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Step 1 – Get your supporting documents ready

Supporting documents

  • Copies of official transcripts
    • Not required for studies done at HEC Montréal.
  • Copies of university diplomas
    • Not required for studies done at HEC Montréal.
  • List of courses in which you are currently enrolled
    • For each course, specify the name of the institution and the term.
  • Proof of professional titles (order, association, etc.), if applicable
  • Proof of compliance with language requirements
    • Collegial studies (CEGEP): No proof of compliance to provide.
    • Others studies or test : Copies of official transcripts or test score. The official scores on tests taken outside of HEC Montréal must be transmitted directly by the organization responsible.
  • Curriculum vitæ
  • Letters of recommendation
    • Three letters of recommendation, preferably from professors.
  • Official scores on GMAT, TAGE MAGE or GRE tests
  • Statement of purpose including your answers to the questions listed below:
  1. What are your main publications?
  2. A) In what field are you planning to specialize?
  3. B) What is your intended research project? Describe it briefly (max. 2 pages).
  4. Which HEC Montréal professors could supervise your research? List 2 or 3 names.
  5. How do you plan to finance your PhD in Administration studies? Describe any contractual agreements you have signed, if applicable.
  6. If you have applied for admission to more than one PhD program, specify the disciplines and institutions.

Status in Canada

You must provide the following document:

  • birth certificate issued by Directeur de l'état civil with your place of birth, and your father’s and mother’s full names (long-form certificate only).

You must provide the following documents:

You must provide the following documents:

  • birth certificate with your place of birth, and your father’s and mother’s full names.
  • both sides of your Canadian citizenship certificate or card.
  • Québec Selection Certificate (if applicable).
    If you do not have that certificate and you are a Canadian citizen born outside of Canada, complete the Attestation of Québec Resident Status.

You must provide the following documents:

  • birth certificate with your place of birth, and your father’s and mother’s full names.
  • both sides of your permanent resident card or your IMM-1000,  IMM-5292 or IMM-5688 immigration form.
  • Québec Selection Certificate (if applicable).
    If you do not have that certificate and you are a permanent resident of Canada, complete the Attestation of Québec Resident Status.

You must provide the following documents:

When applying

  • birth certificate with your place of birth, and your father’s and mother’s full names. 
  • French citizens must add: 

    • valid passport of the French republic or valid national identity card of the French republic.

When you arrive

  • Quebec Acceptance Certificate (CAQ), delivered by Immigration-Québec.
  • Student permit, delivered by Immigration Canada.


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