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Scholarships

Scholarships and bursaries are available to our students thanks to the generosity of Fondation HEC, the School and Granting Agencies.  This section contains information on various scholarships available at HEC Montréal to help you finance your studies.

All you need to know about scholarships and bursaries

  1. Please note the dates of the scholarships contest
  2. Discover the different types of scholarships
  3. Learn about the eligibility requirements
  4. Fill out the application form
  5. Attach the required documents and, if requested, the letter of recommendation
  6. Submit an application before the deadline
  7. Monitor your e-mails to know the result
  8. Participate in the scholarship awards ceremony (if applicable)

Consult the scholarships directory for more information concerning the procedure for submitting an application, the requested documents and the deadlines for each scholarship.

 

Types of scholarships and eligibility requirements

+  Need-based bursaries

Need-based bursaries were designed to help a student who lives a punctual difficult situation that could compromise the continuation of his studies and for which extra financial aid would help to remedy the situation.

Eligibility requirements

All students who meet the following criteria can apply for a need-based bursary if necessary:

  • Be a full-time student (or deemed full-time registered under the financial assistance for education);
  • Have completed one term of full-time studies or that is deemed full-time studies;
  • Do not be enrolled in the school as part of an international exchange program;
  • Demonstrate a one-time financial assistance need (i.e. precarious financial situation of short duration);
  • Have at least the minimum GPA required in the program

Submit an application

Fill out the online form (only available when contests are open)

Complete only one form for all need-based bursaries.

  • The name of recipients will remain confidential.

+  Entrance scholarships

Having pledged to make every effort to ensure new generation of quality students, HEC Montreal offers admission scholarships in several study programs.

Eligibility requirements

These fellowships are awarded to candidates with excellent academic record.

Submit an application

No deposit application is required.

+  Academic Excellence scholarships

Excellence awards are designed to recognize students who perform in their studies.

Eligibility requirements

Consult the Scholarships directory because eligibility requirements vary from one scholarship to another.

Submit an application

  • Fill out the appropriate form you will find on the web site page of each scholarship on the Scholarships directory.
  • Note that, for certain scholarships of excellence, no application is required.

+  Encouragement scholarships

Encouragement awards are intended to recognize the courage and perseverance of our students and to prevent dropping out of school. These scholarships are designed to assist students who live a situation to maintain the level of their academic performance.

Eligibility requirements

See the Directory of shcolarships because eligibility requirements vary from one scholarship to another.

Submit an application

Fill out the online form (only available when contests are open)

  • Complete only one form for all of the encouragement scholarships.

+  Leaderships scholarships

Leadership scholarships are intended to recognize the involvement and achievements of our students in the student community, by an external organization, a sports team or an academic competition.

Eligibility requirements

Consult the Scholarships directory because eligibility requirements vary from one scholarship to another.

Submit an application

Fill out the online form (only available when contests are open)

  • Complete only one form for all of the leadership scholarships.

+  Athletics scholarships

Athletics scholarships reward our students who combine both studies and high-level sport.

Eligibility requirements

Consult the Scholarships directory because eligibility requirements vary from one scholarship to another.

Submit an application

  • Fill out the appropriate form you will find on the web site page of each scholarship on the Scholarships directory.
  • Note that, for certain scholarships, no application is required.

+  International scholarships

International scholarships were designed to encourage student mobility and international projects as an exchange, a campus abroad or an internship.

Eligibility requirements

Consult the Scholarships directory because eligibility requirements vary from one scholarship to another.

Submit an application

  • Students participating in an exchange or a campus abroad will receive an email explaining how to submit their application.
  • Note that, for certain scholarships, no application is required.

+  Entrepreneurship scholarships

Entrepreneurship scholarships are designed to encourage entrepreneurship and to recognize future entrepreneurs.


Eligibility requirements

Consult the Scholarships directory because eligibility requirements vary from one scholarship to another. 


Submit an application 

Fill out the online form when contests are open 

  • Complete only one form for all entrepreneurship scholarships. 
  • Tip: Start to prepare the documents to be submitted BEFORE the beginning of the contest (ex: matrix of the business model, video, etc.). 
  • The school undertakes to respect the confidential nature of the projects submitted. 


Documents to submit

  1. Business Model Canvas 
    To familiarize yourself with business models: watch this video

  2. Explanation Letter 
    Write an explanation letter of the project (maximum 2 pages) that answers the following questions: 

    1. Explain the origin of your project idea
    2. Set your target customer and what needs the project meets
    3. Explain who your competitors are and how you distinguish yourself from them
    4. Describe what you offer (value proposition)
    5. Present the structure of expense / income (profitability)
  3. Vidéo 
    Prepare a video of 2 minutes maximum that answers the following questions: 

    1. What motivates you, why be an entrepreneur? 
    2. What is the link between your personal and professional background and your project?
    3. What will you do with the money if you receive the grant? 

    The link of your video is required at the end of the form. (link Dropbox, YouTube, etc.) 

  4. Letter of endorsement

  5. CV

  6. Link to your LinkedIn page

+  Bursaries covering differential tuition fees

These scholarships for foreign students, allow them to pay the fees of Quebec students instead of aggravated charges. They are granted in priority to graduate students during the first four trimesters of studies. For more information: M. Sc. , Ph. D.

+  Scholarship programs of 2nd and 3rd cycles

To learn more about scholarships specifically for graduate students, see the following links : D.E.S., M.Sc. and Ph.D.

+  Scholarships from external organizations

You may also be eligible for a number of scholarships managed by organizations that are not part of HEC Montréal. 

 

Accountancy Scholarships

 

Entrepreneurship Scholarships

 

Economics and Finance Scholarships

 

Language Scholarships

 

Leadership Scholarships

 

Marketing and advertising Scholarships

  

Scholarships for students from a specific community or region

 

Scholarships for local students wishing to study abroad

 

Scholarships for international students wishing to study in Canada

 

Scholarships Websites

 

Other Scholarships

Dates of the Scholarships contest

The majority of scholarship contest takes place on the dates below. IMPORTANT! Consult your emails with the subject "Scholarship".  If there are any other contests outside of these dates, you will be informed by e-mail.

Quarter Start of the contest End of the contest
Fall 2016 Information will be released soon Information will be released soon
Winter 2017 Information will be released soon Information will be released soon

 

Awarded scholarships ceremony

Candidates will normally be advised of the decision concerning their application by e-mail at the following periods. Consult your emails with the subject "Scholarship".

Awarding* Fall Winter
Decision November March
Ceremony December April

* Some exceptions apply

In the majority of cases, the bursary will be awarded to the recipient at an official ceremony where he can meet his donor.  Regarding admission scholarships, need-based bursaries and some other scholarships, the student will be informed by email of his scholarship awarding process.

 

Scholarship directory

Note to foreign students:
Although the Scholarships directory lists a few sources of funding for foreign students, these grants are not sufficient to finance your studies in their entirety.

 
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