Applying to CSEP is as easy as 5 simple steps. Follow the steps below and start your journey today.
NOVEMBER 1, 2023: CSEP ON-LINE APPLICATION FORM FOR AY2024/25 OPENS
Your faculty has specific eligibility requirements you must meet and approval processes that you must complete in order to get permission to go on exchange. Carefully review your faculty's website by clicking the appropriate link below to find out what those requirements are.
Below are the general eligibility requirements for all faculties. However, each student's file will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. Please consult your faculty if you have any doubts or questions regarding your eligibility.
Minimum CGPA: 2.7
Full-time status: 12 credits per term
Completed Credits: 24 credits
Minimum CGPA: 3.0
Full-time status: 9 credits per term
Completed Credits: 9 credits (24 for MBA students)
MBA students cannot take part in an exchange program in their last semester
Submit your application forms
There are several steps that you need to complete to submit your application to Concordia International, beginning with the selection of your host institutions to the acceptance of your placement at one of those institutions.
These 4 steps are only part of your application process for your exchange program. Please remember that your faculty also has requirements and processes that you must complete to get permission to participate in the program. Please confirm that you have completed your faculty's requirements.
Once you have accepted your placement, you will be required to complete an application for the institution in which you have been placed. However, you can't apply before you are prompted to do so by either your ILO, or by the host institution. Generally, the application period for host applications, depending on your host institution, are as follows:
Fall applicants: Apply from March – June Winter applicants: Apply from August – November
Prepare application documents
Your host may require you to provide some of the following supporting documents with your application:
Proof of Language Proficiency
Letter of recommendation
Proof of adequate funding
Letter of motivation
Revisit course offerings
Confirm the course availability at your host university for the term(s) you will be on exchange. You may be required to select new courses at the time of your host application.
Maintain course flexibility
Course flexibility is required as your host can't guarantee course availability. Ensure you have had a large selection of your host courses approved by your Concordia faculty.
Confirm host admission notice
Letters of Admission (LOA) are issued 4-6 weeks after the host application deadline. Upon receipt of your letter, please send a copy to your ILO. Your LOA is required for confirmation of your bursary.
Attend the pre-departure orientation session
The pre-departure orientation session is a group event to prepare students who have been accepted into the CSEP for their time abroad. Valuable information not previously discussed is shared during this session.
It is your choice whether you wish to live on or off campus. Your host university's accommodation website is a great source for information on accommodation options.
Health insurance is mandatory for your exchange. Your coverage can be the CSU's Health Insurance, personal coverage or coverage required by the host country. Find out which applies to you.
Flights & Travel
Do not book your flight until you have received your official admission letter from your host institution and your exchange is confirmed.
Course Registration Abroad
You must be registered for a full-time course load during your exchange. Find out how registration at Concordia and your host university works.
Awareness and preparation will help you travel with confidence. Having a Travel Preparation Plan is the first step. It is therefore mandatory that all students leaving for exchange complete the Concordia Global Learning Portal on Moodle and the Concordia Travel Registry.
You can reference the pre-departure Guide here and familiarize yourself with the material that wil be dicussed during the session. Please note that reading this guide does not replace your attendance. All students must attend the on-line pre-departure session.
You have finally arrived at your host university! Your journey has officially begun. There are some final steps that you are required to complete for you to have a successful exchange. The steps below should be completed within the first two weeks of your arrival at your host university.
Drop by your host's International Office
While you are on exchange you are representing Concordia University. We ask that you make a good impression by introducing yourself to the exchange staff and following any procedures they may ask of you.
Get new courses approved
When you arrive at your host, some of the courses that you wished to register for may be full or no longer offered. Any new courses that you select at this point that have not previously been approved by your Concordia faculty/department must be approved.
If you have not already done so, drop the courses that you registered for at Concordia University for the semester that you are on exchange. You must drop your courses before the DNE deadline date for the semester of your exchange. You are financially responsible for any course that you do not drop.