FAQs relating to graduate studies and postdoctoral fellowships
Please note that this page will be updated continuously.
Our goal at Concordia is first and foremost to ensure that the members of our communities are safe, and that we support the measures implemented by the Quebec government relating to the coronavirus pandemic. Faculty and staff continue to work to ensure the smoothest possible operations under these exceptional circumstances.
Below are answers to common questions; we encourage you to visit frequently as new information will be added as it becomes available.
School of Graduate Studies Admissions Statement
The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the world in a few short months. Agile and judicious adaptation is needed to survive and thrive beyond these uncertain times on individual and institutional levels. While every aspect of life has been altered for us all, it is our students (both current and future) who have faced the most severe challenges.
Concordia’s School of Graduate Studies recognizes the urgency of this transformation and fully supports more flexible admissions policies to allow for a more holistic interpretation of candidates. Applications will be reviewed within the context of the pandemic, and applicants are encouraged to illustrate their individual circumstances in their personal statements.
The world has changed and the need for innovative researchers and thinkers has never been greater. It is our duty and our pride to welcome those who would undertake the challenge.
Winter 2020 term
Timed online final exams
Awards and funding
Individuals with permission to return to campus will be required to complete an online self-evaluation form concerning their health and recent travels. If your lab is on the approved list for re-opening, details will be sent to you.
For more information about access to labs, refer to the Research FAQs.
Exam Period Schedule
The Library will be open 8:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. during the final exams period (December 9 to 22) every day, including weekends.
Study Spaces for Grads
The Library is providing current grad students with access to study space in both the Webster and Vanier libraries. Seating is limited at this time to 125 at Webster Library and 50 at Vanier Library. Spaces are currently available and must be reserved online in advance.
Study spaces can be reserved for a full day:
- 8:45 a.m. to 9 p.m. from Monday to Thursday
- 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays
- 12 - 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday
Reservations can be made up to 7 days in advance, and on the same day of reservation up until 4 hours before the end of the day. There is a maximum of 7 reservations in a 7-day period
Please note that for safety reasons, group work is not permitted, and masks must be worn at all times, even when seated.
- Washroom facilities
- Access to electrical outlets at all seats
- Technology Sandbox
- The collections
- Computer workstations. Students must bring their own devices.
How to book a study space
Prior to booking, you must first complete the mandatory COVID-19 training module (COVID-19 Access) found on your MyConcordia front page on the bottom of the left sidebar menu. You only need to complete this module once. After completing the training, you will be able to access the Library booking system the following day. Thereafter you will be able to book anytime.
Upon arriving at the Library, you will present your Concordia ID and booking confirmation email to the security agent on campus and then proceed to the room specified in your reservation. You may choose a seat, but you may not change seats or move the chairs. Face coverings are required at all times.
The Library has adapted key services to provide support during the pandemic, including contactless book pickup, article and chapter scans and deliveries, and Ask A Librarian, where students can chat or Zoom with librarians for specific assistance.
The Library is closed between December 23 and January 10 and will reopen on January 11.