Université de Sherbrooke

Université de Sherbrooke | Sherbrooke, Que. | Founded 1954

A student working in a lab at the University of Sherbrooke. (Courtesy of the University of Sherbrooke)

A student working in a lab at the University of Sherbrooke. (Courtesy of the University of Sherbrooke)

Sherbrooke is a university that gives its students a chance to see the world, offering opportunities abroad in more than 40 countries so students can expand their intercultural and language skills. Sherbrooke also emphasizes a practical approach to learning. Its small class sizes, close relationships between professors and students, and a wide range of programs integrated with co-op and internships provide more than 5,100 placements each year.

“Sherbrooke offers an exceptional environment for pursuing university studies. Renowned for its methods of learning, our university is one of the most appreciated in Canada by its students,” says rector Pierre Cossette. When students need a break, 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, a pharmacology institute 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.

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Standout Programs
Applied Politics: This program offers opportunities for practical experience through work placements and simulations of parliamentary proceedings. Students can choose from six learning streams, including public policy, political economy and international co-operation.
• Building Engineering: Students explore sustainable design while considering economic, social and environmental issues. A well-equipped studio space and co-op work terms provide practical training.
• Molecular and Cellular Biology: Study the mechanisms that shape living organisms in state-of-the-art labs, and draw on bioinformatics, modelling and metadata.

Cool Courses
• Social Entrepreneurship: Students create, or join, an existing project with social and environmental impact. Topics include communications, project management and successful practices. Open to all students.
Abenaki Language and Culture: Study the fundamentals of the language and its oral traditions, history and cultural context.

Tuition (includes compulsory ancillary fees)
$3,410 ($8,970 out-of-province students)
Minimum Entering Grades
Arts: R score 21.1-27.4 · Science: R score 22.4-24.4 · Commerce: R score 24.5 · Engineering: R score 23.4-28.9
Student Body
Undergraduates: Full-time: 11,991 · Part-time: 4,447
Graduates: Full-time: 4,699 · Part-time: 6,004
International Students: First-year: 10.2% ·
Graduate: 26.8%
Male-Female Ratio: 46 to 54
Housing Facts
Residence offerings reduced because of COVID-19
Residence Spaces: 582 (700 last year; first come, first served)
Residence Costs: Single room without meals: $2,896 to $4,000

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