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Scholarships

All applicants admitted into the HEC Paris MBA will have the opportunity to apply for scholarships. We are able to offer students over €1,000,000 in aid every year thanks to the work of the HEC Foundation.

group photo from our scholarship ceremony

About Scholarships

Any candidate who has applied to the MBA Program will automatically be considered for our Excellence and Diversity scholarships by the HEC Paris MBA Scholarship Committee. In order to be considered for the Forte and L’Oreal scholarships, you must submit an essay once you’re admitted.


Scholarships are awarded in various amounts, and it is the Scholarship Committee that determines the amount of aid being awarded to each candidate. The committee takes into consideration many aspects of your application, including your essays, your background and personal work history, your GMAT score, and the results of your two interviews with HEC Paris MBA alumni.


Our scholarship deadlines run parallel to the deadlines for applying to the program. So you must submit your MBA application in order to be considered for any of the HEC Paris MBA’s scholarships. The last essay of your application is reserved for any additional information you would like to share with the committee for the Excellence and Diversity scholarships.


If you would like to learn more about your potential eligibility for scholarships, we invite you to contact the Marketing and Recruitment Manager for your region.


If you are a scholarship recipient, you will be informed by an Admissions Officer at the time of the final decision of your application. The scholarships will be deducted from the final installment of the MBA tuition fee.

Discover the HEC Paris Scholarships

Diversity and inclusion have become critical components that tomorrow's professionals and leaders are looking for in the workplace. HEC Paris strives to encourage and contribute to the conversation on behalf of and with all students by supporting scholarships for diverse students and by having several official and professionally trained referrents within our business school.


HEC Paris MBA Scholarship for Excellence

Scholarships for Excellence are for exceptional applicants who understand the added value of an MBA from our top-ranked business school. This award is our way of attracting the best students and helping them to realize their full potential and achieve their personal and professional goals.

Eligibility

Only admitted candidates can apply for this merit-based scholarship.

Candidates who are sponsored by their company or government for more than 50% of their tuition fees are not eligible.

Selection Criteria

Admitted candidates must apply through our platform TopApply. The Scholarship Jury assesses the candidate’s application. The final decision is based on academic excellence, the overall strength of the application, the results of the selection interviews and the candidate’s GMAT score.

Amount awarded

The amount of the scholarship varies. Applicants can receive scholarships worth up to 50 percent of the tuition fees. The amount awarded is deducted from the last installment of the tuition fees.

Being awarded the HEC Excellence Scholarship does not exclude candidates from applying for other scholarships. If eligible, you may also apply for additional scholarships, including the ones listed in this document.

IMPORTANT: Please note that in the case of a Double Degree, the amount awarded will be calculated on a pro-rata (prorated) basis.

Application Deadline

One week after admission to the program

Decision Date

One week after admission to the program

Note: The combination of HEC Excellence, Forte Foundation, ARD, Paris Saclay Scholarships cannot exceed 50% of the tuition fees.

FORTE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP FOR WOMEN CANDIDATES

As part of our partnership with the Forté Foundation, the HEC Paris MBA will offer exceptional women significant scholarships. By opening educational pathways, the HEC/Forté scholarships will help improve leadership opportunities for women in business.

Eligibility

Only admitted candidates can apply for this scholarship.

Recipients of the Forté Scholarship are high-quality candidates who meet our standard selection criteria and have demonstrated exemplary leadership skills in academics, team building, creative activity and a commitment to women via personal mentorship or community involvement.

Applicants sponsored by their employer or their government for more than 50% of their tuition fees are not eligible to apply for scholarships.

Selection Criteria

Applicants will be required to submit a 1,500-word essay explaining why they should be the Forté Scholar at the HEC Paris MBA.

Amount awarded

Up to € 26,000

IMPORTANT: Please note that in the case of a Double Degree, the amount awarded will be calculated on a pro-rata (prorated) basis.

