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  • Locations: Montreal, Canada
  • Program Terms: Academic Year
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: CSU International Programs 
  • Restrictions: CSUF applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Academic Year
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2021-2022 03/15/2021 04/20/2021 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: CSU International Programs Click here for a definition of this term Financial Aid: CSU IP Scholarship, Federal Aid (Pell/EOP/FSEOG/Direct Loans), Guardian Scholars, President's Scholars, Private Student Loans, State Aid (Cal Grants/SUG)
Housing Options: Apartments, Residence Halls Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Anthropology, Art, Art (Studio), Art History, Biochemistry, Biological Science, Business Administration, Chemistry, Communications, Comparative Literature, Computer Science, Economics, Education, Engineering, English, Environmental Studies, French, Geography, History, Journalism, Kinesiology, Liberal Studies, Linguistics, Mathematics, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, Spanish
Language Prerequisite: None Click here for a definition of this term Class Standing: Junior, Senior
GPA requirement: 2.8 (CUM. & CSUF) Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English
Special Notes: Business students require a 3.0 GPA Unit Type Earned On Program: Resident Units
Program Description:



Academic Year Application Deadlines
February 1: Priority Deadline


GPA Requirement
2.8 Cumulative GPA

CSU Class Standing
Junior or Senior
There are no CSU IP pre-requisites for this program. Students are responsible for verifying that they meet individual course pre-requisites prior to registration with the overseas institution. 


Subjects Available
Anthropology Earth Science Latin
Arabic Economics Liberal Studies
Archaeology Education Linguistics
Art (Studio) Engineering Mathematics
Art History English Music
Asian Studies Environmental Studies Philosophy
Biochemistry Exercise Science Photography
Biology French Physics
Business Geography Religious Studies
Chemistry German Sociology
Classics Graphic Design Spanish
Communications History Theatre
Comparative Literature International Relations Web Design
Computer Science International/Global Studies Web Programming 
Dance Italian Women's Studies
Design Journalism Zoology

CLICK HERE to view the online course catalog. 
Academic Credit
Students are required to take the equivalent of 15 CSU units per semester.

CLICK HERE to view the Academic Bulletin for this program for further details regarding course credits and academic policies. 

Students pay the same tuition for Canada: Concordia University as the tuition paid for their home CSU campus. For more information on costs, including accommodations, travel and other expenses, see the Budget Estimates above.

Program Dates
CSU IP students spend an Academic Year abroad on this program. The traditional Canadian academic cycle begins in February and ends in November. 

Academic Year: July to June


Concordia University adopted the motto of the city of Montreal, Concordia Salus, which speaks to well-being through harmony. Each year, a small group of CSU students, who are interested in studying French, participate in an exchange program with this university. CSU IP does not have staff on-site at Concordia University; therefore, students participating in this program are required to be independent, mature and flexible. Staff members at Concordia are available to assist CSU students with administrative issues, however there is a high level of autonomy expected of the students. Concordia University offers a wide variety of academic subjects. Some courses are not available to international exchange students, therefore prospective students should carefully review the list of restricted courses (e.g. Communication Studies and Journalism, Engineering and Computer Science, and Business). CSU students attending Concordia are required to take at least one French language course each semester, in addition to the courses in their major field. 

ConcordiaTo access information on Concordia’s course offering and descriptions, please view the Course Catalog and Undergraduate Program Calendar. Please note that a number of courses at Concordia are restricted to exchange students. To view the 2017-18 Restricted Course List, click here

For more information about the academic program, students may refer to the CSU IP Academic Bulletin for the previous year. Note that course offerings are subject to change and may not be offered during the year of intended study.


Montreal is the largest city in the largest and oldest Canadian province of Quebec. Concordia University is an urban university with two campuses set 4 miles apart. The Sir George Williams (SGW) campus is located in the heart of downtown in the area known as Quartier Concordia. The Loyola campus is in the residential west-end district of Notre-Dame-de-Grace. The university has a student population of more than 36,000 students.


Students can apply for on-campus residence halls or live in off-campus apartments. Upon acceptance, Concordia will send students information regarding their on-campus housing options. If students do not choose to reserve a room in the residence halls, they can secure their own off-campus accommodations in a shared room or an apartment. Some students choose to arrive several days before the program begins in order to secure off-campus housing; students are responsible for any temporary housing needed while in search of permanent housing.


Applicants must complete and submit two applications for this program: the CSUF online application and the CSU IP online application*Note: The CSU IP application will require an official transcript for the host university.

If you do not meet the GPA requirement, you still may be eligible to apply.

"Many Canadian universities are similar to the British university model in that undergraduate students enroll in a program of study that is relatively fixed and highly focused within a particular area... CSU IP students will enroll in courses within the approved field of study in which they are placed," (CSU IP Academic Bulletin for Canada).