FinTech Summer Program
Please read our FAQ sections for further information regarding the admission process, the curriculum or the payment.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, starting on January 5, 2021. 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 summer class regularly includes participants from over 50 nationalities.
The summer pedagogy is designed to take into account differences of age and experience. The average participant is 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 entirely in English. All participants are expected to be proficient in English as you will be working and socializing with an international cohort.
The following elements fulfill the English language requirement:
- Evidence of mother tongue (e.g. passport)
- Evidence of coursework completed in the English language (e.g., transcript) or
- English language proficiency test score report (such as 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 email@example.com.
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 Investment Banking and FinTech Summer Programs, participants will benefit most from the course if they have a fundamental background in Economics, Corporate Finance and Accounting.
Furthermore, for the Mergers and Acquisitions Summer Program, it is recommended that participants have a background in Accounting, Corporate Finance, and Economics. Participants can also be considered eligible if they have attended in one of the following HEC Paris Summer School Programs:
‐ Corporate Finance or
‐ Investment Banking and International Finance
Summer Programs are intensive two-week programs on campus. They involve classes, individual and group work and will be full-time. Participants select one program maximum per session.
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 the program 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 if the application is made before the indicated deadline.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
The Summer Program is a full-time program, so you should plan any professional or other personal obligation outside of day-time program hours. Detailed schedules will be provided prior to program start.
100% attendance is strongly recommended for successful program completion. In the case of exceptional absence, missing a class does not exempt participants from preparation for the following session. All participants are expected to stay informed of work and assignments.
Evening work with other participants should be anticipated as part of class participation.
All students should plan to arrive on campus on the first Monday morning for check-in.
Please plan all return travel after 7 pm on the last Friday or as of the Saturday morning by 10 am following the program close. Students who are not present for the final exam or final student presentations will not earn credit.
100% participation (other than justified absences) is mandatory to obtain the Summer Certificate of Attendance and HEC Paris course transcript. Please consult the HEC Paris Summer School Academic Guidelines for further details.
Student readings are provided in eletronic copy. If students wish to purchase additional recommended books, this is at their own charge.
Programs culminate in final projects and/or team presentations.
HEC Paris Summer Programs are intensive, leading to the award of 7 ECTS credits over a two-week period. Students are required to attend all classes and participate in groupwork to earn credits.
For eligible credit transfer, students should verify with their home institution that any credits earned will be applicable.
Summer School students who successfully complete the participation requirement will 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.
Students are encouraged to bring a laptop computer. If needed, there are computer rooms available to students on campus.
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.
Participant evaluation criteria is communicated in each syllabus. Criteria can include the following elements: attendance, participation, individual and/or group work, final exam / presentation.
All HEC Summer School participants will have access to the fitness room and gymnasium as well as tennis courts, football fields, indoor and outdoor basketball courts. Tennis rackets and tennis balls are not provided; please plan to bring these with you.
HEC Paris has an on-campus student restaurant, a restaurant, two cafeterias where you can find a selection of food and drinks. There is also a supermarket a stone's throw from campus. Each student room is equipped with a kitchenette (fridge, hotplates, microwave oven).
Learning occurs both inside and outside of the classroom. An important component of the HEC Paris Summer School is teamwork that takes place after classroom hours. To fully benefit from your academic experience and HEC Paris campus life, located approximately 50 minutes outside of Paris, participants are encouraged to reside in on-campus residences. Housing will be guaranteed for all participants if the reservation is made at the same time as your program confirmation.
2023 Residential Fees follow:
· One Summer School session: 390€
· Two Summer School sessions: 680€
Participants who opt to reside off-campus are responsible for arranging their own transportation to campus in order to arrive in time for morning classes.
All rooms are recently renovated single rooms equipped with a kitchenette, including a fridge, double hotplate, microwave oven and a sink. Each room also has a private shower and bathroom. The HEC Residence provides sheets for the duration of the summer stay. Soap, shampoo and toothpaste are the responsibility of each participant. Note that rooms do not include irons or hair dryers. Please plan accordingly.
Check-in at the Residence occurs Monday morning of each program start from 9 am to 12 pm. The Summer team will be present to welcome you then.
Check-out of the Residence occurs as of the Friday evening of the program close, and at latest by 10 am of the next Saturday morning. If you are attending more than one consecutive summer school program, there is no need to check-out between programs. You may however be asked to switch rooms between periods.
All international students are expected to verify requirements with their local French consulate and plan accordingly.
All students who request a visa letter will be provided one. Please note this letter is not provided automatically, but rather upon student request.
Yes, students are required to show proof of insurance for the duration of their stay at HEC Paris. Insurance should include medical coverage, personal liability coverage as well as repatriation liability.
The HEC Paris campus is located just outside of Paris in Jouy-en-Josas and accessible both from major airports (Orly and Roissy) and from center Paris. Please consult the Campus Access page here. Please contact us if you have any questions about how to reach the campus. Our team will be pleased to help you.
All rooms are recently renovated single rooms equipped with small kitchenette, including a fridge, double hotplate, microwave oven and a sink. Basic cooking utensils will also be provided. Each room has a private shower and bathroom.
The HEC Residence provides you with sheets for the duration of your stay. Soap, shampoo and toothpaste are the responsibility of each student. Note that rooms do not include irons or hair dryers. Please plan accordingly.
Check-in at the Residence occurs Monday morning of your program start from 9am to 12pm. The team will be present to welcome you then.
Check-out is requested by 10 am on the Saturday following your program close. If you are attending more than one consecutive summer school program, there is no need to check-out between programs. You may however be asked to switch rooms between periods.