The transfer credit process takes approximately 16 weeks following each submission deadline. You should allow sufficient time to meet important deadlines that may affect you (e.g. application for graduation, registration in courses that require prerequisites that you took on exchange, entry to a major/honours program, etc.)
HEC Paris (École des Hautes Études Commerciales de Paris)
- Established in 1881
- One of the foremost French Grandes Écoles
- Located about 15 kilometers outside of Paris in the Yvelynes community of Jouy-en-Josas
- UBC students can partake in virtually any class at the undergraduate level
- Has the largest Business and Management library in France, as well as a Trading Floor simulator
- Paris is the capital city of France and the country's largest city
- Situated on the river Seine in northern France
- Most students live on its campus, which is home to over 130 student organizations
- Also easily accessible from the capital by commuter train
Partner university's areas of study
Notes on Language of Instruction
- The entire exchange program can be completed in English
- Students must have at least a B1/B2 level to study in French (self-assess with: European Language Portfolio Global Scale)
ELIGIBILITY AND TIMING
Who can go?
- Only fourth year Commerce (UBCV) students are eligible to apply to this partner university as coursework will be done in the MSc program
- Students with French education background, French degree, and / or with French nationality are not eligible to go on exchange to HEC.
- Semester 1: Mid September to Late December
- Semester 2: Late February to Late June
Course equivalency formula
- ECTS credits divided by 2 = UBC credits
- A = 4 - Excellent - outstanding performance
- B = 3.5 - Very good - above the average standard
- C = 3 - Good - generally sound work
- D = 2.5 - Satisfactory Fair
- E = 2 - Sufficient - performance meets minimum criteria
- FX = 1 - Insufficient - Fail (credits non validated)
- F= 0 - Very insufficient - Fail (credits non validated)
Credit transfer process
* Students who have special requirements or require academic accommodation should contact a Go Global advisor regarding their needs at least six weeks prior to the application deadline.
Type of Go Global Experiences
Course information and restrictions
- Seminars and discussions are often based on case studies
- Class attendance is mandatory
- Active class participation is usually part of each student's final grade
- Grading: Participation, oral and written presentations, case analyses and exams
- Class Size: 25 to 40 students per class
- Course Load: 250 hours of class contact divided into several different courses depending on the chosen specialization
- Final examinations take place at the end of each course
Full course load information
- 24 ECTS minimum per semester
- 30 ECTS maximum per semester
Transfer credits and equivalent courses at this university
Check out the courses that students have successfully transferred back in the last 3 years. If you don't see a course you need listed, it simply means you need to submit the course to be evaluated through the Transfer Credit Portal while on exchange.
* Areas of study at partner universities are subject to change. This list is to be used as a general guideline and is not exhaustive; research the partners' websites for additional course information.
- 15 credits or equivalent full-time program fee per term, paid to UBC
- Some exceptions may apply
Scholarships + awards
- Using the Campus France website, it is possible to carry out comprehensive multi-criteria searches on the quasi-totality of grants for foreign students and young researchers
- Candidates are recommended to apply for a grant at least one year before their registration at a French institution
The Go Global award $1000
All students accepted to Go Global for Exchange, Research Abroad, or Study Abroad programs are automatically considered for this award. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you'll be notified of your award after you're accepted to Go Global and after you get nominated to apply to the partner university.
Students who are eligible for awards may receive one UBC or UBC-affiliated international learning award. If you're eligible, you are always offered the highest-value award. Unless stated otherwise, you need to meet eligibility criteria set out by the University Senate regarding awards.
Information for US students
If you are a student from the United States, please check the US Department of Education Lookup Tool to ensure that any partner institution you wish to attend on Exchange is Title IV ‘eligible’ for Federal Student Aid for the year in which you intend to study there. For institutions outside of the US, select “Foreign Country” from the “State” dropdown menu.
If you attend an eligible institution, then you may receive Title IV federal student loans while on Exchange.
If you attend an ineligible institution:
- You will not be eligible for US federal student loans,
- You may invalidate any US student aid you have previously received for your studies at UBC,
- You may be required to immediately begin repaying your US student loans, and
- You may not be eligible for any future US student aid for the remainder of your studies at UBC.
Types of accommodation available
- HEC provides different accommodations for the students including rooms on campus
- Priority is given to international students and places will be distributed on a first come first serve basis
- Rooms with shared bathroom (between 2 rooms)