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CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY, MONTREAL, QUEBEC - PROGRAMS

Montreal, QuebecLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1974Established Year
  46056Enrollment

Graduate Diploma (Journalism)

 1 year
 33 Credits
 full time
  English
 on campus

Field of Study

Offered by     Faculty of Graduate Studies, Concordia University

$ 14,478 

1st Year
Fees

International Student Tution

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Program Description

  • Concordia University offers a Graduate Diploma in Journalism program with a duration of 1 year.
  • This course is offered on a full-time basis and part-time studies are not available for this program.
  • This program is provided both on-campus and off-campus.
  • This program gives students hands-on experience in print, radio, television, and online reporting.
  • The award-winning faculty members will challenge students to become professional journalists as they explore the theoretical, analytical, and practical dimensions of the field.
  • The internship offerings will connect students to Montreal’s strong media environment, permitting them to network with working journalists and report on stories related to politics, culture, science, sports, the arts, and more.
  • The faculty and student ratio for this program is 1:16.
  • The average salary goes up to 54,000 USD after completing this program.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Diploma
Duration1 year
Total Credits33
Fees$ 15,045 for 1 year or 33 Credits Program
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Summer (Deadline - Jan 15)
Language Proficiency TOEFL,IELTS,PTE
Offered by Faculty of Graduate Studies, Concordia University
Program Urlhttps://www.concordia.ca/academics/graduate/journalism-diploma.html

Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in a field other than journalism from a recognized university with a minimum GPA of 3.00.
  • Proof of English proficiency may be required for international applicants, whose first language is not English.
  • Students must be qualified in IELTS or TOEFL to get admission in this program.

Indian Student Eligibility: 

  • Students must have a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum overall GPA of 3.00/4.30 or the equivalent.
  • Minimum 4 major subjects in 12th Grade, including English, with an average of 70% and no course less than 65%.


Required Document List

Following are the required documents:

  • Transcripts - Student required post-secondary transcripts from all previous educational institutions,
  • Financial Documentation - The Proof that shows the financial background of the student.
  • Letter of Recommendation - This shows who recommended the student to pursue the degree and they required three letters of reference.
  • Statement of Purpose - This is an essay or any written statement written by the student while applying.
  • Resume/CV - This provides a summary of the experience and skills of the student.
  • ELP Scores - Students need to submit proof of English language proficiency (official test scores or transcripts) from the testing authority or school.


Application Deadline

Summer
Jan 15


Scores Required

80 / 120

Avg. Score in

TOEFL

6.5 / 9

Avg. Score in

IELTS

50 / 90

Avg. Score in

PTE


Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1
Tuition fees$14478
Health insurance$154
Others$412
Total fees$15045

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Housing$ 5,040
Food$ 3,712
Transportation$ 673

Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
Paul Foundation scholarships $20,174 Yes N/A
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020

VISA & Work Study

VISA

  • International Students will need to apply for a valid Student visa before entering Canada.
  • A Student visa is an immigration document that allows students to live and study in Canada.
  • They must have a study permit to enroll in any degree, program or course that takes more than 6 months to complete.
  • Whether students also need an Entry Visa depends on their country of citizenship.
  • The Temporary Resident Visa (Entry Visa) is a stamp placed on their passport that allows them to enter Canada.
  • In most cases, students Entry Visa will have the same expiry date as their Study Permit.
  • Student visa and Visitor Visa (Optional) is required to study in Canada. 
  • A Student visa is usually valid for the length of the student’s study program, plus an extra 90 days. 
  • The cost of the Student visa is 112 USD.
  • The students need these documents to apply for a student visa:
    • Proof of acceptance i.e The offer letter that the student received from the university.
    • Proof of identity 
    • Proof of financial support i.e Documents showing the financial status.

Work Study

  • Both full-time and part-time students can avail of work while studying in Canada options.
  • A student can be hired for only one Work-Study position. Students can find and apply for jobs on Career Exploration and Education website.
  • Student eligibility for the Work-Study Program is based upon students meeting this criterion:
    • Have proof of a government student aid package of at least 1,500 USD.
    • Be registered at Concordia University as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student in both terms.
    • Have achieved a satisfactory academic standing with a minimum 2.0 institutional grade point average in their previous academic session
  • The Work-Study Program gives the student a chance to work On-campus if the student is a full-time student:
    • Work Part-time during the academic year to earn around 2,250 USD.
    • Work Full time during the summer months to earn close to 4,500 USD.

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