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Universite de Sherbrooke

Sherbrooke, QC

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Features

  1. 1st in Canada for student satisfaction (universities with a School of medicine)
  2. SustanabilityTracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) platinum certification
  3. 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. Summer options can be discuss depending on the program and before the March placement (January for a single term and November for 2 semesters due to immigration requirements).

2021/2022 Placement

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Home Payment
Open

2022/2023 Placement

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Home Payment
Excellent

Learn more about Chance of Placement
and choosing alternate options.

Fast Facts

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Location | Sherbrooke
Population | 170,816
Enrollment | 31,622
Language | French
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home Payment
Term Dates
Fall | 08/30-12/23
Spring | 01/05-04/29
featured area
quebec

Academics

Registration
  • Campus Catalog
  • Priority: After campus students
  • Syllabus Request for Course Pre-Approval: Contact Host Coordinator for assistance
Closed Programs
Kinesiology, Law, Medicine, Nursing, Physical Education, Psychology, Social Services

Limitations
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/etudiants-internationaux/echanges-et-courts-sejours/programmes-dechanges-etudiants/

Notable Academic Programs

  • French as a Foreign Language - 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, students can take up to 21 credits in one semester!

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

  • Accounting
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Life Science
  • Business Administration
  • Business Management
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communication
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • English
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Finance/Banking
  • French
  • History
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Relations
  • Literature
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Microbiology
  • Music
  • Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Secondary Education
  • Visual Arts

Conditions

GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • No students accepted from other NSE members within my own Canadian province
  • 2.5 GPA
  • 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.
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 06/03/21

Finances
  • 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: 21

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 $365 Year Home Mandatory
Parking Fee $129 Semester Home Optional

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 06/03/21

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • On-Campus Housing
  • 3% living on campus
  • Single: $1460
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • On campus living is limited
Off-Campus Housing
  • Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $365
  • Proximity to campus: variable
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Meal Plans

Health

Figures per Semester are current as of 06/03/21

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Health Insurance $300 Semester Home Pay 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.

Requirements

  • Health / accident insurance
  • Must buy host campus plan

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.

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