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  • For FAQs about our Summer programs  click here

 

  • For FAQs about the Youth Leadership Initiative click here

Summer Programs


Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis as of December 2019.  The Admissions team will strive to get back to all applicants quickly. Applicants will receive admission results within two to three weeks after having successfully submitted their application. 

The Summer School welcomes diverse participant profiles. Participants included university-level students, recent graduates and young professionals who are seeking to discover a new domain. Participants include students at the university and Master’s level as well as young professionals who are seeking to discover a new domain. The 2019 Summer Class included participants from over 50 nationalities worldwide.

The summer pedagogy is designed to take into account differences of age and experience. The average participant age in the 2019 Summer School was 23 years old.  At minimum, participants must be 19 years of age at the time of the program start.

Summer Programs are only offered in June and July.

HEC Paris Summer Programs are intensive two-week courses taught in English.  All students are expected to be proficient in English.

The following elements fulfill the English language requirement:
- Evidence (e.g., transcript) of coursework completed in the English language or
- English language proficiency test score report (such as TOEFL or TOEIC or IELTS or Cambridge
If you have any question as to the acceptability of an English language report, please contact the Admissions Team at admissionsummerschool@hec.fr.                                                         

In certain cases, the Admissions team can also grant a phone/ Skype interview to evaluate English language proficiency.

Summer Programs are open to students of all domains and who are seeking a high-level academic experience, whether the topic is a new or familiar one. However, for the Mergers and Acquisitions Summer Program, participants are encouraged to have taken the Investment Banking and International Finance Summer Program or to have a background in Accounting, Corporate Finance, and Economics.

 

Summer Programs are intensive two-week sessions that occur over a six-week period on campus. Participants select one program maximum per two-week session. Summer School participants can attend a maximum of three programs over the full six-week period.

Participants should carefully choose programs of interest when applying. Once admitted to a program, changes cannot be accepted.

Yes, students are required to show proof of insurance for the duration of their stay at HEC Paris. Insurance should include health coverage and personal liability coverage. 

Full payment of academic fees is required within fourteen days after receiving official notice of program admission. Payment occurs online by credit card. Wire transfers can also be accepted.

Payment of the 50€ fee per application occurs by credit card at the time of the online application.

Students attending HEC Paris partner institutions are exempt from the application fee.

A participant has fourteen (14) days from the day of program payment to withdraw.  In such a case, HEC Paris will reimburse all academic fees paid to HEC Paris in the course of the agreement, unless the withdrawal request is received on or after the start of the Program.

Any such request to withdraw a participant’s registration must be sent by email to Elyse Michaels-Berger at summerteam@hec.fr. Students will then be asked to indicate by online signature, their request to withdrawal.

The above information is included within the Terms of Sale. All participants are required to read and agree to the Terms of Sale, provided in full at the time of purchase.

Students may consider taking additional insurance to cover their potential cancellation, including for medical reasons, after the above cited withdrawal period.

Detailed schedules will be provided prior to program start. Students should plan for remote classroom sessions to occur between 8 am to 7 pm daily (CET) in Paris time. Finance courses will exceptionally have sessions on Saturdays. 

Any participant who is unable to attend a class on a given day if due to the time difference, will have access to the course recording. Participants will be expected to view each course the day of its being held in order to keep on pace with the learning in the program.

Evening work should be anticipated as part of class preparation. Students should also plan to partake in groupwork with other program participants. 
 

Student readings are provided in eletronic copy. If students wish to purchase additional recommended books, this is at their own charge.

Students who successfully complete the HEC Paris Summer School Program will obtain a course transcript for the equivalent of 7 ECTS. For credit transfer, students should verify with home institutions that credit earned will be applicable.

Summer School students earn an HEC Paris Certificate which will be provided to students in electronic copy at program close.

An electronic copy of transcripts and the Certificate will be made available to students via a secure server at the end of September.

All Summer School students will have full access to the HEC Learning Center. The HEC Paris Learning Center welcomes you online 24/7 and is one of the richest in Europe in terms of business and finance resources. As part of the Summer School programs, all students will benefit from a tutorial on how to access library resources for their coursework and any research needs. 


Youth Leadership Initiative


Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Decisions will be communicated within a two to three-week time period after application submission.  

Participants include high school-level students from 15 to 18 years old (at program start) of all nationalities.

The Youth Leadership Initiative takes place in July. If you are interested in another time period, please let us know by contacting us at youthleadership@hec.fr.

