University courses with exemptions (Route A)

If you have completed a course or modules at a university that the IFoA has an agreement with (an IFoA accredited university) you may be eligible for exemptions from some of our examinations.

Each university programme has undergone a rigorous application process, including appropriate due diligence, and is covered by a comprehensive quality assurance cycle. Details are available in the accreditation guidelines for university degree programmes (211 KB PDF).

If your IFoA accredited university has made changes to their examinations due to Covid-19, you will still be eligible for IFoA examination exemptions when you graduate.

You can find a list of universities that we currently have IFoA examination exemption agreements at the bottom of this page at directory: courses with exemptions.

Deadlines to apply for IFoA examination exemptions

If you hold an exemption from an IFoA accredited course or university that was awarded before 31 December 2018 (when we changed curriculum), you have until 31 December 2023 to claim that exemption.

If you hold an exemption from an IFoA accredited course or University that was awarded after 1 January 2019, you have 5 years from the date of your awarding degree to claim that exemption with the IFoA. For example, if the date on your degree certificate is July 2021, you have until July 2026 to claim that exemption.

Applying for IFoA examination exemptions

Details of how to find out whether you are eligible to apply for IFoA examination exemptions and how to apply for IFoA examination exemptions are set out below depending on whether you have completed an accredited degree course or accredited degree modules.

IFoA accredited degree courses

If your degree is from a course that the IFoA has an agreement with, your IFoA examination exemption recommendations will have already been confirmed in writing by your university.

However, if you are not sure which IFoA examination exemptions your IFoA accredited degree course makes you eligible to apply for, you can search for your qualification using our Find my Exemptions search tool.

You can find the Find my Exemptions search tool by logging in to the IFoA website and clicking on My Account. In your My Account area, select My Exams, and then Exam Exemptions, where you will find the Find my Exemptions search tool.

IFoA accredited degree modules

If you have studied IFoA accredited modules as part of your degree, but your degree is not accredited by the IFoA, you may still be eligible to apply for IFoA examination exemptions.

If you are not sure which IFoA examination exemptions your IFoA accredited modules make you eligible to apply for, you can search for your qualification using our Find my Exemptions search tool.

You can find the Find my Exemptions search tool by logging in to the IFoA website and clicking on My Account. In your My Account area, select My Exams, and then Exam Exemptions, where you will find the Find my Exemptions search tool.

Before you apply

If you know which IFoA examination exemptions you would like to apply for, you can apply for these exemptions using the Apply for Exemptions tool in your My Account area.

As part of the online application process, you will be asked to upload the following documents listed below.

IFoA accredited degree course:

  • A copy of your official university transcript.

This should include the marks for all modules taken in each academic year of the degree.

The copy of your official university transcript does not need to be certified. However, we may request certification if required.

IFoA accredited degree modules:

  • A certified copy of your official university transcript, including marks for all modules taken in each academic year of your degree. The relevant modules should be highlighted.
  • A certified copy of your university degree certificate that is received after graduating

The person certifying the document must include the following details:

  • Full name in CAPITAL letters, position, address, and telephone number of the company/firm/practice or employer
  • Actuarial Reference Number (ARN) or membership number (if applicable)
  • The date the documentation has been witnessed
  • To be written on the documentation: ‘I certify this is a true copy of the original document as seen by me'

Evidence of payment

If you are making payment by bank transfer, you will also be asked to upload evidence of payment of the total cost of your exemption fees.

You can find the cost of applying for IFoA examination exemptions listed on our exam and other fees page.

How to apply

  1. You can apply for IFoA examination exemptions using our Apply for Exemptions tool in the My Account area of the IFoA website. Log in to the IFoA website and click on My Account. In the My Account area, select My Exams and then Apply for Exemptions.
  2. You will be asked to select the route which you are using to apply for your exemption (Route A). You will then be asked to select your university (accredited body) and then your course. This will take you to a list of exemptions that you are eligible to apply for.
  3. Once you have selected the exemptions you wish to apply for, you will be asked to make a payment. You can pay by card or by bank transfer. If you choose to pay by bank transfer you will be asked to upload evidence of the payment before you can submit your application.
  4. Once you have made your payment, you will be asked to upload the required documentation listed above (see before you apply). Once you have uploaded the required documentation you will be asked to agree to the applicant’s declaration. When you have agreed to the applicant’s declaration you will be able to submit your application.

