Fellowships, scholarships & awards
A number of scholarships and prizes are available to students in the department. Some of these are awarded before starting the program of study at Concordia, such as, Entrance Scholarships, while others are awarded during the course of studies, such as, In-Course Scholarships.
There are also Federal and Provincial Loans and Bursaries for eligible candidates. Further information is available in Section 18.6 of the Undergraduate Calendar.
Any given year, approximately 8 Arts and Science Entrance Fellowships are available, ranging from $5,000 (MSc program) to $8,000 (PhD program), to be given as top-ups to the regular research and teaching stipends.
Qualified students are encouraged to apply for scholarships to the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Fonds québécois de la recherche sur la nature et les technologies and Fonds de la recherche en santé du Québec by the appropriate deadlines, typically in mid-October. Information and application forms for external funding may be obtained from NSERC, CIHR, FRQ-NT and FRQ-SC. New students entering a graduate program with such an external scholarship will receive a Concordia University Special Entrance award of $6,000 (MSc program) and $10,000 (PhD program) during the first year of their program.
Entrance and in-program awards (including full tuition fee remission and academic fee remission for international students)
Any given year, approximately 5 to 10 of these are available. International students awarded international fee remissions will be charged fees at the same rate as Canadian students. Fee remissions are granted to full-time graduate students on the basis of academic excellence, normally upon entrance to the program. Students who already benefit from an international academic fee remission as a result of an agreement between the Government of Quebec and their home country, as well as students who are on full scholarships from their governments, are not eligible for fee remissions.