Université de Sherbrooke

Sherbrooke / Longueuil

As the only university located outside Québec’s major urban centers to have a Faculty of Medicine and a Faculty of Law and to offer, at all three university levels, a wide range of study programs, the Université de Sherbrooke owes its growth and influence to a tradition of innovation that continues to drive its activities.

The human dimension that distinguishes UdeS is unanimously accepted by students. This is due to the accessibility of the faculty, the small size of the groups promoting exchanges and the lively life on its campuses.


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USherbrooke International
2500, boul. de l’Université, local E5-1283
Sherbrooke (Québec) J1K 2R1

T (819) 821-8000 #62686
E. prog.echanges@USherbrooke.ca
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Fields of study

  • Administration
  • Applied Sciences (Engineering)
  • Applied Sciences (other than Engineering)
  • Education
  • Fine Arts
  • Health Sciences
  • Humanities
  • Law
  • Literature
  • Pure Sciences
List of programs offered to exchange students

Applicable for the academic year 2021-2022


Application Deadline

  • March 31, 2021

– Please note that Université de Sherbrooke will not accept any students on the second round.

Applying to Université Sherbrooke

Number of copies requested of the application file: 
  • One copy by regular mail (nothing by e-mail please)
  • We reserve the right to refuse all incomplete application files without explanations.
  • As an exchange student, you do not need to complete the UdeS Admission Form online.
  • Students admitted to an exchange program cannot apply for work terms off campus.

The courses available to exchange students by trimester and specific admission requirements can be find on this page for most faculties. If not, use the Course directory.


Programs offered to exchange students

The list of programs that are offered to exchange students can be found here : List of programs open to exchange students from outside of Quebec.

Course selection

Number of credits required during the exchange program:
  • Minimum of 12 credits per semester for undergraduate programs
  • Minimum of 9 credits per semester for graduate programs

1 credit at UdeS = 15 class hours, 15 work hours, 15 study hours over a 15 weeks period


At the graduate level, the complexity of learning or the extent of the burden of personal work is normally greater than at the undergraduate level.

  • Undergraduate: 1 credit in Québec = 2 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System)
  • Graduate: it is more common to see 1 credit in Québec = 2.5 ECTS

It is best to indicate a complete list of courses (with replacement options) on the application form. Preferably, you should select your courses from one program or one faculty. Most faculties offer students the possibility to take one course outside their home faculty but, in such a case, students are responsible for the registration process once they are on campus.

Acceptance to a program does not guarantee access to selected courses. Circumstances may require that you select new courses upon your arrival on campus. If you are required to take a particular course, please check with us before leaving your home country.


Course Registration

Official registration generally takes place once on campus. Some faculties allow pre-selection a few weeks before the start of class.


French as a Second Language

Students can participate in our intensive French as a second language programs through this exchange program (tuition free).

More information


Language Center:

If you wish to take a language course, please see the placement test information.


Academic calendar




BCI exchange students are not eligible to off-campus internships.



On-campus housing (limited)

Uni-logi (Off-campus housing)

Estudiantine (Off-campus housing)


Health Insurance

International students must purchase the health and hospitalization insurance provided on campus upon arrival.  Students with the citizenship of the following countries : Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Luxembourg, Norway, Portugal, Romania and Sweden, can get a waiver on presentation of the signed appropriate forms.


Physical or learning disabilities

Some remedial measures may be available during your studies. However, if the necessary accommodations generate fees, it is your responsibility to pay those fees.  It is therefore important to contact us at prog.integration@USherbrooke.ca before your arrival to see the possibilities and costs related to these services.

Campus principal
2500, boul. de l’Université
Sherbrooke (Québec)
J1K 2R1

Campus de la santé
3001, 12e avenue Nord
Sherbrooke (Québec)
J1H 5N4

Campus de Longueuil
150, place Charles-Le Moyne, C. P. 200
Longueuil (Québec)
J4K 0A8