You will receive an email confirming that your application has been received and is being processed.

You can track the progress of your examination exemption application using the Track my Exemption tool in the Exam exemptions area in the My Account area of the IFoA website.

If you completed your degree at a university where the IFoA has an exemption agreement before 31 December 2018, you have until 2023 to claim those exemptions.

Apply for exemptions

Directory: courses with exemptions

Depending on your modules, grades, and enrolment date, completing the courses listed below can lead to a recommendation for exemption from some or all of the exams shown.

We’ve listed universities:

Directory details

For each university with whom we have an agreement, we list the:

  • courses for which we offer exam exemptions (for example, MSc in Actuarial Science)
  • IFoA exam exemptions we offer for each course (for example, CS1, CB2)
  • university contact details and website address (in most cases)

Previous IFoA curriculum

Students who enrolled on university programmes prior to the 2019 to 2020 academic year are eligible for exemptions from subjects in our previous curriculum. These subjects are converted to the corresponding ones in the new curriculum upon application.

Graduates with exemptions from subjects in our previous curriculum have until the end of 2023 to apply for them.

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Enrolment from February 2019

Enrolment before February 2019

BSc Actuarial Studies: CT2, CT3, CT7

Contact details

Ong Li Kee: onglikee@staffemail.apu.edu.my

Website

apu.edu.my

Enrolment from September 2019

Enrolment before September 2019

Contact details

Dr Douglas Wright: dwright@city.ac.uk | +44 20 7040 8479

Website

bayes.city.ac.uk

Enrolment from September 2019

BSc Insurance: CS1, CS2, CM1, CM2, CB1, CB2

Contact details

Yang Qiao: qiaoyang@th.btbu.edu.cn

Website

english.btbu.edu.cn

Enrolment from September 2019

Numerate degrees offered by the Department of Mathematics: CS1

Enrolment before September 2019

Numerate degrees offered by the Department of Mathematics: CT3

Contact details

Dr Arne Kovac: a.kovac@bristol.ac.uk 

Website

bristol.ac.uk

Master of Actuarial Techniques: CM1, CB1, CB2

Contact details

Associate Professor Laura Elly Naghi: laura.naghi@fin.ase.ro

Website

ase.ro/index_en.asp

Enrolment from September 2019

  • Bachelor of Science (Actuarial Science): CS1, CS2, CM1, CM2, CB1, CB2
  • MSc Actuarial Science: CS1, CS2, CM1, CM2, CB1, CB2, CP1

