who can apply?

QuantInsti’s Algorithmic & Quantitative Trading course, Executive Programme in Algorithmic Trading (EPAT®) is beneficial for professionals working in or aspiring to move into either buy-side or sell-side of the businesses that involve use of Quantitative Trading tools & techniques.

EPAT Admissions

If you plan to take up EPAT®, it would be most beneficial to you if you have a high level of intellectual curiosity, a strong interest in financial markets & possess strong analytical skills. Although there is no specific degree requirements, most participants come from backgrounds involving mathematics, statistics, core sciences, computer science, engineering, operations, research, business administration, finance & economics. You’d need to have familiarity with statistics, excel, python and financial markets.

In case you do not, we have you covered. 2 preparatory lectures have been introduced to EPAT: Lecture 1 - Python and Lecture 2 - Statistics. These are optional lectures and would be conducted 2 weeks prior to the beginning of EPAT lectures and would be extremely beneficial in establishing your base in Python and Statistics.

EPAT calendar


We have four batches in a year. Duration of the programme is 6 months. The tentative programme start dates are:

BatchStart Date
5615 October, 2022

Programme Fee

Batch 56, Start Date: 15 October, 2022
TierApplicable tillGlobal ParticipantsIndian Residents*
Super Early Bird Enrollment Fees31st Jul 2022 6,499 2,49,000
Early Enrollment Fees4th Sep 2022 7,199 2,79,000
Standard Enrollment Fees15th Oct 2022 7,999 3,09,000
TierSuper Early Bird Enrollment FeesEarly Enrollment FeesStandard Enrollment Fees
Applicable till31st Jul 20224th Sep 202215th Oct 2022
Global Participants 6,499 7,199 7,999
Indian Residents* 2,49,000 2,79,000 3,09,000
* Additional 18% GST applicable for Resident Indian Participants
Connect with us to discuss payment options and discounts

Financial Aid

EPAT® programme comes with Financial Assistance for the eligible participants
Scholarship by QuantInsti

Participants (Other than full time student) can Earn the Merit-based Scholarship. Go get it here!

Flexible Payment Plans

Flexible Payment Plans are available at 0% interest for full-time Indian residents.

Student Aid

QuantInsti encourages the full time students to enter this domain. Claim your benefits, if you are still pursuing formal education.

Emerging Market Fee

Emerging market participants (Participants residing full time in countries with per capita GDP (nominal) less than USD 20,000 as per World Bank data), please share your details below to check for Emerging market fee eligibility.

IBF Funding under STS (Applicable to Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents, physically based in Singapore)

This programme has been accredited under the IBF Standards, and is eligible for funding under the IBF Standards Training Scheme (IBF-STS), subject to all eligibility criteria being met. A participant must successfully complete the EPAT programme (including passing all relevant assessments and examinations) in order to be eligible. Prospective participants are advised to assess the suitability of the programme and its relevance to participants’ business activities or job roles.

IBF-STS provides upto 50% funding for direct training costs subject to a cap of S$ 3,000 per candidate per programme subject to all eligibility criteria being met. This is applicable to Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents, physically based in Singapore. Find out more on www.ibf.org.sg

IBF - Institute of Banking and Finance is the national accreditation and certification agency for financial industry competency in Singapore. Read more about IBF here.

Arjit Mathur

Practical approach and vast applications of EPAT® added a lot of value to my career.

Arjit Mathur

EPAT®, 2018

Naoya Ohara

This executive programme helped me pace up my learning as an equity analyst to become a quant.

Naoya Ohara

EPAT®, 2016

Nathan Nifco

EPAT® has provided additional insight and learning experiences in the quant world while offering an opportunity to further develop my skills and knowledge in the field.

Nathan Nifco

EPAT®, 2017

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