Application Deadline

One week after admission to the program

Decision Date

One week after admission to the program

Note: The combination of HEC Excellence, Forte Foundation, ARD, Paris Saclay Scholarships cannot exceed 50% of the tuition fees.

 

At HEC Paris, diversity is one of our main values. We work hard to ensure that each of our MBA cohorts is a vibrant, diverse community in terms of gender, race, culture, and professional or academic background. Thus, this scholarship aims to create cohorts with that enrich our students’ learning experience and worldview during their MBA journey.

Selection Criteria

Candidates must demonstrate an excellent professional and academic background. In their admission application, candidates must have the unique or distinctive value that their individual profile would contribute to the class and explain it in the final essay of their application.

30% Club Scholarship

We are committed to building a strong and diverse community of women in business and HEC Paris enables high-potential female candidates with a strong sense of leadership to pursue their studies through 30% Club scholarship opportunities. HEC is delighted to offer scholarships dedicated to high potential women in business (50% of tuition fees for the first year of studies), for both intakes.

 

For more details:

In the MBA Programs section of the 30% Club’s website, visit the listing for the HEC Paris MBA here.

 

ARD/HEC PARIS SCHOLARSHIP

HEC Paris has entered into a partnership with the ARD (Agence de Reconversion de la Défense, also called Défense Mobilité) for facilitating the professional transition of officers from all service branches of the French armed forces.

To benefit from this scholarship, officers must have completed the necessary procedures concerning the ARD.

Eligibility

Officers from the French armed forces who have begun the transition process with the ARD and who have been admitted into the HEC Paris MBA

Amount awarded

€ 16,000

Please note that in the case of a Double Degree, the amount awarded will be calculated on a pro-rata (prorated) basis.

Application Deadline

One week after admission to the program

Decision Date

One week after admission to the program

Note: The combination of HEC Excellence, Forte Foundation, ARD and Paris Saclay Scholarships cannot exceed 50% of the tuition fees.

 


External Scholarships


EIFFEL SCHOLARSHIP FOR CANDIDATES WORKING IN EMERGING COUNTRIES

Launched in January 1999 by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Ministère des Affaires Etrangères), the Eiffel Scholarship is designed to bolster international recruiting and to attract top foreign students to French schools of higher education.

Please note that applications from students currently studying outside of France will be given priority over those students already studying in France.

Eligibility

  • Only admitted candidates can may for this scholarship
  • Candidates must be 25 years or younger
  • Only non-French nationality candidates may apply

Applicants with dual nationality, one of which is French, are not eligible.

Candidates who have already been awarded the Eiffel Scholarship at the master’s level are not eligible at the same level, but can reapply at a doctoral level.

Applications from candidates who have applied previously and been rejected are not eligible even if they are submitted by a different establishment or in another field of study.

Amount awarded

The Eiffel Scholarship provides participants with a monthly allowance of approximately € 1,100 and covers additional expenses including travel, health insurance and cultural activities.

Please note that the tuition fees are not covered by this scholarship.

IMPORTANT: The Eiffel Scholarship is not cumulative with any other French government scholarship or award.

Application Deadline

One week after admission to the program

Decision Date

For those admitted and confirmed before 01/01/21: March 2021

For those admitted and confirmed after 01/01/21: March 2022

For more information, visit the Campus France website

 

L’OREAL SCHOLARSHIP

The right to be beautiful day after day: L'Oréal strives to make this a reality within the reach of every woman and man. With over a century as a leading expert in cosmetics, this ambition is reflected in a brand portfolio unequalled anywhere in the world. Since 1909, L'Oréal's guiding mission has been to create and continuously promote an approach to beauty that is fun, affordable, fulfilling and genuine. This mission has been adopted and executed by the expertise, creativity and innovation of the thousands of women and men who have built the group worldwide.

None of this would be possible without L'Oréal's deep respect for human beings of all types and nationalities, and their genuine dedication to a sustainable business environment. The group's core values – a passion for new inventions through research, valuing talent and their potential, learning from the diversity of employees and clients, and remaining attentive and sensitive to consumers' needs – help L'Oréal's teams push forward to the frontiers of beauty every day.

