world. The Professional Certificate program will give you the tools to understand the interaction of finance and technology across the financial system as well as insight into the major technologies involved and the emerging business models and players in the industry.
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
To educate and equip students with the essential knowledge and capabilities to apply technological innovations to financial services; to nurture leadership and entrepreneurship for the next generation of financial talents in support of Hong Kong’s endeavor to grow to an international Fintech hub.
After completion of the programme, students are expected to be well suited for jobs that require strong technological skills in finance-related industries including banking, insurance, asset management, internet finance, Fintech start-ups and government regulatory agencies.
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
The BSc (Hons) in Financial Technology and Artificial Intelligence aims to cultivate financial technologists with the strength of developing intelligent software applications and innovative finance solutions. The programme equips students with good fundamental computing knowledge with a focus in AI, sound finance concepts, strong intellectual and practical skills to apply computing technologies in finance and related areas.
PolyU DFinTech is a cross-disciplinary and rigorous programme which draws upon the pooled resources of different faculties within the University. With academic papers publishing in prestigious international journals, our subject professors are experts in big data analytics, artificial intelligence, blockchain, smart city, digital supply chain management, digital marketing and FinTech economics.
The Hong Kong University of Science And Technology
The MScFinTech program provides students with fundamental knowledge and skills relating to popular financial technologies and their engineering and financial principles, thereby enhancing students’ market competitiveness in the remarkably booming FinTech space. In view of the multi-disciplinary nature of FinTech, the program, jointly run by the School of Business and Management, School of Engineering, and School of Science, draws expertise from timely areas such as information technology, blockchain, decision analytics, etc..
Hong Kong Shue Yan University
The Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) in Financial Technology covers major areas of (1) finance, (2) technology, (3) applied data science, and (4) economics, law and business. It equips students with the knowledge of big data analytics, computer languages (Python, C#, R, Java, etc.), blockchain, machine learning and AI in FinTech applications. It also offers internship opportunities to students. Graduates of the programme may pursue their careers in FinTech per se or in forms that employ FinTech solutions. Some may opt to work for information technology and big data companies, in regulatory compliance roles, or to launch their own start-up companies. The programme will also provide a solid foundation for further postgraduate study in the field.
Hong Kong Metropolitan University
The Bachelor of Business Administration with Honours in Financial Technology and Innovation is a 4-year programme. The programme is designed to provide students with quality education in theoretical and practical knowledge and skills to apply technological innovations to a changing business environment, especially financial services industry, so as to equip them to take up positions of responsibility, leadership and consultancy in financial services industry.
Hang Seng University of Hong Kong
Fintech Literacy Enhancement
This project is to embed the Fintech quintessential elements into three existing finance related programmes offered by HSUHK, namely BBA (Hons) in Financial Analysis, BBA (Hons) in Finance & Banking, and BBA (Hons) in Economics, blending in the traditional finance/economic principle with advances in technology. The enhancement covers the management of FinTech, the use of artificial intelligence and selected applications of blockchain in the financial service industry. Also, an important element of regulatory and ethical expectations for financial professionals and the challenges facing the profession will also be included as basic building blocks. In addition, HSUHK will continue to strengthen the industry collaboration with financial institutions on the provision of internship opportunities which enable students to understand the development of the industry.
Tencent Finance Academy
Tencent Finance Academy
Tencent Finance Academy (Hong Kong) is inviting applications for its Fintech Competition themed “Tech for Good”. The competition aims to encourage students to learn about and make use of financial technology to make our lives easier and to boost the development of fintech in the Greater Bay Area.
The Fintech Career Accelerator Scheme ("FCAS") is a talent development scheme launched by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) in 2016 to expand the fintech talent pool in Hong Kong. Please see below for more information about the programmes under FCAS.
Gap Year Placement Programme
The Gap Year Placement Programme is a full-time, semester-based internship in which interns will work on fintech projects at the HKMA, banks (including virtual banks) or stored value facility operators for six months or one year and receive technology training and regulatory updates respectively.
Cyberport University Partnership Programme
Cyberport University Partnership Programme is a fintech-focused entrepreneurship boot camp at a prestigious overseas university, with mentorship and sharing offered by industry elites and start-ups.
Shenzhen Summer Internship Programme
The Shenzhen Summer Internship Programme allows students to experience the fintech ecosystem in Shenzhen by working at renowned firms in summer.
Fresh Graduate Programme
Through the Fresh Graduate Programme, Cyberport and the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation encourage their fintech tenants to employ fresh or recent graduates full-time, with the HKMA and ASTRI providing regulatory updates and technical training respectively to these graduates.
Year-Round Fintech Internship Programme
The HKMA launched the Year-Round Fintech Internship Programme by working with fintech ecosystem partners to provide information of a wide variety of fintech internships and placements on an ongoing basis.
MIT Entrepreneurship and FinTech Integrator (MEFTI)
MIT Entrepreneurship and FinTech Integrator (MEFTI) is a 10-day fintech startup bootcamp for MIT and local university students to prepare themselves as future fintech entrepreneurs.
- 1. The Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, 2019
- 2. Securities and Futures Commission Survey, 2019
- 3. Census and Statistics Department, 2019
- 4. Insurance Authority, 2020
- 5. Hong Kong Law Society, 2020
- 1. Tencent Finance Academy (Hong Kong) with HKU
- 2. Fintech Career Accelerator Scheme ("FCAS")