CANADA: CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY
Academic Year Applications
February 1: Priority Deadline
March 1: Secondary Deadline
April 1: Late Applicant Deadline
Note: CSU IP recommends that students apply by the priority deadline. If spaces are available, student may submit applications for the later deadlines, but may need to be flexible regarding their program options, available spaces may be limited on popular programs.
PROGRAM AT A GLANCE
Minimum 2.75 GPA; Students must be enrolled at a CSU campus no later than fall term prior to departure, or eligible to enter from a community college by spring term of the program start date.
Students are required to take the equivalent of 15 CSU units per semester.
Students pay the same tuition for Canada: Concordia University as the tuition paid for their home CSU campus. For more information on costs, including accommodations, travel and other expenses, see the Budget Estimates above.
CSU IP students spend an Academic Year abroad on this program. The traditional Canadian academic cycle begins in February and ends in November.
Academic Year: July to November & February to June
Concordia University adopted the motto of the city of Montreal, Concordia Salus, which speaks to well-being through harmony. Each year, a small group of CSU students, who are interested in studying French, participate in an exchange program with this university. CSU IP does not have staff on-site at Concordia University; therefore, students participating in this program are required to be independent, mature and flexible. Staff members at Concordia are available to assist CSU students with administrative issues, however there is a high level of autonomy expected of the students. Concordia University offers a wide variety of academic subjects. Some courses are not available to international exchange students, therefore prospective students should carefully review the list of restricted courses (e.g. Communication Studies and Journalism, Engineering and Computer Science, and Business). CSU students attending Concordia are required to take at least one French language course each semester, in addition to the courses in their major field.
To access information on Concordia’s course offering and descriptions, please view the Course Catalog and Undergraduate Program Calendar. Please note that a number of courses at Concordia are restricted to exchange students. To view the 2016-17 Restricted Course List, click here.
For more information about the academic program, students may refer to the CSU IP Academic Bulletin for the previous year. Note that course offerings are subject to change and may not be offered during the year of intended study.
Montreal is the largest city in the largest and oldest Canadian province of Quebec. Concordia University is an urban university with two campuses set 4 miles apart. The Sir George Williams (SGW) campus is located in the heart of downtown in the area known as Quartier Concordia. The Loyola campus is in the residential west-end district of Notre-Dame-de-Grace. The university has a student population of more than 36,000 students.
Students can apply for on-campus residence halls or live in off-campus apartments. Upon acceptance, Concordia will send students information regarding their on-campus housing options. If students do not choose to reserve a room in the residence halls, they can secure their own off-campus accommodations in a shared room or an apartment. Some students choose to arrive several days before the program begins in order to secure off-campus housing; students are responsible for any temporary housing needed while in search of permanent housing.