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Quebec Mobility Bursary

Through limited funding made available by Québec’s Ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur (MEES), qualified students studying outside Quebec as part of their Concordia degree program can apply for a Quebec Mobility Bursary. Although this Bursary is funded by the Ministère, it is administered jointly by Concordia International and the Concordia Financial Aid and Awards Office.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

Minimum CGPA

2.7

3.3

 

Program

Bachelor

Master

PhD

Certificates, Cotutelle and Diploma programs are not eligible

Full time status

12 credits per term

9 credits per term

 

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

Completed Credits before project start date

24 credits

9 credits (24 for MBA)

 

All credits earned while receiving the bursary must be applicable to your Concordia degree and cannot exceed program requirements. External transfer credits will not be counted

Type of sojourns abroad accepted

*If you participate in one of these programs, you do not need to submit a bursary application as you will automatically be considered for the Quebec Mobility Bursary.

Participants in international conferences are not eligible

Duration

The bursary is awarded for a minimum of 1month and a maximum of 8months (2 sessions).

  • Host Institution & Destination
  • Applicants for internships and Independent study abroad projects, must have a host institution (for example a research center, university etc.) 
  •  Applicants cannot undertake a research project at an institution where they have previously completed a degree 
  • Applicants cannot undertake a research project in a country where they hold citizenship (unless they are a permanent resident or citizen of Canada) 
  • Applicants must meet travel requirements for their intended destination, including visa and/or immigration requirements and associated documentation

Bursary Value for 2021-2022

Bursary value depends on where the mobility activity takes place, its duration, the scope and type of project and the availability of funding. The amounts indicated in the table below serve as a reference. Please be advised that funds are limited and Concordia International reserves the right to apply other restrictions if the number of applicants exceeds the availability of funds.

Types of Sojourns Abioad Concordia Student Exchange Program and Independent Study Abroad Short-Term Summer Programs Internships/Co-op placements Research Projects 
Value $3 500 / semester  From $500 to $1500 / program  From $500 to  $2,000 $1,000/month up to 6 months

Important Information:

  • You must be approved by your academic unit and Faculty to take part in a mobility opportunity abroad
  • You may apply multiple times for the Quebec Mobility Bursary however, you cannot exceed the maximum level of assistance per degree.
  • You will receive your bursary payment upon arrival and reception of the mandatory Confirmation of Arrival document (see required documents section). 
  • 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 bursary.
  • The Quebec Mobility Bursary 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.
 

APPLICATION INFORMATION

Online Application

Start your application here

Project start date

Opening date:

Closing date:

Results by:

Summer projects (between May 3 to August 31, 2021)

April 20, 2021

May 7, 2021

June 4, 2021

Fall projects(between September 1st to December 31, 2021)

April 20, 2021

May 7, 2021

June 4, 2021

Winter projects(between January 1st to April 30, 2022)

October 4, 2021

October 29, 2021

November 29, 2021
 

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

Faculty/ Department/Co-Op

 

A confirmation letter from your Facutly/Department/Co-Op indicating the following:

  • The name of the institution you have permission to attend.
  • The semester(s) you have permission to attend this institution.
  • Start and end dates of your project/semester/placement
  • The course(s) you plan to take abroad or the course(s) you will be enrolled at Concordia while abroad.  
  • The number of credits that will be transferred to your Concordia degree
  • 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
Budget

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

NUMBEO  is the world’s largest cost of living database and a crowd-sourced global database of quality of life information.

See our budget template form

Transcript 

A copy of your most recent transcript

Banking Information

Bank deposit form or void cheque from a Canadian institution at YOUR NAME
Copy of Passport A copy of your valid passport information page.

Description of your research project (if applicable)

  • Using simplified language understandable to a layperson, provide a general, one page description of your proposed research project and
  • and how it will contribute to your Concordia degree requirement, 
CV  An up-to-date CV (2 pages maximum)

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.

Bursary will be paid out up to 4 weeks after COA is returned.

See COA form

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