Concordia University

Graduate funding

External Sources of Funding

Canadian students are encouraged to apply for SSHRC fellowships (Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council), and Quebec students should consider applying for FRQSC fellowships (Fonds de Recherche de Québec: Société et la Culture). Successful applicants who begin receiving full external fellowships/scholarships from a designated provincial (Québec) or federal granting agency when starting their degree program at Concordia are offered a prestigious Special Entrance Award during the first year of tenure of their External Award. 

International and Canadian PhD applicants are also encouraged to apply for Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarships, or for Vanier Scholarships. Competitive doctoral merit scholarships are also available from PBEEE for foreign nationals.

More information about graduate awards for prospective students, both Canadian and International, can be found here.

Additional information on awards offered to international students may also be obtained from the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE).

Further details and application deadlines for 2017-18.

Concordia Awards and Scholarships

Departmental Entrance Awards (nominated upon admission)

1. A successful candidate is offered Concordia International Tuition Award of Excellence valued at $37,910 and disbursed over the eight terms when tuition is billed.  Recipients of this award are exempted from paying international tuition fees, however they remain responsible for payment of tuition fees at the regular Québec rate.

2. We offer a limited number of the following two fellowships: Faculty of Arts and Science Graduate Fellowship and Concordia University Graduate Fellowship. Each of these PhD fellowships caries $14,000 per year for four years, with the total value of $56,000. 

3. Each year, we also offer several Concordia Merit Scholarships. The scholarship carries a value of $5,000-$10,000 for one year. 

Departmental In-Course Awards  

Departmental Donor Awards:

  • Allyson Kassie ($2500 need-based) 
  • Balvir and Ranjna Singh ($1500 merit-based) 
  • Prof. Jaleel Ahmad ($3500 in International Economics) 
TA and RA stipends 

Teaching assistantships (TA) - $7000 or more per year

Research assistantships (RA) - from supervisor

University Awards  
Student Mobility Award 
  • Financial assistance for study or research abroad/field work
  • Minimum GPA requirement: 3.3 
  • Period: 1-4 months 
  • Max. $1000 per month 
  • Application deadline for Winter/Summer 2018: October 19, 2017

Fore more information contact Julie Triganne, Coordinator of Mobility Bursaries, Concordia International.

CIREQ Merit Award and Stipend 
  • CIREQ Merit Award ($2500 merit-based) 
  • About $14,000/year for supporting in-course doctoral students

For more informaion contact Prof. Tatyana Koreshkova, departmental CIREQ representative.

Conference travel funding 
1. School of Graduate Studies (SGS) 
  • Maximum funding: $1000
  • Up to 15 terms in program for PhD students (one award/term)
  • Up to 6 terms in program for MA students (one award) 
2. Faculty of Arts and Science (FAS) 
  • Maximum funding: $500/year
  • Up to 12 terms in program for PhD students (three awards) 
  • Up to 6 terms in program for MA students (one award)  
3. Department 
  • Maximum funding: $200/conference 
  • Up to 15 terms in program for PhD students
  • At most one conference per year
  • At most 50% of the total cost may be covered 
  • Funding up to $500/year
  • Supervisor must be a CIREQ member 

Conference travel funding from different sources may be combined.  

For all conference funding you must:

  • have a paper accepted for presentation at the conference. 
  • apply for funding well in advance of the conference.  

Student conference will not be funded.

Conference funding for graduate students

Get the details and requirements here.

CIREQ Awards

Graduate funding is available through the Centre interuniversitaire de recherché en économie quantitative (CIREQ), and is used to support excellent in-course students.  Read more about CIREQ here.

All Concordia awards and scholarships, as well as the CIREQ awards, may be combined with external awards (SSHRC and FRQSC).



Assistantship Awards

The Department also offers Teaching Assistantships (TAs) to all full-time PhD and to a limited number of eligible MA students, on a competitive basis. The TA stipend is on average $3000 for a PhD student per term (Fall and Winter terms only). 

Qualified graduate students (mostly PhDs) may also be engaged to serve as tutors in selected courses (e.g., introductory micro and macro, intermediate micro, statistics, and mathematics for advanced study in economics). These carry a similar stipend to TAs in both terms.

Funding opportunities in the form of Research Assistantships (RAs) are also available to Doctoral students.  The level of funding varies, with an average of $5,000 annually.  Once at the thesis writing stage, Doctoral students are encouraged to discuss this option with their supervisors. 

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