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CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY, MONTREAL, QUEBEC - PROGRAMS

Montreal, QuebecLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1974Established Year
  46056Enrollment

Master of Design [M.Des]

 2 years
 45 Credits
 full time
  English
 on campus
  Thesis Based

Field of Study

Offered by     Faculty of Graduate Studies, Concordia University

$ 13,066 

1st Year
Fees

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Program Description

  • Concordia University offers a Master of Design [M.Des] program with a duration of 2-years (4 semesters).
  • 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 allows students to broaden their knowledge of design in the fields of visual communication, the built environment, interaction design, and design studies.
  • The MDes program provides a creative environment in which students are encouraged to explore conceptual and theoretical issues through project-based academic research.
  • Through this program, students focus on sustainability (ecological, social, and economic) as a philosophy fundamental to the future of design theory and practice.
  • The faculty and student ratio for this program is 1:16.
  • The average salary goes up to 82,500 USD after completing this program.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Master
Duration2 years
Total Credits45
Fees$ 20,731 for 2 years or 45 Credits Program
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Jan 15)
Language Proficiency TOEFL,IELTS,PTE
Offered by Faculty of Graduate Studies, Concordia University
Program Urlhttp://www.concordia.ca/academics/graduate/design.html

Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Applicants must hold an undergraduate degree or a graduate diploma in Design or equivalent in a relevant undergraduate degree program, with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Applicants with non-fine arts degrees must demonstrate technical and artistic/scholarly competence in their desired research area.
  • Students must exhibit a strong foundation in design practices from an interdisciplinary perspective.
  • If English is not the students’ first language they must provide proof of English competency. 
  • Student needs to prove English proficiency through IELTS/TOEFL/PTE any equivalent test.
  • The GRE is not required to get admission in the Concordia Unversity.

Indian Student Eligibility:

Applicant must have one of the following with grade B or first division:

  • Bachelor’s degree - minimum 4-year program;
  • or a 3-year program plus a  2-year Master’s degree.


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

Fall
Jan 15


Scores Required

90 / 120

Avg. Score in

TOEFL

7 / 9

Avg. Score in

IELTS

61 / 90

Avg. Score in

PTE


Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1Year 2
Tuition fees$13066$6533
Health insurance$154$154
Others$412$412
Total fees$13632$7099

Living Costs

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

Ranking

QS World University 2020

Ranked #51/ 200

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Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
FINCAD Women in Finance Scholarship $20,000 Yes N/A
Ontario Graduate Fellowship $8,459 Yes N/A
Aga khan Foundation Scholarships Variable Yes 31 Mar, 2020
Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
Ellis R. Ott Scholarship for Applied Statistics and Quality Management Variable Yes 01 Apr, 2020
VueVille Future Technology Scholarship $1,000 Yes 30 Sep, 2020
Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
JN Tata Endowment Scholarship Variable Yes 09 Mar, 2020
Debesh Kamal Scholarship $1,385 Yes 30 Apr, 2020
Bharat Petroleum Scholarship 2020 Variable Yes N/A
Paul Foundation scholarships $20,174 Yes N/A
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
(ISC)² Women’s Cybersecurity Scholarships Variable Yes 19 Feb, 2021
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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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