International Exchange Program
Business Exchange: Experience the World!In today’s increasingly global business environment, the opportunity to study abroad, experience different cultures, and speak different languages all add to one’s marketability in the job market.
With that in mind, Concordia International and the John Molson School of Business offer you the chance to participate in an International Student Exchange for one semester at one of Concordia’s partner universities abroad that will count for credit towards your Concordia degree, while paying the same tuition fees you do at home and possibly receiving up to $1000 a month in free bursary money from the Québec Government.
Exchange agreements between Concordia University and our host partners are either bilateral or through the CREPUQ consortium. Under these agreements, students are exchanged on the basis of reciprocity, which means that there are a limited number of spots for each institution.
EligibilityMBA students must have completed a minimum of 9 Concordia University credits, and be a full-time student for the two semesters prior to their period abroad. Applicants must be in good academic standing and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 (cumulative).
If courses are not offered in English, students must be sufficiently fluent in the language of instruction of the host institution. A language proficiency recommendation is required.
Only elective courses are eligible to be taken at another institution. Core courses must be completed at JMSB.
CostYou will pay the same tuition as if you were registered full-time at Concordia. In most cases, you will be eligible for the same loans and bursaries as when you study at Concordia.
You are responsible for all other expenses such as passport and visa fees (if applicable), housing, flights, additional insurance, food, books and miscellaneous expenses.
MELS BursaryYou can receive $750 or $1000 per month depending on your destination, up to a maximum of $8000 or 8 months, whichever comes first, based on the term dates of your host university.
To qualify you must be a Quebec resident, be registered full-time for the two semesters prior to your exchange period, and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 (cumulative).
ApplicationThe application process should start with careful reading of the information on Concordia International’s website and by attending an information session held by Concordia International. Details on upcoming sessions can be found on the website.
The application consists of an application form and several supporting documents, including a preliminary course selection form (signed by an academic advisor), a personal statement, letters of recommendation and an official transcript.
Please take care when selecting the period in which you wish to study abroad as the academic calendar in the southern hemisphere and in some countries in Europe, often differs greatly from Concordia’s.