You may apply for visiting student status if:
Please note: being granted visiting student status in no way guarantees you a place in a Concordia course.
If you are a student from another Quebec university who wishes to take courses at Concordia, you must complete a web-based Inter-University Exchange Authorization form on the CREPUQ website. Once you complete the CREPUQ form, your application will be handled online.
This guide will lead you through the online application process.
Go to this page and follow the steps to arrive at the start of the application.
Specify your level of study.
Choose Undergraduate Visiting Student from another Canadian university.
Provide your name, date of birth, first language, email address and other details. Please ensure that all information is accurate and matches all your official supporting documents. If you had to modify the spelling of your name when you created your Netname account, please correct your name here.
For the questions about languages, if you are bilingual or multilingual, please choose the options that seem most appropriate to you. Your answers will not affect your application for admission in any way.
The email address you provide will be the one we use to communicate with you throughout the admissions process.
Indicate where you’re currently attending university and which field you’re interested in at Concordia.
You may specify a mailing address different from your home address.
You can change your contact information at a later date by going to the personal information section of your Student Centre. You can also manage your personal information by logging in to the Student Hub and going to My CU Account.
The Student Hub is the university’s main site for students to carry out key tasks related to their academic life, like checking course schedules and paying tuition. For future students, it’s also the place where you can check on the status of your application for admission. You’ll be able to log into the Student Hub once you’ve submitted your application.
Please ensure that you have PDF copies of your documents ready to upload.
You do not have to upload all the documents listed in the drop-down list, only the documents required to support your application, including:
You may be eligible to pay Quebec rates of tuition if you are a Canadian or Permanent Resident.
File types that can be uploaded include:
File size can be no larger than 5 MB per document.
You may also upload documents after the application has been submitted through your Student Centre. You can also upload documents to your Student Centre by logging in to the Student Hub and going to My CU Account.
You’re almost finished!
Release of Information: Privacy rules prevent us from talking to anyone but you about your application, unless you authorize a specific person on your application. Once you are admitted, this person will no longer have access to your file.
Once you click the “submit” button, you will receive a confirmation email with an attached PDF copy of your application within 24 hours. This email will include an eight-digit student ID number that you will use throughout your studies at Concordia.
If you have any technical difficulties with your online application please contact the Instructional & Information Technology Services (IITS) service desk.
Application assessment period
When your application is complete and you’ve added all supporting documents to your file, we start to consider your application.
Check your application status online
You can check your application status online. You can also access your application status by logging in to the Student Hub and going to My CU Account.
Letters of acceptance
We communicate admission decisions with you by email – not over the phone. Please double check your email junk folder if you have not received any emails from Concordia.
To contact the Office of the Registrar about questions regarding your application, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are an international student who wishes to take courses at Concordia, we invite you to see how to attend Concordia as a visiting international fee-paying student.
Canadian visas for international students
You must obtain a Quebec Certificate of Acceptance (CAQ) and a Canada Study Permit if you wish to pursue studies in the province of Quebec and you are not a Canadian citizen or a Landed immigrant.
However, you need only apply for a Temporary Resident Visa if:
In this case, no other document is necessary. Despite this regulation, foreign nationals may still opt to apply for a CAQ and a Study Permit if they wish. You may obtain further information from the Visa Departments of the Canadian Consulate and Embassy in your country.
If you wish to register for courses required for a program sponsored by an external association or order, such as the accountancy CA, CMA or CGA certifications, you must send us:
Read more about this option in the academic calendar.
Graduate visiting students from other universities who have been authorized by their home universities to take graduate courses at Concordia University are subject to the regulations of Concordia University. Consult the Visiting Students section in the Graduate Calendar.
Follow the visiting student application process that best describes your situation:
If your home university does not have an exchange agreement, follow these steps to apply (at least one-month prior to the commencement of the requested term):
All individuals who wish to pursue studies in the province of Québec must obtain immigration documents if they are not Canadian citizens or Landed immigrants.
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