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Bishop's University

Sherbrooke, QC

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  1. English institution located in a bilingual setting
  2. Small welcoming student body; frequent interactions with faculty and staff
  3. Beautiful campus with easy access to urban and recreational amenities

About This Campus

Bishop's University, an English-speaking institution, was originally founded in 1843. It is situated within the small bilingual borough of Lennoxville (population 6000), which is a part of Sherbrooke, a vibrant and bilingual city of 167,000 residents. Bishop's is a university whose primary concern is offering undergraduate students a quality education in arts, sciences, business administration, and education. Its academic programs are broadly based and stress the inter-relationships of disciplines rather than their specializations. Emphasis is placed on personal contact between faculty and students through small classes and frequent use of seminars, labs and tutorials. Despite its small size, 25% of the student body is international, representing 69 countries and 30 states, and half of the Canadian student body comes from outside Québec. Bishop's is known for its tightly-knit but very welcoming community and its school spirit. All costs are given in Canadian dollars.

Location Information

Bishop's University is attractively situated amid the rolling hills and lakes of the Eastern Townships of southern Québec. It is a region with some of the finest outdoor recreation opportunities in Canada. It is a 1.5-hour drive to Montreal, a 2.5-hour drive to Quebec City, a 3.5-hour drive to Ottawa, and a 7.5-hour drive to Toronto. It is 30 miles north of the Vermont-QC border and 55 miles west of the Maine-QC border, and it is within driving distance of Boston and New York City.

Helpful Information

97% of Bishop's students live on campus or within walking distance of campus, making Bishop's very much a residential campus.

2021/2022 Placement

Home Payment

2022/2023 Placement

Home Payment

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and choosing alternate options.

Fast Facts

Location | Sherbrooke
Population | 167,000
Enrollment | 2,900
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home Payment
Term Dates
Fall | 09/08-12/20
Spring | 01/12-04/30
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  • Campus Catalog
  • Priority: According to class standing
  • Syllabus Request for Course Pre-Approval: Syllabus not available prior to exchange

Notable Academic Programs

  • Business Administration - Studying in the Williams School of Business provides you with a practical, experiential, interactive business education. You’ll learn to solve real-life dilemmas, devise innovative solutions for local companies and start building your own business network.
  • Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems - Do you wish to become an active participant in making a difference in the world? Change how you think globally and act locally? Acquire skills in ecological food production, a comprehensive understanding of how agroecosystems work, and earn an internationally recognized “Permaculture Design Certificate”? All of this is offered within the specialization in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems (SAFS) in the Department of Environment and Geography.
  • Educational Studies - Theory based and practice-oriented course of studies founded on the principles of social responsibility and respect for individual dignity.
  • Psychology - Aims at giving students an understanding of the human mind and behavior, but also enables them to be active, contributing members of their communities.
  • Sports Studies - The Sports Studies program provides an intensive study of sport and exercise in society. It’s designed to encourage students to adopt an interdisciplinary perspective that gathers together the individual, local, national and international dimensions of sport and exercise. Consequently, it exposes students to the social, biological, political, business and economic aspects of sport in sport in society. It also provides opportunities for practical experiences.

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

  • Accounting
  • Anatomy
  • Art
  • Art History
  • Astronomy
  • Astrophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Life Science
  • Botany/Plant Sciences
  • Business Administration
  • Business Management
  • Chemistry
  • Classical Studies
  • Coaching
  • Communication
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer and Information Science
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminology
  • Drawing
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Sciences
  • European History
  • Exercise Science
  • Film
  • Finance/Banking
  • Fine Art
  • French
  • Geography
  • German
  • Gerontology
  • Global Studies
  • History
  • Information Technology
  • International Business
  • International Studies
  • Journalism
  • Junior High/Middle School Education
  • Literature
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Neuroscience
  • Performing Arts: Voice
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Economy
  • Political Science
  • Pre-Law
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Psychology
  • Public Policy Studies
  • Religious Studies/Theology
  • Secondary Education
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Sports and Leisure Studies
  • Sports Management/Administration
  • Studio Art
  • Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)
  • Theater Arts/Drama/Acting
  • Visual Arts
  • Wildlife Biology
  • Women and Gender Studies
  • Zoology


GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • 2.70 GPA
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 237.00 paper, N/A computer or 90.00 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6.50
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept on Home Pay

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 07/15/21

  • Campus Budget
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Home Payment students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Home Payment: 18

Financial Aid - Home Payment
For eligible Home Payment students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Financial Aid - Canada
Regardless of Payment Plan, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.

Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit $1300 Semester Home Optional
Parking Fee $135 Year Home Optional
Orientation Fee $90 Semester Home Optional

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 07/15/21

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • On-Campus Housing
  • 30% living on campus
  • Double: $2700
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • On campus living is limited
Off-Campus Housing
  • Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $600
  • Proximity to campus: 1.5
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Meal Plans Notes About Meal Plans
Access to Dewhurst Dining Hall from 7:30 am to 11:30pm, 7 days a week, for the ‘all you care to eat’ continuous dining experience.


Figures per Semester are current as of 07/15/21

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Health Insurance $425 Semester Home Pay Mandatory

Important Notes about Health Insurance
All international students must purchase RSA Insurance, regardless of personal/home institution coverage, as per QC government rules. Citizens of a limited number of European countries (Denmark, Finland, France, Luxembourg, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, Belgium, Romania or Greece) may apply for provincial health coverage and have the RSA Insurance fee refunded to them.

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $425 per semester.


  • Health / accident insurance
  • Must buy host campus plan

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.
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