Funding your program

We help you chose the option which suits you best : a solution for each profile

How can I fund my training program?

"The question which our Program Advisors are most frequently asked is: "How can I fund my training program?" At HEC Paris, we know just how important this for any lifelong learning project. Our goal is to provide you with support during the process by proposing a range of financial options that are adapted to your specific case."

Jennifer, qualified coach and specialist in funding.

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Services offered

We have a dedicated member of staff for the funding of our degree and several of our certificate programs. Jennifer is a certified coach and funding expert and has been advising and helping our participants for over seven years. 

For short executive programs and certificate programs run at HEC Paris Le Château, please contact the Program Advisor for the program concerned.

Jennifer is an expert in her field - every year she carries out over 400 coaching interviews and runs 20 funding workshops

Jennifer runs funding support workshops twice a month. The interactive workshops have been designed for future participants and present the different funding options for our training programs. 

 

If you wish to take part in one of our workshops, contact the Program Advisor in charge of the degree or certificate program in which you are interested. If your profile corresponds to one of our programs, the Program Advisor will put you in contact with Jennifer. 

The workshops can be complemented with individual support.

Jennifer can not only help you find the option which best suits your profile, she can also meet you to discuss your project and give you advice on funding applications, especially for CIF (Individual Training Leave) requests.

Jennifer will assist you in defining your reasons for applying to the program, help you to create a detailed overview of your expectations and needs and ensure that your professional project is coherent. This constructive exchange will prove useful when writing your motivation letter, which is the most important part of your CIF application.

Employee initiated options

CIF (Individual Training Leave)

Who can apply?

For employees in France, irrespective of their nationality, CIF financing is provided by State approved training fund collectors, in most cases the FONGECIF. For people not dependent on the FONGECIF, other OPCACIF exist (Unagecif, Afdas, etc.) depending on the collective agreement for your sector. There are 2 types of dossier:
- For people on permanent contracts, there is the CIF (during working hours) and the CIF (outside working hours). You must have worked 24 months, consecutively or not, in the private sector and have at least 1 year of seniority in your current company and be on the payroll of the company when you submit the ITF request.
- For people on fixed-term contracts (CDD), there is the CIF CDD. You must have worked 24 months, consecutively or not, in the private sector during the last 5 years including 4 months, consecutively or not, on a CDD during the last 12 months. The CIF must begin within 12 months of completing your last CDD.
 

Registration process

For Paris residents, a CIF application form, regardless of the option chosen, must be sent to the Fongecif at least 3 months before the start of the training program. For people residing outside Paris, applications must be sent 3 to 6 months before the start of the training program. Further information is available on the Fongecif website.

If you require funding support, we advise you to meet our funding coach at least 4 to 5 months before your training program begins. 

Which training courses can I apply for?

You must choose a training program which is at least 120 hours long in order to apply for a CIF.
- Executive MBAs
- All Executive Masters
- All Executive Certificates except for programs that open up access to the Executive MBA.

The CPF (Individual Training Account) - former DIF

Who can apply?

Both employees and jobseekers are eligible for the CPF. Employees can choose to take a certificate course by using their available DIF hours within the CPF.

Registration process

Whether you submit an outside working hours or a working hours request (authorization to be granted by employer), you must apply online at

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Check your account to see how many hours may be funded by your CPF. You can accumulate up to 150 CPF hours. DIF hours acquired up to 31/12/2014 can be used until 31/12/2020.  Your CPF hours can be contributed by:
- you
- your employer
- your OPCA

It is advisable to submit an CPF request as soon as you have been admitted to a program. You can make the CPF request independently without asking for the authorization of your company for training programs outside working hours or make the request in conjunction with the HR department of your company. Jobseekers have to make the request via Pôle Emploi or a CEP (Professional Development Advisor). 

Which training courses can I apply for?

Preferential BNP Paribas loans

Who can apply?

We have negotiated a preferential loan at 0.8% (excluding insurance) with BNP Paribas, Porte de Champerret.

How to apply?

Contact your Program Advisor for the information brochure.

Which training programs are eligible?

All our programs are eligible: from open-enrolment programs to degree and certificate programs.

Prodigy Finance loan

Who can apply?

This loan offer is aimed at applicants who do not come from or live in the country where the training program is held, for example:
- I am French and I wish to take the EMBA in Qatar 
- I am not French, do not live in France, and I wish to take a training program in France
Prodigy Finance is an innovative loan created by Business School alumni. Participants from over 150 countries worldwide may apply for loans with very favorable rates. Guarantees are not mandatory. 
To be eligible for the Prodigy loan system, the program must include 40 days of face-to-face training. Find out more about the general terms and conditions and how to apply for a Prodigy loan here Prodigy Finance.

How to apply?

Contact your Program Advisor for further information.

Click here to watch the webinar 

Which training courses are eligible?

Only these degree programs are eligible:
- Executive MBA
- Executive MSc in Finance

SIB loan (Société Ivoirienne de Banque)

Who can apply?

This loan provides flexible funding conditions for residents of the Ivory Coast . 

How to apply?

Contact your Program Advisor for the information brochure.

Which programs are eligible?

All our programs are eligible: from executive short programs to degree and certificate programs.

Company initiated support

Period of Professionalization (PP)

The PP is designed for company initiated career development projects. The company manages all the administrative procedures with the relevant OPCA. 
Employees are informed of terms and conditions during presentations in lecture halls.
One of the conditions for approval is the training program level: 
- State diploma 
- Accreditation
- RNCP (National Directory of Professional Certifications)

How to apply?

1. If you wish to take part in a funding workshop, contact the Program Advisor in charge of the degree or certificate program which interests you.
2. The Program Advisor will put you in contact with Jennifer Houpe (by email) who will then let you know which documents are necessary for your application.

Which programs are eligible?

Training plan (companies with less than 300 employees)

Who can apply?

All company employees are eligible. The training plan is open to all company employees and is based on the training needs expressed by employees during their annual appraisals.

How to apply?

1. Make your request during your annual appraisal.
2. Attend one of our funding workshops for more information.

Which training programs are eligible?

All our programs are eligible: from executive short programs to certificate and degree programs.

The CPF (Individual Training Account) - former DIF

Registration process

Whether you submit an outside working hours or a working hours request (authorization to be granted by employer), you must apply online at moncomptedeformation. Check your account to see how many hours may be funded by your CPF.
It is advisable to submit an CPF request at the same time as a CIF request. 

You can earn up to 150 hours by means of your seniority. Your CPF hours can be contributed by:
- you
- your employer
- your OPCA

Which training courses can I apply for?