Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR)


Founded in 1969, the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières is a francophone public institution.

The Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières is located halfway between Montréal and Québec (which are respectively an hour and a half drive from Trois-Rivières).

One of the most attractive features of the university is its casual and informal atmosphere where students and professors work collaboratively during teaching and research activities.


Boukhedra, Fadila Incoming mobility

Student mobility team: Fadila Boukhedra, Catherine St-Amant et Marianne Beaudry

International Relations Office
3351, boul. des Forges, C.P. 500
Pavillon Suzor-Côté, Local 0019
Trois-Rivières (Québec) G9A 5H7

T (819) 376-5011 #2365
E. echange.bri@uqtr.ca
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Points of interest

Festivals & Nightlife

Human Scale

Maritime & Fluvial City

Nature & Adventure

Fields of study

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

Applicable for the academic year 2022-2023


To find out more about the programs of study offered to mobility students, admission requirements and the academic calendar, visit our website www.uqtr.ca/venir.


Study programs open to mobility

To consult the list of study programs that accept mobility students, click on this link Study program open to students outside Québec.


Deadlines to be respected

Nomination of candidates:

The partner must complete and send us the Excel nomination table by email to echange.bri@uqtr.ca.


  • Fall semester and both Fall-Winter semesters: from January 1 to March 10
  • Winter semester and both Winter-Summer semesters (available only for specific bilateral agreements): from June 1 to September 20


Application process:

Students will receive an email with a link to access the MoveOn online portal. They will need to complete the application form and submit all required documents.


  • Fall semester and both Fall-Winter semesters: from February 15 to March 31
  • Winter semester and both Winter-Summer semesters (available only for specific bilateral agreements): from July 15 to September 25


Application Form

Before applying, students must:


  1. Ensure that their sending university has a BCI-PQÉÉ agreement;
  2. Ensure that they meet the general admission requirements and, if it applies, additional admission requirements of their study program;
  3. Verify that the desired study program is offered to mobility students at UQTR;
  4. Verify that the desired courses are offered during the mobility semester at UQTR.


During deposit, students must:


  1. Ensure that their personal email address provided is valid and regularly consulted;
  2. Fill out the UQTR BIR-10 form (course selection) on the computer;
  3. Submit all required documents, respecting the specifications (PDF format, readable and translated);
  4. Submit the application form within the deadlines set by UQTR.


Required documents

  1. BCI form
  2. Copy of birth certificate displaying the full names of the candidate’s father and mother
  3. Copy of the passport
  4. UQTR BIR-10 form (course choices)
  5. The last pre-university year transcript of records
  6. All official pre-university diplomas
  7. All transcripts of records for each year of university completed (including the current year)
  8. All university diplomas (if it applies)
  9. Recommendation letter from a professor of the sending university
  10. Résumé with professional photo
  11. Motivation letter
  12. One of the following proof of language proficiency (when French isn’t the mother tongue):
    1. DALF (Diploma in Advanced French)
    2. DELF (Diploma in French Studies)
    3. Letter from the sending university certifying the student’s proficiency in French
  13. Portfolio (only for Arts plastiques and Nouveaux médias programs)


Official answer


Candidates who have been accepted in the mobility program will receive an official answer (admission letter) by e-mail from the Registrar’s Office.


The application will be processed under the student mobility program:

  • 0903 – Undergraduate Microprogram for Short Term Students 1 semester
  • 0904 – Undergraduate Microprogram for Short Term Students 2 semesters
  • 0905 – Graduate Short Program for Short Term Students 1 semester
  • 0906 – Graduate Short Program for Short Term Students 2 semesters


It is very important that students do not apply for regular admission. They must follow the information given by the student mobility team to apply for mobility admission.



For rejected candidates, the mobility team will write an e-mail to the sending university and will forward the application file to the next university on the priority list, if it applies.


Teaching language and language proficiency

UQTR courses are taught in French for all undergrad programs. Students must, therefore, be able to speak, read, and write in French. The minimum acceptable level is intermediate/advanced or the equivalent of Level B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Course selection and credits

Students must make a course selection based on the course offerings available at the time of application. This choice of courses is subject to change upon arrival or registration of the student.


Students will have to take a number of credits per semester to be enrolled full time.

  • Bachelor’s degree: 12 credits (e.g. 4 x 3-credit courses)
  • Master’s degree, DESS and PhD: 9 credits (for example: 3 courses of 3 credits)


Warning: It is possible to take 15 credits at the bachelor’s level and 12 at the master’s level, but this is not recommended due to demanding course load. Generally, one 3-hour course (3 credits) is equivalent to a personal workload of 6 hours each week for 15 weeks. UQTR recognizes that 2 European credits are equivalent to 1 credit in Québec.


Academic calendar

  • Fall semester (1st): starts in September and ends in December
  • Winter semester (2nd): starts in January and ends in April


For specific dates, consult UQTR’s university calendar.


Québec university system

Québec university system consists of 3 study cycles. Students can have access to the first cycle after 13 years of schooling.


  • Cycle 1: Undergraduate degree (3 to 4 years)
  • 2nd cycle: Master’s degree (2 years) and Cycle 2 diploma (1 year)
  • 3rd cycle: Doctorate (3 to 5 years)



It is the student’s responsibility to make their own arrangements for housing. Housing is available during the student’s stay on the university campus, consult this website.



The UQTR is obliged to insure students on mobility. Therefore, they must subscribe to the mandatory Desjardins insurance or present proof of insurance with the RAMQ if they are eligible. For more information, consult this web page.


Internship and research work
Under the BCI-PQÉÉ, off-campus work or internship activities and courses containing the word «internship» are not accessible to mobility students.

École internationale de français

Non French-speaking students: Possibility of taking 1 French course during the semester. Fees may apply. Write to us for more details at echange.bri@uqtr.ca.


Grading system and transcript

Visit our website to learn more about UQTR’s grading system.


Reception of the transcript of records: Students must fill out a request on the UQTR student portal once they have completed their stay. The transcript will then be posted on the student portal and they can send it to their sending university’s academic supervisor. To fully understand the UQTR’s transcript, we invite you to consult the Official Transcript Guide.


Official documents to be signed

If students have official documents (such as the learning agreement, study contract, attestation of participation in the mobility program, etc.) from their sending university that require a seal or signature from the UQTR, they can request them approximately 3 weeks after the start of the academic year.