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Location | Sherbrooke
Population | 181,360
Enrollment | 31,170
Language | French
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home Payment

Term Dates
Fall | 08/26-12/23
Spring | 01/06-04/25

Universite de Sherbrooke

Sherbrooke, QC
1st in Canada for student satisfaction (universities with a School of medicine)
SustanabilityTracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) platinum certification
85% of the students population come from outside the area

About This Campus

Université de Sherbrooke main campus is situated on the flank of "Mont-Bellevue" on 300 hectares of green space. The area offers all the advantages of the city life in a delightfully natural setting. It is a French-speaking institution with 8 faculties (including a school of music). Academic programs are innovative and some are very unique in their method of teaching. The University offers a popular French as a Second Language program that gives students the opportunity to perfect the language through classes in oral and written French. Because of its leadership in sustainable development, UdeS is part of the top 10 in the world according to STARS (Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System). The Salle Maurice O'Bready Concert Hall located on-campus presents theater, comedy and concerts. The Sports Center also offers excellent facilities. Public transit is FREE for all students!

Location Information

The city of Sherbrooke is located in the Eastern Townships of Quebec. A beautiful bilingual (French/English) region, situated 1h30 southeast of Montreal, near the Vermont US border, and 2h30 from Quebec city.

Helpful Information

The language of instruction is French. See the Conditions section for more information.
2024-2025 Chance of Placement
Home Payment |Limited
Campus Availability & Deadlines
2025-2026 Chance of Placement
Home Payment |Excellent
Understand Chances of Placement


RegistrationClosed Programs
Kinesiology, Law, Medicine, Nursing, Physical Education, Psychology, Social Services

French literature and Communication courses requires EXCELLENT French proficiency. Business courses taught in English are not available to exchange students. Restrictions on courses can be found on this page: usherbrooke.ca/international/fr/echanges-et-courts-sejours/mobilite-entrante/programmes-echanges-etudiants/programmes-ouverts-et-exigences-particulieres

Notable Academic Programs

  • French as a Second Language (intermediate and advanced level) - The intensive schedule for some oral and written communication courses (3-4 weeks) allows students to progress to the next level upon completion of each course. This way, intermediate students can take up to 21 credits in one semester!

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Accounting, Biochemistry, Biology/Life Science... ++ show all


GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • General Eligibility Requirements
  • No students accepted from other NSE members within my own Canadian province
  • The language of instruction is French. No French proficiency report is required at the time of placement to participate in the French as a Second Language program. Students will be invited to take our institutional placement test 2 months before the beginning of the semester. According to the result to this test, a list of classes is suggested to each student. For all other programs, students must take our online French Placement Test prior to the March placement to demonstrate they have an advance French proficiency. Contact NSE coordinator to register to the test 2-3 weeks minimum before placement.
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept
Canadian Students - learn more
  • Will accept Home Payment Pay

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 05/15/24

Finances Tuition and Fees - Home Payment Students
  • Pay regular tuition to your home campus. No tuition/fees are paid to your host campus.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Home Payment: 21

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 $370 Year Home Mandatory
Parking Fee $144 Semester Home Optional
Course Fees / MaterialsVariesSemesterHost & HomeMandatory

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 05/15/24

On-Campus Housing Per Semester Off-Campus Housing
  • Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $380
  • Proximity to campus: variable
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Notes About Housing
Reservation for on-campus housing has to be made mid-March.

Meal Plans


Figures per Semester are current as of 05/15/24

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Health Insurance $324 Semester Home Mandatory

Important Notes about Health Insurance
Different options for Canadian students

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $0 per semester.


    Other Health Related Comments
    Learning and physical accessibility :
    Some remedial measures may be available. However, if the necessary accommodations generate fees, it is the student responsibility to pay those fees. It is therefore important to contact us before your arrival to see the possibilities and costs related to these services.

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