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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. Read the Guide How to write an outstanding résumé for competition?
  7. Submit an application before the deadline
  8. Monitor your e-mails to know the result
  9. 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.

 

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 2017 September, 18th 2017 October, 2nd 2017 (inclusively)
Winter 2018 Mid-February (Dates to be confirmed) Beginning of March (Dates to be confirmed)

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 bursaries

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

Eligibility requirements

See the Directory of scholarships because eligibility requirements vary from one bursary 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 bursaries.

+  Leadership 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: business model, video, etc.). 
  • The school undertakes to respect the confidential nature of the projects submitted. 


Documents to submit

1. Business model 

Fill up the PDF below and link it to the application form when it will be accessible :

7-Point Business Model

2. Video 
Prepare a video of 2 minutes maximum that answers the following questions: 

    • What is your project?
    • Who are the targeted clients?
    • What problems does your project solve?
    • Why should you get the scholarship?

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

3. Letter of endorsement

Submit only one letter per student (1 page maximum) that should answer the following questions.

    • Context in which you met the student
    • Entrepreneurial potential/personality traits of the student that would make him a good entrepreneur
    • Potential of the student’s project (not compulsory, but desirable)

*The letter cannot be written by any members of the Entrepreneurship Hub, professors at HEC Montréal or any members of your family. The jury will have the right to verify your refrecences.*

4. CV (1 page maximum)

5. 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. 

HEC Montreal website includes links to multiple external websites. Therefore, HEC Montréal is not responsible for the accuracy, reliability or appropriateness of the information provided on these external sites.

 

Accountancy Scholarships

 

Entrepreneurship Scholarships

 

Economics and Finance Scholarships

Exchange scholarships or scholarships for students wishing to study abroad

 

Language Scholarships

 

Marketing and advertising Scholarships

  

Scholarships for students from a specific community or region

 

Scholarships for international students wishing to study in Canada

 

Scholarships for students with disabilities

 

 

Scholarships Websites

 

Other Scholarships

 

 

workshops

Come to the information sessions to learn more about our scholarships and see examples of scholarship application!

Workshops about scholarships

Day Time Room
Monday, September 18th 2017 2:00 pm  to  3:00 pm LACED laboratory (Decelles)
Tuesday, September 19th 2017 2:00 pm  to  3:00 pm LACED laboratory (Decelles)

Summary: Scholarships workshop - Autumn 2017  

Workshops about scholarships from grantings agencies

Program Date Time Room
PhD (FR) September 5th 2017 12 pm to 2 pm Transat (C.S.C.)
PhD (EN) September 6th 2017 12 pm to 2 pm Transat (C.S.C.)
MSc (FR) September 7th 2017 12 pm to 2 pm Transat (C.S.C.)
MSc (EN) September 8th 2017 12 pm to 2 pm Transat (C.S.C.)

Workshops about M.Sc. and Ph.D. scholarships

Language Date Time Room
French September 13th 2017 12 pm to 2 pm Quebecor (C.S.C.)
English September 15th 2017 12 pm to 2 pm Quebecor (C.S.C.)

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 Start of April
Ceremony December End of 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 

Notice to students beneficiary of the financial aid program:

Please note that it’s important to declare all scholarships received (donors / granting agencies and others). A total amount of scholarships exceeding $ 5 000 will have an impact on your financial aid calculation.

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.

 

Contact us : sae.bourses@hec.ca 

 
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