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 35 countries so students can expand their intercultural and language skills. Sherbrooke also emphasizes a practical approach to learning, with 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 4,800 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 700-bed 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. In addition, 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
Music: This program goes beyond traditional theory. With new state-of-the-art recording studios available 24/7, students work on practical projects, such as how to create music for film and video games.
Nursing: Students gain practical experience through paid internships in hospitals, community environments and nursing homes during the school year and the summer. Nursing students graduate with eight months of clinical experience already on their CV.
Guidance and Counselling: This program gives students the basics of biopsychosocial development, career development and professional ethics, as well as practical skills in intervention methods that are needed for careers as counsellors in a variety of sectors; includes three paid internships.

Cool Courses
Social Entrepreneurship: Students from all programs can take this course in which they create, or join, an existing project with social and environmental impact. Topics include communications, project management and successful practices.
Abenaki Language and Culture: Study fundamentals of the language, as well as its history, oral traditions and cultural context.

$3,330 ($8,730 out-of-province students) (includes compulsory ancillary fees)
Minimum Entering Grades
Arts: R score 21.4 to 27.2 · Science: R score 22 to 24.5 · Commerce: R score 24 · Engineering: R score 23.5 to 28.3
Student Body
Undergraduates: Full-time: 11,900 · Part-time: 4,457
Graduates: Full-time: 4,632 · Part-time: 5,851
International Students: First-year: 9.1% ·
Graduate: 26%
Male-Female Ratio: 46 to 54
Housing Facts
Residence Spaces: 700 (first come, first served)
Residence Costs: Double room without meals: $1,960 to $2,376 · Single room without meals: $2,840 to $3,560

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