HEC Paris MBA scholarships (January 2021 intake)

  • Scholarships
  • France
  • November 16, 2020
  • Scholarships
  • France
  • November 16, 2020

HEC Paris

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

You will receive guidance on how to apply for scholarships from your Admissions Officer upon admittance into the program. Our scholarships are highly competitive, and they fall into various categories: merit-based or criteria-based, as in the case of the Forté Scholarship.

All scholarship applications are initially completed online. Depending on the type of scholarship, applicants may be required to attend an interview and submit an essay. Applicants sponsored for more than 50% of their tuition fees are not eligible to apply for scholarships. Please note that in the case of a Double Degree, the amount awarded will be calculated on a pro-rata (prorated) basis.

All admissions decisions are made independently of an applicant’s financial situation. Awarded scholarships will be deducted from the last tuition payment. In addition, HEC Paris scholarships only cover tuition fees for courses taken on the HEC Paris campus.


You can apply throughout the year, to begin your MBA journey in either January or September. Our rolling admissions process guarantees you a quick response to your application. Five weeks after the application deadline, you will know if you are admitted to the program.


Students come to HEC Paris not just to learn, but also to share their knowledge and experience in a fast-paced, supportive environment. If you are ready to prepare for a leading role in the future of business, we want to hear from you.

Description of Ideal Candidate:

Our MBA students are not only team players. They are individuals who can inspire their colleagues to do their best work. They are ambitious and motivated individuals who want to make a positive and lasting contribution to any organization they serve.

Our Admissions Board is looking for well-rounded applicants who show a strong desire and ability to succeed. Alongside the technical requirements needed to enroll in our MBA program, we also value the following:


We value applicants who show proof of academic strength, with a degree from an accredited university, with a solid knowledge base that they can build upon during their MBA experience.

We also look for candidates who are able and willing to mobilize and adapt their existing knowledge in order to use it within their MBA program. Students must have the intellectual capabilities to thrive in demanding circumstances.

Our students come from a wide range of educational backgrounds to the HEC Paris MBA.


During the application process, we take your professional background into consideration. We want to see clear evidence of career progression over time, and proof that you have excelled in your current role.

You must be able to display the ability and desire to progress professionally. You should be driven with a strong sense of personal direction in order to achieve your chosen career objectives.


You should be able to share instances where you have excelled as a leader in your personal or professional life.


Our HEC Paris MBA students are globally minded. You must be a well-rounded individual, able to adapt to different cultures from all over the world and collaborate with people of different backgrounds. You must have a good understanding of cultural differences, as well as be ready to share your knowledge and experience with others.


The more you know about how our program fits into your expectations and your future career goals, the better we can judge if you would strive at HEC Paris.

You must have a clear motivation in applying for the MBA program at HEC Paris, and your application must be consistent in reflecting this


We value passion, humility, individuality and respect for others. You must be able to lead as well as collaborate within a team.


For your application to be considered complete and ready be reviewed for admission, it should meet the following requirements:

You must have completed an undergraduate program at an accredited university. We will require official academic transcripts as proof. The requirement of an undergraduate degree may be waived if:

You can provide a certificate certifying that you have completed your secondary education. You must also have 5 years minimum of professional experience, with at least 3 years in a managerial position.
You are an athlete who has represented your country at a national level.
The ideal candidate has between 2 and 10 years of professional working experience (the average for the Class of 2019 is 6 years).

Deadline: November 16, 2020

Cost/funding for participants:
Fully Funded – Partially Funded


HEC Paris MBA Scholarship for Excellence: The amount of the scholarship varies. Applicants can receive scholarships worth up to 50 percent of the HEC Paris MBA’s tuition fees.
The amount awarded is deducted from the successful candidates’ final tuition-fee payment. Please note that in the case of a Double Degree, the amount awarded will be calculated on a pro-rata (prorated) basis.
ARD/HEC Paris Scholarship: 15,000€
Colfuturo for Colombian Candidates: €5,000
Eiffel for Candidates Working in Emerging Countries: The Eiffel Scholarship provides participants with a monthly allowance of approximately €1,100, and covers additional expenses including travel, health insurance and cultural activities. Tuition fees are not covered by the scholarship.
Forté Foundation for Women Candidates: €7,000
L’Oréal Scholarship: €10,000
Paris Saclay Innovation Cluster Scholarship: Up to 15,000€
Serge Bellanger French-American Business Student Scholarship: Up to ten awards of $10,000 each
FUNDED Scholarship for Mexican Candidates: Discount of €6,000

To apply for this job please visit www.hec.edu.

To apply for this job please visit www.hec.edu.

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