Here is a list of certificates that we recognize as a minimum qualification for admission. For the admission averages for your program of interest, please consult our A-Z program list. Note: Not all countries are listed. In general, if you have completed the level of education required to be admitted to a university in your home province, state or country — and you have achieved good grades — then you should be eligible to apply for admission to Concordia.
12th Grade Graduation Certificate
Tawjihi, Academic Stream
Diplom-Metevaseth (Secondary School Leaving Certificate plus Pre-University Certificate) or
Diplom-Metevaseth (Secondary School Leaving Certificate)
General admissions requirements: Two appropriate A-level exams with a minimum average grade of C or one A-level exam plus two AS level exams or four AS-level exams or IGCSE exams plus one year of full-time academic post-secondary studies at an accredited institution.
For detailed admissions requirements for your program of interest, please consult our A-Z program list.
Arts and Science
All BA, BEd and BSc programs (except select Math programs listed below)
BA and BEd programs General admission requirements as stated above. Consideration range: Average C to B
BSc programs Two A-level subjects: math, physics, chemistry, biology.
Consideration range: Average C to B
B or higher may be required for competitive programs.
BA/BSc in Actuarial Mathematics, Actuarial Mathematics/Finance, and Mathematical and Computational Finance
General admission requirements as stated above.
BFA Computational Arts with Computer Applications:
A-level math with grade of C.
Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science
BEng in Building, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Industrial Engineering
Average grade of C to B with C to B in A-level math and physics.
B or higher may be required for competitive programs.
Average grade of C to B with C to B in A-level math.
BEng in Mechanical Engineering
BEng in Software Engineering and BCompSc*
*Physics is not required for Computer Science programs, except for Computer Systems option.
BEng in Aerospace and Propulsion, Aerospace Structures and Materials, Avionics and Aerospace Systems
We treat each home-school case on its own merits. Home-schooled applicants should submit all supporting application documents, e.g. SAT and AP test scores and transcripts, of any academic institution attended. In some cases, an interview(s) with a university official may be required.
You must also include a:
Description of the home-schooling curriculum program followed and measures of academic acquisition in the program
Letter of intent explaining your academic background and why you are a good candidate for the program
Letter from the home-educator detailing how the home-school program has prepared the applicant for university studies
Letter of recommendation from an impartial source indicating the applicant’s readiness for university-level study
Transfer applicants from colleges and universities
If you’re interested in transferring to Concordia from another accredited university, we will consider your transfer application on the basis of both your university studies and your previous studies. The minimum grade for admission is a C however this varies. For the admission averages for your program of interest, please consult our A-Z program list.
Academic credit may be awarded for university courses completed within an undergraduate degree program, certificate or independent study. The number of credits awarded depends on the character, quality and quantity of the work completed. A minimum of 45 credits, and in some cases 60 credits, must be taken at Concordia University to complete your degree.
Evaluation of transfer credit
Your Offer of Admission may have included general transfer credits. These may not all apply towards your program requirements. You can request specific course credit for courses equivalent to Concordia courses once you have received an Offer of Admission, paid the confirmation fee and have provided all the necessary documents, including official transcripts. You must submit your request for transfer credits within one year of starting your degree program.
Please consult the instructions on how to prepare and submit your transfer credit requests. These instructions differ depending on the Faculty or School in which your program is housed.
Determine if you must include proof of English proficiency with your application.
Meet Concordia students from the Middle East
Kuwait City, Kuwait
Pursuing a BEd in Teaching English as a Second Language, with a minor in Études françaises
My parents are Palestinian, I was born in Montreal, but I’ve spent most of my life in Kuwait City. Coming to Concordia was a whole new experience — especially being here in winter.
I’m getting an internationally recognized education and I’m doing a degree that will let me live anywhere. And it’s very affordable, which is a factor too.
For me, it was important to find a diverse environment, where I would be surrounded by people who are like and people who are different from me. My department is very supportive of the students and it feels like its own community.
Pursuing a BEng in Civil Engineering
I’m happy I chose Concordia because I’m going to graduate with a very strong degree, one that will let me work in many places. I’ll be in a good position to start a career. It also made a lot of sense price-wise to come to Concordia.
I’d never been to Montreal before I moved here to go to Concordia so my first winter was very exciting. What I love about Montreal and especially Concordia is that it’s very multicultural.
You meet people from all over the world and get exposed to different values and different ways of thinking.
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Pursuing a BComm in Economics
When friends come visit me in Montreal, I show them around the School of Business and they are always struck by how nice it is. It’s a good vibe on campus! Everyone is smiling all the time and people are very friendly, open-minded and accepting.
I had an entrance scholarship and so far I’ve been able to maintain my grade point average. You have to put in a lot of work, but it’s worth it - you see results. The profs are always available and very helpful. You have the support you need to be successful.
Permission to live and study in Canada
If you’re not already a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, you can apply for your study visas as soon as you have an offer of admission from the university. Concordia’s International Students Office can help you every step of the way.