Concordia University Overview

Concordia University 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.  

Concordia’s core values stem from those long prized by its founding institutions, Loyola College and Sir George Williams University. Concordia adopted the motto of the city of Montreal, Concordia salus, which speaks to well-being through harmony. The union of two very different institutions of higher education has led to an exceptionally successful synthesis of compatible and timely values.

Swansea University currently has a University-wide agreement in place with Concordia University.

Subject Suitability

This destination is an option for students studying Classics, English Language, English Literature, History and Business Management. 

Please note that places and availability can change annually so specific destinations can’t be guaranteed.

Key Information


Semester 1 Semester 2
5th September 2017 - 20th December 2017   8th January 2018 - 1st May 2018

Please note: 2018-2019 academic calendar not available yet; for more information please visit the university website.

Application Deadline: 01/04/2018


An example of approximate monthly costs can be seen below (all costs in Canadian dollars)

Off Campus Room and Food: $1,002
Transportation: $82
Telephone: $59
Miscellaneous: $162


At Concordia University, residences are not just buildings with beds and desks, they’re homes! Student residences are lively, colourful places filled with vibrant, funny, smart, caring people from around the globe, many of whom will become your best friends.
Living on campus in residence is a great way to meet new friends. All of Concordia’s residences are lively places filled with students from around the globe, and Residence Life Assistants are trained students living on site who know first-hand the excitement and challenges of being new at Concordia.

On campus housing-The link to the Residence application will be available at the beginning of March on the MyConcordia portal to students who have been offered conditional or final admission. There is a $100 non-refundable application fee to be paid by either Visa or MasterCard before the application can be processed. Applicants will be asked to provide personal information, and answer questions about lifestyle and habits, building and room selections, and roommate preferences (if applicable). Please take the time to consider your answers carefully so that the staff of the Residence Office can best accommodate your living and academic needs. Learn more about Residence options and meal plans at 

Off campus housing - The Concordia Student Union (CSU) Off-Campus Housing and Job Bank (HOJO) also offers assistance and can tell you about your tenant rights and provide information about different neighbourhoods:
Apartment Hunting Tips for International Students Workshop facilitated by international student-volunteers and a HOJO representative gives you a virtual tour of Montreal neighbourhoods and talks about helpful tips on how to find housing near Concordia campuses. Schedule is available here:

Global Opportunities Bursary - £1000

The Global Opportunities Bursary is available for students spending a semester or a year studying abroad outside of Europe as part of their degree (except Texas).

The International Development Office provides students with a £1000 bursary, once students have submitted all the necessary paperwork.

Please note

The prospect of studying at a university abroad is exciting, but there is also a lot of information you need to consider when choosing the right place for you. Above you will find summarised information which should help you with your decision. Please note that this information was accurate at the time of publishing and is subject to change. Be sure to confirm all information on the host university's website.