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How to apply

There are two stages to applying for the Major in Journalism. 

Stage 1: University Application

Please note that there are three types of applicants.

Stage 2: Journalism Major Application

You must submit a Journalism Dossier by March 1, 2020 (February 1, 2020 for International applicants) that includes the following:

1. Letter of Intent written in English. The letter should be approximately two pages double spaced and include the following:

a. Introduce yourself to the admissions committee. Tell us about yourself and why you want to study journalism.

b. Tell us about a work of journalism you feel is important and inspiring. The journalism you write about can be from a newspaper, an online publication, audio (including podcasts), video (including documentaries), photographic or multi-media. It can be a piece of journalism that has had national or international attention. It can also be journalism that has made a difference to a smaller community.

2. Proof of language proficiency (if applicable)

a. Applicants from Canada and the United States must meet Concordia's minimum English language proficiency requirement. Details can be found at this link:

If you meet this requirement you do not need to submit any additional information. However, in all cases we reserve the right to require a proficiency test and/or an interview if we consider it necessary.

b. All other international applicants must submit an English language proficiency test as part of their dossier, such as TOEFL or IETLS by March 15, 2020.

c. English language tests from international applicants can be uploaded separately if they are being submitted after March 1st.

3. Optional: Portfolio

a. If you have previous examples of journalism you may submit a portfolio. You do not have to submit a portfolio.

Your dossier must be uploaded in pdf format and your letter of intent labeled Journalism Dossier.  There are two ways to upload your documents.

1. When you are working on your university application you can upload your Journalism Dossier to your application.

2. If you have already completed your university application you can go into your MyConcordia portal – My Student Centre – and upload from there.

It is the responsibility of the applicant to check the Journalism Department’s website for updated information at


Documents and “To Do List”

  • To see what documents we require for your application, go to Under My Student Centre, check the “To Do List" on the right hand side. Once you submit a required document, Concordia will review your file again and remove that item from your “To Do List”. Please note that it may take up to 10 working days to update your file.
  • To see a list of what documents we’ve already received, under the To-Do list, click on the link “List of Documents Received.” The list of documents will be displayed as soon as they are uploaded.

If you have technical difficulties with your online application:

Contact the IT Service Desk at 514-848-2424, ext. 7613 or, email

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