Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome to the Frequently Asked Questions section. This should be your first port-of-call if you have any queries regarding the course you are completing, your student account or the MScFE program.



You can search the FAQs by keyword to find potential answers to your questions. You can also click on the categories on the left to display only the FAQs that relate to a particular topic.



If you have looked for an answer to your question and have not found one on the FAQ page, please post your question in the technical support forum that can be found at the top of the course you are completing.



How does the online learning model work?

All WorldQuant University courses are presented online. This means you do not attend any face-to-face lectures, but instead access all course material and live video lectures through the university platform.

The courses are designed with busy professionals in mind, so most content can be completed at a time that suits you. If you have queries regarding the coursework, there are forums as well as live lectures to help solve them.

Module assignments need to be submitted within weekly deadlines, and for each activity the deadlines will be clearly indicated.

What are the components on the learning platform?

The learning platform consists of the following main components:
  • Course view - this is what you see when you are inside a course, e.g. Financial Markets. Within the course view, you will be able to select modules to click on.
  • Module - view in the course view, click on a module to view the contents and assessments. 
  • Resources - these are the course notes and assessments that comprise the modules of a course.


How do I get access to the courses?

To register as a student at WorldQuant University, you will need to follow these steps:

  1. Open your web browser and type https://wqu.org/ (or click on this link). 
  2. Click on the Apply now to get started
  3. If you are an existing user, select the Access your Application button and login. 
  4. If you are a new user, select Start new Application
  5. Fill in the form provided and submit. 
  6. Be sure to provide the correct details, as they will appear on your certificate. 
  7. Once you have logged in you will gain access to the rest of the application process.


How do I enroll for a course?

You will gain access to the first university course once you have successfully passed the application process. Once you have passed the application course you will receive an email containing a link that, once clicked, will automatically enroll you into the Orientation Course.

Going forward, once you complete each course within the program successfully, you will receive an email with the enrollment link to the next course. Click on this link and you will automatically be enrolled.

How do I enroll for a course?

You will gain access to the first university course once you have successfully passed the application process. Once you have passed the application course you will receive an email containing a link that, once clicked, will automatically enroll you into the Orientation Course.

Going forward, once you complete each course within the program successfully, you will receive an email with the enrollment link to the next course. Click on this link and you will automatically be enrolled.

How do I edit my profile?

  • Select My profile (found on the top right-hand side of the page, next to your profile picture) and select the drop-down menu. 
  • Click on Preferences and then Edit Profile
  • This will open your profile and all the available options. 
  • To upload a picture, select User picture and a box and description field will appear. You can either use the drag-and-drop function to add your picture to the box or you can use the file picker option. 
  • Once you have added the relevant information, scroll to the bottom of the page and select Update profile
  • Be sure to provide the correct details, as they will appear on your certificate.


Can I use different devices interchangeably throughout the course

Yes, your learning profile is central to your learning experience. You can leave the site and continue your learning where you left off, whether you were working from a phone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer.

Can I use different devices interchangeably throughout the course

Yes, your learning profile is central to your learning experience. You can leave the site and continue your learning where you left off, whether you were working from a phone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer.

Can I use different devices interchangeably throughout the course

Yes, your learning profile is central to your learning experience. You can leave the site and continue your learning where you left off, whether you were working from a phone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer.

What happens to all my information if my user account is suspended?

Your account will merely be suspended and no information will be deleted. Once your account is reactivated, all your previous data and grades will be recalled.

What is your advice for people with a slow internet connection?

Limit the number of browsers and windows you have running at the same time, and avoid running sites that take up a lot of bandwidth, such as Youtube. File-syncing services like Google Drive, Dropbox, or OneDrive might be moving data in the background, which can eat up your bandwidth and slow down your internet connection. Quit or pause those applications if you find them moving files.

Computers often download necessary updates in the background, while you are doing something less web-intensive. You can configure your PC to notify you before downloading any updates, and schedule installation when you're not using your computer, either in the middle of the night or when you're not studying.

If your internet connection is not stable and you frequently lose your connection, get into the habit of saving your work often. Work in an offline text-based editing application such as Microsoft Word for your project and assignment, until you are ready to submit it online.

Which browser do you recommend I use?

You can access the WorldQuant University Platform using most browsers; however, we recommend that you use the latest version of Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Safari or Internet Explorer to prevent compatibility issues. If you are experiencing trouble logging in and/or accessing course content, download another browser to try, or make sure your browser is up-to-date.

How can I download a better browser?

If you would like to download a better browser to view the content, click here to download Google Chrome, and click here to download Mozilla Firefox.

Do I need to install additional software to participate in this program?

All course content on WorldQuant University is available online; however, it is recommended that you download a PDF viewer such as Adobe Acrobat Reader or similar, as well as having access to Microsoft Word and Excel.

How can I download Adobe Acrobat Reader?

If you would like to download Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the content, click here to download it.

How do I reset my password?

If you struggle with logging in, it may be necessary to reset your password:

  1. Open your web browser and type
    https://masters.wqu/ (or click on this link). 
  2. Next to the user name and password fields, click on Forgotten your username or password? 
  3. Fill in your email address. 
  4. Check your email inbox to receive further instructions. If there is no email in your inbox, please be sure to check your Junk/Trash folder. 
If you have not received anything, please contact WorldQuant University support here: Support Form

My user account has been suspended, what does this mean?

Your account was suspended due to there being no login for 90 days. If you would like to reactivate your account, please contact our support team at: Support Form

What is the course structure?

The program is comprised of 9 courses, a capstone course and examination. Each course has seven week-long modules, followed by a one-week break before the next courses starts.

Each weeks module has the following elements:
  • Course notes 
  • Infographics 
  • Videos 
  • Multiple-choice quizzes 
  • One assignment (during weeks 1-6 of every course) for collaborative review
  • Group project work (which spans all seven weeks) 
  • One live lecture


What is the Collaborative Review system?




The Collaborative Review system is a model in place at WQU where students assess and mark each others’ weekly assignments. We find the Collaborative Review system mirrors how financial engineers work in professional settings - collaboratively, shoulder-to-shoulder, and checking each other’s work.

The MScFE program at WQU enables our students to develop relationships with fellow students all around the world, and the Collaborative Review system is a part of supporting that process.




My group project members have been inactive on the platform - What do I do next?


To help us identify your group project members who have not contributed to your group project, please use the support form and select the option [I am having problems with my group or group work]. We will then step in to investigate the claim. Please note that, at all times, the details of students who make contact with us will remain confidential