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

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 17 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 22 June (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (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

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

Language
Students are not required to demonstrate any language proficiency, however, it is recommended students have:

  • English: IELTS 5.5 for courses taught in English
  • French:  TFI 750—845 for courses taught in French

Study Options
You must choose courses offered through HEC Montreal (the affiliated Business School of the University of Montréal). Further details are outlined in the Additional Academic Information section below.

Note: Host university eligibility criteria are at the discretion of the host and may change without notice.

Find courses

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

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. 
You must still check the host university course catalogue to see if courses from the Credit Precedent Database are still on offer and in the correct semester of your exchange.

Study areas taught in English

Undergraduate
Economics
Finance
International business
Marketing

Exchange deadlines

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 17 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 22 June (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (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 a Semester-based Exchange 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

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 17 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 22 June (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (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 the Global Experiences team 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 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, experiences to that country are suspended until the risk level improves.

Find out the risk level and travel advice, and sign up to receive updates for your host country on the Smartraveller website.

Exchange deadlines

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 17 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 22 June (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (for Semester 2 of the following year)