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Preparing for my departure

Congratulations on your admission to HEC Montréal!


The Student Services team looks forward to welcoming you to HEC Montréal!

The following pages contain all the information you need to know to better prepare your stay in Montréal.

All the administrative steps that you need to take to be able to come to HEC Montréal as an international student : passport, CAQ (Québec Acceptance Certificate), study permit, temporary resident visa and transit visa if necesary

Allow 1 to 5 months


All international students must be covered by a valid health insurance in Québec.


You must budget for the entire duration of your stay. To get an idea of how much it costs to study and live in Montréal, refer to the following pages.


Useful tips to choose your airline tickets.


Do you have questions questions about where to live during your first days in Montréal or how to find housing? Find out all the answers here!


Step 6. Participate to the orientation activities organised by the school

Orientation activities summary: information workshops, meetings, social activities, finalize your admission and much more! We can't wait to see you!

Depending on your program, you will either be automatically registered for your courses or you will have to register by yourself for the classes that you want to take. Make sure you do before the registration deadline.


Find out what you should and should not bring in your luggage.

Find out everything you need to know and do upon your arrival in Montréal.
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