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ST0 Alternative Specialist Technical

If you have a postgraduate or professional qualification you may be eligible for exemption from ST0
You could be eligible if you have
Written a thesis or dissertation on an actuarial or financial subject as part of a postgraduate Masters degree.
A UK Integrated masters degree, and as part of that degree have completed a thesis or dissertation on an actuarial, economics, finance or finance related discipline, and have completed 180 credits/90 ECTS at level 7.
A MBA from an institution listed in the FT Global MBA ranking at the time the MBA was awarded.
Another professional qualification which we have an exemption agreement for. See the list of these qualifications.

How do I apply?

For Postgraduate degrees with dissertations

You will need to demonstrate that your dissertation showed sufficient coverage of the actuarial syllabus. To do this you will need to provide the following information:

  • a certified copy of your university transcript
  • a certified copy of your university degree certificate
  • a supporting letter from a Fellow of an International Actuarial Association organisation, stating how the work done in the dissertation is of relevance to actuarial work

A non-actuarial MSc, MPhil or PhD in an economics, finance or finance related discipline will also be considered for exemption.

If you hold a Masters degree from an accredited programme the qualification should give exemptions from other subjects and you will not be eligible to apply for exemptions from ST0.

For a MBA

You will need to send in certified copies of your MBA certificate and transcript

For a professional qualification

You will need to send a certified copy of official proof of your qualification. See the list of the eligible qualifications

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Contact Details

Education Services Team

Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, 1st Floor, Park Central, 40/41 Park End Street, Oxford, OX1 1JD

+44 01865 268207

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