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Concordia University, Montreal

Quebec, Canada | Estd in 1974 | Government University

CWUR Rank : 620 | QS Rank : 387

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About Concordia University

Concordia University was established in 1974, following the merger of Loyola College and Sir George Williams University. The university is located in Montreal, the largest city in Québec, Canada. It has two campuses, one, Sir George Williams, in the city downtown and the other, Loyola, in its western suburbs. CU takes pride in its openness and dedication to excellence and innovation in research, education, creative endeavours, and community partnerships. The institution also provides international internships and a platform for student exchange.

Concordia University Montreal was ranked #1  in Canada according to THE Young University Rankings 2023. Concordia University also moved into the world’s top 400 global universities in the latest QS World University Rankings 2024, ranking #387 among Global Universities. 

Out of 45,488 students enrolled in credit courses, 11,000 students, accounting to 24.3% of students, are international students. Concordia University has four major faculties: Arts and Science, Engineering and Computer Science, the John Molson School of Business, and the School of Graduate Studies. All the faculties, together, provide 300 undergraduate studies, 195 graduate programmes, certifications and certificates, and 40 postgraduate programmes.

The Fine arts faculty at CU is one of the finest ones in Canada. It offers students the chance to create contemporary art in all artistic disciplines. One of the most diversified collections of public art in the nation is also housed at the university.

Concordia University Highlights

Year of Establishment1974
Institute TypeUniversity
Faculty Count1056
Fee Range10.02 L - ₹23.79 L/yr
Bachelors vs Masters

Concordia University Ranking and Stats

Concordia moved into the world’s top 400 global universities in the latest QS World University Rankings, ranking at #387 in 2024. It was also ranked the #1 young university in Canada according to THE Young University Rankings 2023. The Times Higher Education Impact rankings ranked Concordia University in the top 100 universities for its contribution to the United Nations’ 17 sustainable development goals efforts. Some of the University’s other rankings include, according to QS #3 in Canada and top 150 in the world for its Art & Design course and no. 4 in Canada and top 150 in the world for its Communication & Media Studies.

Ranking Body

Parametric Score and Ranking 2024

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Industry Outcome
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Concordia University Courses

Concordia University offers 116 undergraduate and 102 postgraduate courses in four faculties: the Faculty of Arts & Science, Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science, the Faculty of Fine Arts and the John Molson School of Business. Concordia’s Faculty of Fine Arts has the most unique curriculum in Canada and has a wide array of programs like theatre, media and journalism, women’s studies and more. All these courses are either offered as majors, minors, specializations or honours and sometimes all.

Education Level
Duration24 Months
Fees15.28 L/yr
Duration24 Months
Fees15.28 L/yr
Duration24 Months
Fees10.02 L/yr
Duration24 Months
Fees10.02 L/yr
Duration24 Months
Fees10.02 L/yr
Duration24 Months
Fees10.02 L/yr

Concordia University Fees

CoursesDurationInternational StudentLocal Student
M.A.(41 courses)2 years₹10.02 L - ₹13.37 L/yr₹1.33 L - ₹1.77 L/yr
Ph.D(30 courses)4 years-5 years₹14.07 L - ₹14.09 L/yr₹3.46 L - ₹3.48 L/yr
B.A.(Hons)(24 courses)4 years₹19.98 L/yr₹2.87 L/yr
B.F.A.(23 courses)3 years₹18.82 L - ₹21.88 L/yr₹2.82 L - ₹2.84 L/yr
B.Sc.(Hons)(15 courses)4 years₹19.98 L/yr₹2.87 L - ₹3.03 L/yr

Concordia University Cost Of Living

Montreal is officially the best city in North America to be a student as it ranks 34th in the world for its affordable prices among the 77 cities included in the study. When the meal plan and affordable on-campus housing are taken into account, it’s evident that the cost of living in Montreal is affordable. 

Concordia University, Montreal - Cost of Living




$22,899-$27,123 (one sem)

Health and Dental Insurance





$3,917 – $8,800


$54/month (public transportation)

Personal expenses 


Concordia University Admission and Application

Application deadline April,2024

Students can go to the apply section on the official website of the University, and either start a new application or continue an existing one using their ‘netname’ which is their student login. New students can request for a netname if they don’t already have it. They should read the guidelines carefully before starting to fill out the form. The application fee of CAD 100 is to be paid before submitting the application.

How to apply at Concordia University?

To apply at Concordia University, the students must follow the following steps:

  1. To start filling out the application form applicants are required to set up their student portal by signing up and setting up their Netname and password to access the Student Centre on the official website of the university, which is where they can apply.

  1. Next, applicants have to choose an area of study. They may choose one course from the wide range of courses each faculty at the University provides. Whichever term they wish to apply to (Fall or Winter) and the year, is also chosen in this step.

  1. The Form might ask for biographical and contact information. Applicants are required to list their academic history, honours, distinctions and achievements along with their curriculum vitae/resumé and attach documents as proof.

  1. To finalize the application, students need to pay a non-refundable application fee ($100 CAD) by credit card. 

  1. Once applicants have clicked the “submit” button, they will receive a confirmation email with an attached PDF copy of their application within 24 hours. This email will include an eight-digit student ID number that they will use throughout their studies if they are accepted at Concordia.

  1. If a student has received an offer package from the university, which they can keep track of on the Student Centre student portal, they can either accept or defer the offer package on the Student Centre.

  1. The offer package will hold all the information about the next steps of application, how to pay the tuition fees and how to apply for residence. The offer letter or the confirmation of admission letter can also be used in the application for a Student Visa Canada.

