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International exchanges


Information for International Students Wishing to Study in the Faculty of Engineering & Computer Science at Concordia University

  1. Students from a recognized Engineering and Computer Science program outside of the province of Quebec, or Canada, wishing to study at Concordia University for up to a maximum of two terms of full-time study in the Faculty, apply for the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP) through their Home University if it is clearly a member of the CREPUQ Accord. Consult the CREPUQ Website for a detailed listing of member schools around the world. Other International Exchange students to the Faculty of ENCS, whose institutions are not part of the CREPUQ Agreement, fall into two categories:

    • those who are part of a recognized bi-lateral agreement between Concordia and their Home University, and
    • those who are not part of an established exchange program and are paying their tuition fees directly to Concordia at the applicable rate for International students.

    International Exchange students whose school may fall under one of the above categories and students from recognized Engineering and/or Computer Science programs at Canadian Universities outside the province of Quebec, should contact Ms. Dalia Radwan (dalia@encs.concordia.ca) of the SAS for the Faculty of ENCS at least three months prior to the proposed exchange to determine its feasibility.

  2. All potential exchange students must include the following documents in their application: A) A copy of your most recent student record showing that you are in good standing at your Home institution and that you are currently registered in an Engineering or Computer Science program there. B) An official letter from your Home University Program Advisor indicating that you are currently registered in your program and are in good academic standing. C) An approved list of the courses you would like to take at Concordia University, verifying that you have completed the required prerequisites for these courses, and confirming that these courses will be credited to your Home institution upon successful completion at Concordia. D) English language proficiency is required for International students. Proof of this must be submitted in the form of an official TOEFL score of at least 550, or at least 215 if submitting the computerized version. Students submitting results of Intensive English language courses must have been enrolled in such courses for more than six months, and must have been enrolled within the previous academic year. A letter from an English language Instructor of such a program is acceptable provided it indicates your ability to follow one or two terms of study entirely in the English language. E) A student's letter of intent or purpose, preferably written in the English language, is also taken into consideration.

  3. Once external applicants have permission from their Home institutions, their applications to Concordia are first sent to the CIAC here. The CIAC normally sends CREPUQ exchange applications to the Faculty's SAO beginning in March. Please consult their website or contact them directly for detailed information on the application process to Concordia, including deadline dates.

  4. At the SAO for the Faculty of ENCS, applications are categorized first by department quotas, then sorted by academic rank and class average, GPA, etc. Highest ranking and overall Grade Point Averages, including top class averages are considered first.

  5. Confirmation of receipt letters are sent to students beginning in early April, and lists of the accepted students are then sent to the CIAC from the SAO of the Faculty. Final acceptances and refusals are usually complete by May. Official letters of admission are then generated by the CIAC and sent to all accepted students with further instructions for registration. Please contact the CIAC for dates.

  6. Pre-registration is done by the SAO of the Faculty of ENCS and begins in May. Most students have included course selections in their original application. Once students are pre-registered, email pre-registration confirmations and further instructions required to finalize their registration are sent to students throughout June and July.

  7. Changes to the students' registrations are ongoing throughout the summer and on into the first two weeks of classes either in September and/or January.

  8. Incoming exchange students should start arriving in Montreal by mid to late August for the fall term, and early to mid December for the winter term. They are advised to come to the SAO of the Faculty to pick up their registration print-outs, to make other changes to their schedules and generally, to ask questions and receive further instructions. Those students who can only arrange flights to Montreal in early September or January will finalize changes to their registrations during the first week and a half of classes known as Course Change.

  9. All Exchange students to the Faculty of ENCS who are planning a term or two terms at Concordia, are advised that they must be present at the Host University until the last of their official final exams are completed. The official examination period normally runs from the second day after the end of classes through to the end of the third week after the last day of classes. Please consult the web pages of the Office of the Registrar on Concordia University's website for official examination dates each semester.

  10. Exchange students at Concordia wishing to extend their stay from one to two terms, must produce, within a reasonable time frame, an official approval letter from their Home University authorizing their extension. This letter is required by the CIAC In order to meet arrange for Visa requirements for an extended term.


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