The HEC Paris Youth Leadership Initiative is an intensive one-week program held in English. All students are expected to be proficient in English.

The following elements fulfill the English language requirement:
- Evidence (e.g., transcript) of coursework completed in the English language   or
- English language proficiency test score report (such as TOEFL or TOEIC or IELTS or Cambridge

In certain cases, if a language test is not available, students may be invited for a phone interview with an admissions counselor to verify English language proficiency.


If you have any question, please contact the Admissions Team at admissionsummerschool@hec.fr.

Please see here for full admissions requirements.

Yes, students will be required to show proof of insurance for the duration of their stay at HEC Paris. Insurance should include medical and repatriation coverage as well as personal liability. 

The HEC Paris Youth Leadership admission team assesses the Youth Leadership Initiative independently and as such, no preferential advantage for any other program at HEC is afforded. Nonetheless, attending the Youth Leadership Initiative will allow you to gain an insight and familiarity with the HEC Paris campus.

We recommend that students bring comfortable clothing and make sure they have adapted shoes as there will be outdoor activities. There is no official dress code for the Youth Leadership Initiative; however, we encourage students to bring one business casual outfit for the final day.

Payment of a 30€ non-refundable application fee occurs by credit card when submitting online application. 

A limited number of 200€ merit-based scholarships are available. To be considered for a scholarship award, students are asked to submit a letter of motivation as part of their online application. 

Full payment is required within fourteen days after receiving positive admissions results.


Payment occurs online by credit card. Wire transfers can also be accepted.
 

A participant has fourteen (14) days from the day of admission to withdraw from the program.  In such a case, HEC Paris will reimburse all refundable sums paid to HEC Paris in the course of the agreement, unless the withdrawal request is received on or after the start of the Program.


Any request to withdraw a participant’s registration must be sent by email as well as by registered mail with delivery confirmation request to the attention of Ms. Elyse Michaels-Berger, including bank details for reimbursement, to the following address:


HEC Paris
Elyse Michaels-Berger
Director, Youth Leadership Initiative
1 rue de la Libération
78351 Jouy-en-Josas Cedex
France


The above information is included within the Terms of Sale. All participants are required to agree to the Terms of Sale, provided in full at the time of purchase.

Students may consider taking additional insurance to cover their potential cancellation, including for medical reasons, after the above cited withdrawal period.

The program is held on the HEC Paris campus in Jouy-en-Josas, 25 km from Paris.

All students should plan to arrive on campus on Sunday afternoon, July 19th.

The program ends on Saturday morning, July 25th at 10 am. Please plan all return travel as of Saturday at 10 am.

100% participation (other than justified absences) is mandatory to obtain the Youth Leadership Certificate of Attendance.

No, all class materials will be provided.

The Youth Leadership Initiative is a non-credit awarding program.  Each student will receive a certificate of attendance at the end of the program.

Students have access to a computer room with printing machines. However, students are encouraged to bring their own laptop computer. Free WIFI is available on campus, including the Residence.

All students are provided a meal plan as part of the full program fees. HEC Paris has vending machines on campus where you can find a selection of food and drinks throughout campus.

There is a cash distributor machine on campus at the welcome desk behind the HEC gift shop. Other than for purchases at the Gift Shop, students should not require additional money since the program includes food costs, including daily afternoon snacks.

No pocket money is required. However, students might wish to purchase items from the HEC Gift Shop.

Learning occurs both inside and outside of the classroom and an important component of the program is teamwork that will take place after classroom hours. In order to benefit from the residential immersion experience, all students will reside on campus during the full program. 

All international students are expected to verify requirements with their local French consulate and plan accordingly.

All students who request an acceptance letter will be provided one. Please note this letter is not provided automatically, but rather upon student request.

Students in the Youth Leadership Initiative have access to HEC Paris classrooms, study rooms, library, the student restaurant, etc.

HEC Paris is fully equipped to host students with disabilities. Upon acceptance into the program, students needing special assistance should contact admissions@hec.fr.

The HEC Residence offers students recently renovated individual rooms with a private bathroom and shower. Soap, shampoo and toothpaste are the responsibility of each student. Note that rooms do not include irons or hair dryers. Please plan accordingly.

The HEC Paris campus is located just outside of Paris in Jouy-en-Josas and is accessible both from major airports (Orly and Roissy) and from the center of Paris. Please see directions here or contact us with any questions.