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The relevance of FinTech in 2020

Published Bernice on Wednesday, March 4, 2020

The relevance of FinTech in 2002

The University of Rennes1 in France, in association with other major European universities in France, Finland, Hungary, Sweden, Italy and Spain, will be launching the first Master Programme in FinTech in September 2020. 

The field of Financial Technology, or as it is commonly known, FinTech, is continuing to expand and grow more rapidly, and universities across the globe are noticing a solid increase in their numbers of applicants who are expressing an interest in obtaining a degree from an applied program with expertise in data management. It is for this reason, that Prof. Alvaro Pina Stranger from the University of Rennes1 in France, together with his team of collaborators from across the European continent, have come up with this highly efficient and hands-on program, that no only gives students the theoretical tools to deal with FinTech in 2020 and beyond, but also valuable hands-on experience in Rennes, which is a world-class technological hotspot in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).

Why FinTech?

As we have already pointed out, the field of financial technology is an evolving sector and one that is continuously growing, mainly thanks to the big investments that mega companies are making in it. Forbes Magazine dubbed 2020 “the year of FinTech”, and rightly so. One glance at the internet and you will see that for those who are into computer science and data management, this is the way forward.

What will MA FinTech students learn during their programme?

Apart from world-class tuition, it is important to point out that students will have the unique opportunity to work together with the industry at early stages of their studies through company internships. This involvement will allow them to know the financial and technological needs of the public and private sectors, and positively impact the ICT ecosystem in the Rennes Cluster and the great number of companies focusing on FinTech technologies in our city. In case students prefer to follow an academic track, they will be able to do research in major industrial Research & Development centres as well as to complete a Ph.D. program.

What are the fees for this program?

EIT Digital Master School has different tuition fees depending on where the students are coming from. On top of that, the EIT Digital Master School also offers scholarships based on merit.

Tuition fees are set at 1,500EUR per year for EU/EEA students and 12,000EUR per year for non-EU/EEA students. Scholarships are offered to top candidates, including tuition fee waivers and monthly living allowances.

Further information?

If any of our agents are interested in collaborating with the University of Rennes1, we encourage them to get in touch with Prof. Pina Stranger on  or you can get in touch with us, and we will in turn, put you in touch with the team in Rennes.

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