Université du Québec à Rimouski (UQAR)

Rimouski / Lévis

The Université du Québec à Rimouski (UQAR) offers a learning environment fostering community, social and sports initiatives.

While focusing on student success, the programs offered at UQAR stand out by their excellence and uniqueness. With more than 160 programs offered, UQAR has also established partnerships with universities in 15 countries around the world, through 70 cooperation and exchange programs.

UQAR welcomes hundreds of foreign students who contribute to enhance the campus environment.


Lizotte, Micheline Commis à la gestion académique

300, allée des Ursulines Bureau E-205.2
Rimouski (Québec)

T 1 800-511-3382 poste 1929
E. micheline_lizotte@uqar.ca
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Points of interest

Human Scale

Maritime & Fluvial City

Nature & Adventure

Fields of study

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

Applicable for the academic year 2022-2023


Deadline for receipt of the application file

  • March 31 for an application in the fall term (September) or for the full year
  • UQAR is no longer accepting applications for the Winter 2023 semester (January).

Note: UQAR will only process the files of students who have indicated UQAR as their first choice.


Application instructions

  • The application file can be sent by email.
  • PDF is the only accepted digital format.
  • All documents must be legible.
  • All illegible or incomplete files will not be processed. In addition, documents sent in other format than PDF will be rejected


Required documentation

  1. BCI/ PQEE form;
  2. Cover letter;
  3. Copies of all university transcripts (including the current year);
  4. Copies of all diplomas or certificates of successful completion (pre-university and university);
  5. List of courses approved by your home institution. Please ensure that the courses you selected are offered in the semester of your choice. All courses also have to be validated in advance by the Head of the program at the Host institution(UQAR);
  6. Recommendation letter from one of your home university professor;
  7. Copy of your birth certificate with your parents’ full names;
  8. Copy of your passport.

Available programs for student exchanges

The list of programs accepting exchange students can be found under the link Programmes d’études ouverts aux étudiants en échange above.

Given the limited summer course offering, UQAR is only accepting graduate studies applications in the engineering field for this semester. All applications must be submitted by February 1st.

Capacity is limited for the biology undergraduate studies field.  20 places are available for the Fall 2022 and winter 2023 semesters, or the full academic year at UQAR.

Course offering

The courses selected for each semester must be offered by the Host University, as not all course are offered on a continuous basis.  It is the student’s responsibility to ensure the courses they chose are available .  This has to be don by contactint the person in charge of their field of study at the Host institution. If one or more courses are unavailable, alternative choices will have to be made upon arrival at the Host institution.

The final course offering is available on the UQAR website at least two months before a semester begins.

Academic calendar

University calendar



University residences
Residences available only at Rimouski

Campus de Rimouski
300, allée des Ursulines, C.P. 3300, succ. A
Rimouski (Québec) Canada
G5L 3A1

Campus de Lévis
1595, boulevard Alphonse-Desjardins
Lévis (Québec) Canada
G6V 0A6