Université du Québec à Rimouski

Founded 1973 | Rimouski, QC

About UQAR

With its main campus on the shores of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, 300 kilometres northeast of Quebec City, the Université du Québec à Rimouski is the northernmost university in the province. The geology of eastern Quebec influences its research areas. UQAR offers more than 170 programs from the undergraduate to the doctoral level in fields such as marine sciences, environmental and bioresource chemistry, geography and regional development, engineering, education, management, and social sciences. Students come from around the globe to study with scientists whose expertise covers a broad spectrum of ocean-related issues.

Engineering students have an opportunity to specialize in coastal infrastructure through courses that explore shoreline stability, construction and design. A unique biology program provides theoretical and practical training in areas that range from zoology and ecology to botany. Also noteworthy is a research area known as “nordicity,” which explores the changing landscape of the far North. On the Lévis campus, across the St. Lawrence River from Quebec City, popular programs include education, nursing, social work, administration and computer science.

Tuition (includes compulsory ancillary fees)

$3,390 ($9,501 out-of-province students)

Minimum Entering Grades

Grades and requirements vary by program; admission is not contingent on the R score for most programs

Student Body

Undergraduates: Full-time: 2,531 | Part-time: 2,553

Graduates: Full-time: 878 | Part-time: 539

International Students: First-year: 13.5% | Graduate: 41.1%

Housing Facts

Residence Spaces: 314 (first come, first served)

Residence Costs: Apartment-style: $3,080 to $3,240