The CSU awards 35 bursaries valued at $650 each academic year. 

The goal of the CSU bursaries is to help students with demonstrated financial need alleviate some of the pressures associated with the high cost of post-secondary education, and to recognize their academic and extra-curricular achievements.

In awarding its bursaries, the CSU takes a holistic approach and considers each applicant’s financial need, academic achievement, extra-curricular activities, and statement of merit. Every reasonable attempt will be made to award bursaries on the basis of gender equity. Candidates are selected by the CSU’s Sustainability Committee, as per the Committee’s mandate to work towards social and economic sustainability efforts, and in accordance with the guidelines set out in the CSU Bursary Distribution Policy.


Eligibility requirements

Undergraduate students who have completed at least three credits at Concordia University are eligible to apply for CSU bursaries. Additional eligibility requirements may apply for certain bursaries, as outlined below.

Please note that Councillors, CSU Executives, members of the CSU’s Judicial Board, employees of the CSU, and the Chair and Secretary of the CSU Council of Representatives are ineligible to receive these bursaries.


Faculty-Based Bursaries

Arts and Science Student Bursary
Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science Student Bursary
Fine Arts Student Bursary
John Molson School of Business Student Bursary
Independent Student Bursary


Additional Bursaries

Black and Indigenous Student Bursary

These bursaries recognize individuals within the Black or Indigenous communities who have dedicated themselves to removing systemic barriers. Individuals who have taken on leadership roles or have otherwise put time into helping their community are eligible for this award.

Concordia Student Athlete Bursary

These bursaries are intended to support students who are combining athletic accomplishments and competitions with their regular undergraduate schooling. Both Concordia’s undergraduate varsity athletes and undergraduate students competing at a provincial or national level in their respective sports are eligible for these bursaries.

Outstanding Contribution to Student Life

These bursaries recognize students from any faculty who have dedicated substantial extracurricular time to groups, projects, and initiatives that enrich student life at Concordia.

Outstanding Contribution to an External Community

These bursaries support undergraduate students who have made significant contributions to an external community off-campus. Individuals who have taken on leadership roles or have otherwise put time into helping a particular community, in Canada or abroad, are eligible for this award.

Outstanding Academic Achievement

These bursaries recognize students for their academic achievements, specifically when the university itself has failed to do so. The CSU acknowledges that academic achievement can enrich campus life, and can help advance the important academic mission of the university. This bursary will be given out to five (5) students with a GPA of 3.6 or higher, enrolled in any Concordia program, and who are not receiving any scholarships from the university.​

Student-Parent Bursary

The CSU recognizes that there can be significant barriers facing students who are parents and studying at university. These bursaries are meant to help relieve some of the financial barriers facing student parents.

How to Apply

In addition to completing the bursary application form, the applicant must include:

  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Current student transcript (an unofficial copy is sufficient)
  • One (1) page letter of merit written by the applicant
  • One (1) letter of reference (required only for the following bursaries: Outstanding Academic Achievement, Outstanding Contribution to Student Life, Outstanding Contribution to an External Community, and Concordia Student Athlete)

All required documentation must be submitted in order for your application to be eligible.The application deadline for the Fall semester is November 15th 2023 at 11:59pm.

Fill out the online bursary form

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Please fill out the form to apply for bursary applications. If you have any questions or encounter any problems please e-mail bursaries@csu.qc.ca.