Université Concordia

Université Concordia

Location
Montreal, Quebec, CA

Website
concordia.ca

Availability
Available university-wide


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    Université Concordia was founded in 1974 from the merger of two institutions, Loyola College and Sir George Williams University. Today these two institutions make up the two campuses of Concordia University with most programs offered at the Sir George Williams campus.  

    Known as the ‘next-generation university, Concordia is among the most innovative universities in its approach to experiential learning, research and online education. Concordia is welcoming, engaged, and committed to innovation and excellence in education, research, creative activity and community partnerships. It dares to be different and draws on its diversity to transform the individual, strengthen society and enrich the world. It ranks first in Canada for universities under 50 (2019 THE Young University’s ranking). 

    Concordia offers a wide range of courses with ample learning opportunities inside and outside of class rooms. With almost 20% of its student body being international students representing over 150 countries, you are sure to experience other cultures and meet people from all over the world at Concordia. 

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    Montreal is a cosmopolitan city with a population of almost 2 million, with over 100 different ethnic communities. It is the second largest university city on the North American continent after Boston. Vibrant, fast-paced and historical, Montreal, with its various impressive festivals and its incredible nightlife, provides exchange students an exciting adventure along with an excellent educational experience. New York, Boston, Toronto, Ottawa and other great North American cities are just a few hours away.

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    • Old Port Montreal 
    • Canal de Lachine 
    • Oratoire St-Joseph 
    • Musee des Beaux-Arts de Montreal 
    • Place d’Armes 
    • Pointe-à-Callière
    • Basilique Notre-Dame 
    • Place des Arts 
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    Canada is a country in the north of North America, extending from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and northward into the Arctic Ocean. It is the world's second largest country by total area, and shares the world's longest bi-national land border with the USA.

    As a whole, Canada is sparsely populated with the majority of its land area dominated by forest and tundra. Over 80% of its 37.6 million people are concentrated in large and medium-sized cities, with 70% residing within 100 kilometres of the US border. Both English and French are commonly spoken. Cities such as Montreal and Quebec located in the historically French part of Canada offer a European city experience in North America, along with the opportunity to develop language skills and explore a different culture. Canadians are renowned for being friendly and helpful, and Canada experiences very low crime and a high standard of living. The exchange rate is generally more favourable for Canada than the US, making it more affordable for students.

    Canada’s incredible range of natural wonders are perfect for exploring – it has the most coastline of any country, alongside famous mountain ranges, huge lakes, ancient forests, arctic lands, some desert and unique wildlife. Popular natural attractions include the Canadian Rocky Mountain parks, the Aurora Borealis, Dinosaur Provincial Park, Nahanni National Park Reserve, Cabot Trail, Niagara Falls, and Banff National Park.

    Did you know…..?

    Canada offers some amazing festivals and parties, including the Celebration of Light - the largest fireworks competition in the world. The Toronto International Film Festival is also a must-see for film, art, and media students. Canada is home to the Rocky Mountaineer, one of the most iconic railway journeys in the world!

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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

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Fall semester (SP5)
September to December

Spring semester (SP2)
January to April/May


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    Undergraduate

    • Accounting 
    • Computer Science 
    • Economics 
    • Engineering 
    • Finance 
    • International Business Administration 
    • Management 
    • Marketing 
    • Studio Arts 
    • Supply Chain and Business Technology Management 
    • Urban Planning and Studies 

    Postgraduate

    • Business Administration  
    • Finance 
    • Geography, Planning and Environment 
    • Management  
    • Marketing 
    • Supply Chain Management 

     

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    All students must meet standard exchange selection criteria and any host institution restrictions. 

    Students must have a GPA of at least 5.0 

    Students must not choose a /3 course if they are coming for only one term  

    Course codes that commence with a 6 (i.e. HIST 602) are generally graduate level and are restricted to students with the appropriate academic background. 500 level courses are not available to exchange students.  

    Course codes are comprised of four letters and three numbers (i.e. COMM 201). Course numbers are:  

    • 2XX Introductory and first year courses  
    • 3XX Second year courses (often require pre-requisites)  
    • 4XX Advanced courses may be restricted to Honours and Graduate students  

    Students taking courses in the Faculty of Fine Arts should note that some courses and/or some programs require the payment of additional lab fee(s) not covered by the tuition waiver.   

