Travel should be part of everyone's time at Concordia. Enrich your degree by spending a term, or up to a year, in another country. Or, if you want to study at an institution anywhere outside Quebec that doesn’t have a partnership with Concordia, we can arrange for a visiting-fee-paying student exchange as well.
Fine Arts students who wish to study at an institution outside of Québec that does not have a partnership with Concordia for studies abroad, may apply to be a Visiting fee-paying (VFP) student at an alternate qualified institution.
Students must have approval to study abroad prior to taking courses at another institution. Courses taken at another institution outside of Québec without prior authorization, will not be considered for transfer.
Students interested in this option should connect with Amanda Holt, Academic Counsellor, in their drop-in advising hours prior to application.
VFP Application Deadlines
March 15 (for all Summer term departures)
June 15 (for all Fall semester departures)
October 15 (for all Winter semester departures)
FOFA VFP Program Process, Regulations & Eligibility
Meet with Amanda Holt in their regular drop-in advising hours to go over your program & Residency Requirement rules.
Complete the Student Request Form, completed Program Guide (indicating where within your BFA the courses abroad apply), letter of intent explaining why you wish to study at this host institution & any supporting documentation if this is a special request contra-indicating Residency Requirement Rules, provide full-course listings & course descriptions for the intended courses and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Students with cumulative GPAs 2.70 and above will be considered.
FFAR 249* must either be completed or in-progress at time of application.
Students are responsible for assuming all costs & tuition-fees paid directly to the host institution.
*FFAR 250 was replaced by FFAR 248 and 249 in Fall 2024. FFAR 249 is the second part.