Concordia University

Concordia University is a public university located in Montreal, Canada. In 1974, the merger of the historic Sir George Williams University and Loyola College made today’s Concordia University. The university has rigorous scholarship attitude and high level of scientific technology, it is one of the fastest growing universities in Canada, also one of the largest universities in Canada. The university has varies of subjects, and complete degree sets, which can grant bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees.

According to Maclean’s Magazine, Concordia University has been ranked top 10 among comprehensive universities of Canada for many years, and top 500 in other major world’s rankings, as well as world’s top 100 in “universities that have less than 50 years history” rankings. The Business School of Concordia University is widely regarded as the world’s leading business schools. In the domain of engineering and computer science, it is also known for its strict requirements for students and great reputations for its graduates in the industry area. The Concordia University is also highly recognized in Chinese academy, it has long been selected as the targeting university of the “national public universities senior scholars and visiting scholars (including post-doctoral degree) program” set by Chinese national scholarship foundation.


University Introduction

Concordia University is conceived in Montreal, Canada. Montreal is the oldest city of Canada, the second largest city of Canada, and world’s second largest French-speaking city. Montreal is the most European-style city in North America, and enjoys the reputation of “little Paris”. Montreal us a dynamic and contemporary city, tons of international community make this city full of international atmosphere. Montreal is a bilingual city, which divided into English-speaking area and French-speaking area. Concordia University, adjacent to another English-speaking university- McGill University, all located in English-speaking area of Montreal. Montreal is a city suitable for pursuing education: in 2013, Bank of Communication of China ranked 80 cities all around the world for their potential benefits after obtaining bachelor’s degree. Montreal was ranked in 1st place worldwide for its high quality education, friendly immigration policy and job experience opportunities after graduation. In “QS world’s most suitable cities for study”, Montreal also ranked top 10 worldwide.

The name of Concordia was derived from the foundation stone of Montreal-“CONCORDIA SALUS”, which means “harmony leads prosperity”. Concordia University has a School of Business, a School of Art & Science, a School of Fine Arts and a School of Engineering and Computer Science. There are two campuses, located about 7 kilometers away: a modern style “Sir George Williams” campus in downtown area; the other is the classical style “Loyola” campus in the quiet and beautiful residential area in western end of the city. There are free bus services between these two campuses.

Concordia places great emphasis on combining teaching and social needs, we are committed to develop the knowledgeable and skillful talents that fit the needs of society. With the advantages of Sir George Financial Centre that located in the economic and financial center of North America-Montreal downtown, Concordia University and many other companies has established a close relationship. During the study of our students, the international students can apply for “COOP” in order to train and exercise in the local market, and set a good foundation for their future careers after graduations. Each year, more than 2,000 Canadian and international well-known large companies will come to Concordia to find the best talents, which creates a wide range of job market for graduates. Concordia University focuses on cooperation with international academy, and enables international academy cooperation center to develop this tendency. The cooperative association of Concordia University spread in the United States, Central and South America, Caribbean Coast, Pacific Rim countries, Africa and most countries in Europe. Its research projects have been greatly developed in the UK, Greece, Italy and other countries.


Concordia University develops its teaching facilities with the times, and offers the students with the most favorable learning environment. In its two campuses, respectively have Georges P. Vanier Library and R.Hoeard Webster Library, which offer including books, thesis, periodicals, government publications, technical reports, audio-visual materials and some special materials. In addition, the libraries offer free laptop and tablet computer rental services. The libraries equipped with computers can provide modern information access, the university spends nearly 5 million Canadian dollars to maintain a variety of authoritative scholarly materials “free access permissions” to our students, and only students registered in our university have these privileges. The equipments of computer and information technology service center of Concordia University includes: high-speed data links, networking, advanced micro-computer, more than 200 individual workstations, time-sharing terminals, graphics and words processing facilities, etc. The audio-visual teaching system is to provide instructional media services and other university communities. Concordia University has national level arts and music hall, playground, fully equipped physical education centre, which includes: ice sports training base, activity room, gym and more. The student office and student union will provide all the necessary services for international students.

School of Business

John Molson School of Business (JMSB) is Canada’s first School of Business accredited by the world’s Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Fewer than 5% among the world’s 13,000 schools of business can get these certification, the accredited schools undergo a review every five years to be qualified to maintain its certification. The students of our school of business participates all kinds of business competitions worldwide every year, awarded with countless of trophies and enjoy great reputations. Our school of business is also the cradle of “business moguls”. We are the school of business that produced most CEOs of world’s top 500 companies in Canada. More than half of the Canadian world’s top 500 companies CEOs have studied here. Our Financial major is ranked No 1st in Canada for years, our Accounting major is repeatedly topped the ranking list. In addition, the MBA courses of Concordia University are quite recognized in the international business arena.

  • The Wall Street Journal’s best Business School Guide 2004- JMSB top 100 in the world.
  • Forbes Magazine best Business Schools- JMSB ranked 18th in the world, top 5 in Canada.
  • London Financial Times EMBA rankings- 40th of global ranking, 3rd place in Canada.
  • Economic Intelligence Unit- MBA global ranking of 78th.
  • QS world’s university rankings- world’s most valued MBA graduates ranked 51st.

Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science (ENCS)

In Canada, only a few universities are qualified to have schools of engineering, and only those graduates obtain the relevant certification of engineering are eligible to take the test of Registered Professional Engineer in North America. All majors and subjects of ENCS of Concordia University are certified by “Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB)” and “Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)”, the engineering degrees are dual recognition in Canada and USA. The faculty has complete set of majors and subjects, only a few universities in Canada have the equivalent facility of engineering. All bachelor’s degree graduates will be awarded a ring of engineer with registered code of the Association of Engineers, also known as the Iron Ring, which is the symbol of honor and responsibility of Canadian engineering graduates. In addition, according to Quebec policy, the provincial recognized (including Concordia University) engineering graduates can unconditionally apply for Junior Engineer of “Quebec Engineer Association (OIQ)”.

Faculty of Arts and Science.

This faculty is located in the beautiful Loyola campus, which is 25 minutes away from Montreal downtown by car, each day the school buses frequently back and forth on two campuses. Our college has great professors and staff, advanced teaching and laboratory equipments, varies subjects of natural science and humanities, which cover more than 50 different major areas, we are the one with most majors among the four faculties of Concordia University. Canadian Association of Higher Education has ranked our “sociology and humanities” 9th in Canada. Besides, the journalism and media studies enjoy great reputation in Canada. The economic subject affiliated to Faculty of Arts and Science provided large number of courses for JMSB School of Business, which is the strong backing of JMSB. In QS world’s universities ranking, listed among 101st – 150th.

Faculty of Fine Arts

The Faculty of Fines Arts covers art education, art history, studio art, visual arts, contemporary dance, creative art therapy, electro-acoustics, computer art design, theater design, film production, music production, paintings, photography, drama, printing, sculpture, ceramics and so on, many of which are top ranked in Canada. Concordia University has a national music hall and other advanced teaching facilities for the superior learning environment of our students. This faculty holds the forefront of multimedia and digital technologies, and has considerable strength in computer art and design. Our Mel Hope Anaheim Film School is Canada’s largest film research center in the university, many of the graduates have enjoyed a high status and reputation in the world.


Available Majors


Liberal Arts:

actuarial mathematics, adult education, anthropology, sociology and anthropology, child studies, archeology, ancient civilizations, classical languages ​​and literature, communications, research, communication and cultural studies, communication and journalism, public affairs and policy research, creation, economics, English, English literature, history, human relations, Italian, journalism, linguistics, philosophy, political science, psychology, applied mathematics, religion, sociology, South Asian studies, statistics, theological studies, urban studies, urban planning, Western society and culture, women's studies.


actuarial mathematics, actuarial finance, sports therapy, behavioral neuroscience, biochemistry, biology, biophysics, cell and microbiology, chemistry, clinical trials psychology, ecology, environmental geography, environmental science , mathematics and statistics, physics, applied science, statistics, construction, civil engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, software engineering, industrial engineering Business categories: accounting, data analysis, e-commerce systems, human resources management , international business, management, management information systems, marketing, supply chain management operation.

Computer Science:

computer application, computer science, computer system, information system, software system.


visual arts, art history, art history and film studies, art history and studio art, pottery art, modern dance, design, theater design, electro-acoustics research, film production, music composition, painting and drawing, photography, printing, sculpture, theater performances


Arts and Science:

applied linguistics, anthropology, biology, chemistry and biochemistry, Child Study, economic, educational, research, education, science and technology, English, geography, history, history and philosophy, sports science, mathematics and statistics, media studies, philosophy, physics, psychology, public policy and management, social anthropology and cultural anthropology, sociology, theology.

Computer Science and Engineering:

Aerospace Studies (in Canada only), construction, civil engineering, computer engineering, industrial engineering, information systems security, mechanical engineering, quality systems engineering, software engineering.


art education, art history, visual art, drama, film studies, studio arts.


administration, business administration, investment management.

Language Requirements

TOEFL – Test of English as a Foreign Language
90 scores Can take professional courses without additional English study.
75 scores Can take professional courses, but an additional 12 credits of English courses (ESL) is needed.

IELTS – International English Language Testing System
7 points Can take professional courses without additional English study.
6 points Can take professional courses, but an additional 12 credits of English courses (ESL) is needed.

Fees and Costs

Undergraduate tuition fee: charged by credit, about $630 Canadian dollars per credit, usually 30 credits per year, 120 total credits needed for graduation.

Graduate tuition fee: charged by semester, about $6000 Canadian dollars per semester, up to 4 semesters.

Insurance: $ 700-800 Canadian dollars per year.

Miscellaneous Fees: about $1200-1800 Canadian dollar per year.

Language courses fee (not taking professional courses yet): $3,750 Canadian dollars ten weeks; text books fee: $100 Canadian dollars ten weeks.

Accommodation: according to accommodation condition and location,$300-$800 Canadian dollar per month.