Program-Transfer Application

HKUST students who already have their first majors but consider changing their first majors to RMBI can apply for a program transfer.

Program transfer application will be considered by the end of student’s Year 1 Spring or Year 2 Fall for cross-School transfer. For SBM students who wish to transfer to RMBI, application will only be considered at the end of student’s 3rd term (2nd term for senior year entry students). 


Program Transfer to RMBI is only considered on a case-by-case basis. We expect students to

  • Be good at mathematics
  • Have knowledge or an interest in computing
  • Possess a global outlook, maturity, caring and innovation
  • Have good leadership skills and the capacity to work in a team
  • Have good communication and presentation skills
  • Be passionate about becoming a risk manager or business intelligence 

Application Deadline

  • For program transfer to be effective in Fall term, all relevant documents must be submitted by July 15.
  • For program transfer to be effective in Spring term, all relevant documents must be submitted by January 3.

Application Procedure

Please submit the following documents to by the application deadline:

  • Completed application form for program transfer. The form can be downloaded here.
  • Latest transcript
  • Resume
  • Personal statement, with no less than 500 words, to explain why you want to transfer to RMBI program
  • Study Plan (Study plan must show that it is feasible for you to graduate within a normal 4-year period)

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview.