Leading Digital Money Markets: A Global Tour

Certified by The Fletcher School –

Tufts University     

A 12-week course providing a global tour of noteworthy experiences on digital money systems currently in use.


11th February 2019


12 weeks to complete


28th January 2019


Online in our digital classroom


US$1500 per Person (Financial Aid Available)


This course consists of a global tour of noteworthy experiences on digital money systems currently in use. It delivers information and insights on what´s going on across a dozen different countries and regions, and frames a number of class discussions designed to elicit thoughts on which models may be more appropriate in what circumstances.

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This course is for professionals working in digital money or financial services wanting to develop a fuller understanding of the emerging landscape for digital money around the globe.

The course is entirely case study-based. It presumes a basic knowledge of the principles of digital money and the operation of digital payment systems. Students of this class should have completed the DFI-Fletcher Certificate in Digital Money or equivalent prior to taking this course.


Following completion of the course you will have an integrated global view of the current trends and scenarios in digital money playing out across the globe.

It is hoped that students will learn about and draw inspiration from alternative regulatory and industry models than those that they already familiar with, and develop a practical understanding of how the major mobile payment solutions in use today work.

What you will learn

  • The rise of over-the-top Super-platforms: China

  • How the global internet majors are playing the field: the US & beyond

  • Architecting a digital money grid from the ground up: India

  • Cross-border integration: SEPA & SADC

  • Telco-based mobile money: Africa

  • Over-the-counter (OTC) services: Bangladesh & Pakistan

  • Inclusive & interoperable systems: Peru, Jordan & Rwanda

  • Global readiness and progress


World-Class Academics and Practitioners

Dr. Ignacio Mas

Executive Director
Digital Frontiers Institute

Gavin Krugel

Digital Frontiers Institute

Dr. David Porteous

Digital Frontiers Institute

Barney De Jongh

Money Mobile Practitioner


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Financial Aid

DFI’s mission is to equip a new generation of professionals with the information, skills, and vision they need to guide society towards inclusive digital financial solutions. DFI understand that affordability may stand in the way of your progress as a Digital Finance Professional. We strive to source, manage and administer various student funding opportunities to make tuition more affordable for you.  for deserving students according to sponsor specific requirements. Our goal is to ensure that no student is left behind and have designed affordable payment terms as well as scholarship funds for eligible students.

Use this information to find the best financial aid that supports your objectives. At any stage please contact us at info@digitalfrontiersinstitute.org.

Option 1: Payment Plans that make your tuition more affordable

Course fees can be made over payments at an agreed date.

Multi-year Programs

Certified Digital Finance Practitioner

  • Year 1: $1335/$445 in 3 instalments (works out to $112 p.m.)
  • Year 2: $1335/$445 in 3 instalments
  • Year 3: $1335/$445 in 3 instalments
Foundational Courses

Foundational courses include the Certificate in Digital Money, and Leading Digital Money Markets.

  • Payment 1: $500
  • Payment 2: $500
  • Payment 3: $500
Specialization Courses

Specialization courses included short courses such as Digital Agriculture and Digital Identity.

  • Payment 1: $125
  • Payment 2: $125

Option 2: Can we help in getting your company to pay or at least contribute to your tuition?

DFI can assist in opening a conversation with your employer to support your tuition. We can cultivate further interest with them to participate on our programs – bringing multiple employees on will result in corporate discounts and thus lower tuition for you.

Request your corporate proposal by contacting us at info@digitalfrontiersinstitute.org

Option 3: Referral Program

If your colleagues, friends or family join the course we can open a referral seat for you, which is 100% subsidized by Digital Frontiers Institute. This includes assisting us to create impactful corporate alliances.

Foundation Courses

Eight successful referrals will result in your foundational course being fully subsidized.

Specialization Courses

Four successful referrals will result in your specialization course being fully subsidized.

Option 4: Scholarships

DFI offers partial scholarships to qualifying candidates. Our scholarship funders favor scholarship candidates that contribute to tuition themselves. Ideally, Students should contribute at least half of the tuition fee, the higher your contribution the more likely you are to be considered. Tuition can also be paid in manageable instalments. Please see below criteria for scholarships.

  •         I am an active member of the digital financial services industry
  •         I am from sub-Saharan Africa

Scholarships are adjudicated quarterly and are weighted based on the strength of your application. You will be asked to answer the following questions in your application:

  • Please provide a brief overview of experience.
  • To what extent does your organization contribute to financial inclusion.
  • How will your attendance on this course benefit your organization, your initiative, your country?
  • Describe your current role and responsibilities.
  • Why do you think you should receive financial aid?
  • I can contribute $ to my course.

You can apply for a scholarship on the course registration page, where applicable. Not all courses have scholarship programs.