HEC Montréal

Montréal
Canada

Language of instruction

Spanish
English
French

HEC Montréal, the affiliated Business School of the University of Montréal, is a trilingual university offering internationally renowned management education and research in French, English and Spanish. The University promotes dynamic learning based on practice and exchanges: blogs, wikis and Internet-based microsites are just a few of the many learning tools used.

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.

Semester dates

UQ Semester Host Semester Dates
Semester 1 Winter Term January–April
Semester 2 Fall Term September–December

View HEC Montréal's academic calendar.

Guides and additional information

HEC Montréal has online resources to help get the most out of your exchange:

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Student testimonials

Full-time study load

15 credits at HEC Montréal is equivalent to 8 UQ units.

Minimum academic requirements

You will need a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.5 to study at HEC Montréal.

Find courses

Search the Credit Precedent Database to find courses offered by your host university that have been previously approved for credit at UQ. The database should be used as a general guide only. 

Search HEC Montréal's course catalogue if courses do not appear in the database.

Study areas taught in English

Undergraduate
Finance
International business
Postgraduate

Course restrictions

Exchange at HEC Montréal is only available for undergraduate business studies.

Additional academic information

Students are permitted to enrol in one language course (French or Spanish) during their exchange.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Accommodation

HEC Montréal has partnered with companies to offer exchange students fully-furnished bedrooms located in different areas. The university provides information for off-campus housing options as well as helpful information on finding your own off-campus accommodation.

Cost of living

HEC Montréal has put together a useful guide for the approximate living expenses for one exchange semester

Financial support

A range of funding for student exchange including scholarships, grants and loans are available to UQ students.  

Insurance

Students approved to participate in the Student Exchange Program are automatically covered by UQ’s Travel Insurance for the country of their host university only.

For more information, read the Student Travel Insurance Policy Summary on UQ’s Travel Insurance web page (login required).

If you plan to travel outside of your host country, you should purchase additional insurance.

All international students are automatically enrolled in HEC Montréal's health insurance plan  upon registration. This insurance is compulsory and applicable fees will be charged.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Organise your visa

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

Contact the High Commission of Canada for visa information.

Travel risk levels

The University of Queensland cannot and does not allow UQ Abroad students to travel to any country with a risk level of 3 (Reconsider your need to travel) or above, as assessed by the Australian Government.

If a country's risk level changes to 3 or above, UQ Abroad programs to that country are suspended until the risk level improves.

Find out the risk level and travel advice for your host country on the Smartraveller website.

Register your travel plans

We recommend that you register your travel plans on the Smartraveller website so that the Australian Government can contact you or your family in an emergency.

Non-Australian citizens should register with their closest consulate.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.