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The School of Graduate Studies offers guidance and services to students, staff and faculty. Below are answers to commonly asked questions relating to graduate studies and postdoctoral fellowships.

Information regarding program curriculum information and academic regulations can be found in the Graduate Calendar. Students with questions specific to their program or progress should contact their graduate program director or assistant. Peer support and networking opportunities are available through GradProSkills and Student Services. We also remind students that mental and physical health support is available.

Please note that this page will be updated continuously.

International students should refer to Concordia’s International Student FAQs

Graduate admissions

School of Graduate Studies Admissions Statement

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the world in a few short months. 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.

Academic regulations


Awards and funding

Postdoctoral fellows

Thesis defences

Visit the Thesis Office for information about all other matters relating to thesis submission and defence.

Campus access

All graduate students will have recurring access to campus once they:

The links for the COVID-19 safety training an pledge can also be found in the Student Hub's My CU Account page. Compliance with the COVID-19 Pandemic Safety training and Self-Evaluation Pledge is verified upon entering campus.

Graduate students will have recurring access to their offices, as they did pre-COVID.

For more information about access to labs, refer to the Research FAQs and make sure to determine which safety course you will need.

For more information about access to the library, refer to the Library's Covid-19 page.

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