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Bishop's University

Sherbrooke, QC

Bishop's University students
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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 mission is offering undergraduate students a quality education in arts, sciences, 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.

2023/2024 Placement

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Home Payment

2024/2025 Placement

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Fast Facts

Location | Sherbrooke
Population | 167,000
Enrollment | 2,900
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home Payment
Term Dates
Fall | 09/07-12/22
Spring | 01/11-04/27
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Notable Academic Programs

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Arts Administration - The Arts Administration Program provides you with the knowledge, the tools and the connections to manage your artistic career or to become a leader in the arts sectors. Our program offers the perfect blend of courses in Arts Administration, Arts (fine arts, music, drama, film studies and public history and heritage) and Business, and includes six credits of experiential learning in and outside the campus. Everything in the curriculum is designed with one goal in mind: to prepare you to lead a long, exciting and rewarding career in the art world. In addition, here at BU, you will be part of a passionate multidisciplinary community with plenty of hands-on opportunities.

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Accounting, Agriculture, Anatomy... ++ show all


GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • No students accepted from other NSE members within Canada
  • 2.70 GPA
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
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
Canadian Students
  • Will accept Home Payment Pay

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 06/22/22

  • 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 for NSE Students
Regardless of Payment Plan, financial aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit $1300 Semester Home Optional
Parking Fee $133 Semester Home Optional
Orientation Fee $90 Semester Home Optional

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 06/22/22

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • On-Campus Housing
  • 30% living on campus
  • Double: $2700
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
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 06/22/22

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Health Insurance $425 Semester Home 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.


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