Introduction of the competition

  2021 International FinTech Competition for College Students is an international competition jointly initiated by Shenzhen Finance Institute, CUHK-Shenzhen and Shenzhen Institute of Data Economy for undergraduates, postgraduates and PHD candidates from home and abroad. The boom of digital economy of China and continuous breakthroughs of new-generation information technology such as big data have provided strong momentum for China’s high-quality development. According to the 14th Five-Year Plan for National Economic and Social Development of the CPC Central Committee, China will accelerate digital development, promote the utilization of data resources, release of data dividends, and foster new drivers of economic growth. President Xi Jinping also stressed that “Whoever masters the data will be in control of the initiative. We should promote deeper integration of the Internet, big data and artificial intelligence with real economy”. As an important basis for the development of digital economy, data has become an important force to improve financial efficiency, promote industrial upgrading and improve the quality of enterprise operation. At the same time, big data also provides key support for preventing and controlling financial risks, improving business credit, and safeguarding people's real interests.




The Competition aims to train university students on the popularization of big data, increase their attention to financial technology, find talents of financial technology, promote in-depth integration of industries, universities and research institutes, incubate excellent projects and promote innovation and development of financial technology industry.

Details & Regulations

  • Participants must finish their sign-up online, and each participant can only register once. All the information submitted online must be complete and accurate.
  • Preliminary competition and semi-final will be held online. Participants must log on to the competition website ( within the specified time and submit their projects.
  • The finals will take the form of on-site defense(due to the epidemic prevention situation,online defense may be adopted in the final round). The results of the competition will be notified to each participant via email after the match. Participants may also pay attention to our WeChat public platform and official website for information announcement.
  • Participants must ensure that all the information submitted is true, accurate, complete, and original. There shall be no intellectual property disputes involved and no intellectual property, ownership, right to use, or disposal rights of a third party violated. The participants shall take full responsibilities for the consequences that not receiving notification of the competition and their chance of moving to the next stage of competition in time due to invalid information.
  • Participants can discuss, divide and cooperate with other team members on the competition project. It is not allowed to seek assistance from anyone other than the team in project completing and submission in anyway.

Eligibility & Requirements

Competition Topics



Internship Opportunity

Expert Team