Academic Aid

Many newcomers require academic aid in many forms, as many arrive in Canada without the ability to provide documentation of their previous educational history, such as transcripts and academic evaluations. At The Refugee Centre, we want to recognize individuals for their hard work, and assist them in their time of need. We offer academic equalization in conjunction with counselling, as well as several scholarships and bursaries for students and prospective students.

Services Provided


The WES Gateway Program assesses the educational credentials of individuals who have been displaced because of adverse circumstances in their country and have limited proof of academic achievements.

Partnership With WES Gateway Program

Computers play a key role in developing new personal, social and professional skills which encourages people to resume studies or seek permanent employment. OPEQ's mission is to give or sell powerful computer systems at minimal cost to public schools and libraries as well as other non-profit organizations.

Book an Appointment With Academic Aid

We're committed to supporting and empowering newly arrived refugees, in their quest for a better education and stable life here in Montreal. The "Incoming Refugee Sponsorship Bursary" will be available to up to five refugees per semester, who are planning to study in Concordia University, Montreal. Please fill out the application provided below.

Apply for IRSB: Incoming Refugee Scholarship Bursary
TRC Computer and Electronics Donations

Donating a computer, phone or tablet is simple and fast. Please email us at and schedule a time to organize delivery. If you need a PC or laptop, please book an appointment with our Academic Aid Counselors.

Book an Appointment With Academic Aid

Information Packages

academic aid package

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