HEC Montreal Admissions 2023: Requirements, Fee Details & FAQs ,,Canada

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Srishti Chatterjee

HEC Montreal is a public business school located in Quebec, Canada. The institution is accredited by the Association of MBAs and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. It offers a wide variety of business courses at the undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and professional level. It is famous for its French-medium courses around the world. The learning experience here is accorded with the diverse global community. It offers a multicultural experience to its students. HEC Montreal has many renowned, remarkable researchers and professors with expertise in their specific fields, providing the best teaching experience to students. It also provides trilingual language streams - French, English, and Spanish, and has one of the most extensive bilingual business library. The library contains 113,184 books, 300,580 periodical titles, 156 databases, 324,685 e-books, and three collaborative workspaces.

Table of Contents
  1. Courses Offered
  2. Eligibility & Documents Required
  3. Application & Tuition Fees
  4. Scholarships & Financial Aid
  5. Admission Process
  6. Student Diversity & Preferred Profile
  7. Part Time Work While Studying
  8. Campuses & Accommodation
  9. University Contact Information

Courses Offered

What all courses are available to international students?

HEC Montreal offers more than 100 degree programs, including undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral level programs, such as:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Certificate
  • Short Undergraduate Program
  • Short Graduate Program
  • Specialized Graduate Diploma (DESS)
  • MBA
  • Master’s Degree
  • PhD in Administration

Do note that only two UG programs are available in English – BBA and BBA with a one preparatory year – and majority of the master’s programs are offered in French-medium. Graduate programs available in English are:

  • EMBA McGill-HEC Montreal
  • Full-Time MBA
  • Master of Management in International Arts Management (MMIAM)
  • Master of Science in Applied Financial Economics
  • Master of Science in Data Science and Business Analytics
  • Master of Science in Finance
  • Master of Science in Financial Engineering
  • Master of Science in Global Supply Chain Management
  • Master of Science in International Business
  • Master of Science in User Experience
  • PhD in Administration
  • Short graduate program in Logistics

Eligibility & Documents Required

What are the eligibility requirements?

International students should check the respective course pages for subject and course-specific requirements. In general, the requirements are as follows:

Undergraduate Admissions: Applicants should have at least 120 credits in Grade 12 with relevant subject credits. ACT or SAT scores may be required as per course. Students should also showcase French and English language proficiency. French requirements include either one of these:

  • Passed the Uniform French, Language of Instruction, and Literature Exam of Quebec CEGEPs
  • Completed French course as a second language
  • UCLAN French test
  • TFLM
  • High school diploma in Canada in the French language
  • Passed the linguistic test with 60% or more


Graduate Admissions: A bachelor's diploma/degree or general license accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education is required. Three years of university study is mandatory. Apart from this, French and English language proficiency is required as per course.


English Tests Accepted

Score Required for UG

Score Required for PG


Overall 5.5–6.5 or above

Overall 7-8 or above


72–94 or above


AP English

4 or above






C Grade

C Grade


Doctoral Admissions:  The eligibility criteria for all international students to pursue any Ph.D. Programs in HEC Montreal are:

  • Students must have a master's degree or Specialized Graduate Diploma (DESS) from any European Educational system
  • Any Graduate Diploma in business administration or any related field with an excellent grade at the school
  • Pass any of the programs mentioned below with an aggregate 70% or the equivalent of aggregate marks:
    • GMAT: Overall 640
    • TAGE MAGE: Overall 283
    • GRE: Overall score equivalent to GMAT 640
  • Advanced proficiency in English or French
  • Three years or 90 credits in English or French during university studies
  • TFI score should be 850 or TOEFL score at least 100

What all documents are needed for application?

International students must submit standard documents for graduate and undergraduate programs. The supporting documents required are:

UG Admissions

PG Admissions

Academic transcripts

English or French proficiency proof

Student CV

Letters of Recommendation (LORs)

Essay or Statement of Purpose (SOP)

Passport copy

Financial documents

Academic transcripts

English or French proficiency proof

Student CV

Letters of Recommendation (LORs)

Motivational Letter

Personal statement or SOP

Portfolio (optional)

Financial documents

Passport copy

Application & Tuition Fees

Is there any application fees?

International students need to pay an application fee of CAD 291.28 for a majority of courses except PhD programs, whose fee is CAD 94.02 only. All application fees are non-refundable.

What is the fee structure of courses offered by the university?

The estimated annual tuition fee for international students for HEC Montreal programs in English are:


Tuition/Year (in CAD)



BBA and one preparatory year






Master of Management in International Arts Management (MMIAM)


MSc in Applied Financial Economics


MSc in Data Science and Business Analytics

MSc in Finance

MSc in Financial Engineering

MSc in Global Supply Chain Management

MSc in International Business

MSc in User Experience


PhD in Administration


Short graduate program in Logistics



Note: Tuition fees are subject to change. The university changes the fee structure every academic year. Students are advised to check the university’s website for more information.

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Is there any scholarship or financial aid available for international students?

No, HEC Montreal does not offer any scholarships or financial aid to international students at the time of admission. However, students can get scholarships from external sources. International students are eligible for the following scholarships:

  • Scholarship from the Canadian Government: Only international graduate students are eligible for this scholarship.
  • Scholarship from home country: You can contact your home country representative to ask if there are any opportunities available for scholarships.

Students cannot apply for entrance scholarships because they are awarded by the applicable program administration. It is based on academic excellence, and students are selected by the administration itself. You will be notified via email if your administrative department selects your name for the entrance scholarships.

Admission Process

When do the admissions start?

