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Graduate Student Mobility Award

The Graduate Student Mobility Award provides an opportunity for graduate students to study or conduct research projects or field work outside Quebec as part of their Concordia degree program. This Award is offered through funding made available by the Québec’s Ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur . The Award is administered jointly by Concordia International and the Concordia Financial Aid and Awards Office.


Minimum CGPA





Cotutelle and Certificates, Diploma programs are not eligible to be confirmed

Full time status

9 credits per term


You must maintain your full-time status during your stay outside Quebec. 

Completed credits before project start date

  • 9 credits
  • (24 credits for MBA)
  • External transfer credits will not be counted

All credits earned while receiving the Award must be applicable to your Concordia degree and cannot exceed program requirements

Type of sojourns abroad accepted

  • Research projects
  • Field Work/Data collection
  • Independent projects

Participants in international conferences are not eligible


Minimum of 4 consecutive weeks

Maximum of 16 consecutive weeks

Amount allotted in 2020-2021

The amounts below are effective for sojourns outside Quebec taking place during Concordia 2020-21 Academic year. Please be advised that a limited number of Awards are available each semester on a competitive basis. Concordia International reserves the right to apply other restrictions if the number of applicants exceeds the availability of funds.


$1,000/week for 4 consecutive weeks

Important Information:

  • The maximum amount you can receive is $4,000, even if your sojourn abroad exceeds the 16 weeks
  • You may apply multiple times for the Graduate Student Mobility Award however, you cannot exceed the maximum level of assistance.
  • You cannot receive the Graduate Student Mobility Award and the Quebec Mobility Bursary at the same time.
  • You will receive your bursary payment upon arrival and reception of the mandatory Confirmation of Arrival document (see required documents section).
  • The Graduate Student Mobility Award is subject to current tax regulations.
  • American students participating in the U.S. government Federal Student Aid program (FSA) are strongly encouraged to contact the Financial Aid and Awards Office to confirm their program eligibility before finalizing plans to study abroad.
  • It is your responsibility to inform Concordia International on any changes of your project prior to your departure (e.g. project dates, location, and duration.) Failure to do so will result in the cancellation of your Award.
  • Applications for research work to be done in areas deemed by Government of Canada as Level 3 "Avoid all non-essential travel" and Level 4 "Avoid all travel" will not be considered for funding. For travel information on your application’s region, please visit the Government of Canada Travel Advisory .


Online Application:

Start your application here

Project start date

Opening date:

Closing date:

Results by:

Summer projects (between May 5 to August 28, 2020) March 2, 2020

March 31, 2020

April 30, 2020

Fall projects

(between September 1st to December 31, 2020)

June 15, 2020

July 15, 2020

August 14, 2020

Winter projects

(between January 1st to April 30, 2021)

October 1, 2020

October 30, 2020

November 30, 2020


Faculty/ Department

 A confirmation letter from your Concordia Supervisor indicating the following:

  • The name of the institution you have permission to attend (if applicable).
  • Start and end dates of your project.
  • How this project fulfills any of your Concordia degree program requirements.
  • Confirmation of your full-time enrolment during your stay abroad.

See our Faculty/Department letter template

Host institution

A copy of your acceptance letter from your host institution Including:
  • Start and end dates of your stay
  • Purpose of your stay
  • Name and contact of your supervisor
  • If you are receiving any remuneration

Description of your project

  • A maximum 2 page description of your proposed project abroad and how it will contribute to your Concordia degree requirement, research or professional development.


Your budget must indicate costs for:
  • Transportation
  • Accommodations
  • Any host institution fees
  • Other relevant expenses
  • You must also list any other funding/remuneration you are receiving from other sources.

See our budget template form


  • An up-to-date CV (2 pages maximum)


  • A copy of your most recent transcript

Banking Information

  • Bank deposit form or void cheque from a Canadian institution at your name

Confirmation of Arrival (COA)

  • Successful applicants must return their COA within two weeks of arrival to host institution in order to receive the funds. Concordia International will not accept your COA after the end date of your project.
  • Award will be paid out up to 4 weeks after COA is returned.

See COA form

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