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QS-Concordia University Scholarship: 2017 Winner

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Concordia University and QS have joined forces to offer a scholarship to one lucky student at the Canadian institution. The scholarship, which allows its winner to be exempt from paying tuition fees at the international rate, has been awarded this year to Indian student Debdeep Chatterjee from Calcutta.

Debdeep is studying a master’s degree in supply chain management at Concordia University, having previously studied engineering in India and worked as a consultant at Schneider Electric. Drawn to studying in Montreal by the high quality of life and multicultural atmosphere, he told us about his hopes to complete a doctoral degree after his masters, something which should be more possible because of this scholarship.

He said: “I’d like to get formally trained in the art of doing research. Although I’ve done some in the past, it was limited in style and scope. During my masters, I wish to invest a large portion of my time in improving the methodologies and techniques I use in my research.”

Debdeep learned of the scholarship after attending the QS World Grad School Tour. He said: “It will definitely lessen my reliance upon a student loan or part-time job to cover my expenses. I’ll be able to dedicate more time to my studies and also find more time to be involved in different clubs and activities.”

Advice for future applicants

“My suggestion would be to spend time exploring different opportunities for financial assistance and to apply to each one, no matter how unlikely your chances of being successful. When writing a scholarship application, it’s important to develop your own ideas and spend time proof-reading to make sure you achieve the right balance of being brief, meaningful and original.”

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Written by Craig OCallaghan
As editor of, Craig oversees the site's editorial content and network of student contributors. He also plays a key editorial role in the publication of several guides and reports, including the QS Top Grad School Guide.

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Sir I want to get admission in ( nanotechnology ) from where I start I have completed my postgraduate of chemistry