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Implications of tuition changes

The Government of Quebec will increase tuition rates for Canadian students (or permanent residents) from outside Quebec starting in fall 2024. Understand whether these measures apply to you.

Key details for fall 2024

Tuition changes apply to you if you are a new student from the rest of Canada (and subject to the out-of-province tuition rate) enrolled in:

  • undergraduate studies or
  • a course-based/non-thesis (professional) Master's level program

Tuition changes do not apply to you if you are:

  • a current undergraduate or graduate student from the rest of Canada, and you started your studies before fall 2024. Please note that if you change programs, you may become subject to the increase (to be confirmed once Concordia receives clear guidelines).
  • an international student. Concordia has decided to keep fees at the currently published tuition rates for undergrads and grad students for 2024-25.
  • enrolled in a thesis-based/research Master's or PhD program
  • studying in Quebec as part of an international agreement
  • a French citizen or a francophone Belgian citizen

French language courses — undergraduate students only

Starting in 2025, Quebec universities must ensure 80 per cent of undergraduate students from outside Quebec achieve intermediate French-language proficiency. More details will be available following discussions with the government in early 2024. What is already clear is that the requirement does not apply to:   

  • anyone who starts their studies before fall 2025
  • graduate students

You will continue to benefit from a reduction in tuition for French courses as an out-of-province or international student.

Undergraduate entrance awards

All first-year undergrad applicants to Concordia are automatically considered for an entrance scholarship at the time of their application and that will continue to be the case. We are aiming to increase the amounts allocated to scholarships from our own budget or from donors and to increase the number of scholarships available as well.

We are pleased to launch several new awards for incoming fall 2024 students:

Canada Scholars Award

The Canada Scholars Award, worth up to $4,000 a year, is available to Canadian applicants in all programs in all faculties who apply from an out-of-province high school, and who do not qualify for Quebec resident tuition status. The amount is based on an academic threshold at the time of admission, ranging from B- though A+. These awards will be renewable for the duration of your degree provided you maintain your academic performance. No application will be required. Eligible students are automatically considered.

Canada Transfer Student Award

The Canada Transfer Student Award in the amount of $2,000 a year, is for external students transferring from a Canadian university or college. This award is non-renewable.

Graduate tuition fee reductions

Concordia is pleased to announce every incoming out-of-province Canadian graduate student in a professional program will receive a fee reduction to minimize the impact of the tuition increases, starting in summer and fall 2024, as follows:

  • New, full-time out-of-province non-thesis students (except MFA and MA Creative Arts Therapies): $3,000 ($1,000 per term)

  • New, full-time out-of-province MFA and MA Creative Arts Therapies students: $15,000 (over five terms) 

  • New, full-time out-of-province Graduate Diploma students: $2,000 ($1,000 per term)

  • New, full-time out-of-province students in Graduate Certificate Programs: $1,000

Example situations

If you apply and qualify as a Quebec resident, you will pay the Quebec resident rate, which remains unchanged.

Yes, provided you meet all the criteria for Quebec residency. Please note that should you establish Quebec residency during your studies, the change in tuition rates will not be retroactive.

  • No, if you plan on pursuing a research-based Master's degree
  • Yes, if you plan on pursuing a professional Master’s degree (e.g. MEng or MBA)

Please watch this page for more answers to frequently asked questions.

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