Masters acceleration programme

Sprinter - Masters acceleration programme

At PwC, we recognise outstanding individuals who are motivated to achieve both academically and professionally. Sprinter is an accelerated programme specifically designed for individuals who wish to pursue a masters degree while gaining professional experience at the same time for students studying in China.

From January to March over a period you are completing your masters degree, you will join our Assurance, Tax or Risk Assurance services. You will share the same working experience as our Associates, be deeply involved and learning on challenging client projects. Each year as you return, you will apply the skills you learned from the previous year, then further accumulate new knowledge and capabilities. You can expect that by the time you complete your masters, you would have gained one year of professional experience.

What's in it for you

As you will work alongside our Associates, your training and development will be the same as our Associates as well as coaching support. High achievers who meet the performance criteria set will stand a chance to receive an offer as an Associate Year 2 upon completion of the 2-3-year programme. This means, your year-long experience gained will have helped you to accelerate your career at PwC.

Are you ready for the sprint?











Application journey

July - October 2018


Online application


This is your chance to tell us first hand why you’d like to be part of an Opportunity of a Lifetime. The application form will include sections on your personal details, academic and professional background. We are now accepting applications for our December 2018 intake. The deadline for applications for 2018 Sprinter intakes is 08 October 2018. 

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September - October 2018

PwC Day


PwC Day is an event we invite you to experience our culture, technology and having interaction with us. You may directly get Superday green pass or offer from this event.

Meet with PwC

Campus voice is our interactive way of hearing your voice and showing you what it’s like to work at PwC. You may directly get offer from this event.

More details about the event will be announced soon.


August - October 2018

Online aptitude test


All candidates should complete a series of online aptitude tests under the following four areas – logical reasoning, verbal & numerical reasoning, English language skills, and personality / cultural fit.

September - October 2018

PwC Superday


The PwC Superday is the final step to realising your opportunity of a lifetime with us. The Superday will typically adopt the format of an assessment centre, and you should expect to be involved in a series of business simulation tasks such as group discussions and individual presentations. You will also have a chance to get a fuller picture of the PwC culture and experience through an office tour, as well as personal interviews with PwC partners and managers. Shortlisted candidates should expect an invitation to this event between September and October.


October - November 2018

Receiving your offer


Congratulations! If you’ve reached this stage, it means you’ve been officially invited to join the firm.

December 2018

Join us at PwC as a Sprinter Associate!


Your opportunity of a lifetime is about to begin!



Beijing, Chongqing, Dalian, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Ningbo, Qingdao, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Suzhou, Tianjin, Xiamen, Xi'an


Risk Assurance

Guangzhou, Shanghai, Shenzhen


Tax & Business Advisory

Guangzhou, Shenzhen

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Campus voice

Here is the chance for you to meet our people, understand more about us, and experience how PwC is being a game-changer! Click here for more information.

Experience sharing

Silence Lai

Masters Acceleration Programme Associate - Assurance - Shenzhen

I worked at PwC as a Masters Acceleration Programme Year 1 Associate from January to March last year and rejoined the PwC Masters Acceleration Programme again this year. The programme helps me to accumulate working experience when I am a student and can speed my career path development. During helping SICs prepare working papers, I've strengthened my accounting knowledge, improved my communication skills with clients. If you have commitment and enthusiasm to this industry, join Masters Acceleration Programme !

Matthew Cui

Masters Acceleration Programme Associate - Assurance - Shanghai

I was introduced to PwC's Masters Acceleration Programme through a friend who worked at the Suzhou office of PwC China. I learnt that this programme would provide solid experience because winter time (that's when Masters Acceleration Programme takes place) is the busiest season for Assurance and also heard that if I meet certain criteria, I would be able to secure a full-time employment opportunity before graduation. After joining Masters Acceleration Programme, my workload and work nature is basically the same as a full-time associate, for example drafting simple audit working papers, helping seniors with more difficult ones and providing other assistance. Masters Acceleration Programme enhanced my ability to work in a team, expanded my knowledge of the industry and deepened my understanding of the operations in financial markets.



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