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Concordia Presidential Scholarship

The Concordia Presidential Scholarship is the University’s most prestigious undergraduate entrance scholarship that supports international students.

About the scholarship

This award recognizes international students who demonstrate academic excellence, community leadership and are motivated to make the difference in the global community.

Concordia is seeking nominations from school principals, teachers, or guidance counsellors, who know of exceptional students who plan to attend our school. The award covers all tuition and fees, books, residence, and meal plan fees.

There are up to two Presidential Scholarships available each year for incoming students in any full-time undergraduate degree program.

This scholarship will be offered for up to four years of study assuming the student maintains renewability requirements.

Application due date

Applications will open on January 16, 2023 and close on February 9, 2023. 

If you have missed the deadline, you can still provide us with your nomination. It will be added to an alternate list and if a spot becomes available, the nomination will be reviewed.


You are eligible for the Concordia Presidential Scholarship if you have been nominated by a nominator and if the school has contacted you to apply. 
  1. Students applying to university for the first time, in their first undergraduate degree program (have no prior university credits)
  2. Will be studying full-time in a degree program *
  3. Are international students who will be paying the full international tuition and fee rate
  4. Will be starting their studies at Concordia University Fall 2023
  5. Have applied for admission, paid the application fee, and obtained a Concordia student ID number (an 8-digit number, beginning with the number 4)

* As defined by Concordia University’s Undergraduate Calendar 

How to nominate your student

Nominators must complete the nomination package and send it via email to This package must be a single PDF file including the following items:

  • Completed Nomination Form
    • A nominator should be someone who has taught or worked with the student and knows them well. It should be someone who can attest to the student’s achievements as a principal, teacher, or guidance counsellor. The nominator should be able to attest to the student’s community involvement and leadership as well as other accolades.    
  • A confidential 500–750 word limit personal statement on an institution's letterhead including a signature that demonstrates why the nominator believes the nominated student is the best candidate for the Presidential Scholarship. This statement must outline:
    • How long they have known the student
    • Their relationship to the student
    • Why they believe the student is deserving of this scholarship
    • How they feel that this student has expressed community leadership and commitment making a difference in the global community
    • How they feel that this scholarship will help the student to pursue their studies and fulfill their personal and academic aspirations.

Selection process

Should the selection committee recommend the nomination, the nominated candidate will be contacted directly in mid to end of February and will be invited to apply. Selections will be made by Concordia’s Undergraduate Scholarships and Awards Committee. Recipients will be notified by mid-May 2023. Students who were not selected will be contacted and provided with other resources that they may explore.

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