HEC Montreal Business French Summer School

HEC Montréal is located right in the heart of the capital of Quebec – Canada’s French-speaking province. Walk through any one of Montreal’s colourful and vibrant neighbourhoods and you’ll discover an abundance of markets, boutiques, restaurants and local cafes. The city seamlessly blends European charm with North American lifestyle.

Immerse yourself in the HEC Montreal Business French Summer School in the largest French-speaking city in North America, through a wide variety of cultural activities as well as numerous meetings with key economic players in Montreal and internationally.

Participate in a total immersion experience to acquire or refine your writing and speaking skills in Business French, thereby increasing your opportunities in the international job market.

Fields of study

  • French Language (Beginner - Advanced)
  • International Business

More information regarding specific courses available can be found on the host university website

Credit equivalent

3 Credits = 2 UQ Units. Maximum of 2 UQ Units if 3 Credits are successfully completed (pending UQ faculty approval).

Visa Information

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As the Global Experience team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Contact the High Commission of Canada and HEC Montreal for visa and immigration information.

Eligibility and application

All applicants must meet the standard Short-term Global Experiences Student Eligibility Criteria and the HEC Montreal entry requirements

Session 2 impacts on UQ semester 2 dates, UQ students must meet the additional special conditions for programs that impact on teaching dates. 

Important note: When applying to the host, please apply as a 'Student from a HEC Partner Institution'.

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Tuition is approximately AUD$1190 (includes HEC mandatory insurance) as we are a HEC Partner Institution. 

More information regarding program fees can be found on the host university website


Accommodation is available at an additional cost. For more information regarding accommodation, please see the host university website


Internships and Global Experiences Grants

When you submit your application for an experience, you are automatically considered for funding that is relevant to your nominated experience. Please refer to the Short-Term Experiences Funding  page for details. 


You may also be eligible to submit an application for an OS-HELP Loan if your program is for-credit and you are enrolled as a Commonwealth-supported student.

Paulette - 2022

"This short-term exchange allowed me to become more independent and confident. Living in a foreign country by myself was intimidating at first as I was in 'unknown' territory. Simple tasks such as buying groceries was difficult at first as I didn't know where to go or how to get there, but as I kept researching or begun asking other people, I was able to find my footing in this new town.

Leaning the French language (especially Business French) is very useful for those (such as myself) who want to work with international organisations. As French is the second most spoken language, developing business French will be useful to communicate with French-speaking clients."

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ: 14 April 2024
Host: 17 June 2024

Program Dates

Start: 08 July 2024
End: 02 August 2024*

*For-credit only as dates impact on UQ Semester 2

Fast Facts

Type: Study
Mode: Study abroad
Location: Montreal, Canada (in-person)
Credit: For-credit only
Cohort: Undergraduate & Postgraduate


If you participate in a short-term program you may also be eligible to submit an application for an OS-HELP loan if your program is for-credit and you are enrolled as a Commonwealth supported student. 

Application Deadlines

15 January for overseas study commencing March to August
15 March for overseas study commencing May to October
15 June for overseas study commencing August to January
15 September for overseas study commencing November to April

OS-HELP Loan application deadlines close before the Summer and Winter Short-Term Study application deadlines. Please visit the OS-HELP Loan website for deadline dates as late applications will not be accepted.

Global Experiences Information Sessions

Students are encouraged to register and attend an information session to receive more details on the short-term application process, eligibility criteria, funding etc.