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This section contains information on the various scholarships available at HEC Montréal to help you finance your studies.

Available scholarships include:

+  Entrance scholarships

Committed to fostering new generations of quality students, HEC Montréal offers admission scholarships for various programs. The scholarships are awarded to candidates with an outstanding academic record and above-average qualifications.

Other than for the Leadership Admission Scholarship for the B.B.A. program, there is no application form to complete. Once the program office has received your application for admission to HEC Montréal, your eligibility for a scholarship will be assessed and you will be informed of the decision by mail.

For more on entrance scholarships

+  Academic Excellence scholarships

The Academic Excellence scholarships provided by our generous donors are managed by HEC and help our students succeed by rewarding those with outstanding academic performance. These scholarships are awarded twice a year – once in the fall and once in the winter – during an official ceremony where the recipients and donors meet face to face.

Refer to our Scholarship Directory, which contains useful information on eligibility, application procedures and deadlines.

For more on academic excellence scholarships:

  • Graduate diplomas (D.E.S.S.)
  • M.Sc. (completion of studies, excellence, best thesis)
  • Ph.D.

+  Bursaries covering differential tuition fees

These bursaries for international students reduce the tuition fees payable to the same level as those paid by students from Quebec. Priority is given to graduate students in the first four terms of study.

Bursaries covering differential tuition fees

+  Bursaries based on financial need

Bursaries based on financial need are provided by a number of donors wishing to help students who have an unexpected need for financial assistance. The bursaries are open to all students meeting the eligibility criteria described below, regardless of geographic origin or status in Canada.


Application Dates

  • Fall 2014: September 15th to October 2nd
  • Winter 2015: January 14th to 28th
  • Summer 2015: no competition


Eligibility criteria

  • Be a full-time student or deemed to be pursuing full-time
  • Have completed one term of full-time studies or that is deemed full-time studies
  • Have a cumulative grade point average deemed acceptable for your program of studies
  • Demonstrate a temporary and unexpected need for financial assistance, which threatens the continuation of your studies

Required documents

  • Online application form for bursaries based on financial needs
  • A copy of the lease or a letter from the owner of your building attesting your monthly rent
  • A copy of the transcript (a printout from HEC en ligne is sufficient)

If applicable to your situation:

  • A copy of the student financial assistance calculation dated within the last month
  • A copy of the spouse's student financial assistance calculation dated within the last month
  • A copy of the children's birth certificates


  • Fill in the online application form for bursaries based on finacial needs
  • Attach it with the other required documents and bring them to the Student Services Office
  • Make sure that we can read your name and your student number
  • Only one form to complete for bursaries based on financial need
  • Each application will be reviewed according to the bursaries listed in our directory

+  Scholarships from government granting agencies

Granting agencies run by the governments of Quebec and Canada provide bursaries to graduate students, specifically to Canadian citizens and permanent residents enrolled in the M.Sc. with Thesis option or the Ph.D. program.

Scholarship directory

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

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