Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO)

Gatineau / Saint-Jérôme

UQO offers its students a motivating and enriching academic experience based on their desire to discover, structure their thinking, and develop their critical sense. At UQO, student successes and innovative staff accomplishments constitute a collective motivation to surpassing ourselves.


Béland, Geneviève Chargée de gestion

Bureau des étudiants et des échanges internationaux (BÉÉI)
Bureau du registraire (BR)
C.P. 1250, succursale Hull
Gatineau, QC  J8X 3X7

T (819) 773-1850
E. [email protected]
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Fields of study

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

Applicable for the academic year 2024-2025


Application Deadline:

Friday, March 15th, 2024

Applying to UQO

The application and supporting documents must be received by email only no later than March 15th, 2024, for the Fall 2024 (September) and/or Winter 2025 (January) terms.

The participation file must include:
  • A duly completed BCI QSEP application form.
  • A copy of your birth certificate or passport or national identity certificate.
  • A 300-word letter of interest explaining the personal, academic, and professional objectives targeted by participating in the Quebec student exchange (PQÉÉ du BCI).
  • The most recent transcript obtained for courses in your curent program of study.
  • A letter of recommendation from the program Director or Dean.
  • A written authorization from de program director who selected the courses the student would like to take.
Number of copies required:
  • One (1) copy.
Important dates
  • March 15, 2024 is the deadline for applications for  Fall 2024 (September) and/or Winter 2025 (January) terms.
  • Application assessments start first week of April.
  • In the past, 94% of applications submitted to UQO for the BCI exchange program have been approved.
    The majority of candidates receive  an answer between mid-May and the end of May.
  • Course registration will take place only after your attendance in the “Organization of Studies workshop”. Your course selection will have to be approved by your UQO Program Director.
  • Consult our academic calendar.

Programs offered to Exchange Students

The list of programs that are offered to exchange students can be found here : Programs available to students outside Québec.

Specific Requirements for Certain Programs

Is it a Project Management program, a Computer Sciences program, or a Psychology program ? Please consult the website of the Université du Québec en Outaouais for more information. All programs are clearly described with their objectives, their admission requirements, their curriculum,  and their courses outlines.

Length of studies

In the province of Quebec, the academic year is divided into three terms. Fall term runs from September to mid-December. Winter term runs from January to mid-April. Summer term starts in May and ends in July.

There are fewer courses offered during summer. Summer term courses are not opened to BCI exchange students.

Since it takes some time to adapt to our educational system and get acquainted with the North American way of life, we strongly advise that students enroll in the yearly program (Fall and Winter terms). Students enrolled in a four-month academic stay will have to leave by the time they start enjoying their exchange experience! Furthermore, it is easier to find an apartment for the whole academic year than for one term only.



Course Selection

Your course registration will take place only after your attendance in the “Organization of Studies” workshop. Your course selection will have to be approved by your UQO Program Director.

“Organization of Studies” Workshop:

All international students must attend the workshop “Organization of Studies”. This workshop, presented by the BÉÉI du BR’s staff, usually takes place a week before the beginning of the term (August for the Fall term and January for the Winter term). Upon their arrival, international students will be notified of the time and venue of this workshop.

How Many Courses Should I Enroll in? 

Most courses are equivalent to 3 credits. For each 3-credit course, you will spend 3 hours a week in class for a period of 15 weeks (one credit equals 15 hours of class).

Exchange program students at UQO must be enrolled full-time:

  • Undergraduate programs : a minimum of 12 credits and a maximum of 15 credits per term.
  • Graduate and Post-Graduate programs : a minimum of 9 credits and a maximum of 12 credits per term.
How Should I Choose my Courses ?

Visit UQO’s website for course availability and descriptions. Please pay special attention to course prerequisites requirements that you must have successfully completed before registering for one course. For example : If you choose FIN1033 – Analyse et planification financière (FIN1023), the course in brackets (FIN1023) or its equivalent must have been successfully completed to be authorized to register for FIN1033.

Please note that some courses might not be available each term. You should consult the schedule on UQO’s website. The schedule for Fall and Winter term is available in February. We highly recommend that you choose more than the minimum course requirements for a program.

Note that the letter “R” which appears beside certain program codes indicates that the course is reserved for regular students in specific programs.

Important –
You should be aware that your initial course selection could be revised. This would mostly be due to:

  • A schedule conflict (2 courses offered at the same time).
  • Not meeting prerequisites requirements.  prerequisites.
  • Limited class size.
  • Université du Québec en Outaouais has cancelled the course.

Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar


The BCI Exchange Program students are not allowed to register for internship activities, or research support.


Admission in the exchange program does not guarantee a place in the University Residences. Students must refer to the website of the résidences étudiantes to have more information.

UQO scholarships

UQO scholarships are exclusively for students registered in programs for which UQO awards diplomas. Consequently, BCI Exchange Program students are not eligible for those scholarships.

The Bureau des étudiants et des échanges internationaux (BÉÉI) du Bureau du registraire (BR) will not process applications that are incomplete or received by email after March 15, 2024.


After the closing date, you must receive written authorization from the BÉÉI du BR before any application is sent by your institution.


For the academic year 2024-2025, a maximum of 200 students may be admitted under the PQÉÉ du BCI. The file must be complete and comply with the admission requirements.


The BÉÉI du BR requests that each institution submits applications for no more than two (2) students, unless they study in different faculties of the same institution.


Our partners must inform their students that they have to comply with the academic calendar of the Université du Québec en Outaouais.


Decisions reached by the BÉÉI du BR are enforceable and without appeal.

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