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Admissions to the HEC PhD are very selective. Therefore, HEC Paris and the HEC Foundation offer Excellence Scholarships to all PhD student. Each PhD student admitted to the program receives a full tuition waiver, an annual cost of living scholarship as well as financial support for conference presentations, research visiting positions and job market events.

The GREGHEC offers financial support to students with specific research needs that are not covered by the conference and visiting budget.

The HEC Foundation

Created in 1972 by the Alumni Association, the HEC Foundation’s mission is to support the ambitions of HEC Paris, through the funding of scholarships for advanced research, innovative teaching tools and programs to support the internationalization of...

Cost of living Scholarships 

Each PhD Student benefits from the HEC Foundation cost of living Scholarships without any selection criteria.

Tuition fees 

HEC provides a full tuition waiver to all its PhD students without condition of academic background or origin.

Research Visits and Conferences 

An integral part of the HEC Paris PhD experience is the emphasis on a visiting research period and academic conference presentations. The PhD Office funds these activities in accordance with the program regulations.

 Research and teaching assistantships RA/TA

At HEC Paris we do not require from our PhD students to work as TA/RA as part of the scholarship although this can be a very valuable experience and provides an additional source of income.


HEC PhD students are members of the GREGHEC, which is a joint research center between HEC and CNRS. The GREGHEC attributes a significant part of its budget to PhD research projects to support needs for financial support.