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University courses with exemptions

If you have completed a degree from a university that we have an agreement with you may be eligible for exemptions from some of our exams.

University students who begin their degrees based upon the existing curriculum will have until December 2023 to pass and claim their exemptions.

This will depend on the modules you take, and the grades you obtain.

  • Accredited programmes can lead to exemptions based on your overall performance during the course
  • Other actuarial and non-actuarial degree courses can lead to exemptions from individual exams based on your performance in certain modules of your course.

If you are considering applying for a university programme that offers exemptions, we strongly recommend that you contact the university for further information.

Am I eligible for exemption?

Curriculum 2019 notice: Students who have completed degrees at universities before 31st December 2018 where the IFoA has an exemption agreement with have until 2023 to claim that exemption.

The universities that we currently have agreements with are:
Asia Pacific University Cass Business School
Central University of Finance and Economics (CUFE), China Chinese University of Hong Kong
City University London Dongbei University of Finance and Economics, China
Dublin City University Heriot-Watt University
Lancaster University London School of Economics (LSE)
Nanyang Technological University National University of Ireland, Galway
Queen Mary, University of London Queen's University Belfast
Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (SWUFE), China
Sunway University, Malaysia UCSI University, Malaysia
Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Malaysia University of Bristol
University College Cork University College Dublin
University of East Anglia University of Essex
University of Hong Kong University of International Business and Economics (UIBE), China
University of Kent University of Leeds
University of Leicester University of Lisbon
University of Liverpool University of Malaya
University of Manchester University of Mauritius
University of Technology, Mauritius University of Strathclyde
University of Southampton University of Warwick
University of Waterloo University of York
University of Zambia Zhongnan University of Economics and Law

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