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Online admission

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
  • Letters of recommendation
    • At least two letters of recommendation, preferably from professors.
  • 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.
  • Answers to these questions
    • Each answer, entered on a computer, must be a maximum of one page.
    1. Choice of program
      What professional and intellectual concerns motivate you to pursue short graduate program? Please explain your choice. Should you be interested to apply for a second short graduate program or MSc. specialization, please write it down and explain your interest and motivation for this second choice.
    2. Career plan
      What type of job do you think you will have after completing your short graduate program (e.g. what type of company, positions and responsibilities)?
    3. Work experience (optional)
      Briefly explain any work experience you may have if it is relevant for your admission application.
  • Official scores on GMAT, TAGE MAGE or GRE tests
    • Required for studies done abroad.

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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