Université de Sherbrooke

Founded 1954 | Sherbrooke, QC

Sherbrooke is a university that gives its students a chance to see the world, offering opportunities abroad in 36 countries so students can expand their intercultural and language skills. Meanwhile, more than 3,000 international students from 104 countries and territories attend the university. Sherbrooke features small class sizes, which help foster close relationships between professors and students. A long-established co-op program, one of the largest in Canada, integrates a wide range of programs with co-op and internships that provide more than 5,000 placements each year. “Sherbrooke offers an exceptional environment for pursuing university studies. Renowned for its methods of learning, our university is appreciated by its students,” says rector Pierre Cossette.

A green oasis with a waterfall is at the heart of the main campus, and nearby Mont-Bellevue Park offers activities such as skiing and snowshoeing. The university has two satellite campuses: the Sherbrooke Health campus, which is home to a vast biomedical complex, including a hospital and a clinical research centre; and the Longueuil campus, which offers more than 120 continuing education programs in fields such as administration, education, engineering and health sciences. Many classes are held in the evenings or on weekends to make them accessible for students with full-time jobs. Sherbrooke’s medical program is also offered in Saguenay and Moncton through partnerships with the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi and the Université de Moncton.

Campus Buzz

The school’s Student Life Pavilion and cafeteria have both been recently renovated, providing modern and accessible spaces for students. 

Standout Programs

• Economics: This program offers a strong focus on practice, giving students real-world experience through paid internships. Students can choose from three specialized paths—finance, applied economics and political economics.

• Environmental Studies: Through case studies, applied projects and internships, students explore the consequences of human activity upon the environment and learn strategies to reduce the impact.

• Chemical Engineering: Students are trained to take a global vision of industrial development and to consider social and environmental issues. The program features internships, design projects and strong industry links.

Tuition (includes compulsory ancillary fees)

$3,134 ($9,387 out-of-province students)

Minimum Entering Grades

R score 21.6-22 | Science: R score 22.5-30.3 | Commerce: R score 24.6-25.1 | Engineering: R score 22.2-26.7

Student Body

Undergraduates: Full-time: 11,662 | Part-time: 4,178

Graduates: Full-time: 4,992 | Part-time: 6,409

International Students: First-year: 7.7% | Graduate: 32.2%

Housing Facts

Residence Spaces: 700 (400 reserved for first-year students)

Residence Costs: Single room: $3,048 to $4,248

Cool Courses

• Integrative Projects in Quantum Programming: Students apply concepts from courses in computer science, math and physics to problem-solving projects.

• Eco-responsibility in One’s Profession: Through coaching and collaborative activities, students in this course prepare to bring eco-responsible awareness to their future careers.

Student Life on Campus

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