Visiting PhD students

The HEC PhD program also offers the possibility to spend time at HEC Paris as a visiting PhD student. 



Individual Study Program

Visiting Ph.D. students typically come to HEC Paris under the ISP Program. The duration of visits under the ISP program typically ranges in general  from one semester to one year.
The ISP program is a customized program that addresses the individual needs of each visiting Ph.D. student: the course plan is determined in close collaboration with the Ph.D. office, the department involved, and the professor who acts as the primary host for the student. The program typically includes Ph.D. program courses and seminars, as well as individual supervision by the professor who is the primary host.

Admission and Tuition

Admission is based on a complete application including the application form, the required supporting documents (see application for list of documents) and a recommendation letter from the supervisor at the home institution.
The ISP application form and all supporting documents must be sent by email only to doctorat@hec.fr (Please indicate 'Application ISP + your name' in the subject of your message).
For an admission in September, the application must be received before mid-May. The acceptance decision will typically be made within five weeks.
It is also possible to apply by mid-February for a decision during the month of March for a planned arrival in September.
Students who wish to arrive later during the academic year, it is possible to send an application outside of these deadlines, but the application should be received at least 4 months ahead of the planned arrival.

Application fee: 50€,  Online payment is available here.
Tuition fee: 8 000 € for a full year in the Individual Study Program. Tuition may be adapted accordingly to the time spent as a visitor in our Ph.D. program.

A HEC Paris ISP certificate is awarded to participants who have met the program requirements. 


Individual Research Program

Under the IRP program, the Ph.D. program offers the opportunity for Professors at HEC Paris to invite advanced Ph.D. students with strong research credentials to come as visiting students, either to do joint research with HEC Professors or PhD students, or to join the HEC Paris community of researchers for a limited period of time to hone their research skills and advance their research projects.
An HEC Paris certificate can be awarded to PhD students that are visitors under the IRP program.

Admission and Tuition

The demand to be enrolled as a visiting PhD student under the IRP program must always be made by a Professor at HEC Paris who is willing to act as the primary host (the student's main supervisor sometimes makes the first contact with the prospective host at HEC Paris). There is no admission deadline and the timing of visits under the IRP program is flexible.

PhD students interested in applying to the HEC Paris IRP program are required to fill out an IRP application form, submit the required supporting documents and a reference letter from their main supervisor.
The application form and all supporting documents must be sent by email only to doctorat@hec.fr (Please indicate 'Application ISP + your name' in the subject of your message).

Application fee: 0€
Tuition fee for a full year: 950 €. Tuition may be adapted accordingly to the time spent as a visitor in our Ph.D. program