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International Application Process

Step 1. Get Ready to Apply

Before applying to Concordia University of Edmonton, please look over our program selection and check the admission deadlines for international student applications. Apply early, as official transcript requests and study permit applications take time to process.

To apply online, go to applyalberta.ca. Your application will not be sent to Concordia University of Edmonton until the international student application fee is paid.

Step 2. Check English Language Requirements

Because English is the principal language of instruction at Concordia University of Edmonton, all international students applying to any program or course of study and whose first language is not English must fulfill the English Language Requirement regardless of citizenship or country of origin. Please check the English Language Requirements and be sure you fulfill all the necessary steps:

Step 3. Submit Your Documents

International student applicants should be sure to submit the following documents in order to complete your application:

  • Evidence that you can fulfil the English Language Requirements such as official proficiency exam results
  • Official transcripts from any high school and post-secondary institutions you attended.
  • Supporting documentation that may be required for your program.

Step 4. Accept Your Offer of Admission

Once all documents have been submitted and evaluated, Concordia University of Edmonton notifies international student applicants electronically via email of their admissibility.

To confirm your offer of admission and ensure that you do not lose your acceptance, you will need to accept your admission offer by the deadline indicated in your Offer of Acceptance by paying the required registration deposit.

Step 5. Apply for a Study Permit

Eligible international students are issued an Offer of Admission and Letter of Acceptance for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). These letters are normally submitted to the Canadian Consulate in the applicant’s home country to obtain a study permit.

Step 6. Set up Medical Insurance

International students are required to have medical insurance coverage that is effective throughout their time in Canada. All international students are automatically included in the Students’ Association Health & Dental Plan. This plan provides insurance for Prescription Drugs, Dental, Vision, and much more. Students can opt out of this coverage after providing proof that they have coverage from another insurance provider.

For more information about the coverage, visit the website https://mystudentplan.ca/csa

Step 7. Plan Your Finances

The cost of your education in Canada will vary depending on your program of study and your choice of living arrangements. Applicants should ensure they have adequate savings for tuition and fees, books and supplies, living costs, and for miscellaneous expenses, for the duration of their stay.

Step 8. Housing and Childcare

We’re ready to help—and welcome—new international students to our university and to Alberta!

Whatever your housing needs, there are options for you to live on or off-campus.

  1. On-campus residence(Residence information)
  2. Off-campus housing (Current web site listings)
  3. Housing Registry (Online registration for listing rentals to Off-campus housing site)
  4. Canada Homestay Network

Bright Horizons Childcare is conveniently located only steps away from the university campus, for more information go to http://brighthorizonschildcare.ca/