NUS FinTech SG Programme


The NUS FinTech SG 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:

  1. 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.
  2. For the rest of the course work out that you can take 2 or 3 days per week for class (perhaps adjust work hours)
  3. Discuss how you can apply your learning to your work

The program will be fully funded for NUS students graduating in 2021 (for eligible students). 

Learning Outcome

Through the program, you will be able to:

  • Develop FinTech specific skills
  • Concepts, Cases and Technology Comparison 
  • Hands on Technology Comparison 
  • Tools Selection for the Problem Statement 
  • Design Thinking 
  • Capstone Project Prep 
  • Foundations of Finance and IT 
  • Financial Products 
  • Programming Fundamentals 
  • APIs & Automation 
  • Database, Network, Blockchain Tools 
  • Dev Ops 
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Information Session

Interested to find out more, please join us in the NUS FinTech SG Programme information session.

(If you are keen to apply after the information session, please stay to participate in the short interview and online assessment to help us better assess if this programme is the right fit for you.)

Date: 22 January 2022 (Saturday)

Time: 10.00am – 11.30am

Register for Info Session

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NUS FinTechSG Programme Information Session Recorded on Sept 2021

Course Fee

Singapore Citizens Singapore PRs Enhanced Training Support for SMEs International Participants
39 years old or younger 40 years old or older
PC-Level 1 (FinTech Associate) (1.5 weeks) $1,829.70 $689.70 $1,829.70 $689.70 $6,099.00
PC-Level 2 (FinTech Developer) (3.5 weeks) $1,926.00 $726.00 $1,926.00 $726.00  $6,420.00
PC-Level 3 (Senior Developer) (5 weeks) $1,829.70 $689.70 $1,926.00 $689.70  $6,420.00


Funding 70% - 90% available! (Terms and Conditions apply)

Participants must fulfill at least 75% attendance and pass all assessment components, to be eligible for SSG funding.

During the current COVID-19 situation, courses will be conducted virtually. Please note that the programme does not guarantee a job placement

For enquiries, please email to

To register for NUS FinTech SG Programme, attend the admission interview during the information session. 


Hear from the Participants

Dooby Tan

Jacklyn Tow

Ng Jia Min

Shaun Lee

“NUS money app project incorporates design thinking elements with front-end and back-end development collaborated by a diversified team of individuals”

"The Program helped me to upskill, learn and appreciate financial technology."

“Instil the required knowledge in the fintech segment and ready to bring my skill to the next level.”

"FinMon app helps in imparting financial literacy to students in an enjoyable way and motivates them to save more." 

Tech Talk - The Hype versus Reality of the Impact of FinTech on Law


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."

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Shaun Han

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."


Muhammad Ismail

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

NUS School of Computing

"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.”

Keith Carter

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.”


James Aylen

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."

General FAQ

The NUS FinTechSG Programme is an 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.

Data and Artificial Intelligence Literacy - 1 Month

  • Making Fast Decisions with Business Analytics
  • Optimizing Customers Experience with FinTech Strategy
  • Using Business Analytics to Answer Business Questions
  • Fundamentals of Investing Leveraging Technology

NUS/Industry - 2 week

WHY: FinTech, Blockchain and Business Basics

  • Concepts, Cases and Technology Comparison
  • Hands on Technology Comparison
  • Tools Selection for the Problem Statement
  • Design Thinking

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
  • Frontend and Backend
  • APIs & RPA Automation
  • Database, Network, Blockchain Tools
  • Security and DevOps
  • Algo Trading

Partner Companies - 6 months

WHAT: Traineeship (Optional*)

  • Min. 6 Month internship with Partner Companies on predefined Project
  • Provide hands-on practice and development of Blockchain
  • Monthly Traineeship stipend by the sponsored companies
  • 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.