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Admissions at HEC Montreal happen during the Fall and Winter season. In Fall 2018, HEC Montreal enrolled 14,056 students. The number of international students was recorded to be 4,335. Based on the institute’s stats, presently, international students make around 35% of the student body.
HEC Montreal is a multilingual Business school where courses are offered in English, French and Spanish languages. The institute offers programs in 140 academic areas. All admission requirements, course fee, deadlines and recommended test scores vary from course to course.
|Admission Portal||Online Application|
|Mode of Payment||Credit card|
|Intake Seasons||Fall and Winter|
|Work Experience||For some programs|
At HEC Montreal, the application deadlines vary from course to course. Institute accepts applications for few programs on a rolling basis, that is, processing the application as they receive it.
For graduate programs, the admissions take place in three quarters- Autumn, Summer and Winter. Due to the long-drawn visa process, HEC Montreal recommends all international applicants to apply for the fall semester only.
Apart from meeting the academic requirements of different undergraduate and graduate programs, international applicants must meet the language requirements. HEC Montreal requires all international applicants to prove their language proficiency in either English or French, depending upon the medium of instruction of the program.
Applicants opting for the English language instructed programs will have to submit proof of advanced intermediate or advanced English language proficiency(as per the course requirement).
This requirement is not mandatory for every international applicant. Those who fulfill any one of the following criteria are exempted from the submission of English proficiency test scores:
However, applicants who need to submit test scores can attempt any one of the tests from the table given below. The scores will be deemed official only when they are sent directly to HEC Montreal.
|Test Name||Advanced Intermediate Scores||Advanced Scores|
|IELTS||5.5 or 6 or 6.5||7 or 7.5 or 8|
|Cambridge English||First FCE “C”||Advanced CAE “C”|
Applicants are deemed proficient in the French language if they meet any one of the following requirements:
Applicants who do not fulfill even one french proficiency requirement given above are advised to take the required French proficiency tests.
HEC offers 3 Bachelor’s degree and 24 short undergraduate courses. Few courses like BBA is offered in three mediums: French, bilingual mode( English and French) and trilingual mode(in Spanish, French and English) of instruction.
Application Portal: Online HEC Admission Portal*
Graduate Programs at HEC Montreal ranges from postgraduate diplomas to Masters and Doctorate degrees. The institute has 34 masters and 12 doctorate programs. Of which, only 12 programs are taught in the English language. The academic requirements, including the minimum test scores, vary from course to course.
Application Portal: Online Application
|Course||Application Deadline||Admission Requirements|
|Full-time MBA||November 15||UG degree and transcripts; 2+ years of work experience; GRE/GMAT(minimum 570)/TAGE MAGE (minimum 250) score;|
At least 2 LORs; 3 video essays
|MSc. Data Science and Business Analytics||March 15||BBA degree; Minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.3 scale GRE/GMAT/TAGE MAGE score;|
Transcripts; 2 LORs
|MSc. Finance||September 15||BBA degree; Minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.3 scale GRE/GMAT/TAGE MAGE score;|
Transcripts; 2 LORs; Motivational letter
Apart from various degree programs, HEC Montreal also offers 16 postgraduate diplomas. Some of the highly demanded DESS programs at HEC are given below:
Students can start the process of obtaining a visa after receiving a letter of acceptance. The process of seeking admission is HEC Montreal, a Quebec institution, requires few additional documents as well. Following are the necessary checklist of documents required to obtain a visa:
Note: Students from countries with very few or no visa offices can contact Visa Application Centres (VAC).
After the applications are processed, HEC Montreal’s admission office will send an official email to all the applicants. However, applicants must note that the decision time varies from course to course:
Hence, applicants are advised to stay patient for their admission decision.