Concordia University Scholarship

International students with great community involvement and an excellent academic record have a great chance at winning one of many of the scholarships the University provides. The University provides entrance scholarships and enrolled as a full-time student scholarship as well and they are all based on which faculty the student is enrolled in, each faculty provides at least 5 scholarships. One of the general requirements to apply is that they should have a GPA in the range of 2.70-3.30 depending on the scholarship award. The Faculty of Arts and Science provides the highest number of scholarships, i.e., 11, ranging from $500-$4,000. Students can also apply to external resources like Indigenous Services Canada, Yconic, etc. for third-party scholarships that are trusted by the University.

Concordia University Eligibility

Undergraduate students:

  • A 12th grade educational qualification from Higher School Certificate or Intermediate Certificate or Higher Secondary Certificate Indian School Certificate or All India Senior School Certificate or Pre-University Certificate.

  • English proficiency certificate if required.

Postgraduate students:

  • To be considered for admission to Master-level studies, the applicant must have a bachelor's/baccalaureate degree with high standing (with honours, or the Concordia equivalent of a GPA of at least 3.00 on a scale of 4.30).

  • English proficiency test certificates if required for IELTS, TOEFL, DET, CAEL, Cambridge (C1 and C2) and PTE.

English Proficiency Test Scores


Scores (No ESL Required)


IELTS score of 7 or higher, no component score under 5.5


Score 90 or higher, with a minimum combined score of 34 for speaking and writing.


DET score of 120 and above with no subscore under 90


CAEL minimum overall

score 70 with no part

under 50


C1 Advanced and C2 Proficiency: min. score 190 with no part under 165


Minimum overall PTE academic score of 61 with a minimum of 46 in speaking and writing

Concordia University Campus Life

Students can choose from more than 200 student groups and associations, some of which are in the arts, and culture groups.

  • Community engagement: Groups and associations like the Sustainability Hub, Multi-faith and Spirituality Centre, and The SHIFT Centre for Social Transformation

  • Volunteering and Experiential Opportunities: All students can join the CU Volunteer Crew among other non-official volunteer groups.

  • Film screenings: The film club at the university, along with other groups, keeps arranging film screenings for the students. Some of the movies they screened are: The Man from Nowhere and The Music Room by Satyajit Ray.

Other events:

  • Book launches in the library

  • Live English stand-up comedy shows

  • Education fairs

  • Q&A sessions

  • Art hives

Concordia University Campus Facilities

Study Amenities


The Library at the University has facilities like virtual reality, 3D printing in addition to research guides and books. The online web page of the library allows students to book a study room and access E-journals, databases by subject and citation guides. There are 3 libraries at the university: Webster Library, Vanier Library, and Grey Nuns.



Amenities and Clubs

Alumni Associations



In the Intramural Leagues, all sports take place at the Loyola Campus in the fall, winter and summer. Typically the activities include: Badminton, Basketball, Hockey, Skating, Soccer, Dome Soccer, Ultimate and Volleyball. The Intramural leagues are coed league for students, staff, faculty, alumni, and sometimes the public. Everyone can select their choice of sport and register online on the sports web page of the official website.

Swimming Pool


Students can use the large exercise centre that is situated in the university's downtown area. CU provides everything students might need, from workout machines, qualified personal trainers, and a variety of fitness courses, including aerobics, dance, fitness, martial arts, and more.


Parking Facility




The cafeteria at the University provides all kinds of food for everyone: students can choose from a wide range of options that are plant-based, gluten or lactose-free as well as halal foods.

I.T Infrastructure

Concordia University International Office Details

To date, nearly 10,000 international students from some 150 countries have chosen to study at Concordia. Out of which, 25.6% of students are Indians. The highest number of international students, i.e., 5,865, have opted to study at the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science. The International Students Office (ISO) is where all future students and currently enrolled international students can go for support and advice on a large range of topics including:

  • Visas, immigration and other documents required

  • Orientation for new students

  • Social activities and events

  • Health insurance

  • Living and working in Canada: study and work permit

  • Transitioning help

Students can find them at:

514-848-2424, ext. 3515

Concordia University Accommodation

First-year students of Concordia are highly encouraged to choose to stay on campus and make the most of their first year. Living on campus will provide them with easy access to classes and other facilities, and they can stay in the loop about campus events and activities. Students live on the Loyola Campus and the Sir George Williams Campus of the University among 4 halls of residences + one converted hotel. All residences are fully furnished apartments with twin and single, large beds (depending on the type and rate of the room). All residences have free WiFi access as well.

Concordia University Hall of Residences




Grey Nuns Residence


  • Heating, electricity, water

  • Meal plan

Hingston Hall


  • Heating and electricity

  • Meal plan

Jesuit Residence


  • Heating and electricity

  • Meal plan

YWCA Residence


  • Adjoining the sir george williams campus

  • Meal plan

  • Heating, electricity, water and air conditioning (some rooms)

EVO Residence


  • Converted hotel with next level amenities.

  • Meal plan

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It takes an average of 6 weeks to receive a decision about an application. Files of the applicants are accessed on a first-come first-serve basis.

The acceptance rate for international students at Concordia is 78.2%.

Yes, for those with English as their second language, they need to have at least a band score of 5.5 or higher. In some cases, students need to have a band score of 7.

Students who travel to Canada without a valid CAQ and study permit or letter of introduction from IRCC may be denied entry into Canada and thus, may not be able to begin their studies.

Students must submit their application directly only through the student centre, i.e., the student hub. The link can be found on the Student Hub's My CU Account page.

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