    Students taking any private study courses in Music must pay tuition and fees for these.  

    50% of the courses selected should be selected from a single department.  

    Please see here for full list of restricted courses that are not available for exchange at Concordia. 

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    • UniSA academic transcript 
    • Passport 
    • Select at least six Concordia courses 
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    Most courses are valued at 3 credits each with the exception of intensive courses (usually language courses) that are valued at 6 credits. Courses are approximately 39- 40 hours (excluding homework, presentations, projects, mid-term and final exams) over a 13-14 week period. 
     
    To assist with calculating credit equivalency, an undergraduate degree is a total of 90 credits over a 3 year period (therefore, maximum full time is 15 credits per semester). Concordia recommend the minimum course load of 12 credits per semester. 
     
    Therefore we recommend that:  

    • 5 courses (@ 3 credits each) is equivalent to 18 UniSA units 
    • 4 courses (@ 3 credits each) is equivalent to 13.5 UniSA units 
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    Applicants whose primary language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency, regardless of citizenship.  
     
    The requirements are as follows: TOEFL IBT: 90 (some departments such as Communication Studies, Creative Writing, Journalism require 100) IELTS: 7.0 or greater in all sections.  

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Université Concordia Factsheet

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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

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Weather
Autumn/Winter: -8°c to 9°c 
Spring/Summer: 13°c to 26°c 

Currency
$ Canadian Dollar (CAD) 

Local language/s
French | English 


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    Université Concordia does not offer airport pick up. You will need to make your own way to the campus from Montreal-Trudeau (Dorval). 

    More information on how to get to the campus can be found here. 

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    Space in the University Residences is limited and not guaranteed. If you would like to live in university housing, please contact University Residences after you have received your admission letter. The residence application fee is non-refundable under any circumstance.  

    The Concordia Student Union (CSU) maintains an off-campus housing bank. In addition, the International Students Office (ISO) offers support service and practical tips on off-campus housing as well as access to classified ads and maps.

    More information on accommodation options at Concordia can be found here.

     

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    As an exchange partner with the University of South Australia, you do not have to pay tuition fees to Université Concordia, instead you will pay tuition as you would normally at UniSA. Travel and living expenses are at your own cost. The table below gives an indication of costs you will incur: 

    Items Approximate Cost (AUD)
    Return flights from Adelaide  $2700 
    Health Insurance  $430 per semester 
    Accommodation  $1100 per month 
    Meals/Groceries  $300 to $400 per month 
    Transportation  $90 per month 
    Entertainment and incidentals including phone, laundry etc. $400 to $500 per month

    More information can be found here.

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    UniSA offers a generous travel grant of up to $2500 for a full semester exchange. You may also be eligible to receive an OS-HELP loan of up to $8000. For more information please see funding and scholarships website.

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    UniSA offers travel insurance as part of your exchange for up to 270 days (can be extended up to 365 days). For more information please see travel insurance website 

    Please click hereto read the travel insurance policy. 

    A list of Frequently Asked Questions can be found here. 

    If you have any further questions about travel insurance, please contact the UniSA Insurance Office on 08 8302 1678. 

    As an exchange student at Concordia University, you must purchase compulsory additional health insurance. See here for more information. 

Université Concordia Factsheet

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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

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Visa information

It is your responsibility to apply for your visa for your overseas study experience. You can refer to the relevant consulate regarding a specific countries visa requirement. UniSA is legally unable to provide visa advice. Please see below links for more information.  
 
Australian Government DFAT brief on Canada is available here
 
Canada High Commissions website can be found here
 
Université Concordia student visa FAQ is available here

Register your travel

To participate in an exchange experience, you must register your travel with International SOS (iSOS). We will provide instructions on how to do this throughout the process. 
 
UniSA has partnered with iSOS to offer our students medical, safety and security advice, referrals, emotional support and routine and emergency assistance when travelling or living abroad. 
 
For more information please visit the Travel Health and Safety Webpage
 
Before your departure, we strongly encourage you to visit the Smartraveller website. 
 
The website contains important information you need to know about travel documents, up to date travel advisories on destinations you may be travelling to on behalf of the University, travel tips and more. 

Université Concordia Factsheet

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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

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How to apply

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No available summer/winter school

Université Concordia is not an exchange partner for Summer/Winter school. To see other current short-term opportunities, please click here

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