HEC Montreal usually offers admissions in the Fall and Winter sessions. However, it may offers a few courses in the Summer session as well. On account of the waiting period (between one to five months) involved in meeting the entry requirements to Canada and Quebec, the university strongly encourages international applicants to apply for the Fall term only. the following courses have deadlines as given below:



BBA (Fall entry only)

College Diploma: early-March

Other diplomas: mid-February

BBA and one preparatory year

(Fall entry only)


MSc International Business

Fall: mid-March

Winter: mid-September





MSc in Applied Financial Economics

Fall: mid-March

Winter: mid-September

MSc in Finance

Fall: mid-March

MSc in Data Science and Business Analytics

Fall: mid-March

MSc in Financial Engineering

Fall: mid-March

Winter: mid-September

MSc in Global Supply Chain Management

Fall: mid-March

Winter: mid-September

MSc in User Experience

Fall: mid-March

Winter: mid-September


The full-time MBA program is offered in September (Fall) only and the admissions are carried out as per the following rounds:


Application Deadlines









Note: International candidates are advised to apply no later than Round 3 to allow enough time for immigration procedures.

How to apply to UG and PG courses?

Undergraduate and graduate students can apply for admission using the university's admission portal. Students can follows the steps given below to fill the application form.

Link: https://enligne.hec.ca/psp/GAPET/HEL/PSFT_CS_HEL/?cmd=login&languageCd=ENG&


Step 1: New user need to create an account first and then login.




Step 2: Fill in all the required information, such as personal details, citizenship information, address, birth information, contact details, and so on.




Step 3: Fill in your academic history and programs. Attach your CV, letters of recommendation, and other required documents.




Step 4: After filling in all the information and details, review and submit.




When will I hear from the university after I submit my application?

After submitting the admission documents, the admissions team will evaluate the applications against the standard entry criteria and the immigration history of the candidate. It will take around four weeks for the final decision. Students will receive an email regarding the admission decision. However, students can also check their status on the website portal. The full-time MBA admission decisions depend on the application rounds:


Application Deadlines

Admission Decisions













Student Diversity & Preferred Profile

What are the chances to get into this university?

HEC Montreal has an acceptance rate of 44%, which indicates how competitive the selection process can get. International students need to demonstrate English language proficiency for admission and in some cases, even French proficiency is required. To give you an idea about the MBA applicant pool, here is an overview of accepted students from over 26 nations for the MBA program:




How many Indian/international students are studying at the university?

In Fall 2020, HEC Montreal enrolled 15,180 students, including 4,144 international students from over 144 countries. Here is a breakdown of enrolled students as per program:

Students By Program of Study (Fall 2020)

1st Cycle








2nd Cycle


EMBA McGill – HEC Montreal










3rd Cycle






Source: HEC Montreal


HEC Montreal student body included a majority of students from the African sub-continent, followed by Europe and Asia.




Part Time Work While Studying

Can I work while studying here?

International students can work on and off-campus in the university. The on-campus opportunities in the university provide the students hands-on experience in their relevant fields. Students must have a valid visa permit for campus employment. The maximum on-campus hours are 20 hours per week. During school vacations, students can work full-time. Students can create an account on MyCIC for work employment in Canada. You can work in the library, hospitals, research facilities, or other areas of work available within the university.



HEC Montreal also provides several internships to students for work-study employment. It allows students to secure instant placements after completing their degrees. It also gives a chance for students to evaluate their potential and skills. The internships and projects include the following:

  • Management fields internships
  • Multidisciplinary or specialized internships
  • Consulting projects and supervised projects



Students are allowed to work off-campus while studying. The off-campus opportunities are listed on the university’s employment webpage. Other than that, students can also check local job listings on online websites, like Indeed, LinkedIn, newspapers, or other job portals for internships, part-time, and full-time employment.

Campuses & Accommodation

How many colleges and campuses does the university have?

HEC Montreal’s classes are held in its two main buildings: the Decelles building and the Cote-Sainte-Catherine building. The university is currently working on the construction of a new building, which will open in 2022 in the heart of the business district. HEC Montreal has the following major academic departments:

International Affairs

Applied Economy

Entrepreneurship and Innovation


Information Technology

Human Resource Management



Accounting Sciences

Decision Sciences

Operations and Logistics Management

Is on-campus housing available?

HEC Montreal offers several on and off-campus housing accommodation facilities. The residence of the university offers around 40 rooms to international students on campus. The university has limited space in its residence halls and dorms. The majority of residences are available within a 10-minute drive from the university. Students can rent a private room or an apartment, including a fully furnished bedroom, dining, bathroom, living room, Wi-fi, electricity, laundry room, storage locker, fitness room, game room, and common room.


The average price for the room is CAD 965 per month. Students need to take a room for a minimum of a nine-month lease. International students can expect the following estimated expenses while studying in Montreal.

Expense Type

Cost/Month (in CAD)



Food and Supplies


Transportation Cost


Personal care and medications




Personal Expenses



Off-campus housing accommodations include apartments, townhouses, full houses, and apartment studios that have single/double bedroom, studio rooms, basement suites, or luxurious suites. Students can choose to rent a place, stay with friends and family, or share apartments. Students can also check the property listings, roommate profiles, student, private owners, real estate agencies, message boards, landlords & advertisers, and other related services at the university's off-campus webpage.

Off-campus Accommodation

Rent/Month (in CAD)

Maison Édouard Montpetit


House Dolbeau


Parc Cite


Harrington Housing




Note: Rent and other listed expenses might change depending on a student’s lifestyle and other requirements. For more details, students can refer to the university's housing webpage.

University Contact Information

Whom should I contact in case of any doubts?

In case of queries or doubts, students can contact the university at:

Address: HEC Montréal, 3000 Chemin de la Côte-Sainte - Catherine, Montréal, QC H3T 2A7, Québec, Canada

Website: www.hec.ca/en/

Telephone: +1-514-340-6000

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