The CISI and Universities

Investment Education in Universities

Centres of Excellence are a select group of UK universities, recognised by the CISI as offering leadership in academic education on financial markets.

Students who are on a financially-related masters course recognised by the CISI are eligible for a range of benefits, the main one being that on successful completion of their Masters programme, they are eligible to apply for the prestigious CISI Diploma.

See individual pages below for exemption details and application forms:


How to Take Advantage of the Benefits Available

Step 1

Become a student member of the CISI by the first day of the second term in the Masters programme

Step 2
Pass Integrity Matters

Step 3
Gain a CISI accredited Masters degree

Step 4
Apply for exemption from the CISI Diploma
Apply for a membership upgrade to MCSI status, OR
Apply for exemption and MCSI membership status together at a discounted price



The Educational Trust Award

The CISI has created an Educational Trust sponsored award for students studying accredited masters programmes at Centres of Excellence.

For further information on the eligibility criteria, please contact educationdevelopment@cisi.org


Contact Us

For more information on any of the above information, please contact our Education Development team:


  educationdevelopment@cisi.org
  +44 20 7645 0714