Fall 2020 Undergraduate Entrance Bursary Program - Important Information
The online application for the Undergraduate Entrance Bursary Program closed on June 15th.
Before you apply, please read the eligibility requirements and other very important information in the expandable sections appearing further below.
On an exceptional basis, due to the COVID-19 pandemic the timeframes may have been delayed or extended.
The Undergraduate Entrance Bursary Program is restricted to:
- New Students who have applied for admission to a Bachelor's program for Summer or Fall 2020 in any discipline of study
- Candidates must be coming from CEGEP, Canadian High School or College, or equivalent
- Students admitted and registered in Bachelor's programs for Winter 2020 on the basis of CEGEP, Canadian High School of College or equivalent, are eligible to apply to be considered for Fall 2020.
To meet the above criteria you must have applied for admission to Concordia University, please submit your admission application first, and once the Entrance Bursary application is open February 1, 2020, you may apply. The application will close on June 15, 2020.
The Undergraduate Entrance Bursary program is not available to newly admitted students with previous University studies, with the exception of Mature Entry Program candidates seeking admission for Summer or Fall 2020 based on Independent studies at Concordia University.
The Undergraduate Entrance Bursary program is primarily intended for students in financial need who are seeking / receiving governmental assistance in Fall/Winter 2020-2021 from Quebec, other Canadian provinces and territories, or through the U.S. Loans program.
The application process has up to three steps that have to be completed in order:
- Aid Declaration
- Needs Analysis where applicable
- Entrance Bursary application
If you have applied for or are already receiving assistance from Quebec, other Canadian provinces and territories, or through the U.S. Loans program, you can proceed directly to the Entrance Bursary application after completing your Aid Declaration. The Financial Aid and Awards Office will verify your government aid file. If we are unable to verify your file, we will let you know – and in this case you will need to return to the online application and complete the Need Analysis form afterwards.
If you are an International Student seeking admission to a Bachelor's program, or if you will not be applying for governmental assistance from any province, or U.S. Loans, you must complete the Aid Declaration and the Need Analysis forms before attempting to complete the Entrance Bursary application.
If you only complete the Aid Declaration / Needs Analysis forms without completing and submitting the Entrance Bursary application as the last step, your submission will be incomplete and you will not be considered for the Entrance Bursary program.
Students who have not applied for governmental student assistance are also welcome to apply. In this case, the Aid Declaration, Needs Analysis, and the Entrance Bursary form must all be completed.
The Aid Declaration and Need Analysis components of the online application system will require you to upload supporting documents. You must do so within ten days after you submit your application. If it is not possible for you to submit certain supporting documents within ten days, please contact us.
To protect your privacy, and also to ensure that the Financial Aid and Awards Office will be able to access your uploaded documents, you must upload your documents through the upload link available within the online bursary application system.
Please do not use the general document upload link on the main page of your Student Center account for your Entrance Bursary documents. If you do, the Financial Aid and Awards Office may not be able to access your documents and we cannot guarantee the privacy of your information. Your bursary application will also risk being cancelled.
If supporting documents are required for your Aid Declaration, Need Analysis, and/or Entrance Bursary application, the system will automatically create "To Do" list items on your Student Center account. The Financial Aid and Awards Office may also assign additional To-Do list items to your bursary file. It is your responsibility to review your To-Do list regularly and upload your documents without delay.
When uploading your Entrance Bursary documents, select the "Entrance Bursary Required Document" item on the pulldown list - and write a brief description of your document in the "Custom Description" field before you complete and save your Entrance Bursary document upload.
Please note the application will be available in February 2020:
To access the online application system, log on to your Student Center account and click on the "Apply for Bursaries or Scholarships" link on the left side. Once you are in the online applications section, choose "Aid Year 2021" and begin completing your Aid Declaration / Needs Analysis, and lastly the Entrance Bursary application itself. The online system will automatically save your application as you progress from one field to the next.
Once you have all sections of your application completed, make sure you proceed to the very end of the application and click on the "I Agree" button in order to finalize your submission and make it available to the Financial Aid and Awards Office.
Do not click the "I Agree" button until your application is fully completed and you are ready to submit it - clicking this button will lock your application and you will not be able to make changes to it unless the Financial Aid and Awards Office unlocks it for you.
Please Use Your Desktop Computer or Laptop
Please note that the online application system and document upload functionality is intended to be used only with desktop computers. Please do not attempt to complete your application or upload your documents using a mobile device (e.g. smartphone, tablet, etc.) as the web system is not fully compatible with mobile devices at this time.
If you are having problems using the online bursary application system (e.g. fields will not open, or you cannot upload your documents but get a grey screen), log out and then clear your web browser’s cache and cookies. Shut down the web browser, restart it, then log in and try again. If this does not solve your problem, contact the Financial Aid and Awards Office and we will look into it. In some cases, your web browser’s configuration and plug-ins may prevent the online application from working properly and this is beyond the control of the Financial Aid and Awards Office to help with.
Student Center Time-Out
Your Student Center session may automatically time-out after 30 minutes. Once you begin completing your Entrance Bursary application, make sure you follow through to completion. If your connection has a time-out, or if you partially complete your application then log out without clicking the I Agree button, it is possible that the Financial Aid and Awards Office will have to unlock your application before you can log in again and finish completing it.
The Entrance Bursary selection committee is expected to begin its holistic evaluation of complete Entrance Bursary applications as soon as possible after the application deadline (TBD). The committee results are expected in July, however this timeframe may be extended due to high volume of applications.
As always, if you have any questions, the Financial Aid and Awards Office team is here to help you! You can contact us by telephone or by e-mail:
Telephone: (514) 848-2424 extension 3507