Financial aid and awards
Entrance Scholarships are awarded to newly admitted students from a CEGEP or a secondary school outside of Quebec who have achieved a high academic standing. In order to be eligible, students must be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident and must have applied by the official application deadline date(s).
Eligible students are ranked, and the highest ranked students are contacted by the Dean's Office and asked to reply by specified deadlines using the Arts & Science Scholarship Confirmation form.
For more information on bursaries and scholarships, visit the Financial Aid and Awards website.
Graduate students have access to several types of competitive funding in the form of fellowships, awards and assistantships from the Faculty of Arts and Science, its departments, and the School of Graduate Studies.
Faculty of Arts and Science
The Faculty of Arts and Science offers, on a competitive basis, recruitment fellowships to incoming students valued at $7000 for one year in MA programs, $7000/year for two years in MSc programs, and $12,000 per year for three years at the PhD level. In addition, graduate students are eligible to hold teaching assistantships through their departments and to work as research assistants with faculty members and research centres in the Faculty.
In addition to recruitment funding, the Faculty of Arts and Science provides support, on a competitive basis, to students who are organizing academic conferences at Concordia or are traveling to present papers, posters or exhibits at academic conferences elsewhere.
School of Graduate Studies
Incoming students who win major external awards (SSHRC, NSERC, CIHR, FQRSC, FQRNT, FRSQ) are offered top-up funding from the School of Graduate Studies valued at $6,000 at the Master’s level and $10,000 for PhDs. The School of Graduate Studies also provides thesis completion awards to select doctoral students on a competitive basis.
Graduate students are eligible for additional Concordia University Graduate Fellowships and International Student Fee Remissions through the School of Graduate Studies.
The School of Graduate Studies offers support, on a competitive basis, to students presenting papers. The School of Graduate Studies also administers the distribution of various prizes and awards that are targeted to students in particular fields and disciplines. For a complete list of these awards, see the Graduate Awards Directory.
Did you know?
Students applying to Concordia from elsewhere in Canada should be aware that tuition rates in Quebec are among the lowest, if not the lowest, in North America.
In particular, at the PhD level, all Canadian students and permanent residents pay Quebec fees regardless of their province of origin or domicile at the time of application.