NUS FinTechSG Programme
The NUS FinTechSG Programme is a Professional Certificate in FinTech designed to enhance the competitiveness of the Singapore FinTech Industry. The program is jointly developed by National University Singapore (NUS) School of Computing (SoC) and AI Singapore, in consultation with experts in innovation and FinTech from UBS Bank, RIPPLE, World Economic Forum, Bank of New York Mellon.
We've made the course to be very hands on and ideally, someone with a full-time job can work with their employer to:
- Take 2 weeks at the beginning of the course for the immersion portion. This is critical to learn "WHY" Fintech and connect into the FinTech ecosystem.
- For the rest of the course work out that you can take 2 or 3 days per week for class (perhaps adjust work hours)
- Discuss how you can apply your learning to your work
Through the program, you will be able to:
- Attain professional certification in FinTech
- Develop FinTech specific skills through doing FinTech Projects during the optional Traineeship program
- Receive monthly stipend during traineeship
Moreover, the program will be fully funded for NUS students graduating in 2020 (For eligible students).
Funding 70% - 90% available! (Terms and Conditions apply)
During the current COVID-19 situation, courses will be conducted virtually. Please note that the programme does not guarantee a job placement
For enquries, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Hear from the Students
Tan Jue Ling
NUS Communications and New Media, Class of 2020
"As someone with a non-technical background, I’m stoked to be given this amazing opportunity to partake in the NUS FinTech programme and empower myself with the relevant financial knowledge and technical skills required in today’s technology-driven society. In this ever-changing and unprecedented landscape, it is crucial for one to be adaptable, flexible and embrace change and I believe this programme will propel all of us forward in our career journey."
NUS Communications and New Media, Class of 2020
"In an age where digitisation and collective technologies have proven their worth in helping to streamline operations, I realised that I was lacking the right background and know-hows with respect to digital solutions and the payment landscape. I’m excited to embark on this programme and develop new technical skills and financial insights, which I hope to blend with my background in design and strategic communications, to redefine myself as a stronger asset in fuelling major players to scale businesses, ideas and/or profits."
NUS Mechanical Engineering graduate, Class of 2020
"Just as much as I can gain valuable experiences and knowledge from the programme, I hope I can contribute to the society through these as well".
Industry Experts Sentiment on FinTechSG
Professor Alex Siow
Director of STMI
"Singapore is one of the core innovation hubs in Asia, and is well-positioned to leverage FinTech to create new opportunities for the economy. We aim to harness this potential by enabling aspiring talents to learn about this fast-evolving field, and encourage innovative firms to bring their proof of concepts to life by offering on-the-job training for the students. As a part of the ongoing collaborative efforts among government, academia and the industry, we believe this programme will accelerate the nation’s digital growth and empower enterprises to leverage FinTech and bolster Singapore's virtual economy.”
Associate Professor (Practice) Keith B. Carter
Director of the NUS FinTech Lab
"From Grab to Shopee, we are using FinTech-powered platforms every day. Yet, many hesitate to dive in and learn about FinTech since it sounds distant. That is why the NUS-FinTechSG Programme is uniquely designed to make FinTech accessible, whether your background is in the arts, engineering, tourism, transportation or retail. The programme is designed in a pragmatic and approachable way, so that it can give everyone the skills needed to qualify for over 2,000 job openings in the banking and finance sectors.”
UBS Head of Innovation
"For UBS, innovation and digitalisation are key strategic priorities. Singapore is a key regional centre for our Global Wealth Management, Investment Bank and Asset Management businesses as well as the home to our region's UBS Evolve Innovation Center. UBS is excited to be partnering with FinTechSG to support the future of Singapore's innovation ideas, start-ups, technology companies and the financial services sector."
Lee Li Meng
Chief Strategy Officer, Razer and Chief Executive Officer, Razer Fintech
"This is an exciting collaboration - the programme will accelerate Singapore's SMART Nation agenda and empower FinTechs to grow Singapore's digital economy. We are thrilled to work with the youth of today and nurture the next generation of FinTech talents in Singapore."
The NUS FinTechSG Programme is a optional traineeship* program designed to enhance the competitiveness of the Singapore FinTech Industry. The program is jointly developed by National University Singapore (NUS) School of Computing (SoC) and AI Singapore, in consultation with experts in innovation and FinTech from UBS Bank, RIPPLE, World Economic Forum, Bank of New York Mellon (Fees may apply).
(*Note: Do note that our Programme don't commit any placement in a Traineeship company.)
The program structure by concept is as indicated below.
NUS/Industry - 1 week
WHY: FinTech, Blockchain and Business Basics
- Concepts, Cases and Technology Comparison
- Hands on Technology Comparison
- Tools Selection for the Problem Statement
- Design Thinking
- Capstone Project Prep
NUS - 7 weeks
HOW: Programming and Development
SOC Executive Education
- Exploration of Projects
- Project Management Tools (Jira, Confluence)
- Foundations of Finance and IT
- Financial Products Understanding Risk
- Programming Fundamentals
- APIs & Automation
- Database, Network, Blockchain Tools
- Security and DevOps
Partner Companies - 9 to 12 months
- Min. 9 Month internship with Partner Companies on predefined Project
- Provide hands-on practice and development of Blockchain
- Monthly Traineeship stipend
- Capstone projects Real life exposure working with corporates and governments
- Encourage Partner Companies to offer conversion on completion
There are a total of 9 roles available. The general description of each roles are as follows:
- Front End Developer
- Back End Developer
- Security Engineer
- Database Engineer
- Graphic Designer
- Automation Engineer
- Quality Lead
- Change Manager
- Project Manager
During the current COVID-19 situation, courses will be conducted virtually. The traineeship mode will be further decided by the hosting company.