Université de Sherbrooke
Sherbrooke / Longueuil
As the only university located outside Québec’s major urban centres 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.
2500, boul. de l’Université
Sherbrooke, QC J1K 2R1
The Université de Sherbrooke is a French-speaking institution that offers practical learning methods, green campuses and an outstanding quality of life between rivers and mountains. No wonder it ranks first as the most appreciated university in Canada by its students!
Points of interest
Festivals & Nightlife
Nature & Adventure
Fields of study
- Applied Sciences (Engineering)
- Applied Sciences (other than Engineering)
- Fine Arts
- Health Sciences
- Pure Sciences
Applicable for the academic year 2020-2021
- March 31, 2020
IMPORTANT – 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.
We reserve the right to refuse all incomplete application files without explanations.
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.
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 week 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 this link before leaving your home country.
Official registration generally takes place once on campus. Some faculties allow pre-selection by mail within six (6) weeks of the start of class.
Students can participate in our intensive French as a second language programs and to our French Summer School through this exchange program (tuition free).
Microprogramme de 1er cycle en français langue seconde :
French Summer School:
If you wish to take a language course, please see the placement test information.
BCI exchange students are not eligible to off-campus internships.
On-campus housing (limited)
Uni-logi (Off-campus housing)
Estudiantine (Off-campus housing)
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.
2500, boul. de l’Université
Campus de la santé
3001, 12e avenue Nord
Campus de Longueuil
150, place Charles-Le Moyne, C. P. 200