Registration for the 13th Annual UChicago Trading Competition on April 11-12, 2025, will open on November 1, 2024.


Applicants must be undergraduate students currently enrolled in a college or university. Applicants must register in teams of three to four members, and at least one team member must be able to program in Python. Priority is given to teams of freshmen and sophomore participants; in rare instances, some juniors may be accepted.

The UChicago Trading Competition strives to offer hands on experience for students exploring the profession. Priority will be given to teams that do not have prior work experience in trading.

The experience of actually developing a trading algorithm taught me a tremendous amount, from how to work well and efficiently with a team to quant skills.

—2019 Student Participant

Please note that registration does not guarantee a spot in the competition. A confirmation email will be sent to indicate acceptance into the competition. Registration for the event will be posted on November 1, 2024.

When planning for the time commitment, all students should plan to be available starting late afternoon on Friday, April 11, 2025. Participants should plan on being available through Saturday evening.

Note: For UChicago applicants, space is limited, and priority will be given to students in the Financial Markets Program.

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