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How to apply

Applying to Concordia University as an exchange student is as easy as 5 simple steps. See for yourself here and start your journey today.


APRIL 1, 2024

Check Eligibility

To apply to Concordia as an exchange student, you must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Your current home university is one of our partner institutions
  • You must be nominated by your home university.
  • You have a minimum GPA of equivalent to 3.00 (on a 4.3 scale) in the year of application
  • You meet the English Proficiency requirements for Direct Admission (undergraduate | graduate)
  • Graduate applicant: You must have completed at least one semester of graduate studies at your home university, prior to your exchange at Concordia

Explore our Courses

Most courses last only one semester, but some last for the full academic year. If you are admitted for only one semester, you cannot register for courses that last the entire Academic Year. One Concordia course typically equals 3 credits.

  • Undergraduate students are permitted to take a minimum of 12 credits or a maximum of 15 credits each semester.
  • You will need to list at least 6 courses in your exchange application

  • Graduate students must take a minimum of 9 graduate credits during their exchange semester.
  • MBA student can take a maximum of 12 credits per semester.
  • You will need to list at least 4 courses in your exchange application

Not all of Concordia’s courses are open to exchange students. When selecting which courses you would like to take at Concordia, please confirm that they are available to exchange students by consulting the restricted course list.

Register for Courses

The course registration process will vary depending on the faculty to which you have been admitted. Your admission letter will provide you with specific instructions regarding your course registration process.  You are strongly advised to register for courses as soon as you receive your admissions letter as they fill-up quickly. Please consult the Class Schedule prior to selecting your preferred courses. The Class Schedule will provide you with the available courses for your exchange semester.

General Registration Requirements

  • Undergraduate student are not permitted to register for graduate level courses.
  • Graduate students are not permitted to take both graduate and undergraduate courses simultaneously. 
  • You must have completed the required pre-requisites for any course that you wish to register for at Concordia.
  • Although you can take courses from different departments, 50% of your courses should come from one department.
  • Students admitted to the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science (GCS) must submit the completed and signed Inbound Exchange Course Permission form to the GCS advisor prior to course registration.

  • An academic advisor may be required to regsiter you some or all of your Concordia courses. This will be indicated in your letter of admisison.
  • For those who will register yourselves, please consult the "How to Register" guides provided in the link below.
  • Consider the list of restricted programs and courses when making your course selection.

Prepare for Arrival

You're almost done! The final and equally important steps to preparing for exchange are getting your immigration documents, accomodation, finances, and orientations ready. 

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