“I wanted a program where I could apply my engineering background to finance. But, I also wanted a program with the freedom to learn what I wanted to learn, that didn’t pigeonhole me.”
Residency, Tuition, and Funding
Residency and Enrollment
MFin students are required to enroll in the MFin summer term as well as two regular terms of full-time graduate study.
MIT students who have taken both 15.401 and 15.402 prior to enrollment in the MFin program may be permitted to waive the summer term and will not be required to pay summer tuition.* Please see the Academic Calendar for key dates.
|Summer||Fall||Spring||12-month Total||Fall||18-month Total|
|Books & supplies||$511||$1,150||$1,150||$2,811||$1,150||$3,961|
* 18-Month total includes tuition for final term, and one extra term of living allowances, based on 2015-2016 costs (2016-2017 tuition and related costs have not yet been published by the Institute)
Support typically includes personal savings, loans, fellowship/scholarship awards, government or employer sponsorship, or some combination of these. For information about financial aid options, visit MIT Student Financial Services.
Master’s MFin Fellowships
A limited number of Master’s MFin Fellowships are available and are awarded to admitted candidates of all citizenships and academic backgrounds. All admitted candidates are considered for these fellowships. Fellowships are awarded to individuals with outstanding academic records, personal achievements, and professional promise. Further consideration will be given to candidates who enhance the geographic diversity of the MFin class.
Instituto Ling is a non-profit association founded in 1995 by the Ling family, in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Its mission is to contribute to the social, economic and cultural development of Brazil, by creating opportunities through investing in education, and its proposal is to support young Brazilians who demonstrate leadership potential and adherence to capitalism, free markets, and the rule of law principles. In 17 years of activities, Instituto Ling has invested more than US$ 3.1 million to partly finance costs of MBA, MPA, LLM, and Master courses in journalism in some of the most reputable universities in the world, including MIT Sloan School of Management - seven of our MBA fellows graduated at this school.
Instituto Ling’s fellowships are open to all Brazilian students who have been approved to the top schools. Documents required are the candidate's resume, GMAT results, admission letter from the university, and the application, including essays. The candidate must inform Instituto Ling of his or her family’s financial condition, in order to prove the real necessity of funding. The candidate’s leadership skills and affinity to Instituto Ling’s values are also evaluated. For further information, please contact us at Instituto.email@example.com or www.institutoling.org.br.
The Legatum Center at MIT administers a competitive Legatum Fellowship program for incoming and current MIT graduate students, across all academic and professional disciplines. Candidates must demonstrate the potential to create innovative, sustainable, for-profit enterprises that promote prosperity in low-income countries and must be committed to implementing their business plans upon graduation. The application deadline is typically in early February.
Kennedy Memorial Trust Scholarship
The Kennedy Memorial Trust provides scholarships to British post-graduates to pursue their studies at MIT and/or Harvard. The Kennedy Scholarship is an academic award used to fund a wide variety of academic programmes. Scholars use the opportunity to deepen their expertise in their field. Those applying for awards must be all of the following:
- British citizens at the time of application
- Ordinarily resident in the UK
- Wholly or mainly educated in the UK
For additional information and application deadline: Kennedy Memorial Trust
Kuwait MFin Fellowship
The Kuwait MFin Fellowship was established by a private donor and provides partial tuition for MFin students from Kuwait. To be considered for this scholarship, you must demonstrate financial need. For more information, please contact the MIT Sloan Admissions Office.
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