Enrolment before September 2019

Bachelor of Science (Actuarial Science): CT1, CT2, CT3, CT4, CT5, CT6, CT7, CT8

Contact details

Dr Sujin Zheng: zhengsujin@cufe.edu.cn

Website

en.cufe.edu.cn

Enrolment from January 2023

MSc Actuarial Science: CS1, CS2, CM1, CM2, CB1, CB2

Contact details

Dr Champa H Magalla: champa@stat.cmb.ac.lk | +44 94 112590111

Website

cmb.ac.lk

Enrolment from September 2019

Enrolment before September 2019

Contact details

Linda Daly: linda.daly@ucc.ie

Website

ucc.ie/en

Enrolment from September 2019

Bachelor of Finance: CM1, CS1, CB2

Enrolment before September 2019

Bachelor of Finance: CM1, CS1

Contact details

Dr Mo Yang: mo.yang@hotmail.com

Website

dufe.edu.cn

Enrolment from September 2019

Enrolment before September 2019

Contact details

Brendan Murphy: brendan.murphy@ucd.ie

Website

www.ucd.ie

Enrolment from September 2019

Enrolment before September 2019

Contact details

Kwok Chuen Wong: maths@dcu.ie

Website

dcu.ie/maths/index.shtml

Enrolment from September 2019

Enrolment before September 2019

Contact details

Will Carpenter: will.carpenter@uea.ac.uk

Website

uea.ac.uk

Enrolment from September 2019

Enrolment before September 2019

BSc in Actuarial Science: CT1, CT2, CT3, CT4, CT5, CT6, CT7, CT8

Contact details

Sanja Marjanovic: s.marjanovic@essex.ac.uk

Website

essex.ac.uk

F to J

Enrolment from September 2019

Website

econ.fudan.edu.cn

Enrolment from September 2019

BSc in Financial Mathematics and Economics: CS1, CM1, CB2

Enrolment before September 2019

BSc in Financial Mathematics and Economics: CT1, CT3, CT7

Contact details

Michael Hayes: michael.hayes@nuigalway.ie

Website

universityofgalway.ie

Enrolment from September 2019

MA in Actuarial Science: CS1, CS2, CM2, CB1

Contact details

Professor Udi Makov: makov@stat.haifa.ac.il

Website

haifa.ac.il/?lang=en

Enrolment from September 2019

Enrolment before September 2019

Contact details

Holly Lumsden: h.lumsden@hw.ac.uk

Website

hw.ac.uk

Enrolment from September 2019

Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science (BSc (ActuarSc)): CS1, CS2, CM1, CM2, CB1, CB2

Enrolment before September 2019

Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science (BSc (ActuarSc)): CT1, CT2, CT3, CT4, CT5, CT6, CT7, CT8

Contact details

Professor Kam C Yuen: saas@hku.hk

Website

saasweb.hku.hk/index.php 

K to O

Enrolment from September 2019

Enrolment before September 2019

Contact details

Darren Grimsey: d.grimsey@kent.ac.uk

Website

kent.ac.uk

Enrolment from September 2019

BSc Actuarial Mathematics: CS1, CM1, CM2

Enrolment before September 2019

BSc Actuarial Mathematics: CT1, CT3, CT4, CT5

Contact details

Dr Graham J Murphy FIA: g.j.murphy@leeds.ac.uk

Website

leeds.ac.uk

Enrolment from September 2019

Enrolment before September 2019

Contact details

Professor Lu Liu: l.liu@leicester.ac.uk

Website

le.ac.uk

Enrolment from September 2019

Enrolment before September 2019

Contact details

João Manuel Andrade e Silva: joaoas@iseg.ulisboa.pt

Website

iseg.ulisboa.pt/aquila/instituicao/ISEG

Enrolment from September 2019

Enrolment before September 2019

Contact details

Vaios Dermitzakis: v.dermitzakis@liverpool.ac.uk

Website

liverpool.ac.uk

Enrolment from September 2019

BSc in Actuarial Science: CS1, CS2, CM1, CM2, CB1, CB2

Enrolment before September 2019

BSc in Actuarial Science: CT1, CT2, CT3, CT4, CT5, CT6, CT7, CT8

Contact details

Pik Liew: P.Liew@lse.ac.uk

Website

lse.ac.uk

Enrolment from September 2019

BSc Actuarial Science: CS1, CM1, CB1, CB2

Contact details

Assistant Professor Pairote Satiracoo: pairote.sat@mahidol.edu

Website

mathematics.sc.mahidol.ac.th

Enrolment from September 2019

BSc in Actuarial Science: CS1, CS2, CM1, CM2

Contact details

Nadiah Zabri: nadiah.zabri@um.edu.my

Website

fs.um.edu.my/department-institute/institute-of-mathematical-science

Enrolment from September 2019

Enrolment before September 2019

Contact details

For BSc course:

For MSc course:

Website

manchester.ac.uk

Enrolment from September 2019

BSc (Hons) Actuarial Studies: CS1, CS2, CM1, CM2, CB1, CB2

Enrolment before September 2019

BSc (Hons) Actuarial Studies: CT1, CT2, CT3, CT4, CT5, CT6, CT7, CT8

Contact details

Jason Narsoo: j.narsoo@uom.ac.mu

Website

uom.ac.mu

Enrolment from July 2019

Bachelor of Business: Actuarial Science: CS1, CS2, CM1, CM2, CB1, CB2

Enrolment before July 2019

Bachelor of Business: Actuarial Science: CT1, CT2, CT3, CT4, CT5, CT6, CT7, CT8

Contact details

Assistant Professor Wenjun Zhu: wjzhu@ntu.edu.sg | +44 65 6592 1859

Website

ntu.edu.sg/index

Enrolment from January 2023

  • Masters in Business Administration, Actuarial Studies: CS1, CM1, CB1, CB2

Contact details

Hadas Tamam Ben Avrham: ido.ka@ono.ac.il 

Website

www.ono.ac.il

P to T

Enrolment from July 2020

BSc Actuarial Science and Quantitative Finance: CS1, CS2, CM1, CM2, CB1, CB2

Enrolment from July 2023

Master of Science (Actuarial Science): CS1, CS2, CM1, CM2, CB1, CB2, CP1

Contact details

Devarshi Shah: actuarialscience@patkarvardecollege.edu.in

Website

mu.ac.in

Enrolment from September 2019

BSc in Actuarial Science: CS1, CS2, CM1, CM2, CB1, CB2

Enrolment before September 2019

BSc in Mathematics with Actuarial Science: CT1, CT2, CT3, CT4, CT5, CT6, CT7, CT8

