Skip to main content
About HEC About HEC Faculty & Research Faculty & Research Master’s programs Master’s programs MBA Programs MBA Programs PhD Program PhD Program Executive Education Executive Education Summer School Summer School HEC Online HEC Online About HEC Overview Overview Who
We Are Who
We Are
Egalité des chances Egalité des chances HEC Talents HEC Talents International International Campus
Life Campus
Sustainability Sustainability Diversity
& Inclusion Diversity
& Inclusion
Stories Stories The HEC
Foundation The HEC
Coronavirus Coronavirus
Faculty & Research Overview Overview Faculty Directory Faculty Directory Departments Departments Centers Centers Chairs Chairs Knowledge@HEC Knowledge@HEC Master’s programs Master in
Management Master in
Programs Master's
Double Degree
Programs Double Degree
Programs Summer
students Exchange
Life Student
Difference Our
MBA Programs MBA MBA Executive MBA Executive MBA TRIUM EMBA TRIUM EMBA PhD Program Overview Overview HEC Difference HEC Difference Program details Program details Research areas Research areas HEC Community HEC Community Placement Placement Job Market Job Market Admissions Admissions Financing Financing Executive Education Executive Masters Executive Masters Executive Certificates Executive Certificates Executive short programs Executive short programs Online Online Companies Companies Executive MBA Executive MBA Infinity Pass Infinity Pass Summer School Youth Programs Youth Programs Summer programs Summer programs HEC Online Overview Overview Degree Program Degree Program Executive certificates Executive certificates MOOCs MOOCs Summer Programs Summer Programs Youth programs Youth programs

Students enrolled in a Degree Program in a non-partner institution can join HEC Exchange Program as “Free movers”

  • Students from non partner universities will be considered a priority.
  • Students holding a French Baccalaureate cannot apply to the free mover program.
  • Applicants must be officially enrolled in a Degree Program at their home University.
  • Priority is given to Bachelor students.
  • Tuition fee is €9,030 per semester.

Documents required:

  • CV (Resume)
  • Motivation letter
  • Transcripts (latest)
  • Picture (passport size and type, .jpeg format)
  • Confirmation of matriculation from your home University

Documents must be uploaded in a PDF format

Email to: Jean-Christophe Doguet
Exchange program Manager (Incoming)


Fall term (September - December) : 15 March.
Spring term (February - May) : 15 October.

  • Successful applicants will get an answer within a month of their application.
  • Due to high level of applications received, we are unable to provide feedback to unsuccessful applicants.
  • Tuition fee payment must be received before we can provide official acceptance letters or any other information on procedures.

Once admitted, our services will include:

Step by step preparation to arrival

  • Official Registration
  • Edition and sending of Enrolment Certificate
  • 24/7 access to material posted on our dedicated Intranet page.
  • Information and support for housing (on or off-campus) reservations. Note: On-campus housing will be available in the Spring term only.

Upon arrival:

  • Administrative follow up: Information and assistance in collecting all compulsory documents for administrative procedures:
    • ID
    • VISA
    • Travel insurance
    • Medical certificate *
      (*required if use of gym facilities and/or registration to HEC Sports team)
  • Academic follow up (course registration)

Free mover have access to the EXCHANGE program course catalogue.

French language course and topical classes, as well as the possibility to take the French language test TEF, at the end of the semester (for an extra fee).

Brochure containing generic course offer for Exchange students can be found here

  • Mandatory orientation session before classes begin
  • Introductory meetings include: practical information, academic regulations
  • Presentation: International office, Library, Sports activities, insurance

Banks will be present on campus, during the first week of arrival, offering services such as:

  • Current account opening (visa card, check books)
  • Housing insurance
  • Plus other financial products

Student stories

Master's programs

My semester abroad at HEC Paris can be described in one word: unique. It was a great opportunity to gain new perspectives, broaden the horizons and meet inspiring people.

Not only is there a wide variety of the course possibilities, but also many...

Nele Theilacker Free Mover Student

Nele Theilacker

Free Mover Student

Read more
Master's programs

By providing classes with a small student-to-professor-ratio, HEC created one of the best learning experiences I've ever had.

This gave me the opportunity to connect with the professors and to really grasp the concepts of business and finance. On...


Marius HÖRST

Free Mover student

Read more
Master's programs

The people is key. HEC courses are taught by globally well-connected professors who can pull the real world into classrooms and help your see your career path, prospect industry, and the evolving world in front of you.

Spending 6 months with HEC...



Free Mover student

Read more