The Professions Education Committee has accredited the BSc Actuarial Science course at Hong Kong University (HKU) for the core technical subjects [CT1 to 8].
This is the first programme to be accredited in Asia as part of the Profession's proactive engagement international strategy.
Hong Kong University was recently rated 22nd best university in the world, as well as the premier university in Asia. It has a very strong academic pedigree and successful students from the programme are sought-after for actuarial roles after graduation.
Trevor Watkins, director of education for the Profession, said: "We are extremely pleased to have developed an accreditation relationship with HKU, which is Asia's top university with very high standards. Indeed, the actuarial programme has the highest entry requirements across the whole university and we hope that graduates will continue their progress towards qualification with the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries."