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 2021-2022


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


Deadline for receipt of application

Nomination deadlines:

The partner must confirm the candidate’s information (name, email and desired programs of study at UQTR) by email to echange.bri@uqtr.ca.

  • Fall semester (1) and both fall-winter semester (2): from January 1 to March 10
  • Winter semester (1): from June 1 to September 15


Application deadlines:

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 (1) and both fall-winter semester (2): from February 15 to March 31
  • Winter semester (1): from July 15 to September 20


How to apply to UQTR

Before applying, students must:

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


In order to submit their application, students must:

  1. Be selected and nominated by email to echange.bri@uqtr.ca by their home university before the UQTR deadlines;
  2. Ensure that their email address (personal email) provided in the application file is valid and regularly consulted;
  3. Ensure that they obtain the approval of the courses selected at UQTR from the academic supervisor of their home university;
  4. Fill out the UQTR BIR-10 form (course selection) on the computer;
  5. Complete the forms requested by UQTR, gather the required documents and submit them to the MoveOn online portal. The link to access the portal will be emailed to students in due time;
  6. Respect the application deadlines set by UQTR.


Required documents:

  1. A copy of the birth certificate with the full names of the parents;
  2. A copy of the passport;
  3. The form BIR-10 (course selection);
  4. The latest pre-university transcript;
  5. All pre-university diplomas or attestations of completion of the pre-university diploma;
  6. All university transcripts (including the current year);
  7. All university diplomas (if applicable);
  8. The letter of recommendation from a professor at the home university;
  9. The resume with professional photo;
  10. The motivation letter;
  11. The BCI form;
  12. One of the following proofs regarding the language of use (if the mother tongue is not French):
    1. DALF;
    2. DELF;
    3. Letter from the academic director attesting to the minimum level of French (B2).
  13. The portfolio in PDF format for visual arts programs (7211 or 7212).


Official response

Candidates who have been accepted to the exchange program will receive an official response (admission letter) by e-mail to their personal e-mail address from the Registrar’s Office.

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



In the first cycle, classes are given in French. Students must therefore speak, write and read in French. The minimum level accepted is intermediate/advanced or the equivalent of level B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. A document attesting to the level of French will be requested from the student if his/her mother tongue is not French.


Study programs open to exchanges

To consult the list of study programs that accept exchange students, click on this link: list of programs available 

Course selection

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.


Academic calendar

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

For specific dates, consult the university calendar of UQTR.


Internship and research work

Under the BCI-PQÉÉ, off-campus work or internship activities and courses containing the word «internship» are not accessible to exchange students. UQTR is not responsible for students who wish to do an internship in Québec during their studies. If a student plans to do an internship at the same time as his or her studies, he or she will have to obtain the necessary residence permits by consulting the IRCC website.


On-campus housing

Available during the student’s stay on the university campus, consult the “Logements et résidences” page on the UQTR website.



Generally, 1 course of 3 hours (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.

  • Students applying for a undergraduate program will have to select between 12 and 15 credits.
  • Students applying for a graduate program will have to select 9 credits.


École internationale de français

Non-French-speaking students: Possibility of doing one week of immersion before the beginning of the semester. Write us for more details at echange.bri@uqtr.ca

Quebec’s university system

The Quebec 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)



Students must be registered at:

  • Undergraduate programs: 12 to 15 credits (at least 4 and maximum 5 courses of 3 credits each)
  • Graduate programs: 9 credits (maximum 3 courses of 3 credits each)



The cycles of study cannot be mixed when choosing courses. UQTR recognizes that 2 European credits (ECTS) are equivalent to 1 credit in Québec.

A 3-hour course (3 credits) = 3 hours of class attendance + 6 hours of homework per week for 15 weeks.


Grading system

For more information about the UQTR grading system, visit our website.


Transmission of the transcript to the sending university: Students must first complete an application on their Student Portal. It will then be uploaded so the student will be able to send it to his/her academic responsible.


Learning agreement, study contract and certificate of attendance

Approximately 2 weeks after the start of the academic year, students will be able to deposit the documents to be signed by the Registrar’s Office on their student portal, by clicking on “Dossier universitaire” and “Documents pour la mobilité”.



To learn more about the insurance required for a stay at UQTR and about medical attention in Québec, students should consult the “Services aux étudiants” page of the UQTR website.