Eligibility

Only admitted candidates can apply for this scholarship.

Recipients of the L'Oréal Scholarship are outstanding candidates who can demonstrate significant professional accomplishments, leadership potential and the ability to take initiative, motivate others and provide direction, foster collaboration as well as creativity and innovative thinking.

Selection Criteria

Only admitted candidates can apply for this scholarship. Applicants will be required to submit a 1,500-word essay discussing the style of leadership they think maximizes creativity and innovation.

Number of Awards

One scholarship given per intake

Amount awarded

€ 10,000

Application Deadline

One week after admission to the program

Decision Date

January 2022 intake: January 2022

September 2022 intake: September 2022

PARIS SACLAY INNOVATION CLUSTER SCHOLARSHIP

HEC Paris is at the very heart of innovation; it is one of the founding members of the Paris Saclay campus, one of the top 8 “innovation clusters” in the world as defined by the MIT Technology Review. This cluster unites HEC Paris with the best research institutions, engineering schools, universities and innovative businesses (For example, there are 60 companies active in aerospace and defense and 31 in intelligent energy).

This scholarship is intended to strengthen and develop this network by funding MBA studies for members of this celebrated research cluster.

Eligibility

Only admitted candidates who are Alumni from Paris Saclay universities and Grandes Ecoles or employees working physically on the site of the ‘plateau de Saclay’ can apply to this scholarship.

Applicants sponsored by their companies or governments for more than 50% of their tuition fees are not eligible.

Amount awarded

Up to € 16,000

Please note that in the case of a Double Degree, the amount awarded will be calculated on a pro-rata (prorated) basis.

Application Deadline

One week after admission to the program

Decision Date

One week after admission to the program

Note: The combination of HEC Excellence, Forte Foundation, ARD and Paris Saclay Scholarships cannot exceed 50% of the tuition fees.

Serge Bellanger French-American Business Student Scholarship


Eligibility


To qualify for the French-American Chamber of Commerce Foundation Serge Bellanger Scholarship, you must either be an American national who has been accepted to an MBA/Equivalent Program in France or a French national accepted to an MBA program in the United States. You may apply for the Scholarship while your business school application is pending, but you should inform the FACC of your status when the application decision has been decision made, and your application will not be considered if you are not accepted to an MBA program for 2018-2019. You must also meet the following criteria:

  • Must be an American national attending an MBA program in France, or a French national attending an MBA program in the U.S.
  • Must be applying to an MBA or equivalent program for 2019-2020
  • Must intend to pursue a career in the international business community
  • Must have been accepted to a qualifying program

Application Process


To apply for a Bellanger Scholarship, you must submit an application packet to the French-American Chamber of Commerce (New York) Foundation. Please note that although this is a merit-based scholarship program, financial need will be taken into consideration.


Please mail your completed application to:
Scholarship Committee
French-American Chamber of Commerce (New York) Foundation
1350 Broadway, Suite 2101
New York, New York 10018


Your application should include

 

  • A completed Scholarship Application Form
  • An official copy of your university transcript of all completed college-level coursework. Transcripts must document grades from the most recent semester completed at the time of application. Transcripts must be sent directly from schools to the French-American Chamber of Commerce (New York) Foundation
  • A budget indicating costs and how you plan to finance your studies - please consult the Budget Form
  • GMAT Scores
  • A personal essay that is typed, double spaced, and 2-4 pages in length outlining your personal motivations
  • A CV or resume and any optional supplemental information
  • 2 reference letters: these should be written on letterhead, signed, and mailed directly to the French-American Chamber of Commerce at the address below
  • Amount of Award:

Up to ten awards of $10,000 each


Application Deadline


The application deadline and more information about the scholarship is available on FACC website


 


Other Options for Financing your MBA

Based upon your country of origin, there may be other options for financing your MBA from HEC Paris. Learn about other potential funding options.

 

 

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