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Bilateral

A formal and binding agreement signed between two parties that creates collaborative activities. In the vast majority, it usually includes the promotion of collaborative research, exchanges of faculty members, and the establishment of student mobility programs. Most bilateral agreements are signed between two universities.

Multilateral

A formal and binding agreement between more than two parties and that creates collaborative activities. In the vast majority, it includes the promotion of collaborative research, exchanges of faculty members, and student mobility programs.

Double Degree

This agreement creates a double degree program. The foreign students usually complete part of their undergrad program at their home institution, then come to Concordia for a full master’s degree. At the moment, all our double degree agreements are in the field of engineering and with institutions in France.

Enrollment

A formal and binding agreement that enables an institution to recruit degree-seeking-students. It can be signed between two institutions or between an institution and a government.

Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

MOUs are non-binding statements of goodwill between universities that provides an umbrella for the development of activities such as joint research and publications as well as faculty and student mobility. Any specific initiatives arising from MOUs might be subject to more formal and binding agreements.

Other

A formal and binding agreement that refers to something else than the other types of agreement describe here.

Scholarships

A formal and binding agreement that supports a specific scholarship program.

Short term summer program

A formal and binding agreement that refers to a short-term summer program (student mobility)

Visiting International Fee Paying Students (VIFP)

A formal and binding agreement that defines the terms of fee-paying inbound and outbound student mobility in which students - or their home institution - are responsible for the payment of tuition fees to the host institution. The duration of the mobility is usually of one or two semesters. At the moment, our VIFP agreements are all for inbound mobility.

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