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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.

Fall 2021 term

We are looking forward to a vibrant fall term marked by a return to many on-campus activities.Thanks to new information from the government of Quebec, we now have a better idea of what the fall may look like. Universities will no longer be subject to physical distancing requirements and masks may become optional provided that:

  • 75 per cent of people aged 16 and up in Quebec have been fully vaccinated (both doses) by the end of August, and
  • public health conditions remain stable.

We encourage every member of the Concordia community to play their part by getting fully vaccinated at the earliest possible opportunity.

Course delivery mode

Expect to see updated information on fall term course delivery in the class schedule over the next few weeks, detailing which courses are online, on campus, or a blend of both (i.e. on campus with some online components).

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.


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:

  • Obtain authorization from their supervisor/department
  • Complete a mandatory COVID-19 Pandemic Safety Training and quiz (via Moodle)
  • Complete the COVID-19 Self-Evaluation Pledge (available on

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.

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

Additional resources

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