SAIF MF International Youth Leadership Finance Summit is conducted by the Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance (SAIF) Master of Finance (MF) program at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. The summit aims to provide an interaction and learning platform for outstanding undergraduate students, as well as to cultivate their leadership, communication and organizational skills. At the same time, students will have the opportunity to interact with industry leaders face to face.

For the last three years, 459 carefully selected undergraduate students from 36 well known universities participated in the event, include but not limited to, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Fudan University, Peking University, Tsinghua University, Taiwan Chengchi University, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Nanyang Technological University and many others. 20 senior executives from Standard Chartered Bank, CFA China, SPD bank, Orient Securities, Haitong Securities and SPD Silicon Valley Bank attended the summit along with 6 globally-renowned professors. 45 media reported the summit which included CNB, National Finance News, ChinaDaily, NetEase along with many others.

After successfully holding three summits, we now invite you to join the 2016 SAIF MF International Youth Leadership Finance Summit. During the summit, current issues concerning finance and economics in China will be discussed and debated by young talented students from diversified backgrounds. Industry experts will guide and join the students throughout the summit. Participants always find themselves gaining valuable network contacts as well as friendship from the summit.

The process of the 2016 summit is outlined as below.  

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The SAIF MF program will meet and interview the preliminary contestants online by conference-call or Skype.
After preliminary, the chosen representatives of each university will be invited to Shanghai to attend the final summit.
In the final summit, winning teams will be awarded cash prizes and winning individuals will be granted for MF program tuition scholarships.

How to Apply 

1. Time for application: March 4 to May 4, 2016 (GMT +8)
2. Who can apply: currently enrolled undergraduate students
3. Where to apply: please apply at 

About the Final Summit
1. Time: August 25th – 28th, 2016 (GMT +8)
2. Address: No. 211, West Huaihai Road, Shanghai, 200030, China
3. What will students do: Presentation competition, free speech and panel discussion.
4. Language: English
5. Transportation: SAIF MF will reimburse up to RMB 2,500/participant for round trip if you come from Asia, and up to RMB 4,000/participant for round trip if you come from outside of Asia.
6. Accommodation: SAIF MF will fully arrange every participant's accommodation during the final summit.

About Us:

Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance (SAIF) was established at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) in April 2009, which is one of the Elite 4 universities in China. SAIF earned AACSB accreditation over six years after its founding, as it combines the best of Western and Chinese education systems along with exceptional resources and faculty to offer a world class education on the campus of one of China’s top universities.  The SAIF Master of Finance (MF) program has been the flagship program at SAIF since it first matriculated students in the fall of 2009. As a two-year full-time program entirely taught in English, MF program provides students with a curriculum rooted in modern financial theory, that delivers sophisticated quantitative and analytical tools and imparts state-of-the-art practical knowledge and skills to meet the rigors of today’s finance profession. Furthermore, the MF program is committed to fostering exceptional leadership and communication skills, the highest levels of professionalism, and an exemplary sense of social responsibility.   

Contact Us: 

Add: Room 402, No. 211 West Huaihai Road, Shanghai, 200030, P.R. China 
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