Contact details

Chris Sutton: c.sutton@qmul.ac.uk

Website

qmul.ac.uk

Enrolment from September 2019

Enrolment before September 2019

BSc in Actuarial Science and Risk Management: CT1, CT2, CT3, CT4, CT5, CT6, CT7, CT8

Contact details

Mark Farrell: mark.farrell@qub.ac.uk

Website

qub.ac.uk

Enrolment from September 2019

Enrolment before September 2019

Contact details

Gerard Kennedy: g.kennedy@soton.ac.uk

Website

southampton.ac.uk

Enrolment from September 2019

MSc in Actuarial Science: CS1, CB2

Contact details

Alison Gray: a.j.gray@strath.ac.uk

Website

strath.ac.uk

Enrolment from September 2019

BSc (Hons) in Actuarial Studies: CS1, CS2, CM1, CM2, CB1, CB2

Contact details

Professor Ho Chee Kit: ckho@sunway.edu.my

Website

university.sunway.edu.my

Enrolment from August 2021

Bachelor of Actuarial Studies (Hons): CS1, CM1, CB1, CB2

Enrolment from August 2023

Bachelor of Actuarial Studies (Hons): CS1, CS2, CM1, CM2, CB1, CB2

Contact details

Halim Shukri Kamaruddin: halimshukri.kamaruddin@taylors.edu.my

Website

university.taylors.edu.my/en.html

Enrolment from September 2019

Bachelor of Science (Hons) Actuarial Science: CS2, CM1, CM2, CB1, CB2

Enrolment before September 2019

Bachelor of Science (Hons) Actuarial Science: CT1, CT3, CT5

Contact details

Md Said Ibrahim: msaid@tmsk.uitm.edu.my

Website

fskm.uitm.edu.my/v1/

Enrolment from October 2021

Bachelor of Science (Honours) Actuarial Science: CS1, CM1, CB1, CB2

Contact details

Dr Wong Voon Hee (Assistant Professor): wongvh@utar.edu.my

Website

utar.edu.my

U to Z

Enrolment from September 2019

Contact details

Assistant Professor Jeff Lai Wan Fei: jefflai@ucsiuniversity.edu.my

Website

ucsiuniversity.edu.my

Enrolment from September 2019

Enrolment before September 2019

Masters of Mathematics, Operational Research, Statistics and Economics (MMORSE): CT1, CT2, CT3, CT4, CT6, CT7, CT8

Contact details

Dr Larbi Alili: stats.ug.support@warwick.ac.uk

Website

warwick.ac.uk

Enrolment from September 2019

Masters in Actuarial Science (M.Act.Sc): CS1, CS2, CM1, CM2, CB1, CB2, CP1, CP2, CP3

Enrolment before September 2019

Masters in Actuarial Science (M.Act.Sc): CT1, CT2, CT3, CT4, CT5, CT6, CT7, CT8, CA1, CA3

Contact details

Diana Skrzydlo: dkchisho@uwaterloo.ca

Website

uwaterloo.ca

Enrolment from September 2019

Enrolment before September 2019

Contact details

Undergraduate administrator: management-undergrad@york.ac.uk

Website

york.ac.uk

Enrolment from September 2022

Bachelor of Insurance (Actuarial Class): CS2, CM1

Contact details

Dr Wang Zhengwen: wzw13@whu.edu.cn 

Website

en.whu.edu.cn 

Enrolment from September 2019

BSc Actuarial Science: CS1, CM1, CM2

Contact details

Xiaojun Zhu: xiaojun.zhu@xjtlu.edu.cn

Website

xjtlu.edu.cn/en

Enrolment from September 2019

BSc Insurance and Actuarial Science: CS1, CS2, CM1, CM2, CB1, CB2

Enrolment before September 2019

BSc Insurance and Actuarial Science: CT1, CT3, CT4, CT5, CT6, CT7

Contact details

Dr Yanli Zhou: yanli.zhou1517@zuel.edu.cn

Website

english.zuel.edu.cn/eng

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