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HEC Montréal intends to make sure all students benefit from increased tuition fees to be paid by students from France

Monday February 16, 2015

HEC Montréal welcomes the announcement made last Friday by Quebec Minister of International Relations and la Francophonie Christine St-Pierre on changes to the agreement covering tuition fees paid by students who are French nationals.

However, HEC Montréal Director Michel Patry notes the importance of ensuring that the additional fees generated under this measure flow back to the universities that welcome students from France.

“Like most Quebec universities, HEC Montréal has made major investments from its own budgets to recruit, supervise and even find jobs for students who wish to settle here, which greatly benefits Quebec as a whole,” he says. “In a time of severe and repeated budget cuts, it is essential that the School be able to rely on these additional sums to maintain excellence in terms of teaching and student supervision. The reputation of HEC Montréal and, as a result, Quebec’s reputation, depends on this.”

The HEC Montréal Director notes further that students will benefit from these funds as they receive bursaries and high-level support services. By sending these sums back to the universities, the Government of Quebec will ensure that high-calibre services continue to be provided to all students, including those from France.

Under the changes to the agreement announced last week, all students from France who are currently enrolled in a Quebec university at the undergraduate or graduate level will continue to pay the same tuition as Quebecers until they complete their program. Starting in September 2015, all new students from France who wish to enter graduate studies here will continue to pay the same fees as Quebec students. From the September 2015 semester on, new students from France who enrol in an undergraduate program will be required to pay the same tuition fees as Canadian students from outside the province until the end of their bachelor’s degree.

About HEC Montréal

HEC Montréal is an internationally renowned French-language business school, with over 13,000 students. Every year it trains more than 6,000 executives and managers. The School holds many prestigious accreditations, and offers some 50 programs of study from the bachelor’s to doctoral levels. It is one of the most active business schools in Canada in terms of research, thanks to some 50 research units, including 26 chairs (7 of them Canada Research Chairs). With a faculty of 260, HEC Montréal offers programs in several languages and attracts students from 147 countries. Since its founding in 1907, the School has trained more than 78,000 students in all fields of management. hec.ca | Facebook | Twitter | Linkedin

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