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Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Actuarial Studies and Insurance programme (the Programme) integrates actuarial knowledge with business and insurance education. Aiming to nurture future leaders in the fast-changing business world, our Programme equips students with the essential actuarial skills including data analytics, investment and financial analysis. Our highly competitive graduates provide expert recommendations in a vast array of disciplines such as risk management, insurance and consulting.

Message from Industry Leader

Ms Ka Man Wong
Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA)
Regional Director, Head of Capital and Inforce Management, Asia AXA
Former President of the Actuarial Society of Hong Kong

Ka Man Wong, FSA

The Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Actuarial Studies and Insurance Programme (the Programme) is a solid programme that not only helps students develop their technical skills, but also prepares them for their professional exams along the way of their studies.

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In particular, its Big-Data Analytics and Risk Management components bring in the latest development in the insurance industry, which gives students a head-start over their peers. These skills are definitely highly sought after in the industry.

The balance offered by the Programme between technical training in actuarial science and general education in business also enables students to integrate their actuarial skills seamlessly into day-to-day business activities, making the Programme an attractive source of young talents for employers.

This well-designed Programme is recognized by leading local and international actuarial societies, such as Society of Actuaries (SOA) and Actuarial Society of Hong Kong (ASHK). Empowered by these professional recognitions, the graduates of the Programme are ready to embark on their exciting careers as future actuaries and insurance professionals, which are top talents much in demand as identified by the Hong Kong Government.

Messages from Students

LEI Chui Kwan Alison
(Class 2018)

I picked this field at university because I am interested in finance and mathematics, and this program could provide relevant courses. It has a variety of courses in the curriculum, including management, data analysis, actuarial mathematics, and other industry-related material. The lectures aid us in laying the foundation for a career in the insurance sector.

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Furthermore, the program has provided us with oppotunities and support. Students can apply for internships from insurance companies in different areas, including AIA, FWD, China TaiPing, and others. Internship programs with FTLife and Prudential Hong Kong have both been beneficial to me. I obtained a lot of practical experience during the scheme and earned a return offer from Prudential Hong Kong. Besides, mentorship and personal tutor programs are organized to allow students to network with mentors from the insurance industry and communicate with instructors.

To summarize, this program assisted us in establishing a foundation and developing a social network in the insurance sector.

CHAN Tsz Ching
(Class 2018)

AIA - CHAN Tsz Ching

This was my first time having a full-time six-month internship. I worked in the IFRS 17 department of AIA. It was a newly established department that focused this budding topic in the insurance industry. I learned a lot from my team.

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For instant, my colleagues would kindly explain the concepts behind IFRS17 to me and guide me on using actuarial software, which I had not come across in university lectures. I also take part in preparing Policy Statistics Control Report in different lines of business to make sure that the data was intact after running by DCS or Prophet. Not only had the internship increases my interest in working in the actuarial industry after graduation, but it also equipped me with necessary skills in workplace.


Programme Objectives (POs)

The Programme Objectives (POs) are to:

  • develop students’ creativity, critical thinking, analytical ability and problem-solving skills;
  • cultivate students’ communication, interpersonal, leadership, independent learning and other transferable skills;
  • instil in students a strong sense of social responsibility and high commitment to business ethics;
  • enhance students’ global awareness and local sensitivity;
  • equip students with professional knowledge in insurance industry;
  • provide students mathematical knowledge, modelling and computing skills in actuarial studies, supplemented with business administration skills; and
  • develop students’ ability to make informed recommendations and decisions in a business context.

Programme Intended Learning Outcomes (PILOs)

Upon completion of the programme, students should be able to:

  • address professional and personal challenges through the application of inter- and multi-disciplinary knowledge acquired;
  • possess effective communication skills in a business environment and demonstrate leadership characteristics;
  • evaluate own contributions and responsibilities to the society, profession and business partners;
  • demonstrate the ability to analyse cultural, social, political, and economic issues from local and global perspectives;
  • articulate the principles of insurance to address current issues;
  • possess the mathematical knowledge, modelling and computing skills in actuarial studies as well as in business administration; and
  • apply the knowledge of insurance industry and financial concepts for solving problems.


Our Programme is devoted to the advancement of teaching and research in actuarial studies and insurance.


To provide quality education and promote high-calibre research in the area of actuarial studies and insurance. We offer a comprehensive education to equip our students with contemporary knowledge and practical skills, and to instil in students a strong sense of social responsibility and professionalism. We are committed to innovative research with contribution to the society.

Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ) Qualifications Register

Qualification Framework: Level 5
Registration No.: 18/000848/L5
Validity Period: 08/11/2018 To 31/08/2027
Primary Area of Study / Training: Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics
Other Area of Study / Training: Business & Management, Insurance


Minimum Admission Requirements

Please visit the Registry website for more details of Year 1 Entry and Senior Year Entry admission.