Université de Sherbrooke

Université de Sherbrooke | Sherbrooke, Que. | Founded 1954

Sherbrooke University campus exterior

Automne 2017. (François Lafrance/Université de Sherbrooke)

Sherbrooke is a university that gives its students a chance to see the world, offering international opportunities so they can gain a deeper understanding of an increasingly interconnected planet—it has more than 300 agreements with universities in 41 countries. Sherbrooke also emphasizes a practical approach to learning, with small class sizes, close relationships between professors and students, and a massive co-op program that provides up to 4,700 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, home to a 400-bed hospital, pharmacology institute and 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. In addition, Sherbrooke offers its medical program in Saguenay and Moncton through partnerships with the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi and the Université de Moncton.

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Standout Programs
• English and Intercultural Studies: This program explores the role of the English language globally, its relation to other languages, and how language interacts with the concepts of nation, ethnicity and identity. Students graduate with strong English-language skills, including writing, translating and communication.
• Pharmacology: Students gain in-depth understanding of all phases of medication development, from discovery to marketing, through practical coursework and at least 400 hours in the lab; option of paid internships.
Guidance and Counselling: Introduces students to the basics of biopsychosocial development, career development and professional ethics needed for careers as guidance counsellors; offers paid internships.

Cool Courses
• French Summer School: This intensive five-week course allows students to improve their French writing and speaking skills while discovering Quebec and its culture.
• Biotechnological Process Design: Working with industry partners, students apply their knowledge of bioprocesses to design actual projects, such as a microbrewery or a microdistillery.

$3,800 ($8,812 out-of-province students)
Minimum Entering Grades
Arts: R score 20.1 to 27.2 · Science: R score 22 to 24.5 · Commerce: R score 23.5 · Engineering: R score 22.7 to 27.4
Student Body
Undergraduates: Full-time: 11,837 · Part-time: 4,454
Graduates: Full-time: 4,742 · Part-time: 5,645
International Students: First-year: 8.7% ·
Graduate: 24.3%
Male-Female Ratio: 45 to 55
Residence Spaces
882 (first come, first served)
Residence Costs
Double room without meals: $2,212 to $2,336 · Single room without meals: $2,776 to $4,424

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