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The Société de transport de Montréal offers, under certain conditions, a reduced fare to students who have a photo OPUS card. See if you are eligible for the reduced fare and how you can get a photo OPUS card.

Certain smart phones do not display the OPUS card attestation in electronic format. In this case, two options are available:

  • Make sure that the pop-up blocking function is disabled on your phone.
  • Print your letter at home or at the School’s computer lab.

No attestations will be printed at the Registrar’s or at Student Services.

Are you eligible for the student fare ?

HEC Montréal students are eligible for the reduced student fare if they are:

  • enrolled full-time; or
  • deemed full-time as determined by the Aide financière aux études.

Your status

Full-time student

You must be enrolled in courses worth at least 12 credits per session, including the summer session, to be considered a full-time undergraduate student (preparatory, BBA, certificates and independent study).

For Master’s-level studies, your status depends on the threshold set by the registrar for your program. Generally speaking, full-time students are enrolled in courses worth 9 credits per session (6 credits in the summer session). However, there are many exceptions, such as the DESS where you must be enrolled in courses worth 12 credits per session (6 credits in the summer) to be considered full-time, so we suggest that you ask the advisor for your program about the number of credits you must be enrolled in to be considered a full-time student.

For programs with a thesis or dissertation (MSc and PhD), there are no minimum credits required. You must be registered as a full-time student with the Registrar's Office.

Deemed full-time student

You may study part-time and still be deemed a full-time student for purposes of Student Financial Assistance if you meet any of these criteria. If so, you must be enrolled in courses worth at least 6 credits per session.

Obtaining the photo Opus card

  • At the School, during the STM photographer’s tour
  • At the STM photo studio

Location and opening hours of the Studio

Your photo OPUS card is delivered to you on site.

Which documents are required?
How much does the photo OPUS card cost?
  • $14 if the photo is taken at HEC Montréal during the STM TOUR
  • $15 if the photo is taken at the STM photo studio

You must pay cash and have the exact amount. 

More information on the STM website

Stm tour at the school

Manuvie Room, first floor, Côte-Sainte-Catherine building

August 20 and 21, 2018 from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm

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