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Universite de Sherbrooke

Sherbrooke, QC



  1. 1st in Canada for student satisfaction (universities with a School of medicine)
  2. 1st among Canadian universities in terms of sustainable development
  3. 8 out of 10 students come from outside the area

About This Campus

Universite 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, promotion and development of fair trade practices, UdeS is the first francophone university in Canada to receive the national Fair Trade Campus designation from Fairtrade Canada. 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 UdeS students with student ID!

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).

2020/2021 Placement

Host Payment (A)
Home Payment (B)

2021/2022 Placement

Home Payment (B)

Learn more about Chance of Placement
and choosing alternate options.

Fast Facts

Location | Sherbrooke
Population | 165,937
Enrollment | 31,192
Language | French
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home (B)
Term Dates
Fall | 08/26-12/23
Spring | 01/06-04/24
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-- Campus Catalog --

Registration Priority
  • After campus students
Closed Programs
Law, Medicine, Nursing, 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/etudiants-internationaux/echanges/

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
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communication
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • English
  • Environmental Health Engineering
  • Epidemiology
  • Exercise Science
  • Experimental Pathology
  • Finance/Banking
  • French
  • History
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Relations
  • Kinesiology
  • Literature
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Music
  • Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Secondary Education
  • Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)
  • Visual Arts


Quick Links 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 / Fees

-- Campus Budget --
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment (Plan B) 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 (Plan B) students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Home Payment (Plan B): 21
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 02/14/20.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit $305 Year Plan B Mandatory
Parking Fee $121 Semester Plan B Optional

Financial Aid

Home Payment (Plan B)
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

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

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 02/14/20

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • 4% living on campus
  • Single: $1420
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • On campus living is limited
Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $325
  • Proximity to campus: variable
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Meal Plans Per Semester
  • Meal plans are not available.

Health Ins.

Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 02/14/20.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Health Insurance $300 Semester Plan B Mandatory

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $300 per semester.

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