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Research visits and conferences

The HEC Paris PhD Program has a Research Visit and Conference Fund to which students can apply to receive additional funding.

Research Visits

HEC Paris Faculty have a strong network of co-authors who work at top business schools and leading research universities around the world. They call on this network to help PhD students receive invitations for research visits ranging from a few weeks to a full academic year. These visits present a great opportunity for students to get feedback on their dissertation papers, collaborate with renowned faculty, grow their academic network, and prepare the job market. 

The PhD office supports students financially by offering an additional cost of living scholarship, return ticket, visa fees.

Institutions visited in recent years

Boston University, Questrom School of Business, USA
Columbia University, Graduate School of Business, USA
Cornell SC College of Business, USA
Duke University, Fuqua School of Business, USA
GeorgiaTech Scheller College of Business, USA
Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, USA
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management, USA
New York University, Stern School of Business, USA
Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management, USA
Stanford University,Department of Psychology, USA
Texas A&M University, Mays Business School, USA
The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, USA
University of Chicago, Booth School of Business, USA
University of California at Berkeley, Haas School of Business, USA
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business, USA
University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, USA
University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management, USA
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School, USA
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin School of Business
Yale School of Management, USA

University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management, Canada
HEC Montréal, Canada
University of British Columbia, Sauder School of Business, Canada
York University, Schulich School of Business, Canada

Bayes Business School, City University of London, UK
Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
London School of Economics, UK
London Business School, UK
Luiss University, Italy
Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, UK
Swedish House of Finance, Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden
University of Bath, UK
University of Lausanne -UNIL, Switzerland
University of St Gallen, Switzerland

Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, Hong Kong

Korea Univesity, South Korea

Royal Melbourne University of Technology (RMIT) Melbourne, Australia

Southern University of Science and Technology, China

Technion Institute of Technology, Israel


The HEC Paris PhD Program offers generous support to students to present their research output at academic conferences. Conference funding includes transportation, food and lodging, visa costs, and conference fees. On average, our students participate in two academic conferences annually.


PhD - image - Fondation Jing Niu, PhD