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Is the HEC Paris Summer School Right for You? 

Are you ambitious? Do you enjoy an academic challenge? Do you appreciate the diversity of perspectives that an international cohort brings? Are you determined to be the best possible version of yourself? Yes, yes, yes, yes? Then the HEC Paris Summer School could be the opportunity for you.

Is the HEC Paris Summer School Right for Me? 

As you browse our website, you will see that HEC Paris provides world-class academic opportunities to accompany high-achieving individuals throughout their professional life. The Summer School offers short full-time certificate programs for two target groups:  

  • Our Summer Programs are designed for motivated students from around the world, currently doing a bachelor’s or master’s degree, or young professionals with just a few years of work experience (age 18+) They are offered during two 2-week sessions during the summer months. 

  • Our Youth Programs are designed for talented high school students (15 – 18 years old) looking to acquire skills that will enable them to maximise their potential, because it’s never too young to start working on your mindset and leadership potential. They are offered during the summer, and also at other moments during the year.   



If you are a current student or young professional and have a proficient level of English (at least C1) you could be eligible for our 2-week Summer Programs. Check out our range of our offering here and select one (or two) that compliment your professional ambitions and will enhance your profile. The subsequent selection process will focus upon your motivation and experience.

We encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply; it is not necessary to have a business background to participate. However, some of the Finance programs require experience in Economics or Accounting. Please read the program requirements carefully. Young professionals might also like to check with their employer about possible funding.   


If you are still in high school (aged 15-18) but already focusing upon your next step and how to make your dreams a reality, the Youth Programs are there to light the path. Our Communication and Leadership programs are taught entirely in English and therefore necessitate proficiency in English to participate, as well as a demonstrated ability to reflect upon your experiences and embrace a coaching style of teaching.

We also offer a program on Entrepreneurship which is taught in French. In your application we want to see you express your motivation to join the program of your choice. We anticipate that more programs will be added in the coming months. Watch this space!   


At the Admissions Office, we are there to support you throughout the application process. Feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns via  

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