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HEC Paris

Paris, France

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About HEC Paris

"HEC (Hautes Etudes Commerciales) Paris is considered to be one of the “four aces” in training the French elite. Unique to France, the “Grande Ecole” concept was introduced by Napoleon so that “the best and the brightest” could be channeled into his ministries, armies and engineering corps. HEC’s School of Management is among the first business schools in Europe and the first in France to hold the Triple Crown Accreditation. HEC has a long-established tradition of welcoming international students to its lively and friendly campus: an ideal environment in which to live and learn for over 3500 students from 80 nationalities in our programs." HEC Paris

Note: Stern has established an UNDERGRADUATE exchange with HEC at the third year (or what they call "foundation" year) of their five-year program for top French students. The HEC five-year program consists of two year of rigorous study that some consider equivalent to the first two years of a bachelors program. This is is followed by an additional three-year program where students complete their bachelor studies and then commence their master level studies. HEC students earn a master's degree at the end of their five year program.

Term Dates

  • Fall Semester: September – December
  • Spring Semester: January – May
Note: Dates are approximate and may be subject to change


Students are offered the possibility of living on Campus by renting a room (415 €/month). This monthly charge covers the basic rent, cleaning, breakfast in the university restaurant. Refundable deposit: 400€ + 130€ processing fee.

Approximate Living Expenses

  • Housing: €415/month (approx) + mandatory housing insurance (information upon arrival)
  • Food: €15/day (approx) based on eating at the student restaurant
  • Culture and Recreation: €100-120/month
  • Transportation: €30-70/month
  • Insurance: In France, every student under 28 years old is required to register for the student social security (insurance) system. The fee is approximately €200.
Note: € = Euro

Language of Instruction

English or French

Student Services

  • International Student Association
  • Over 100 student associations - www.campushec.com
  • Sports Activities

Did You Know?

HEC Paris is the most selective business school in France with a 4% admission rate

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