CFA Program Access Scholarships

The CFA Institute Access Scholarship Program is designed to make CFA® Program more available to individuals who may not be able to afford the full program fees. Two scholarship application windows will be offered during this program year (20 September 2023 – 31 August 2024), which will give candidates greater flexibility to choose the exam window that fits their needs.

Features of Access Scholarships

  • Access Scholarship provides needs-based scholarship opportunities for those unable to afford the full price of the CFA Program enrolment and registration fees.
  • Currently registered candidates are not eligible to apply, and applicants must meet all CFA Program enrolment requirements.
  • For successful applicants, the program enrollment fee will be waived, and the exam registration fee will be reduced to USD 300 (including access to the digital curriculum).
  • This scholarship can be applied to any CFA Program level and will be valid for one year.
  • Applicants must submit the online application via the CFA Institute website by the deadline.
  • Please visit the CFA Institute website or read the Access Scholarship Rules for further details.

The application window for the Year 2024 Access Scholarship Cycle 2 opens on 24 Jan 2024 until 21 Feb 2024.  The review decision will be made no later than 5 Apr 2024.

Access Scholarship Review Cycles in 2024

 Cycle 1Cycle 2
Access Applications Open20-Sep-2324-Jan-24
Access Applications Close18-Oct-2321-Feb-24
Access Awards Begin19-Oct-2322-Feb-24
Access Awards Close15-Dec-235-Apr-24
Award Expiration15-Dec-245-Apr-25
Award Exam Availability
(Exam Details)

May 24, Aug 24, Nov 24,
Feb 25, May 25
Aug 24, Nov 24,
Feb 25, May 25, Aug 25