Financial support

When applying to doctoral programs, most prospective students not only consider academics, they also consider finances: how they plan to cover tuition and living expenses.

Some issues to consider while doing so include:

  • When considering the total cost of studies, note that the total cost of a doctoral degree at Concordia compares favorably to the total cost of studying at other universities in North America—even if other universities offer financial support as part of their offer of admission. 
    That's because our tuition and cost of living are reasonable and, thus, lower the total cost of education.

  • When planning financially, consider the total cost of studies: not only basic tuition and fees, but also housing, food, books and computers, insurance, entertainment and, for those whose family live in other communities, the cost of return visits. Although this increases the amount initially, it provides a more complete and realistic picture.

  • Note, too, that other universities include the Research and Teaching Assistantships as part of the admissions offer. 
    Although Concordia offers many such opportunities but does not include them as part of the formal offer of admission. 
    Therefore, when considering the admissions offer, ours cannot be compared to those of other universities.

Furthermore, the Department of Education and Concordia University offer several work opportunities as well as bursaries (scholarships) and loans for doctoral students.

Graduate studies at Concordia are sustained by an intensive program of faculty research and publication, supported by a healthy level of external funding. We try to offer opportunities to work closely as part of a research team to as many of our graduate students as possible, and through teaching assistantships, some students work closely with professors to further develop their professional skills. The Francis Friedman Resource Center is a space dedicated exclusively to our graduate students, offering them a place to make and call their own.

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