Coady Admissions

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Please Note: Some of our courses have very specific requirements. Please check out our education programs for more detail.

Admission Requirements

  • Relevant years of experience and education in community development work,
  • Member of a civil society, government or private sector organization working to create positive social change,
  • Ability to contribute in a participatory learning classroom experience,
  • Potential to improve and expand the impact of your work as the result of attending a Coady program,
  • Commitment to apply Coady learning in your organization and/or community,
  • Commitment to contribute to on-going learning within Coady alumni networks,
  • All instruction at Coady Institute is conducted in English. Proof of English language skills is required


Coady continues to work toward reducing program fees through our scholarships. The table below outlines the program costs for 2018 and 2019 programs.

*Program costs are subject to change.

All successful applicants are responsible for the cost of travel.

Most qualified candidates receive a scholarship to assist with program costs. Please visit the scholarships page.


Thanks to the generous financial support of Global Affairs Canada, as well as a number of individual and institutional donors, the Coady International Institute is able to offer partial scholarships to most candidates accepted into the Institute’s education programs. Click here for more information on scholarships.

Travel Documents

More information to come.

Frequently Asked Questions

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