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We know coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to present many challenges. In light of Quebec government directives, the university is closed until May 1, 2020.

During that time, please make sure you upload documents via your Student Centre rather than sending them by mail.

We are aware that some applicants are experiencing difficulty registering for English language proficiency tests like IELTS or TOEFL. We are now accepting the Duolingo English Test, which does not require visiting a test centre. Please see below for required scores.

If you have registered for an English language test, please upload your registration confirmation in your Student Centre so we know when to expect your language test results. Under "document type," choose “Note from student.”

If you are experiencing any other difficulties related to sending other types of documents because of COVID-19, please just let us know. The best way is to type up a note and upload it via your Student Centre. Under document type, choose "Note from student."

Please read our graduate studies FAQ.

English language proficiency

Language proficiency test exemptions

English is the main language of instruction at Concordia University. Applicants who meet one of the following three conditions will be exempted from the English language proficiency test requirement:

  • Completion of a minimum of three full years of study at the undergraduate or graduate level at an accredited university in one of the following countries;
  • Completion of a Quebec Diploma of Collegial Studies (DEC) and a university degree at a Quebec university (proof of DEC is required);
  • For JMSB applicants applying to the professional programs, a minimum of three years’ full-time work experience in an English milieu, and a successful personal interview.

Applicants, regardless of citizenship, who do not meet one of the three conditions outlined above and whose primary language is not English, will be required to provide proof of English proficiency scores prior to their admission to Concordia University.

Test results that are more than two years old at the time of application will not be accepted.

In all cases, the University reserves the right to require an English language proficiency test if it is deemed necessary.

Minimum English proficiency scores for graduate admission by Faculty

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