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Applicants to the HEC PhD Program must hold a Masters degree in any field and should have a good working knowledge of English.


Before handing in their application form, candidates are required to take the following tests:

  • GMAT, GRE or TAGE-MAGE (management study aptitude tests)
  • TOEFL, IELTS or TOEIC (English language aptitude tests).
  • Results are only accepted if the tests are less than three years old (except for TAGE-MAGE, only one year old).

Applicants are also requested to provide a CV, 2 recommendation letters, the transcripts and diplomas of their graduate studies.

An individual interview might be organized at the program’s request.

The admissions committee will publish the list of accepted candidates on February 16th, 2012 for the first session and June, 21st, 2012 for the second session.

The academic year will start Mid-September 2012.

Areas of specialisation:

– Finance

– Marketing

– Human Resources

– Strategy & Business Policies

– Technology and Operations Management

– Accounting & Management Control


HEC provides financial support for all its PhD students as scholarships. This means that during the first four years annual tuition fees are lowered to € 240.

HEC Foundation bursaries
The HEC Foundation was created in 1972 by the HEC Graduates Association in order to promote management sciences. Together with the HEC group, they grant merit-based scholarships to students in the form of:

  • 15 000€ (specialization year)
  • 12 000€ (dissertation 3 years)

The previous financial supports are complemented with HEC research and teaching assistantships available to all doctorate students.


First session:

Opening of the procedure: September 5th, 2011
Application deadline: January 16th, 2012
Decision of eligibility: from January 17th to January 27th, 2012
If eligibility, dates of interview: from January 30th to February 10th, 2012

Second session:

Opening of the procedure: January 17th, 2012
Application deadline: May 21st, 2012
Decision of eligibility: from May 22nd to June 1st, 2012
If eligibility, dates of interview: from June 4th to June 15th, 2012

For more information: http://www.hec.edu/Ph.D/Admissions


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