Sherbrooke

Université de Sherbrooke | Sherbrooke, Que. | Founded 1954

(Courtesy of Université de Sherbrooke)

(Courtesy of Université de 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. Meanwhile, more than 1,600 foreign students from 88 countries attend the university. Sherbrooke features small class sizes, close relationships between professors and students, and a wide range of programs integrated with co-op and internships that provide more than 5,000 placements each year. At the graduate level, the school recently launched a new diploma in sport governance and anti-doping. “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.

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
Biotechnology Engineering: Students learn how to make bioproducts and pharmaceuticals, such as antibiotics and vaccines. Five paid internships are included.
• Multimedia and Video Games: Students combine creative and mathematical skills to design software related to video games, computer graphics, image processing, artificial intelligence and more.
• Professional Translation: Through classroom study and internships, students master everything from scientific and technical to literary translation.

Cool Courses
• Introduction to the History and Archaeology of Stone Art: Uncover traditions and techniques of stone art around the world.
• Socially Responsible Management: Students develop a mandate to help businesses and organizations make a positive impact on society.

Tuition (includes compulsory ancillary fees)
$3,348 ($9,129 out-of-province students)
Minimum Entering Grades
Arts: R score 21.1-27.4 · Science: R score 21.6-24.3 · Commerce: R score 24.1-24.5 · Engineering: R score 23.4-28.9
Student Body
Undergraduates: Full-time: 11,725 · Part-time: 4,299
Graduates: Full-time: 4,625 · Part-time: 5,893
International Students: First-year: 1.1% · Graduate: 24.4%
Male-Female Ratio: 45 to 55
Housing Facts
Residence Spaces: 700 (first come, first served)
Residence Costs: Double room: $2,280 to $2,460 · Single room: $2,920 to $4,040

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